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December 13, 2012

Girls Basketball Preview: With 5 starters back, Central eyes state title

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Assistants: Nick Theos (JV), Stan Miller (freshmen)

Coach John Fagula (10th year, 150-58; 30th year overall, 582-130): “The starting lineup might depend on style of team we play. We have (depth).”

Pinkerton

2011-12 season: 16-7, lost in Division 1 quarterfinals

Returning starters (2): Samantha Breslin, 5-5, Sr., guard; Kayla Stacy, 5-4, Jr., guard

Returning lettermen: Colleen Fortier, 5-8, Jr., forward; Corina Moore, 5-6, Jr., guard; Skyla Gorman, 5-4, Jr., guard; Courtney Collins, 6-0, Jr., center; Val Martin, 5-10, Soph., forward

Newcomers: Ashley Hugh, 5-7, Jr., forward; Melissa Martel, 5-4, Soph., guard; Emilie LaLiberte, 5-5, Soph., guard; Marissa Stacy, 5-4, Frosh., guard; Sara McLeman, 5-8, Frosh., forward

Captain: Samantha Breslin

Candidates: 55

Returning leaders: Kayla Stacy 8.7 ppg (18 3’s), Samantha Breslin 8.4 ppg (20 3’s)

Returning honorees: Samantha Breslin, Eagle-Tribune All-Star, First-team Division; Kayla Stacy, honorable mention All-Division 1

Fast facts: NHhnotebook.com rates Val Martin No. 7 in the Class of 2015. ... Kayla and Marissa Stacy are sisters. ... Colleen Fortier had 12 points in the season-opening win over Nashua South.

Assistants: Doug Mixon; Lani Buskey (JV), Kathie Garrish (freshmen)

Coach John Barry (16th year, 255-90): “We are having fun and that usually translates to (wins).”

Salem

2011-12 season: 8-14, lost in Division 1 first round

Returning starters (3): Brenna Blakslee, 5-4, Jr., guard; Emily Hickey, 5-7, Jr., guard; Amanda Bickford, 5-8, Jr., guard

Returning lettermen: Kelsey Perrault, 5-10, Sr., guard/forward; Ayla Rowell, 5-9, Sr., forward; Alyssa Kolbert, 5-10, Jr., guard/forward; Lizzy Twomey, 5-5, Soph., guard

Newcomers: Jill Tiner, 5-10, Soph., guard/forward; Skylah Longtin, 5-9, Soph., forward; Kelly Lamarre, 5-9, Frosh. guard/forward; Allie Sirmaian, 5-5, Frosh., guard

Captains: Kelsey Perrault and Brenna Blakslee

Candidates: 42

Returning leaders: Brenna Blakslee 11.8 ppg (15 3’s), Emily Hickey 9.8 ppg, Amanda Bickford 9.0 ppg (13 3s)

Returning honorees: None

Fast fact: The team’s motto is “Brick by Brick … Now we Build.”

Assistants: Sal Alosa, John Gatsas (JV); June Frechette (freshmen)

Coach Annie Alosa (2nd year, 8-14): “This is a very exciting year for Salem girls basketball with a strong mix of maturity and youth.”

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