The Houlton Shiretowners girls basketball team finished 14-7 last season and upset number one Orono in the quarterfinals at the Bangor Auditorium.
That was so much fun, they would like to make a return trip to Bangor this February.
“We finished the season at 12-6 last year which was good for the number 8 seed. We beat Dexter in the prelim game and upset top ranked Orono in the quarter final round 45-44 before losing to Stearns in the semis,”Houlton coach Shawn Graham said. “We lost two players off last year’s squad. We are in hopes of returning to the Bangor Auditorium with a bit more experience and lots of motivation.”
Senior Tori Hanson 10 pts/7 rebounds
Senior Marina Cameron 12 ppg
Junior center Sam Keegan – 6 pts/6 reb
Houlton will have two freshmen in the starting lineup.
“Rounding out the starting line-up will be two very impressive freshmen in point guard Natalie Hill and small forward Katie Condon. We will look to get lots of production from these two right from the start,” Graham said. “We will likely play an uptempo game with a mixture of full and halfcourt trapping defenses. We are not a big team as we top out at 5′ 8″ so we will look to run the floor and take advantage of our quickness.”
The Shiretowners will hope to overcome their lack of height with strong outside shooting and defense.
“Our strengths will be our bench depth as we will likely go 9-10 deep, perimeter shooting, and defense,”Graham said. “Size is a weakness for us therefore we will constantly be reinforcing the importance of boxing out and rebounding.”
Houlton will start the season with three home games. The opener will be December 8th against Fort Kent.
Sat 12/8/12 VS Fort Kent – 2:30 p.m.
Fri 12/14/12 VS Madawaska – 7 p.m.
Mon 12/17/12 VS Presque Isle – 7 p.m.
Wed 12/19/12 @ Stearns – 7 p.m.
Fri 12/21/12 @ Hodgdon – 7 p.m.
Thu 1/3/13 @ Schenck – 7 p.m.
Sat 1/5/13 VS Stearns – 7 p.m.
Tue 1/8/13 VS Mattanawcook – 7 p.m.
Sat 1/12/13 @ Lee – 2:30 p.m.
Tue 1/15/13 VS Caribou – 7 p.m.
Fri 1/18/13 VS Schenck – 7 p.m.
Mon 1/21/13 @ Fort Kent – 2:30 p.m.
Mon 1/28/13 VS Hodgdon – 7 p.m.
Wed 1/30/13 @ Presque Isle- 7 p.m.
Fri 2/1/13 @ Madawaska – 7 p.m.
Mon 2/4/13 @ Caribou – 7 p.m.
Tue 2/5/13 VS Lee – 7 p.m.
Thu 2/7/13 @ Mattanawcook – 7 p.m.