Thursday, December 2, 2010

EBPS Game Recap - Girls 2013 Game


On Sunday, November 21 the best high school basketball players in NH were on display in Plaistow for the Eastern Basketball Preseason Showcase. I am in the process of re-capping all 8 of the event's games. Next up is the Girls 2013 Game.

Game Recap
Just like the Boys 2013 Game, this one was also a lopsided contest. The BG girls (Meghan Green, Nikki Hayner and Madison Gibbs) were on the Black Team, while the Lebanon girls (Trina Scheie and Moriah Morton) were on the White Team. Well, the White Team ended up winning this thing big, 66-42. Scheie and Morton, plus Dina Pitsas from Milford showed that the girls in Division II (Class I) are just as good as their Division I (Class L) counterparts. Those 3 players combined to score 43 points to lead the White Team to the blowout win.



Player Evaluations

Game's Standout Players
Trina Scheie, Lebanon HS – She might not be as well known as some of the other girls in this game, but on this day Scheie (pictured above) was clearly the best player on the floor. She played hard and with a purpose all game long. She’s 5’10” with a very strong frame and she was physical in the paint, just bullying her way through the opposition to grab boards and score points at will. Scheie tallied a game-high 17 points to go with 10 rebounds. She scored in the paint, and was also able to catch the ball at the elbow, face-up and make some very nice moves to get looks.

Meghan Green, Bishop Guertin HS – Considered by many to be the top NH player in this class, Green had a quiet 1st half but got better as the game went on. She finished up with a team-high 13 points and 8 rebounds. Like usual, Green showed some nice and smooth post moves and a soft shooting touch around the rim.

Moriah Morton, Lebanon HS – Morton is definitely an elite player, she is lightning quick and was the best defender we saw in this game. She showed a nice handle and took it hard to the rim all game. Morton had a nice steal and finish on the other end late in the game. She played with a ton of energy and made plays all game long.

Dina Pitsas, Milford HS – Pitsas quietly poured in 14 points, most of which she was able to get in the paint. The 5’9” wing was able to go by people off the dribble, and also showed some crafty moves in the lane in order to get high percentage shots. Pitsas played fundamentally sound, and all of her points came in the flow of the offense.


Other Stock Risers
• Katherine Johnson (Manchester Central) tough forward with strong, wide body. Johnson played extremely hard, and really got after it on the boards.

• Kelsey Brown (Oyster River) the 5’11” two-guard continues to be a match-up nightmare for opposing teams with her size and skill set.

• Madison Gibbs (Bishop Guertin) the steady Gibbs was once again a smart player who didn’t force anything, played solid defense and made shots.

• Allie Hartford (Manchester Memorial) point guard who is a prototypical floor general, gets her teammates involved but can also score herself if you leave her open.

• Marissa Merrill (Inter-Lakes) quick, athletic point guard who got in the lane and made plays.



Other Contributors
Caitlyn Perry (Nashua South) distributed ball well to teammates, also had a nice finish on the break.
Summer Choate (Nashua North) athletic combo-guard had a nice shooting day en route to 8 points on the game.
Nikki Hayner (Bishop Guertin) still working her way back from ankle injury, Hayner continues to show solid passing skills and outside shooting.
Danielle Fletcher (Manchester Memorial) hard working and versatile player who has good fundamentals and never tries to do too much.
Maggie McGown (Bedford) scrappy guard who dove for lose balls and got after the boards.
Christina Milliken (Londonderry) versatile player had solid all around game and went hard to the rim.
Jenn Gaudet (Nashua South) quick guard chipped in with 6 points for Black Team.



Updated Player Rankings
They can be found here: http://www.nhnotebook.com/2010/06/girls-basketball-player-rankings-class_28.html

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