Maine High School Athlete of the Week: Tournament 2017 Edition [VOTE]
It’s time for you to help us decide again who should be the winner of this week’s High School Athlete of the Week. This time around we have a special 2017 High School Basketball Tournament Edition for you
Dexter’s Megan Peach helped the Tigers to three straight wins, including two upsets on way to winning the Class C North title for her team. She put up 19 points versus Madawaska in the first game of the tournament, and then had 23 and 19 respectively against #1 Stearns and #2 George Stevens Academy to take home the regional title. Peach was also named a Miss Maine semi-finalist earlier in the week. Dexter will face Monmouth in the Class C title game on Saturday night.
Taylor Schildroth helped push his George Stevens Academy Eagles to a second straight regional title in Class C North with his efforts during the tournament. Schildroth had 67 total points in the Class C playoffs, including 29 to lead all scorers in the semi-final versus Dexter and 26 versus Fort Fairfield in the finals. The junior will look to make it two state championships in a row as the Eagles face Winthrop at the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday night.
James Mersereau of Machias Memorial High School was a vital part of the team’s first regional title since 1995 as he contributed in all facets for the Bulldogs. Mersereau had 14 points in the 49-44 victory over upset minded Bangor Christian side, and then tallied 20 points in the regional final win versus top-ranked Southern Aroostook. The senior captain also tallied a handful of dunks and impressive assists. The Bulldogs will play Greenville on Saturday afternoon in Bangor for the Class D State crown.
Junior Kolleen Bouchard and her Houlton Shiretowners won a third straight regional title and will be vying for another state championship on Friday night. Bouchard averaged just over 18 points per contest in the three tourney wins for Houlton. In addition to another title victory for the Shiretowners, Bouchard hit a last second shot in the semi-final versus Hermon in regulation to keep the hopes of a three-peat alive. Houlton will face Gray-New Gloucester as they try to win a third straight state title on Friday night.
The decision is up to you to choose who you think is the High School Athlete of the Week between these four great performers!
*Voting ends at midnight Wednesday…Winner announced on Thursday’s Morning Pitch Show!