James makes McDonald’s all-star team for Saturday

Posted:  Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:30am

A Wiscasset Middle High School senior basketball player and two Boothbay Region High School seniors, Kate Friant and Jacob Leonard, will be participating in the 37th annual Maine McDonald's Senior High School All-Star Games at Husson University in Bangor on Saturday, March 11.

The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches and Maine McDonald’s owner/operators honor the state’s best high school senior boys and girls basketball players and academic standouts.

Prior to the games, players get to take part in a community service event, with a visit to the Ronald McDonald House of Bangor. Maine has two Ronald McDonald Houses. For information, visit Ronald McDonald House of Maine.

WMHS’ Ethan James, who hit the 1,000-point career mark in a home game Jan. 25, and BRHS’ Kate Friant and Jacob Leonard will play alongside their fellow Class C/D South all-stars against the Class C North C/D all-stars. The boys game will start at 1 p.m. and girls game will start at 2:30 p.m.

Besides Friant, the South C/D seniors will include: Caitlin Logston, Forest Hills Consolidated H.S.; Allie Veinote, Saint Dominic Academy; Alora Ross, Mt. Abram Regional H.S.; Chloe Dwinell, Saint Dominic Academy; Kiara Carr, Temple Academy; Veronica Rossignol, Temple Academy; Marina Casey, Robert William Traip Academy; Annika Brooks, Waynflete School; and Shie Smith, Winthrop H.S. The team will be coached by Joe Burnham of Winthrop H.S. and Mike Gorman of Temple Academy.

Beside James and Leonard, the South C/D seniors will include: Mitch Jarvais, Madison Area Memorial H.S.; Nick Morales, Madison Area Memorial H.S.; Dustin Crawford, Carrabec H.S.; Matt Holt, Richmond H.S.; Barrett Grant, Searsport District H.S.; Austin Cates, Valley H.S.; Yai Deng, Waynflete School; and Jacob Hickey, Winthrop H.S. The team will be coached by Jason Knight, North Yarmouth Academy and Bill Foley, Greenville H.S.

Game tickets (includes four games) are $8 for adults and $ for children ages 12 and under.

Schedule on March 11

  • 8:30-9 a.m. State Foul Shooting Championship
  • 9:15-10:30 a.m. Girls AA/A/B Game
  • 10:45-noon Boys AA/A/B Game
  • Noon-12:15 p.m MABC Presentations/RMHC of Maine Presentation
  • 12:15-12:30 p.m. Maine Athletic Fundraising Three Point Shooting Competition 
  • 12:30-12:45 p.m. Dr Pepper® Slam Dunk Competition 
  • 1-2:15 p.m. Boys C/D Game
  • 2:30-3:45 p.m.Girls C/D Game

The event is sponsored by McDonald’s of Maine and Eastern New Hampshire.