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Lady Huskies return to the court with experience

The Lady Huskies basketball team of 2012-2013: (front) Janessa Corrigan, Denise Currier, Heather McClure, Brooke Nadeau, Leslee Kenison (back) Jessica Stewart, Devon Cyr, Alyssa Carlisle, Maggie Currier and Hayley Holmes. Photo by Jonathan Benton. (click for larger version)
January 02, 2013
Last Year's Finish: The Gorham girls didn't make the playoffs and ended their regular season with only two subs.

Coach: Returning for his second-year as the head coach of the Lady Huskies is Pete Girouard who will be assisted by PJ Cyr this year.

Graduation Losses: Jamie Bisson

Returning Athletes: Seniors Maggie Currier, Jessica Stewart, Hayley Holmes, Alyssa Carlisle; Juniors Leslee Kenison, Heather McClure; Sophomores Devon Cyr and Brooke Nadeau.

Newcomers: Sophomore Denise Currier and Freshman Janessa Corrigan.

Outlook: The Gorham girls are looking better then ever with nine returning players including four starters. Although they only lost Jaimie Bisson to graduation, she was their leading scorer and they will need to find someone to fill those shoes.

"We are returning four starters from the end of last season and they will all need to pick up some of the slack on the offensive end," said Coach Girouard. "Jessica Stewart will be running the offense again this year as our point guard. Hayley Holmes and Leslee Kenison will need to score from the outside for us to open up the middle for Maggie Currier, Alyssa Carlisle and Brooke Nadeau to do some interior scoring. We will also look to Devon Cyr, Heather McClure, and newcomers Denise Currier and Janessa Corrigan to contribute some quality minutes for us as well. Overall, we have more depth this year than last and will need to work with the younger girls to continue this trend. With the schedule changes (dropping Moultonborough and Concord Christian-and adding Woodsville and Portsmouth Christian), coupled with the usual strong North Country teams, we will be battle tested by the time the playoffs come around. If we continue to work hard on the defensive end and limit our turnovers, we could sneak into the playoffs and possibly surprise some teams."

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