Gorham Girls Basketball
Olivia Smith tries to get a shot past the outstretched arm of Gorham’s Kristin Ross during top-ranked McAuley’s46-31 victory Monday night in a Western Class A quarterfinal at the Portland Expo.
|Coach: Laughn Berthiaume, sixth year
Last year: 8-11, lost in West prelim
Returning starters: 4
Impact players: Kristin Ross, sr., F; Jessica Rexrode, jr., G; Erin
Smith, sr., PG; Lexi Merrifield, sr., F/C
Outlook: Ross is one of the top players in the state, but she’ll be out
until likely late December with an elbow injury. How the teams fares
without her will be pivotal to its overall success. The team is
relatively young, with six of the 12 roster spots going to sophomores
and freshmen, but Gorham should still be fighting for a top playoff
berth. Rexrode, already in her third year as a starter, and Smith
provide solid leadership at the guard position, and Merrifield is an
under-rated inside presence.