Bangor, Maine (March 8, 2014) -- The Maine State Foul Shooting Champions were decided on today at the Maine McDonald's High School Senior All-Star Basketball Games at Husson University in Bangor.
Emily Keene of Spruce Mountain High School H.S. hit 44 out of 50 shots winning the Maine State Foul Shooting competition for the girls. Carmen Bragg from Washburn High School was second, hitting 43 of 50.
Garvey Melmed of Old Town High School won the boys State Championship in a shoot-out against Seth McFarland of Gardiner Area High School. Both shooters hit 47 of 50 baskets. In the shoot-out, Melmed sank 9 of 10, besting McFarland who hit 8 of 10 from the line.
The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches (MABC) organized competitions earlier this year to determine the regional finalists who competed for the State Championship during All-Star weekend.
Following is a list of all the Regional Foul Shooting champs participating in this morning’s state title competition
North Region: Garvey Melmed, Old Town High School
South Region: Erik Hogan, Old Orchard Beach High School
East Region: Brendan Newcomb, Brewer High School
Central Region: Seth McFarland, Gardiner Area High School
North Region: Carmen Bragg, Washburn High School
South Region: Sara Carder, Gray-New Gloucester High School
East Region: Cordelia Stewart, Bangor High School
Central Region: Emily Keene, Spruce Mountain High School
In addition to underwriting the cost of planning and executing the event, the Maine McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association, a collaboration of 16 local Maine McDonald’s franchisees, works hand-in-hand with the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches and these major sponsors to make the event possible: Dr Pepper, Maine Athletic Fundraising, H.O. Bouchard Inc. Transportation, Hannaford, Hancock Lumber, McCain Foods, WLBZ-2, Bangor and WCSH-6, Portland. In-kind sponsors include Coastal T-Shirts, Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, Hershey’s, Holiday Inn Bangor, Sign Shack of Maine and Bronson Audio/Visual.
Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of Maine. RMHC of Maine is a non-profit organization whose goal is to help Maine children lead happier, healthier and more productive lives. Since it was founded in 1989, RMHC of Maine has granted more than $2 million to local children’s programs that have made a measurable impact in our community. Visit www.rmhcmaine.org for more information.