March 23, 2012

MMA's Campbell, UMF's Rainquist Ranked Among Top Rookies in Maine

Husson's Brianna Hanscom Maine Maritime Academy first-year center, Bekah Campbell, and University of Maine at Farmington first-year guard Lindsay Rainquist were named to the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) All-Rookie Team when it was announced on Wednesday. Thomas senior guard Karin Bird and Husson senior forward Brianna Hanscom (pictured right) landed on the All-State Second Team.

Campbell appeared in 26 games, making five starts in her freshman campaign. She averaged 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per night. Campbell blocked 40 shots on the season and posted a team-high .471 field goal percentage.

Campbell caught on fire in February, averaging 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. She scored 100 of her 170 points of the season over the course of February's seven games, a month during which she blocked 14 shots. Campbell posted season highs of 20 points and 17 rebounds during February, and was named the NAC Rookie of the Week on February 13.

Ranquist appeared in 25 games for the Beavers, starting 22 of them. The freshman was third on the team in scoring at 8.5 points per game and rebounding at 5.0 per contest.

A two-time MWBCA Rookie of the Week, Ranquist was joined on the All-Rookie Team by MWBCA Rookie of the Year Molly Brown (Bates College), Rebekah Campbell (Maine Maritime), Sara Binkhorst (Bowdoin College) and Kelly Coleman (University of New England).

Thomas's Karin Bird Along with All-State honors Bird (pictured left) was named to the All-NAC First Team for the third-straight year.  Bird led the country in scoring with 24.5 points per game while also leading the conference with 24.9 points per game in conference play.  She also finished with a conference-leading 138 free throws while ranking fourth in free-throw percentage at 72.6%, and finished the season scoring double figures in every game she appeared in for the Terriers (5-20, 5-13 NAC)

Hanscom, who scored her 1,000th career point as an Eagle this past winter, finished her senior season scoring 14.6 ppg while nearly averaging a double double, pulling down 9.4 rebounds per game. She finished in the top ten in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in both points and rebounds per game as well as blocks, steals and field goal percentage. Brianna scored a career high 31 points in a game this January, and finished the season shooting 43.4% from the floor, en route to earning a first team All-NAC selection.

For a complete list of the MWBCA All-State teams click here.