Portland-area players dominate Mr., Miss Basketball finalists


Indiana Faithfull of Cheverus and Falmouth’s Stefano Mancini , who led their teams to state championships last weekend, headline the list of finalists for Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball.

Six of the seven finalists

are from the Greater Portland area.

The senior finalists were selected by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches.

Faithfull and Mancini join Dominic Borelli of Westbrook and Keegan Hyland of South Portland as the finalists for Mr. Basketball.

The three finalists for Miss Basketball are Christy Manning of Class A champion Scarborough, Claire Ramonas of Deering and Jennifer Nale of Waterville.

Three local players, who were semifinalits, did not make the final cut. They included James Philbrook and Tyler Chiasson of Dirigo for Mr. Basketball and Kirsten Prue of Edward Little for Miss Basketball.

The winners will be announced at the Maine McDonald’s All-Star banquet on Friday, March 12, at Husson University in Bangor.