Eight make all-state basketball teams

  • The ConVal and Mascenic boys basketball teams played semifinal games at the Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament in Keene on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Conant boys basketball team defeated Campbell 66-46 in the Division III championship game at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday March 9, 2013.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Conant boys basketball team defeated Newport 65-42 in the Division III semifinals at Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Conant boys basketball team defeated Newport 65-42 in the Division III semifinals at Southern New Hampshire University on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Conant girls basketball team takes on Campbell in the season opener on Dec. 4, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Conant and Mascenic varsity basketball teams played a double header, which also acted as a Hoops for Steve fund-raiser, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Mascenic girls basketball team dropped its first playoff game since 2003, 50-25 at Monadnock on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 2013.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The WLC girls basketball team takes on Hinsdale in Division IV action on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

The annual all-state basketball teams are reserved for the best talent in the state.

Nominated players are ranked by divisional coaches and then separated into three teams. The top six point totals earn first-team honors and then next six land on the second team. The group of players who receive the required number of votes make up the honorable mention squad.

For this area, Conant senior Devin Springfield was named Division III Player of the Year and to the boys first team. He was joined by teammate, junior Robert O’Brien on the first team. Conant freshman Madison Springfield was named to the D-III girls first team. Mascenic sophomore Jared Stauffeneker landed on the D-III boys second-team, while Conant junior Eli Hodgson made honorable mention. WLC junior Sami Bosquet made the D-IV honorable mention team and Mascenic senior Erin Scollans and Conant senior Teresa DiTommaso took D-III girls honorable mention spots.

Devin Springfield, D-III Player of the Year

Springfield was the best player on the best team in Division III, as he helped lead Conant to its 10th boys state championship on March 9 with a 66-46 victory over Campbell.

Springfield led the team in points per game in both the regular season and playoffs, scoring 20.9 points per game. He had 15 games of 20 points or more and also led the team with 3.4 steals to go along with 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

On Feb. 13, Springfield became the 17th player in school history to reach 1,000 points. He finished his career with 1,167 — putting him in a tie for eighth all-time.

Robert O’Brien: D-III Boys First-Team

O’Brien finished second on Conant with 14.1 points per game and scored a game high 21 in the Orioles’ 20-point victory in the D-III title game. He led the team with 4.5 assists and had seven games with at least seven.

Of the team’s 24 games, O’Brien scored double digits in 20 of them and had a season high of 22 in Conant’s 70-37 win at Campbell on Feb. 19. O’Brien also totaled 3.1 steals and 2.8 rebounds per game.

Madison Springfield:
D-III Girls First-Team

Springfield made an immediate impact on the Conant girls team, scoring 28 points with 13 rebounds in her varsity debut, and quickly became the focus of opposing coaches.

Springfield finished with 20.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. She had 15 double doubles and scored a career-high 30 at Kearsarge in December. She grabbed 19 rebounds to go along with 26 points in a January win over Hopkinton.

In a win over Fall Mountain, Springfield had 18 points, 16 rebounds, six steals and five assists.

Jared Stauffeneker:
D-III Boys Second Team

Stauffeneker set a school record with 57 points in a 95-89 overtime win at Monadnock. He averaged a team-high 21.3 points per game and had 17 games in double figures, including eight with at least 20.

He scored 39 in a holiday tournament win over D-III semifinalist Newport and also dropped in 37 against Hinsdale.

Sami Bosquet: D-IV Honorable Mention

Bosquet led the Warriors with 9.2 points per game and four assists despite missing a number of games at the end of the season with mono.

She scored a season high 22 points in a loss at Hinsdale in January and she scored 17 in WLC’s playoff loss at Newmarket.

Bosquet also averaged more than two steals.

Erin Scollans: D-III Honorable Mention

Scollans scored 9.4 points per game to go along with a team best 17 rebounds. She also helped Mascenic make the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

Scollans grabbed 20 rebounds and scored 15 points in an overtime win at Newport and also had 15 rebounds and seven points versus WLC.

Teresa DiTommaso: D-III Honorable Mention

DiTommaso finished her final season averaging 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds a game with 1.7 steals and 1.5 assists. She scored a season high 14 points in Conant’s mid-season victory in a battle of unbeatens with Bishop Brady.

DiTommaso had 13 points in the Orioles’ holiday tournament title game win and finished with 11 points in her final career game. In her last home game against Newfound in quarterfinals, DiTommaso had 12 rebounds.

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