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ALL-AREA BASKETBALL TEAMS

Building the area’s best all-star squads

THE GIRLS TEAM

  • 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 WLC girls basketball team takes on Hinsdale in Division IV action on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

    (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 Campbell 66-46 in the Division III championship game at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday March 9, 2013.

    (Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

  • The Conant girls basketball team defeated Bishop Brady 50-40 on Friday, Jan. 11, 2012.<br/><br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

    The Conant girls basketball team defeated Bishop Brady 50-40 on Friday, Jan. 11, 2012.


    (Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

  • The Conant boys basketball team defeated ConVal 62-45 on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

    The Conant boys basketball team defeated ConVal 62-45 on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

    (Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

  • Conant senior Devin Springfield reached the 1,000-point milestone on Wednesday night, becoming the 17th player in school history to achieve the feat.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

    Conant senior Devin Springfield reached the 1,000-point milestone on Wednesday night, becoming the 17th player in school history to achieve the feat.

    (Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

  • The Conant, ConVal and Wilton-Lyndeborough girls basketball teams played in the annual holiday tournament at Keene State College Dec. 20-22, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

    The Conant, ConVal and Wilton-Lyndeborough girls basketball teams played in the annual holiday tournament at Keene State College Dec. 20-22, 2012.

    (Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

  • The Conant girls basketball team defeated ConVal 46-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

    The Conant girls basketball team defeated ConVal 46-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

    (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 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.

    (Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

  • The Mascenic girls basketball team defeated Hillsboro-Deering 41-34 on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

    The Mascenic girls basketball team defeated Hillsboro-Deering 41-34 on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

    (Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)

  • 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 ConVal and Mascenic boys basketball teams played semifinal games at the Zero Gravity Holiday Tournament in Keene on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

    (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 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 girls basketball team defeated Bishop Brady 50-40 on Friday, Jan. 11, 2012.<br/><br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Conant boys basketball team defeated ConVal 62-45 on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • Conant senior Devin Springfield reached the 1,000-point milestone on Wednesday night, becoming the 17th player in school history to achieve the feat.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Conant, ConVal and Wilton-Lyndeborough girls basketball teams played in the annual holiday tournament at Keene State College Dec. 20-22, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • The Conant girls basketball team defeated ConVal 46-24 on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.<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 defeated Hillsboro-Deering 41-34 on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.<br/><br/>(Staff photo by Tim Goodwin)
  • 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)

This area has been so fortunate to have such high level basketball players grace the local courts over the years.

And this season was no different. Which is why choosing this team was no easy task.

With just 12 spots to fill for each team, five starters and seven reserves, this took a lot of consideration.

I’ve learned over the years that it is not always about having the top scorers and rebounders on a team, but more about bringing together the right mix that would be hard to beat.

So I took the rosters from each team and carefully looked at how to best construct a well-rounded team. I sort of felt like a General Manager selecting my dream high school all-stars.

I began by locking in the starting five, while also having a short list of guarantees that would make great contributors off the bench.

From there, I gave a close look at the remaining candidates and tried to find the best role players to fill out the roster.

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