To suggest that the past 48 hours will be a time frame that Martha Veroneau will forever look back upon with great pride and fondness is an enormous understatement.
After scoring the final 16 points (and 34 overall) in Waynflete’s come-from-behind 59-55 victory over Calais in Saturday’s Class C girls’ state championship game in the next-to-last-game ever contested at the storied Bangor Auditorium, Veroneau learned Monday that she is a finalist for the prestigious Miss Maine Basketball award, presented each year to the senior player who has exhibited outstanding skills throughout her career, has made a significant impact on her team, has demonstrated respect for the game through leadership on and off the court, has epitomized the values of sportsmanship and has been a positive school and community citizen.
Veroneau will join Leavitt’s Kristen Anderson and Chandler Guerrette of Class B champion Presque Isle at the Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Awards Banquet Friday at Husson University in Bangor, where the winner will be announced.
Veroneau eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier, surpassed older sister Margaret to become Waynflete’s all-time leading scorer and finished her nonpareil career with 1,465 points, a Gold Ball and now this.
“It’s so exciting and such a great honor,” said Veroneau. “I didn’t think this week could get any better!”
The Mr. Maine Basketball finalists are Garet Beal of Jonseport-Beals, John Murray of Medomak Valley and Mitchell Worcester of Washburn.
Miss Maine Basketball finalist Martha Veroneau.