BANGOR — Hampden’s Christian McCue and Catherine McAuley’s Alexa Coulombe were named Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball at the 2012 Maine McDonald’s Senior All-Star banquet Friday night at Husson University.

Coulombe, a 6-foot-2 forward, led the Lions to an unbeaten season and their second straight Class A state championship. During the season she averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots a game and was named Western Maine tournament MVP. She accepted a basketball scholarship last year to attend Boston College.

“It is such an honor. I was mentioned with two of the best players in the state, Meghan (Gribbin) and Mia (Diplock),” Coulombe said. “I’m thankful for this opportunity. It is the best way to end my four years in high school.”

The other two finalists for Miss Basketball were Cony’s Mia Diplock and Windham’s Meghan Gribbin. Diplock averaged 16.2 points and 4.8 assists a game in leading the Rams to an unbeaten regular season and a berth in the Class A state championship game. Named the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A South Player of the Year, Diplock will attend Colby College next fall.

Gribbin led the Southern Maine Activities Association in scoring this season at 20.2 points a game. The 5-5 guard led the Eagles to a 14-4 record and earlier this week was named Maine Gatorade Player of the Year.

McCue, a 6-foot-2 guard, led the Bronocs to the Class A state championship game where he scored 28 points. During the season he averaged 17.2 points a game in leading Hampden to a 17-1 record. He was named KVAC A North player of the year.

“It pretty much means everything to me,” McCue said. “I’ve always sort of dreamed of this award. I didn’t think it was possible until this year.”

The other two finalists were Mt. Blue’s Cam Sennick and Bonny Eagle’s Cole Libby. Sennick averaged 16.1 points and 9.6 rebounds a game in leading the Cougars to a 14-4 record and a berth in the Eastern Maine Class A championship game. Along with McCue, the 6-6 Sennick was named KVAC North co-player of the year. He’s considering several colleges, including Coast Guard Academy, Norwich, Wentworth Institute of Technology and the University of Maine.

Libby, a 6-2 guard/forward, averaged 15.9 points and 9.7 rebounds a game in leading the Scots to a 15-3 record and a berth in the Western Maine Class A championship game.

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