Bacon Academy’s Cara Shea was named a Standout Athlete of the week after scoring a career-high in points on March 4. Shea is pictured at Mohegan Sun Arena during the conference finals.
Here are the Rivereast Standout Athletes of the Week for the week of Feb. 28 - March 6.
Cara Shea - Bacon Academy High School (Basketball): Shea scored a career-high 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Bobcats knocked off Griswold 77-34 in the second round of the Class M tournament on March 4. Shea, a sophomore, and junior Marissa Nudd combined to score 29 of Bacon’s 39 first-half points to give the Bobcats a comfortable 22-point lead at the break. Nudd finished with a game-high 20 points, while Valerie Luizzi netted 13 and Elizabeth Glover added 10.
Jessica Starr - East Hampton High School (Track & Field): Starr ran a personal-best 41.64 in the 300 meters at the New England Championships in Massachusetts on March 5. The senior, who has committed to the University of Connecticut to run track, finished eighth overall at the regional event held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
Nina Holm - RHAM High School (Ice Hockey): Holm had an assist as Avon-RHAM girls’ ice hockey co-op defeated Simsbury 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the state tournament on March 3. Holm, a junior at RHAM High School, dished out an assist for the team’s first goal, helping the co-op team reach the semifinals. Avon and RHAM are two of the schools that make up the seven-team co-op, joining Newington, Wethersfield, Coventry, Southington, and Lewis Mills.
Eli Evison – Portland High School (Basketball): Evison earned first-team All-Shoreline Conference (SLC) for his consistent work on the courts this season. In the regular season, the versatile senior averaged 15 points and seven rebounds per game, both team-highs, and led the Highlanders in block shots this winter.
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