The Chieftains are always fundamentally sound, but don’t quite have the height they’re used to.
Former Masconomet standout Chelsea Nason, now at Bates College, was named Maine Rookie of the Week by the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
The Boxford native recorded her first career double-double for the Bobcats with 12 points and 10 rebounds in Bates’ 59-58 win over UNE last week.
Nason has started in six out of nine games this winter and has logged significant minutes recently. She is averaging 5.7 points per game and 5.7 per game at Bates (4-5).
Be sure to check out next week’s Bounce Passes to see the area’s individual scoring leaders after the first full week of competition.
Bounce Passes, a column on North Shore girls basketball, runs in the Salem News every Friday during the winter season. Contact Gianna Addario at GAddario@salemnews.com, 978-338-2615 and follow her on Twitter @GiannaAddarioSN.