Basketball Team Rallies Behind Injured Star


CORINTH - When the Lady Devils of Central High School took the basketball court Thursday night, they were without a teammate, friend, and leader. An early Wednesday morning car crash landed their starting senior guard Max McHugh in the hospital with serious injuries.
"For Max" -- that's how the Central High School girls' basketball team began their game against lee Thursday night. Just one day earlier, standout senior guard and multi-sport athlete Max McHugh was seriously injured in a car accident on her way to school.
According to a Central teacher, who was just a few cars behind the accident, Max collided with another vehicle head-on.

When Max's coach visited her in the hospital before surgery on a broken leg, Max's first words were: "I'm sorry." Coach Diane Rollins says that Max always puts the team first, and felt like she had let them down. Rollins assured Max that was not the case.
In honor of Max, her teammates hung her jersey on the wall of the gym, wore wristbands embrodiered with her #10, and her favorite color ribbons in their hair. Unfortunately the Central Lady Devils would go on to lose the contest... however it was only by a few points, an outcome many did not think would be possible without the star player on the court.
Brittany Devane

Reporter/Sports Reporter

Brittany joined the WVII/WFVX team in August 2012 and quickly found a home in the sports department, where she works as a reporter and weekend anchor. She is originally from Framingham, MA and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism.

She's also the station's sideline reporter and has appeared on nationally broadcast UMaine football games, along with NESCom-aided productions of Husson Eagles' football and basketball games.

Before coming to Maine, she spent the summer of 2012 in London, working as an Olympic Correspondent for GoLocal Worcester. Previously, she was also the Boston Bruins and Hockey East intern for NESN. Adding to her intern experience, she worked on the nightly news magazine show "Chronicle" for WCVB.

She's a huge hockey fan who can usually be found around the Alfond. If she's not there, check the local football field sidelines, or the Cross Insurance Center during basketball games!

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