Peyton Grant, a 5'4" sophomore guard for Dexter High School, made 49 of 50 foul shots to capture the 2019 Maine Foul Shooting Championship at Husson University on March 9th. The competition was part of McDonald's All Star weekend and featured regional champions from four areas of the state. Grant, who plays for her father Jody Grant, put the pressure on the other shooters early as she was the first to step to the line prior to the All-Star games. Grant had also made 49 of 50 shots in the Eastern Regional Championship. Other regional champs who competed were Faith Sjobeg, a 5'6" freshman guard and Northern Region Champion from Presque Isle HS, Central Region Champion Annie Cooke, a 6'1" guard/forward from Skowhegan, and Miss Maine Basketball Finalist Faith Blethen, a 6'1" guard/forward and Southern Regional Champion from Boothbay Regional.
In the boys competition, sophomore Parker Desjardins of Forest Hills HS and Chris Albert, the Northern Region Champ from Old Town HS each made 47 of 50 foul shots to force a best of 10 shootout. In the first round, both shooters made 8 of 10 to force a second shootout. Desjardins shot a perfect 10 for 10 in that round to win the championship. In the Central Regional Championships, Desjardins had made 45 of 50 in the Central Region to advance to state championship. Albert had qualified for the state championship by sinking 45 of 50 in his region. Other Regional Champions competing were Jeremy Richard, the Eastern Region Champion from Foxcroft Academy and Nicco Petre, the Southen Region Champion from Falmouth.