March 5, 2008
1st team tandem for Red Dragons
Cavanaugh, Laing honored
SUNY Cortland women had senior forward Sara Cavanaugh and sophomore forward Jessica Laing named as first team conference all-star basketball squad.
Junior guard Maggie Byrne was an honorable mention on the SUNY Athletic Conference squad.
Brockport senior guard Ashley Broadhurst was named the Player of the Year, with New Paltz freshman forward Artie Williams the Rookie of the Year.
Coach Michele Carron of conference champion Brockport — which defeated Cortland 75-59 in last Saturday’s SUNYAC playoff title game — was named Coach of the Year.
Cavanaugh, last year’s SUNYAC Player of the Year and a three-time first team league selection, averages 14.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per game for the Red Dragons (22-6). She recently became the program’s career scoring leader and currently has 1,515 points, surpassing Kiki Seago’s 1,424 compiled between 1989-93.
The 6-foot Cavanaugh ranks second on the Cortland squad with 41 3-pointers made and leads the team with an 84.1 free-throw percentage.
Laing leads the Red Dragons 19.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game and is second with 46 steals and a 78.4 free-throw percentage. She became the first sophomore in school history to surpass 1,000 career points and currently stands at 1,021, good for 13th all-time.
Byrne, who missed 10 games due to injury this season, averages 10.7 points and a team-high 3.4 assists per game. She leads the Red Dragons with 46 3-pointers made and is third with 40 steals.
The Red Dragons received the top seed and a first round bye in the ECAC Upstate Women’s Basketball Championship and will be in semifinal action Saturday in Oneonta.
Lewis Second Team All-Star
Cortland men had forward Mike Lewis selected as a SUNYAC second team all-star.
The 6-foot-6 sophomore from Central Square, who started all 26 games so far this season, leads the Red Dragons (19-7) with 12.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He also tops the team with a 54.1 field-goal percentage, ranks second with 33 steals and 18 blocks and is tied for third with 40 assists.
Cortland hosts Medaille College in the quarterfinals ECAC Upstate Championships tonight, a 7 p.m. Corey Gymnasium start.
Plattsburgh went unbeaten in the regular season and captured the playoff title this past weekend, and senior guard Anthony Williams was named Player of the Year. Dave Golembiowski of SUNYIT was the Rookie of the Year. Coach of the Year honors went to Plattsburgh’s Tom Curle.
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