March 22, 2012
More honors for Brown
Cortland High senior guard Maggie Brown has been named Player of the Year and a first-team all-star in voting by OHSL Freedom Division girls’ basketball coaches.
Brown, who led the Purple Tigers in scoring with 25.2 points per game and finished her high school career with a program-record 1,518 points, was a unanimous first-team pick and earned seven of the nine possible MVP votes from the division’s coaches.
Marissa Romeo from Syracuse CBA and Jamesville-DeWitt’s Kayleigh Cavanaugh were also unanimous first-team selections, and the elite squad also includes Chittenango’s Caitlin Antelmi, Ashlyn Palmitesso from Fulton, Jamie Wallace from Mexico and CBA’s Kelsey Johnson. J-D coach Rob Siechen was named the division’s Coach of the Year, also earning seven of nine votes.
The second team consists of J-D’s Cydney Goodrum, East Syracuse-Minoa’s Becky Nelson, Gabrielle Eure and Julie Masselli, Phoenix’s Brittany Sears, Latina Smith from Fowler and Mexico’s Victoria Brooks.
Cortland junior forward Devon Tennant (8.2 points per game, second-best for CHS) was accorded honorable mention, as were Lauren William from Phoenix, J-D’s Stephanie Mannion, Arriell Mussi and Katie Maroney, CBA’s Michelle Wiese and Christina Pensabene from Fulton.
“Maggie was ranked as the league’s top player in voting by the coaches for her play on the court,” Cortland coach Dick Penoyer said. “She was not only a skilled player but also a team leader, and she made the players around her better. She played with an emotion and desire to always play her best.”
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