March 29, 2010


Purple Tigers taking more court bows

The honors continue to come in for the Section 3 Class A champion Cortland High girls’ basketball team.
Senior forward-center Courtney Tennant of the Purple Tigers has been named to the Syracuse Post-Standard’s All-CNY First Team by vote of a committee of writers and coaches, who also honored CHS’s Dick Penoyer as Coach of the Year.
Also named to the first team were senior forward Nikki Works from Nottingham, senior guard Leanne Ockenden from Syracuse CBA, Cicero-North Syracuse sophomore center Breanna Stewart and junior point guard Corisha Hickey from Corcoran.
Second-teamers are Camden forward Ashley Roser, Liverpool guard Ally Zyicki, Solvay forward Tessa Pucello, Jamesville-DeWitt guard Alissa Gatien and Henninger forward Shalisia Jackson. On the third team were Corcoran guard Ayana Bradley, C-NS guard Kelsey Mattice, Carthage forward Sarah Johnson, Bishop Ludden guard Ashley Cianfriglia and Bishop Grimes forward Amanda Marcely.
Tennant had also been named to the OHSL Freedom Division all-league first team for the second straight season.
“Shock and disbelief,” Penoyer said with a laugh when asked about his reaction to being named Coach of the Year. “It’s quite an honor to have the writers and coaches on the committee reward you like that, especially when it’s out of the whole Central New York area.”
Cortland finished the season ranked seventh in the final Class A state poll.