April 20, 2012
Cortland’s Brown 5th team all-stater
The basketball honors continue for Cortland High senior Maggie Brown.
The Purple Tigers’ senior guard has been named to the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports Class A All-State fifth team in recognition of her accomplishments this past season, after making the ninth team last winter. Brown was also been named for this past season to the All-CNY first team, was selected as the Section 3 Class A Player of the Year and was an OHSL Freedom Division first-team pick and the league’s Player of the Year, both for the second year in a row.
Brown led the Purple Tigers, who finished the season 17-4 and were sectional Class A finalists, in scoring (25.2 points per game), rebounding (270), assists (58) and steals (108). Her point total gave her a program-record total of 1,518 points during her five-year varsity career. She will play college basketball for LeMoyne starting this fall.
Other area players (Sections 3 and 4) named Class a all-state were Jamesville-DeWitt junior guard Kayleigh Cavanaugh, sixth team; New Hartford senior forward Ahsley Chanatry, eighth team and, on the 10th team, Camden senior guard Lindsay Jones and Owego sophomore forward Rachel Merrill.
Senior guard Christa Scognagmiglio from Pearl River in Section 1 was named Class A Player of the Year and Mario Velazquez from Section 5’s East Rochester, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) champion, was honored as Class A Coach of the Year.
Senior forward Breanna Stewart from NYSPHSAA and Federation champion Cicero-North Syracuse is the Player of the Year and a first-team all-state pick. C-NS’s Eric Smith was honored as the Coach of the Year.
Other honored local players include Binghamton senior guard Tiahanna Mills, third team; C-NS senior guard-forward Brittany Paul, fourth team; C-NS junior guard-forward Sarah Bowles, ninth team; C-NS junior guard Abbey Timpano, 10th team; Horseheads junior guard Tess Wicks and Binghamton senior forward Madison Ward, 11th team and West Genesee sophomore forward Melissa Fumano, 12th team.
Section 1’s Irvington, the NYSPHSAA and Federation champion, had both the Player of the Year in junior forward Lexi Martins (also a first-teamer) and the Coach of the year in Gina Maher.
Local players who were honored include Utica Notre Dame sophomore guard Emily Durr and Oneonta sophomore guard Mariah Ruff, second team; Westhill sophomore guard Anna Ross and South Jefferson senior guard Amanda Roberts, third team; Jordan-Elbridge senior forward Molly Hourigan, South Jefferson sophomore forward Austin Stevens and Norwich senior guard Bryn Loomis, fourth team.
In addition, Bishop Ludden senior guard Kayla Kibling, fifth team; Bishop Grimes senior guard Amelia Heiselman and Chenango Valley senior forward Claire Walsh, seventh team; junior forwards Allyson Freiermuth from Holland Patent and Kelsey Baker from Oneonta, eighth team; Westhill sophomore guard Samantha Peebles, ninth team and Chenango Forks junior guard Michaela Transue, 10th team.
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