— Thirteen area athletes — 12 from Section VII and one from Section X — were represented on the New York State Sports Writers Association (NYSSWA) winter all-state teams in boys’ and girls’ basketball and boys’ hockey.
Seven players were credited with honorable-mention honors.
High School Sports Magazine
The NYSSWA does not recognize a list of honorable mention players in girls’ basketball.
Keegan Ryan, Beekmantown- The senior center was the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference’s leading scorer at 27 points per game. Ryan scored in double digits in every game this season and was held under 20 points just twice. He finished his varsity career with 1,527 points.
Kevin Morgan (Saranac Lake), Tim Remillard (Peru).
Shane Douglas, AuSable Valley- The junior guard ran the point for the Patriots and finished as the second-leading scorer in the CVAC with 18.8 points per game. He knocked down 32 3-pointers in 19 games, which was the most on his team and seventh in the conference.
John Goodnough (AuSable Valley), Adam Tedford (Seton Catholic).
Jesse Shaughnessy, Schroon Lake- Shaughnessy became the 67th player in Section VII history to join the 1,000-point club. Shaughnessy also averaged 19.6 points per game for the Wildcats, earning the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference Northern Division’s Most Valuable Player award.
Adam Jaquish (Moriah), Jake Earley (Wells), Noah Bowes (Chateaugay).
Shannon Ryan, Beekmantown- Ryan, a sophomore, led the Eagles with a scoring average of 23.2 points per game, which was tops in the CVAC. She helped Beekmantown to a 17-4 record and a Section VII Class B championship with an overtime victory over Plattsburgh.
Marle Curle, Plattsburgh- Curle, a senior, led the Hornets with an average 22.5 points per game on the season and 50 3-pointers. She also finished in double figures in all 20 games and completed her varsity career with over 1,000 points.
Meghan Strong, AuSable Valley- Strong was a floor leader for the Patriots and led the team in scoring at 14.1 points per game. She connected on 46 3-pointers, which was second best in the CVAC.
Taylor Saltus, AuSable Valley- Saltus, a junior, was second on the team in scoring with 11.1 points per game on the year. She was also a strong defensive presence, helping the Patriots reach the final four.
Lily Whalen, Elizabethtown-Lewis- Whalen led the Lions on offense at 14.8 points per game. Whalen, a junior, also converted 22 3-pointers. She helped the Lions win a Section VII Class D championship and reach the NYSPHSAA state playoffs.
Meg Smith, Indian Lake/Long Lake- Smith registered 13 points per game last season, converting 99 field goals and 49 free throws for 247 points. She was held under 10 points only three times in 19 games.
Courtney Boyea, Chateaugay- As a team captain, Boyea had been the Bulldogs’ leading scorer since her freshman year. On March 31, she reached the 1,000-point club. Boyea became the sixth player in Chateaugay girls’ basketball history to eclipse the mark.
Shonna Brooks, Elizabethtown-Lewis- Brooks scored in double figures on 15 occasions this past season. She was second on the team behind Whalen in scoring as she averaged 12.6 points per game.
Shannon Farrell, Indian Lake/Long Lake- Farrell averaged 10.5 points per game for the Orange, good for second highest on the team. She connected for double figures 10 times, which included a season-high 20 points in a Class D quarterfinal victory over Westport.
Nathan Foster, Beekmantown- Foster led the Eagles to an 18-4-1 record with 31 goals and 51 points. The junior registered a hat trick in Beekmantown’s 4-3 overtime loss to Syracuse CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt in the Division II state semifinals.