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April 3, 2013

Plattsburgh's Curle, AuSable Valley's Long lead CVAC girls' All-Stars

The 2012-13 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball campaign was certainly entertaining.

Half of the 12 teams finished with a winning record, while four others hovered around the .500 mark.



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The Section VII Class B playoffs were close throughout, culminating in an overtime victory for Beekmantown over Plattsburgh.

In Class C, Northern Adirondack had a resurgence and captured its first victory — and six more — since 2007, and first CVAC win since 2004. AuSable Valley, meanwhile, broke through for its first sectional title in 20 years and a trip to the final four.

The Eagles and Patriots led the way with three all-stars this season. The Hornets and Indians each had two selected. Seton Catholic, Saranac Lake, Saranac, Northeastern Clinton, Moriah and the Bobcats were each honored with one.

Plattsburgh’s Marle Curle was selected as the Most Valuable Player. Roger Long from AuSable Valley was picked as the Coach of the Year.

Northern Adirondack received the Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Marle Curle (Plattsburgh)- Curle, a senior, led the Hornets with 22.5 points per game on the season and 50 3-pointers. Her season point average was second overall in the CVAC, while she led the CVAC in 3-pointers made.

Curle helped lead Plattsburgh to a 16-4 record on the year, which included a Division I title and a trip to the Section VII Class B championship game.

On the season, Curle finished in double figures in all 20 games, including going over 1,000 points for her career. Her game high on the season was 33 points in a win over Beekmantown.

Curle finishes her career with 1,203 career points.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Roger Long (AuSable Valley)- Long, in his 10th season at the helm, guided the Patriots to a 19-3 record, a Division II title, a Section VII Class C championship and a trip to the final four.

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