Shenendehowa basketball seasons end, but more awards come

Shenendehowa's Carly Boland and Kevin Huerter each earned Player of the Year league honors.Shenendehowa's Carly Boland and Kevin Huerter each earned Player of the Year league honors.

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

CLIFTON PARK — The Suburban Council released its all-league teams Tuesday for boys’ and girls’ basketball, with Shenendehowa senior guards Kevin Huerter and Carly Boland earning the respective Player of the Year awards.

Huerter was also this season’s Mr. New York Basketball award winner, while Boland was a nominee for the Miss New York Basketball award.

Joining Huerter on the boys’ first team were Troy’s Daniel Buie, Colonie’s Isaiah Moll, Guilderland’s Andrew Sischo, and CBA’s Mike Wynn. The girls’ first team consisted of Mohonasen’s Saeeda Abdul-Aziz, Shenendehowa’s Sydney Brown, Bethlehem’s Jenna Giacone, Columbia’s Selena Lott, and Shaker’s Cece Mayo.   

Giacone was also a nominee for the Miss New York Basketball award.

The boys’ second team included Niskayuna’s Andrew Evans, Shaker’s Brian Hayes, Averill Park’s Isaiah Moak, Shenendehowa’s Mike Pizziketti, and CBA’s Sloan Seymour. The third team consisted of Saratoga Springs’ Adam Anderson, Shenendehowa’s Luke Hicks, Niskayuna’s Tommy Kelly, Troy’s Jack McLaren, Albany’s Isaiah Scurry, and Saratoga Springs’ Alex Skaine.

The girls’ second team included Saratoga Springs’ Kerry Flaherty, Albany’s Ayanna Hunter, Averill Park’s Samantha Laranjo, Bethlehem’s Emily Wander, and Troy’s Sabrina Wolfe. Making up the third team were Saratoga Springs’ Dolly Cairns, Albany’s Leah Dollard, Colonie’s Erin Fouracre, Ballston Spa’s Jordan Hipwell, and Colonie’s Aliyah Wright.

Shenendehowa’s Tony Dzikas was named the boys’ Coach of the Year, while no winner was announced for the girls’ teams.

Both Shenendehowa basketball teams had their season end this past Saturday. The boys’ team was upset in the state semifinals, while the girls’ squad lost a thriller in the state championship game.

Click for photos from the boys’ game. Click for photos from the girls’ game.

The boys’ finished the season 24-1, while the girls’ were 22-3.

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.