Turner, Earley earn all-state hoop honors
Fonda-Fultonville’s Will Turner and Wells’ Jake Earley earned honorable-mention status on the recently announced New York State Sportswriters Association all-state boys basketball team.
Turner, a junior, was named to the Class B honorable-mention team. He averaged 20.1 points per game for FFCS, which finished the season with a 7-12 overall record.
Turner also was named a first-team Colonial Council all-star.
Earley, a senior, was named to the Class D honorable-mention team. Earley also was named a first-team Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference Southern Division all-star.
The Wells boys went 11-7 overall this season, advancing to the Section VII Class D quarterfinals before losing 60-41 to eventual champion Moriah.
In addition to Turner, a total of 37 Section II players earned all-state status this season.
In Class B, Watervliet’s Jordan Gleason was named to the first team, while Watervliet’s Tyler McLeod was named to the third team.
Schuylerville’s Shane Lyon was named to the fifth team, Cohoes’ Elijah Newsome was named to the eighth team and Jordan Brantley was named to the ninth team.
Joining Turner on the Class B honorable-mention team were Cairo-Durham’s Brendon Halligan, Mekeel Christian Academy’s Caleb Stewart, Granville’s Jared Beattie and Schuylerville’s Dan Waldron.
Dobbs Ferry junior Eric Paschall was named the Class B Player of the Year.
In Class C, Lake George sophomore guard Joel Wincowski was named Player of the Year after leading the Warriors to the state title.
Hoosic Valley’s John Rooney was named to the fifth team in Class C, while Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Garrett Pitcher was named to the sixth team. Greenwich’s Colin Oswald was named to the seventh team, while Lake George’s Ethan Wincowski, Hoosic Valley’s Ethan Ross-Hixson and Voorheesville’s Logan Hotaling earned honorable-mention status in Class C.
Argyle’s Joey Lufkin was named Class D Player of the Year after Lufkin led the Scots to the state title.
Loudonville Christian’s Mat Yamin was named to the second team, Hartford’s Tad Jones was named to the fourth team and Argyle’s Del Pryce was named to the fifth team. Fort Ann’s Derek Durkee earned honorable-mention status in Class D.
In Class AA, Troy’s Javion Ogunyemi was named to the third team. Green Tech’s Jamil Hood was named to the sixth team, LaSalle’s Ralph Erickson was named to the 10th team, Troy’s Jerrell Reid was named to the 11th team and Christian Brothers Academy’s Greig Stire was named to the 12th team. Earning honorable-mention status in Class AA were Catholic Central’s Anthony Mack, LaSalle’s Elijah Burns, Bethlehem’s Nate Kane and Shaker’s David Morrison.
Christ the King’s Jon Severe was named the Class AA Player of the Year.
In Class A, Scotia-Glenville’s Joe Cremo was named to the third team, while Albany Academy’s John Moutopoulos was named to the fourth team. Albany Academy’s Jack Morrow was named to the sixth team, while Glens Falls’ Cam Girard was named to the 12th team. Earning honorable-mention status were Queensbury’s Charlie Peltz, Scotia-Glenville’s Andrew Tabbert and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Robert Knightes.
Canisius’ Adam Weir was named the Class A Player of the Year.