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First Team Bios

Frontier League

Name: Zakiya Saunders (MVP)

School: Carthage

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-8

Position: Guard

Statistics: 19.1 ppg, 11.7 rpg, 5.7 apg, 4.9 spg, 1.5 bpg

College plans: University of Albany to play basketball, study business law and management

Coach’s report: “She is the most all-around, well-rounded player in the Frontier League. When you take a look at her stats, she doesn’t just do one or two things out on the floor, she’s the total package when she’s out there.”

-Randi Smith, Carthage coach



Name: Kristin McGraw

School: Thousand Islands

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-10

Position: Guard/Forward

Statistics: 17.1 ppg, boys and girls school-record 1,410 career points

College plans: Considering Hobart and Hartwick to play basketball

Coach’s report: “The hardest-working offseason athlete I’ve ever had. She has set the commitment bar high for others to follow at Thousand Islands.”

-Pete Pettit, Thousand Islands coach



Name: Austin Stevens

School: South Jefferson

Grade: Junior

Height: 5-9

Position: Guard

Statistics: 13.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.5 spg

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s report: “Austin led us in many statistical categories, but it is her tenacity and will to win that makes her special. Her versatility allowed her to play every position on the floor at some point during the season.”

-Pat Bassett, South Jefferson coach



Name: Brooke VanCoughnett

School: South Jefferson

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-4

Position: Guard

Statistics: 6.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 6.6 apg, 2.8 spg

College plans: Daemen to study physical therapy

Coach’s report: “Brooke was the ultimate ‘stat-stuffer.’ Those stats only begin to tell her story though, as it was her physical and mental toughness that separated her from her opponents on most nights.”

-Pat Bassett, South Jefferson coach



Name: Logan Wheeler

School: Copenhagen

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-4

Position: Guard

Statistics: 10.1 ppg, 3.3 apg, 3 rpg, 1.5 spg

College plans: JCC to play basketball and begin studying elementary education

Coach’s report: “Logan handles the ball, runs the offense, led our team in scoring and assists. She has vastly improved her outside shooting and level of intensity throughout her career. Her strong, positive attitude and compassion to her teammates make her a tremendous team leader.”

-Natalie Scott, Copenhagen coach



Name: Alyssa Crosby

School: Hammond

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-11

Position: Forward

Statistics: 18.5 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 3.1 apg, 3.6 spg.

College plan: Undecided.

Coach’s report: “Alyssa was one that never stopped developing as a player. Each year she brought something new to the floor that made her who she is today. Her humility, unselfishness and overall character allowed her to continually develop.”

- Shawn Dack, Hammond coach



Name: Courtney Boyea

School: Chateaugay

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-8

Position: Guard

Statistics: 14.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.4 spg, 1.8 apg

College plan: North Country CC

Coach’s report: She’s a fantastic kid. The stuff she did on the basketball court was nice, but she’s just a well-rounded kid and she’s humble. She’s one of the best practice players I’ve ever seen.

- Chris Reynolds, Chateaugay coach,



Name: Abby Kelly

School: Salmon River

Grade: Junior

Height: 5-8

Position: Guard

Statistics: 22.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 4.3 apg, 3.6 spg

College plan: Undecided.

Coach’s report: “She’s pretty consistent. If we need points or something to happen Abby is usually the one to make it happen, a great player offensively and defensively.”

- Karen Francis, Salmon River coach.



Name: Emma Rexford

School: Canton

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-4

Position: Guard

Statistics: 16.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 3.4 apg, 3.0 spg

College plan: undecided

Coach’s report: She was the best player on the floor almost every time we took the court. She got our team to where we went by being a four-year team member and leader.”

- Michael Meyers, Canton coach.



Name: Katie Stuart

School: Tupper Lake

Grade: Senior

Height: 5-11

Position: Guard

Statistics: 19.5 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 3.0 apg, 4.7 spg, 3.3 bpg

College plan: Keuka.

Coach’s report: She had a great year for us and lead our team in every statistical category this season. She stepped right into the leadership role, encouraging her teammates all season to make improvements. She did a fine job working to make everyone around her better and leading us to a winning season.”

- Jennifer Cook, Tupper Lake coach.







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