ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Local basketball programs earned prestigious awards on Thursday.

The Basketball Coaches Association of New York (BCANY) announced its 2023 awards and some familiar names are getting some hardware. In Section IV Class AA, Elmira’s Jalea Abrams was named MVP on the girls side.

In Class AA boys, Elmira’s Chris Woodard shared MVP honors with Luke Little of Ithaca. Express head coach Ryan Johnson was voted coach of the year for Elmira’s Section IV Championship win.

In Class A, Horseheads Jeff Limoncelli was voted coach of the year after earning a Section IV crown for the boys program. Tioga’s Brian Card was also named top coach in Class C for The Tigers after winning a title of their own.

Below, a complete list of each Section IV Basketball All-Star first team picks, followed by second team and honorable mention. Player and coach awards are voted on by the BCANY. The annual All-Star game is slated for Tuesday, March 21 at Elmira College’s Speidel Gym. The girls game is at 5:45 pm followed by the boys at 7:30 pm.

Section IV Girls Hoops All-Stars

First Team Selections

Jalea Abrams Elmira HS
Jenna DiNardo Corning HS
Alyssa Dobson Corning HS
Kaety L’Amoreaux M-E HS
Sophia Bonnell Horseheads HS
Adrianna Fontana U-E HS
Marisa Smith Johnson City HS
Precious Gabriel JC HS
Hayley Beebe NV HS
Makana Gardner NV HS
Kennedy Westbrook Waverly HS
Maggie Warpus Chenango Forks HS
Kailey Kalet Union Springs HS
Payton Gilbert Union Springs HS
Payton Littlefield Edison HS
Madelyn Barrows Oxford HS

Section IV Boys Hoops All-Stars

First Team Selections

Zubayr Griffen (Johnson City)
Andrew Erickson (Seton Catholic)
Jeremy Truax (Horseheads)
Luke Little (Ithaca)
Trevor Warpus (Chenango Forks)
Cullen Green (Maine Endwell)
John Bangel (Owego)
Larry Morse (Union Endicott)
Chris Woodard (Elmira)
Logan Booker (Corning)
Joey Tomasso (Waverly)
Evan Sickler (Tioga)
Jackson Casey (Corning)

2nd Team Girls Hoops All-Stars

Mia Little   Ithaca HS
Sugar Williams   Binghamton HS
Mariah Luke   Binghamton HS
Megan Wolf   Horseheads HS
Allison Dipietro   Union-Endicott HS
Ally Stank   Union-Endicott HS
Emma Phelan   Johnson City HS
Madeline Triskett  Chenango Valley HS
Madelyn Hayes   Chenango Valley HS
Madison McEvoy   Owego Free Academy
Shannon Maloney  Elmira-Notre Dame
Payton Yahner   Greene HS
Danielle Waldron  Union Springs HS
Chloe Hanson   Moravia HS
Charlie Bennett   Southern Cayuga HS
Joleen Lusk   Charlotte Valley H

Honorable Mention Girls Hoops

Melody Fann   Binghamton HS
Ellie Clearwater   Elmira HS
Annabel Burke   Johnson City HS
Bryn Hogan   Susquehanna Valley
Abbie Platt   Oneonta HS
Helena Willis   Chenango Forks HS
Jasmine Graham   Newark Valley HS
Kylie Mussaw   Unatego HS
Rachel Vickio   Watkins Glen HS
Allison Kehoe   Moravia HS
Hannah Nolan   Odessa-Montour HS  
Nat Vrendenburgh  Dellhi
Hannah Bonczkowski  Gilbertsville-Mt. Upton  

2nd Team Boys Hoops All-Stars

Connor Holland (Marathon)
Luke Schnabel (Delaware Academy)
Connor Quarino (South Kortright)
Justin Yearwood (Ithaca)
Qsan Tucker (Johnson City)
Mekai Lindsey (Union Endicott)
Luke Kariam (Susquehanna Valley)
Nick Lang (Union Endicott)
Amari Truax (Horseheads)
Joe Bangel (Owego)
Anthony Kitching (Elmira)
William Holmes (Ithaca)

Aidan Fenkl (Maine Endwell)