ST. MARYS, Pa. – Brookville’s Clayton Cook and Punxsutawney’s Chloe Presloid were named the MVPs of the D9 Basketball League.
Cook earned the boys’ MVP award after averaging 14.4 ppg for the league champion Raiders who also won the District 9 Class 3A title and the District 5-8-9 subregional title while advancing to the PIAA second round.
Presloid earned the girls’ MVP award for the second straight year after averaging 15.5 ppg for the league champion Lady Chucks, who also won the District 9 Class 4A title.
Brookville’s Noah Peterson and Presloid were also the Laurel Eye Clinic Defensive Players of the Year with Elk County Catholic’s Lance O’Neill (boys) and St. Marys’ Alexa Schneider (girls) earning the Laurel Eye Clinic Rookie of the Year awards. St. Marys’ Charlie Coudriet was the boys’ Laurel Eye Clinic Comeback Player of the Year. There was no nomination for the girls’ Comeback Player of the Year.
In addition to the major awards, all-conference teams were also named.
Joining Cook on the boys’ team were DuBois’ Tyson Kennis and Cam Thompson, Brookville’s Jack Pete and Noah Peterson, Elk County Catholic’s Jordan Wasko, Adam Straub, and Wil Wortman, St. Marys’ Tanner Fox and Quin Gavazzi, Bradford’s Chase Wineberg, and Punxsutawney’s Noah Weaver.
Also receiving votes on the boys’ side were Bradford’s Jake Franz and Brendan Warner and ECC’s Michael Jacobs and Colby Nussbaum.
Joining Presloid on the girls’ all-conference team were teammates Danielle Griebel and Avary Powell, ECC’s Tori Newton, Lucy Klawuhn, and Sami Straub, DuBois’ Madison Rusnica, and St. Marys’ Jayssa Snelick, Izzy Catalone, and Maure Caskey.
Also receiving votes on the girls’ side were ECC’s Syd Alexander and Emily Mourer, Brookville’s Eden Wondering, and Bradford’s Alanna Benson and Kalie Dixon.