Carder, Douglass top of CVAC honors

PLATTSBURGH -Steven Carder was a double-double threat every time he stepped onto the court, scoring his 1,00-th career point in his senior season and leading the Northeastern Clinton Cougars to the regional finals and a near upset of top-ranked Potsdam.

For that, the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference coaches honored Carder with the Most Valuable Player Award for the 2010-11 season last week.

Teammate Jamie Davison, who hit several key three-pointers throughout the Cougars post season run and dished out eight assists in the regional final, was also named to the first team.

AuSable Valley's leading scorer, Brody Douglass, was also named to the CVACfirst team, along with Saranac's Dylan Everleth, Plattsburgh's Kyle LaPoint and Beekmantown's 1,000-point scorer Thomas Ryan.

Hornet teammates Tre Bucci and Jordan Knight were named to the CVACsecond team, along with Peru's Kyle Carter, AuSable Valley's Jordan Coolidge and Beekmantown's Keegan Ryan.

AuSable Valley center TJ Burl was named to the third team, with Moriah's Nick Gilbo, Ticonderoga's Nick Mars and a duo Saranac Lake players in Benioko Harris and CJ Stewart.

NCCS coach Rob Garrand was named the coach of the year in the CVAC, while Seton Catholic was the recipient of the sportsmanship award.

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