KNOX, Pa. – Kyle Mills of North Clarion and Olivia Boocks of A-C Valley were named the KSAC boys’ and girls’ basketball MVPs in voting by the KSAC coaches.
(Photo of North Clarion’s Kyle Mills and A-C Valley’s Olivia Boocks. Mills photo by Jared Bakaysa. Boocks photo by Cynthia Cullen Rapp)
Mills helped North Clarion to a second-place finish in District 9 Class 1A and a PIAA playoff berth (North Clarion plays Friday) by averaging 18.3 ppg, while Boocks helped lead the Lady Falcons to their first-ever KSAC Title, a second-place finish in District 9 Class 2A and a second consecutive PIAA playoff berth (A-C Valley plays Friday) by averaging 12.9 points per game.
In addition to the MVPs, a first-, second- and third-team All-Conference team was named for both genders.
The boys’ first-team consists of a trio of Clarion-Limestone players – Ian Callen (17.7 ppg in 15 games), Deion Deas (20.5 ppg) and Hayden Callen (16.0 ppg) along with A-C Valley’s Levi Orton (20.2 ppg) and Keystone’s Troy Johnson (11.7 ppg).
The girls’ first team consists of Boocks A-C Valley teammates Kylee Eaton (11.7 ppg) and Cami McNany (12.8 ppg), North Clarion’s Abby Gatesman (14.2 ppg), Cranberry’s Malliah Schreck (18.8 ppg) and Clarion’s Kait Constantino (13.0 ppg).
Second-team members on the boys’ side include Clarion Cal German (19.0 ppg), Moniteau’s Ethan McDeavitt (12.6 ppg), North Clarion Tyler McCord-Wolbert (11.7 ppg), Nathan Waltman (14.1 ppg) and Keystone’s Dawson Steele (9.2 ppg).
On the second team for the girls are Redbank Valley’s Tara Hinderliter (18.0 ppg), Clarion’s Wendy Beveridge (9.0 ppg), North Clarion’s Mackenzie Bauer (10.4 ppg), Keystone’s McKenzie Hovis (12.0 ppg) and Union’s Dominika Logue (13.3 ppg).
The boys’ third-team are Redbank Valley’s Nick Smith (14.5 ppg), Moniteau’s Gage Neal (11.8 ppg), Karns City’s Austin Fahlor (13.2 ppg) and Chase Beighley (14.5 ppg) and Redbank Valley’s Keaton Kahle (13.0 ppg).
Third-team choices for the girls included three Moniteau players – Kristin Auvil (14.2 ppg), Andie Arblaster (7.5 ppg) and Aslyn Pry (8.6 ppg) – Keystone’s Emily Lauer (12.5 ppg) and Clarion’s KK Girvin (10.0 ppg).