New Paltz junior guard Justin DeMaria, a first-year starter, was named the Mid-Hudson Athletic League American Conference player of the year by coaches.
DeMaria is averaging 15.7 points and 5.7 rebounds for Division I champion New Paltz, which plays Marlboro in the MHAL semifinals Tuesday at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge.
AMERICAN CONFERENCE (DIVISION I-II)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Justin DeMaria, New Paltz
All-stars: Korbyn Samuels (Marlboro); CJ Faircloth (Marlboro); Mat Shea (Wallkill), Justin Noelizaire (Wallkill); Aaron Coston (Rondout Valley); Brandon Cahill (Red Hook); Luke Crittenden (Red Hook); Jake Londin (Roosevelt); Justin Patsey (Roosevelt); Dylan Craft (Roosevelt).
NATIONAL CONFERENCE (DIVISION III-IV)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jake Stern, Onteora
All-Stars: Zach Fulford (Onteora); Jessie Rodriguez (Ellenville); Michael Clay (Ellenville); Jayden Bennermon (Spackenkill); Jaylen Rouse (Spackenkill); Liam Flaherty (Millbrook); Isaiah Edmonds (Millbrook); Adam Funk (Pine Plains); Brendan Hines (Rhinebeck); Van Edmundson (Webutuck)
OCIAA DIVISION VI
LIVINGSTON MANOR 42, CHAPEL FIELD 28
Livingston Manor (10-7, 6-0 OCIAA): Connor Gorr 14 points; Case LeRoy 11 points
Chapel Field (3-9, 3-3 OCIAA): Josh Harrison 9 points
Note: Livingston Manor and Chapel Field will meet in the Section 9 Class D championship game on March 4 at SUNY Sullivan.
CHESTER 67, WALLKILL 57
Chester (19-0): Anthony Feliz 18 points; Tristan Brideweser 17 points; Kevin Stein 14 points; trailed 36-27 at halftime
Wallkill: Brian Cross 13 points; Mat Shea 12 points; Justin Noeliziare 9 points;
MONTICELLO 91, LIBERTY 65
Monticello (13-6): Josh Gattling 31 points; Jordan Ruggiero 26 points; Dayshawn York 9 points; Panthers led 45-33 at halftime and outscored Liberty 29-13 in third quarter.
Liberty: Kymanni Dennis 20 points; Rayshawn Reynolds 20 points
PINE PLAINS 67, SPACKENKILL 60
Pine Plains: Tyler Funk 22 points; Adam Funk 19 points; Logan Lydon 11 points
GOSHEN 79, FALLSBURG 48
Goshen: Aaron Wright 19 points; Kobe Sierra 11 points; Matt Giordano 11 points
Fallsburg: Dereck Williams 25 points; David Parsons 11 points; Janiel Vatali 11 points