Bennington Banner/Manchester Journal Regional All-Stars girls basketball
Most Valuable Player
Sophie Phillips, Cambridge
Phillips, the offensive player of the year last season for the Banner/Journal regional all-stars, averaged 17.4 points per game for the Indians, who went 22-1 and won the Class C sectionals for the third season in a row. In three playoff games, Phillips upped her game even more, leading the Indians to wins by at least 24 points, including the sectional final against Maple Hill and was named the New York state Class C Player of the Year.
Offensive Player of the Year
Logan Thayne, Hoosick Falls
Thayne, a senior, continued to rewrite the Hoosick Falls girls basketball record book in 2019-20. She averaged 23 points a game this season and broke the school record for points in a career -- finishing her time at Hoosick Falls with 1,722 points. Thayne also broke her own school record for points in a game in back-to-back games, racking up 40 against Berlin, then 41 against Mount Anthony a week later. She'll play at the University at Albany next winter.
Defensive Player of the Year
Grace Mahar, Mount Anthony
Mahar, a senior, was the leader for a Mount Anthony basketball team with a new coaching staff in 2019-20. She made it happen on both ends of the floor, defensively she set the school's all-time rebounding record, recording nearly 1,000 career rebounds and breaking her sister's mark. Offensively, she reached the 1,000-point milestone against Rice and averaged more than 20 points a game.
Coach of the Year
Bob Phillips, Cambridge
Phillips led Cambridge to a 22-1 record in 2019-20 and a third straight Section II championship. The Indians were well on their way to defending their Class C state title before the season was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Phillips, the Banner/Journal regional all-stars coach of the year last season, had four players make the all-state squad in Class C, including Sophie and Lilly Phillips, along with Stasia Epler and Fiona Mooney.
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