4 area boys basketball players make SVL First Team
BRATTLEBORO — After leading the Brattleboro Union High School varsity boys basketball team to a league title and a 13-8 overall record, Jason Coplan was named the Southern Vermont League Coach of the Year in the A Division.
He is joined by BUHS seniors Tyler Millerick and Charlie Galanes on that First Team roster.
The Colonels went 5-1 in league play. They clinched the SVL crown on Feb. 20 with a 64-53 home win over rival Mount Anthony Union.
"It feels great to win the league title. It was well earned and well deserved. The kids worked hard and gutted it out," said Coplan after that victory over the Patriots.
Millerick made a pretty reverse layup and had a handful of steals in that Senior Night game, while Galanes drilled a 3 and finished with 11 points.
Twin Valley's Jack McHale and Izaak Park each made the C Division's First Team.
McHale racked up a team-high 265 points over the winter for the Wildcats, who made it to the state championship game at the Barre Auditorium and ended up with a 20-3 record. Park wound up with 238 points, 165 rebounds, 61 assists and 77 steals.
Five area players made a Second Team, including BF's 1,000-point scorer Ryan Kelly, Isaac Wilkinson of Bellows Falls, Brattleboro's Gabe Packard, Twin Valley's Dylan Dupuis, and Liam Towle of Leland & Gray.
A Division: First Team — Tyler Millerick (Brattleboro), Charlie Galanes (Brattleboro), Gavin Johnson (Mount Anthony Union), Tommy Baker (Burr and Burton), Evan Pockette (Rutland), coach Jason Coplan (Brattleboro). Second Team — Gabe Packard (Brattleboro), Braeden Billert (Mount Anthony Union), Dom DeRita (Burr and Burton), Malik Hendrickson (Rutland).
B Division: First Team — Kohlby Murray (Fair Haven), Sawyer Ramey (Fair Haven), Harrison Morse (Woodstock), Damian Warner (Springfield), Owen Abrahamsen (Windsor), Tyler Sheirey (Mill River), Andre Prunty (MSJ), Aiden Botti (Mill River), coach Bob Prenevost (Fair Haven). Second Team — John Cook (Windsor), Joey Gannon (Fair Haven), Aubrey Ramey (Fair Haven), Will Farwell (Mill River), Cole Aines (Mill River), Parker Todd (Otter Valley), Dylan Gaboriault (Otter Valley), Noah Zierfus (Springfield), Manny Pacheco (Woodstock), Dylan Morse (Hartford), Brandon Potter (Hartford), Shea Bean (Hartford), Cole Blanchard (MSJ), Jacob Williams (MSJ), Keegan Chadburn (MSJ), Zac Ellis (Fair Haven).
C Division: First Team — Jack McHale (Twin Valley), Izaak Park (Twin Valley), Zach Gould (Rivendell), Dylan McCarthy (Green Mountain), Dominic Craven (White River Valley), Kyle Carter (Rivendell), coach Ross Convertino (Rivendell). Second Team — Ryan Kelly (Bellows Falls), Isaac Wilkinson (Bellows Falls), Dylan Dupuis (Twin Valley), Liam Towle (Leland & Gray), Ty Merrill (Green Mountain), Luke Senn (Rivendell), Jacob Barry (White River Valley).
D Division: First Team — Conner Mckearin (Proctor), Brennon Crossmon (Proctor), Joe Valerio (Proctor), Heith Mason (Poultney), Tyler Chapin (Sharon), coach Jake Eaton (Proctor). Second Team — Calvin Kelley (Black River), Kolby Wilkins (Arlington), Ryan Smith (West Rutland), Liam Beaulieu (West Rutland), Kyle Langhlin (West Rutland), Tyler Serrani (West Rutland), Jeremy Linfield (Long Trail), Levi Allen (Poultney), Logan Starling (Proctor), Solomon Parker (Proctor), William Moore (Arlington), Josh Lambert (Black River), Jacob Morse (Arlington), Olly Skeet-Browning (Sharon).
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