January 21, 2022

Cortland Babcock, Lewis on first team

SCAC All-Stars: Girls’ Basketball

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The Salt City Athletic Conference has announced its All-Conference selections, and three Cortland Purple Tigers were honored, including two first team nods, Lyndsie Babcock and Shyanne Lewis.

Babcock averaged nine points and six rebounds per game, but dramatically outperformed those averages in a season-opening win against Dryden (18 and 10) and a win over ESM (19 and eight). She will continue her basketball career at Keuka College next year.

“Lyndsie was the first player to play four years for me here at Cortland, and she was a captain for the past two seasons,” Cortland head coach Nolan Sinclair said. “It has been a blessing to have someone with her skill set be such a significant part of our program for the last four years. Her talent and leadership will be something that is extremely difficult to replace. Lyndsie is the type of player that players look up to, and opposing players don’t like to play against.“

Lewis averaged eight points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists per game, and scored a season-high 15 points in a win against Moravia. She hopes to play at Jefferson Community College next season.

“She was the engine that made our team go,” Sinclair said. “Her skill set is tremendous. Shyanne has the ability to push the tempo and get other teams playing faster than they want to or are capable of. Many times this season she was a one-player press break as teams struggled to keep up with her pace. Shyanne truly grew into a tremendous leader and player for us this season.”

Jamesville-DeWitt junior Momo LaClair was named SCAC player of the year. Rounding out the first team honorees were Auburn’s Doray Dilallo, Jamesville-DeWitt’s Paige Keeler and Gabby Stickle, Oswego’s Caitlin Lilly and Central Square’s Julia Mann.

Cortland’s Kaitlyn Pratt earned second team honors with 5.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Joining her on the second team were Sydney Baker and Andrea Sumida of Jamesville-DeWitt, Madison Gilmore and Alen Wright of Fulton, Morgan Ransom of Central Square and Marlee Solomon of Auburn.

Four East Syracuse-Minoa players earned honorable mentions – Isabella Pickard, Angelina Polcaro, Angelina Thomason and Raychel Underwood. Also earning honorable mentions were Hannah Holland of Oswego, Emma Nolan of Auburn and Jessalyn Tennant of Central Square.