Awards for 2/20/21

Here are the award-winners for the February 20 edition of the Inside High School Sports show…

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Sydney Lusher, Oneida girls basketball. The Indians handled Whitesboro 64-34 in the February 18 sason opener as Lusher earned a triple-double of 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals and, in the process, passed 1,000 career points.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Riley Cox, Onondaga girls basketball. A quick start to the Tigers’ season included handling the Tully Black Knights 65-28 on February 13, with Cox filling up the stat sheet and finishing the night with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Trevor Cole, Pulaski boys basketball. Of Cole’s 19 points, seven of them came at the free-throw line, and all of them helped the Blue Devils turn back the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Rebels 62-52 on February 17 as part of a 2-1 start.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Will Schneid, West Genesee ice hockey, scoring in the overtime period of the February 17 game against CBA/Jamesville-DeWItt, the eighth-grader securing a 2-1 victory for the Wildcats over the Brothers.

Sports Center 481 Driving Force: Eric Barski, Auburn boys bowling. The Maroons picked up a 3-0 sweep of the Cortland Purple Tigers on February 15, with Barski at the forefront as his games of 193, 212 and 223 helped to produce a 628 series. Coach of the Week: Tim Gallivan, Fayetteville-Manlius boys swimming. The Hornets culminated a seasons-long climb to the top of the large-school ranks when it defeated the Liverpool Warriors 93-90 in a clash of unbeaten teams on February 19.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Sarah Sovocool, Homer girls basketball. When the Trojans defeated Moravia 67-46 on February 15, it had much to do with Sovocool’s multiple contributions that included 20 points, nine steals and eight rebounds.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Robin Auerwaeter, Syracuse boys swimming. Syracuse held off the Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars 86-83 on February 19 with Auerwaerter emerging victorious in both the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Johnathan Dion, Phoenix boys basketball. The Firebirds improved to 3-1 overall as it knocked off the rival Mexico Tigers 45-32 as Dion led the way, his 17 points one of three Phoenix players to score in double figures.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Collin Cianfarano, Oswego boys ice hockey. Helped by Cianfrano’s three-goal hat trick plus a pair of assists, the Buccaneers improved to 2-2 on the season February 19 as it knocked off the Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars 7-5.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Amaya Williams, Nottingham girls basketball. Even though the Bulldogs lost 68-60 to Cicero-North Syracuse on February 17, Williams had a sensational individual performance, pouring in a career-high 39 points plus five steals, four rebounds and four assists.