Awards for 3/6/21

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Morgan Brewer, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls basketball. In a week where the Red Devils improved its overall record to 3-1 including a victory over Camden, Brewer produced enough to put her past the 1,000-point mark for her career.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Jed Brazo, Cortland-Homer ice hockey. In a dominant performance, Brazo picked up three goals for a hat trick, plus three assists, all of which overwhelmed the Liverpool Warriors in an 8-0 shutout on March 1 at State Fair Coliseum.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Kelsey Fuller, Clinton girls ice hockey. When the reigining state champion Warriors fought past the Oswego Buccaneers 4-2 on March 4, Fuller was responsible for half that production thanks to her pair of goals.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Cario Williams, Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball, sinking the basket in the closing seconds to break a tie with the Westhill Warriors on March 2 and help the Brothers remain undefeated with a 59-57 victory.

Sports Center 481 Driving Force: Ryleigh Bidwell, Solvay girls basketball. The Bearcats rallied in the second half to edge the Jordan-Elbridge Eagles 40-39 on March 5, needing every bit of Bidwell’s production as she amassed 15 rebounds to go with 11 points. Coach of the Week: Pat Gaffney, Whitesboro ice hockey. The Warriors managed to win all three games it competed in during a 2021 season that started late and then finished early when one of the players had to deal with COVID-19.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Sami Cigeroglu, Hamilton boys basketball. The Emerald Knights dismantled the rival Morrisville-Eaton Warriors 77-45 on March 4 and Cigeroglu filled the stat sheet, finishing with 18 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks, plus a pair of steals.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Brayden Miller. Oswego boys ice hockey. Miller’s pair of goals, plus an assist, were vital for the Buccaneers in turning back the Auburn Maroons by a score of 5-3 on March 6 at Casey Park.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Aiden Retzos, Faith Heritage boys basketball. Continuing his run as the school’s all-time leading scorer, Retzos netted 25 points to lead the Saints to a 63-58 victory over the LaFayette Lancers on March 5.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Jon Schirmer, Baldwinsville ice hockey. Schirmer stopped 43 of the 44 shots he faced in the net in a virtuoso performance to help the Bees forge a 1-1 tie with the unbeaten Skaneateles Lakers on March 5 at Three Rivers Athletic Complex.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Catie Cunningham, West Genesee girls basketball. Not only did Cunningham surpass 1,000 career points, she netted 112 combined points in three games in the first week of March capped by 45 points in a 74-58 victory over the Nottingham Bulldogs.