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Boys basketball: Cremo top player

Scotia-Glenville junior Joe Cremo was named the state basketball Class A Player of the Year Thursday after leading the Tartans to a 27-0 season.

Cremo helped the Tartans win Foothills Council, Section II, New York State Public High School Athletic Association and New York State Federation Tournament of Champions titles.

Hoosic Valley junior John Rooney was tabbed the Class C Player of the Year after leading his team to the NYSPHSAA championship.

This is the third time two players from Section II gained the prestigious POY honor by the New York State Sportswriters Association in the same year. Eleven Section II players have been honored in all since the association started naming POYs in 1971.

Here’s a look at the Section II POYs before this year.

2013: Joel Wincowski, Lake George (Class C); Joey Lufkin, Argyle (Class D)

2005: Cameron Maziejka, Fort Edward (Class D)

1999: Aphha White, Fort Ann (Class D)

1991: Lateef Duncan, Rensselaer (Class C)

1987: Greg Koubek, Shenendehowa (Large-School)

1980: Sam Perkins, Shaker (Large-School); Tony Traver, Greenwich (Small-School)

1978: Eric Stover, Schuylerville (Small-School)

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