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Finney's Marchand state player of year again

James Johnson
Staff writer

(May 2, 2007) ó Finney senior Andy Marchand is the New York State Sportswriters Associationís Class D Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Marchand, a 5-foot-8 senior guard who averaged 25 points a game, helped the Finney Falcons repeat as state champions.

Whitesville senior guard Dan Heisey in Class D and guard Will Cornett of Class C Campbell-Savona, were the only other players from Section V schools named to an all-state first team.

All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year Kyle Downey, a junior at Fairport, is a second-team selection in Class AA.

Other All-State selections:

Class AA: Kyle Downey (Fairport/second team) jr. G; Dane Miller (Rush-Henrietta/fourth) soph. F; Bobby Bell (East/seventh) sr. G; Brian Benson (Greece Athena/seventh) jr. F; Joe Reed (Brighton/eighth) sr. F/G; Co-players of the year: Jonny Flynn (Niagara Falls) sr. G; Michael Coburn (Mount Vernon) sr. G.

Class A: D.J. Wing (Aquinas/third) sr. G; Tomas Vazquez-Simmons (School of the Arts/fifth); Zedrick Wilson (Franklin/ninth); Player of the year: Mookie Jones (Peekskill) jr. C.

Class B: Anthony Terry (Bishop Kearney/third) sr. G; Terrell Moore (Charlotte/fourth) jr. F; Chris Milke (Palmyra-Macedon/fourth) sr. C. Player of the year: Craig Wilson (Malverne) sr. G.

Class C: Will Cornett (Campbell-Savona/first) sr. G; Derek Buttles (Letchworth/second) sr. F; Zach Simpson (Campbell-Savona/second) sr. C; Ben Garman (Red Jacket/eighth) sr. G; J.R. Williams (Gananda/eighth) sr. F. Player of the year: Darrin Martindale (Sidney) sr. F.

Class D: Andy Marchand (Finney/Player of the Year) sr. G; Dan Heisey (Whitesville/first) sr. G/F; Aaron Fischer (Finney/second) sr. F; Patrick Wright (Prattsburgh/second) 6-7 sr. C; Wade Fuller (Prattsburgh/fourth); Tim Modeste (Finney/fourth); Geoff Redick (Batavia Notre Dame/fifth) sr. F/C.