Leading off today:
Two players with stellar careers capped off by big senior seasons have earned the state's top honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.
Glens Falls guard Joe Girard III has been selected Mr. New York Basketball and Ossining's Aubrey Griffin has been selected Miss New York Basketball, BCANY announced Tuesday morning.
Girard is the most written about and closely followed high school athlete in the state thus far this century. The career 4,000-point scorer led Glens Falls to another Section 2 championship this winter and a place in next weekend's New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B semifinals.
Girard, who has committed to ontine his bsketball career at Syracuse University, has also quarterbacked the Indians' football team to two state championships in three seasons.
He averaged 50 points a game as a junior and is averaging over 49 a game as a senior.
Griffin had a superb freshman season and then lost her entire sophomore year to a knee injury. She roared back the past two seasons to help Ossining remain one of the top programs in the state as well as a regional power in the Northeast.
She is averaging better than 28 points and seven rebounds a game heading into this weekend's NYSPHSAA Class AA semifinals. Her career average is 26 points a game.
Griffin committed to UConn in the fall, following in the footsteps of the Pride's two previous Miss New York Basketball honorees -- Saniya Chong in 2013 and Andra Espinoza-Hunter, a co-recipient in 2017.
Already a McDonald's All-American, she was selected to the 2019 WBCA High School Coaches' All-America team on Monday.
The BCANY award winners are selected in voting by BCANY and media members followed by BCANY committee deliberations.