The Lower Hudson Basketball Coaches Association honored the best of Section 1 basketball on Tuesday night during its annual awards banquet at the DoubleTree in Tarrytown. Saunders senior Derrick Felder earned the LHBCA’s top honor when he was named “Mr. Basketball.”
Felder, a 6-foot-2 guard who will play at Concordia, finished his four-year career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,382 points. He averaged 19.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game as a senior.
Briarcliff’s Cody Moffett earned the top coaching honor after guiding the Bears to a 23-2 record. Moffett’s team won a Section 1-best 22 straight games, including a Class B championship.
In addition to Felder, the LHBCA also honored five other players on its first team. The group included Mount Vernon juniors Marco Morency and Noah Morgan, White Plains senior Luis Cartagena, Tappan Zee senior Robert McWilliams and Fox Lane senior Matt Redhead.
The LHBCA celebrated its top seniors last Thursday at the College of New Rochelle with its annual senior games. New Rochelle’s Jamel Wallace scored 27 points to lead the Gold team over the Blue 125-110 in the night game. Felder had 16 to lead the Blue. In an earlier contest, the Gold beat the Blue 106-100 behind 23 points from MVP Jesse Boyce of Westlake. White Plains’ C.J. Layne led the Blue with 27 points.
The event also crowned Ossining’s Obie Toppin as the slam dunk champion and Mamaroneck’s Miles Haughton as the winner of the 3-point contest.
Here are all of the LHBCA’s award winners from the 2015-16 season:
Mr. Basketball — Derrick Felder, Sr., Saunders
First-team all-LHBCA — Luis Cartagena, Sr., White Plains; Robert McWilliams, Sr., Tappan Zee; Marco Morency, Jr., Mount Vernon; Noah Morgan, Jr., Mount Vernon; Matt Redhead, Sr., Fox Lane
Coach of the year — Cody Moffett, Briarcliff
Coach of the year: Mike Casey, Ossining
All-section: James Anozie, Jr., Lourdes; Jesse Breeding, Sr., Hen Hud; Joe Spinola, Sr., Putnam Valley; Matt Redhead, Sr., Fox Lane; Obie Toppin, Sr., Ossining; Harrison Deegan, Sr., Putnam Valley; Alan Griffin, So., Ossining; Alex Olsen, Sr., Fox Lane; Sean New, Sr., Fox Lane
All-conference: Ryan Schumacher, Sr., John Jay-East Fishkill; Tim Reilly, Sr., Ketcham; Zaahir Woody, Sr., Ketcham; Ryan Train, Sr., Carmel; Dean Rotger, Sr., Lourdes; Josiah McCall, Sr., Beacon; Xavier Mayo, So., Beacon; Nick DeGennaro, Sr., Yorktown; Jon Palmieri, Sr., Brewster; Jake Murphy, Sr., John Jay; Will Zuvic, Sr., Haldane
Coach of the year: John Aguilar, Rye
All-section: Noah Morgan, Jr., Mount Vernon; Derrick Felder, Sr., Saunders; Robert McWilliams, Sr., Tappan Zee; Charlie Nagle, Jr., Rye; Marc Dorsainvil, Sr., Spring Valley; Marco Morency, Jr., Mount Vernon; Greg Calixte, Jr., Mount Vernon; Luis Cartagena, Sr., White Plains; Kevin Mackin, Sr., Nanuet; Jamel Wallace, Sr., New Rochelle; Caleb Krohn, Sr., Scarsdale; Kevin Jefferson, Sr., Suffern; Anthony Miller, Sr., Saunders; Miles Haughton, Sr., Mamaroneck; Michael Arias, Sr., North Rockland; Skylar Sinon, So., Byram Hills; Benny DiMirco, Sr., Eastchester; Victor Clervil, Sr., Tappan Zee; Justin Bullock, Jr., Albertus Magnus; Divine Cesar, Sr., Ramapo
All-conference: Matt Groll, Jr., Byram Hills; Zach Evans, Sr., Harrison; Ryan O’Neil, Sr., Pelham; C.J. Layne, Sr., White Plains; Rashon McNeil, Sr., New Rochelle; Jarett Haines, Jr., New Rochelle; Oliver Levy, Sr., Clarkstown North; Vince Maraia, Sr., Clarkstown South; Jack McKeever, Sr., Pearl River; Terence Rogers, Sr., Nanuet; Rayshawn Clarke, Sr., Roosevelt
Coach of the year: Cody Moffett, Briarcliff
All-section: Wendell Brand, Sr., Sleepy Hollow; Austin Lavitt; Jack Reish, Jr., Briarcliff; Kyle Atkins, So., Hamilton; Andre Carthorn, Sr., Clark Academy; Sean Crowley, Sr., Briarcliff; Josiah Cobbs, Sr., Briarcliff
All-conference: Julian McGarvey, So., Ardsley; Paris Brown, Jr., Woodlands; Matt Toal, Jr., Bronxville; Dishon Wise, Sr., Tuckahoe; Terrance Mullins, Jr., Palisade Prep; D.J. Belcher, Jr., Hamilton; Jake DiGiansante, So., Blind Brook; Kyle Mak, Sr., Blind Brook; Brendan Flynn, Jr., Hastings; Jesse Boyce, Sr., Westlake; Charlie Goldberg, Sr., Croton-Harmon; Mike Manley, Jr., Pleasantville