Shane Douglas is the Valley News All-Valley team captain for 2012-13.
The All-Valley team is a 12-player “roster” made up of student-athletes from schools within the Valley News coverage area, including AuSable Valley, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Keene, Westport and Willsboro.
Coach: Jaime Douglass
Douglass led the AuSable Valley Patriots to the Section VII/Class C championship and a berth in the regional finals, where the short-handed team fell to eventual state champion Lake George. Tough, full court defense and speedy, transition offense have been calling cards of the Patriots.
Captain: Shane Douglas
Guard, AuSable Valley
The junior AuSable Valley Point guard helped lead the most prolific offense in the Valley, leading the area in points (347) and field goals (137), while hitting 32 three-pointers (2nd) and 41 free throws (5th), while also averaging 4.1 assists and 4.5 steals per game this season.
The senior guard was the leader of a young Lions squad, finishing second in the Valley with 297 points, third with 102 field goals, tied for first with 50 free throws and was the top three-point shooter with 43 makes.
Even after being forced to the sidelines for a month with a leg, injury, the junior forward finished top five in the Valley in scoring (236 - 4th), field goals made (88 - 5th), free throws (45 - 3rd) and three pointers (15 - T4th) for the Warriors.
The junior forward was the leader for a resurgent Eagles squad, finishing third in the Valley with 264 points. He was one of three players hit connect on over 100 field goals (103) and tied for the league lead in free throws made (50).
Forward, AuSable Valley
The junior forward was the second leading scorer for the sectional champion Patriots with 176 points while connecting on 81 field goals. Goodnough also averaged seven rebounds per game and just under three steals.
A sophomore forward, Bailey emerged as one of the best new inside players in the Valley, finishing fifth in the area with 204 points scored, scoring a lot of points thanks to his ability to grab offensive rebounds and convert on the second chance.
Guard, AuSable Valley
The sophomore guard provided a second outside scoring presence for the Patriots, connecting on 26 three-pointers, third among Valley players. Cosgrove scored 160 points on the season while averaging 2.1 steals per game.
Venner was the leading scorer for a Keene boys program that took the court for the first time in two years, being one of only six players to hit the 200-point mark in the Valley (200 exactly). He finished fourth with 43 free throws made.
The freshman guard is one of many reasons why the Eagles have confidence in the years to come, scoring 152 points while connecting on 14 three-pointers this season. Gay hit two key shots in the Eagles sectional win v. Willsboro.
Perhaps the most pure post player in the Valley, LaPier, a junior center, scored 145 points and connected n 37 chances from the charity stripe while controlling the paint for the Lions with rebounds and blocked shots
Center, AuSable Valley
The senior Patriot was another of the more traditional post players in the Valley, scoring 122 points while proving a threat from deep with seven three-pointers. He also averaged 6.5 boards, with plenty on the offensive end.
The Eagles got rolling with the addition of Freshman Mero. He finished the season with 84 points and played point guard during a second half of the season streak that saw the team only lose twice, both to Schroon Lake.