North Babylon senior point guard Bria Hartley was named Miss New York Basketball today, the sport’s top award in the state presented by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.
The UConn-bound Hartley won the Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season, will play in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday and then will play in the Nike WBCA All-America game. She was also a finalist for the Naismith award and the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year award.
Hartley led North Babylon to the Suffolk Class AA county championship game and scored a Long Island playoff record 51 points in a 72-69 loss to Sachem East. Hartley finished her career with 1,978 points and averaged 28.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 5.7 steals per game in her final season.
Hartley is the second consecutive player from Long Island to win the award. Copiague’s Ieasia Walker received the accolade last season.
2009 - Ieasia Walker (Copiague HS)
2008- Shenise Johnson (Rush-Henrietta High School)
2007- Lorin Dixon (Christ the King HS )
2006- Tina Charles (Christ the King HS)
2005- Carrem Gay (Christ the King HS)
2004 – Nicky Anosiki (St. Peters Girls HS – Staten Island)
2003- Cori Chambers (The Ursuline School)
2002- Jenn Viani (Poughkeepsie -Our Lady of Lourdes HS)
2001- Bethany LeSueur (Garden City HS)
2000 – Carolyn Gottstein (Albany HS )
1999 – Nicole Kaczmarski (Sachem HS)
1998 – Sue Bird (Queens, Christ the King HS)
1997 – Kate Smith (Roy C. Ketcham HS)
1996 – Missy West (Malone, Franklin Academy)
1995 – Caryn Schoff (St. Johnsville Central School)
1995 – Chamique Holdsclaw (Queens, Christ the King HS)
1994 – Sandy Mitchell (Waterloo HS)
1993 – Suzanne Mayo (Valley Central HS)
1992 – Jennifer Scanlon (Shenendehowa HS)
1991 – Katina Mack (Monticello HS)
1990 – Debbie Barnes (Shenendehowa HS)
1989 – Norrine Powers (Nanuet HS)
1988 – Tammy Reiss (Eldred HS)
1987 – Monika Kost (Lindenhurst HS)
1986 – Margaret McKeon (Queens, Christ the King HS)