SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Jon Elmore of George Washington, who leads the Mountain State was honored as the league's boys player of the year Saturday during the MSAC Night of Champions at the South Charleston Community Center.
Spring Valley's Maddie Morris was chosen the girls player of the year.
Other MSAC award winners Saturday were Vic Herbert of South Charleston (boys coach of the year), Will Samuel of Nitro (girls coach of the year), Mike Arbogast of South Charleston (principal of the year) and Gary Eggleton of Hurricane and Shawn Wheeler of George Washington (athletic directors of the year).
Also honored were recent retirees Gerald "Moe Townsend of George Washington (football) and Reggie Billups of Hurricane (trainer).
Prior to Saturday's games at the Night of Champions, the MSAC contested its skills competitions.
Arick Nicks of Huntington won the slam-dunk event and Brandon Knapper of South Charleston and Sarah Williams of Ripley were double winners. Knapper won the boys 3-point shooting and prevailed over girls 3-point champion Maria Romeo of George Washington to capture the overall crown, while Williams claimed the girls free-throw shooting competition and beat out Seth Brooks of Nitro for the overall title.
Champions in the hot shot event, consisting of one girls and one boy from each of the 15 MSAC schools, were Karley Rogers and Bear Bellomy of Winfield.
In Saturday's consolation games, George Washington defeated Huntington 70-55 in the boys contest and South Charleston topped Parkersburg 78-44 in the girls game.