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A pair of area high school basketball standouts have been named national players of the year by the National Christian School Athletic Association.
Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy sophomore forward/guard Samantha Yarnall was named the NCSAA's Small-School Division Girls National Player of the Year on Thursday.
Mountain View Christian Academy senior forward Wayne Alsberry was named the NCSAA's Small-School Division Boys National Player of the Year.
Both players had previously been honored as first-team All-Americans by the NSCAA.
SVCA's Evan Hotek earned second-team All-America honors in the NSCAA's small-school division.
Alsberry, who signed his national letter-of-intent on Thursday to play at NAIA school Cincinnati Christian University, led the Conquerors with 19 points and 17.3 rebounds per game this season. The 6-foot-4 swingman also averaged 5.3 blocks per game as he led MVCA to a 15-12 mark.
Yarnall averaged 15 points and an area-high 8.3 rebounds per game for the Patriots this past season. Yarnall, who also averaged 4.2 steals per game, led SVCA to the Virginia Association of Christian Athletics state championship