HG’s Brinkman on All-CLC first team

Howards Grove’s Edge, Elkhart Lake’s Brett on second unit ¦ Howards Grove’s Nennig earns honorable mention
by Greg Ceilley of The Review staff

Junior Ethan Brinkman of Howards Grove was voted to the 2012-13 All-Central Lakeshore Conference boys basketball first team by the CLC coaches.

Brinkman, a 6-foot-2 guard, is one of four unanimous first-team picks. The Tigers’ other all-league players are junior 6-0 guard Austin Edge on the second team and 6-4 senior forward Davis Nennig, honorable mention.

The Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Resorters have one All-CLC selection in junior forward Antonio Bett.

Brinkman led the conference in scoring with an 18.6 pointsper game average and three-point goals with 39. He ranked second in three-point shooting at 45.3 percent (39-for-86).

He hit 50.0 percent from the field overall and 74.5 percent (79- for-106) at the free-throw line. He had 58 rebounds (3.6 average per contest) and 16 assists (1.0 average).

FINAL CLC STATS

“I’m very pleased with the selection [of Brinkman] as all of the coaches chose him as a first-team pick,” said Tiger head coach Mark Christenson.

“Ethan was very efficient scorer and showed his willingness to attack the rim as he shot more free throws than anybody else in the conference by a wide margin. His ratio of shots-to-points scored was the best in the CLC.”

Edge had an 11.1 scoring average and finished fourth in the CLC in assists with 47 (2.9 average). He shot 45.6 percent overall from the field, 37.7 on three-pointers (20 of 53) and 70.4 (31 of 44) at the foul line. Edge grabbed 45 boards (2.8 average).

“Austin’s all-around game was sound,” said Christenson.

“He finished on solid ground with good showings in points, assists and a significant rebounding total for a point guard, and he handled the ball well with limited turnovers versus all sorts of pressure thrown at him.”

Bett tied for fifth in scoring at 12.8 per game and was third in rebounding with 126 (7.9 average). He hit 45.8 percent from the field, 27.5 on three-pointers (11 of 40) and 74.4 at the foul line (29 of 39). Bett had 30 assists (1.9 average).

“Antonio really matured into an outstanding basketball player as the year progressed,” said Resorter head coach Jim Brown.

“Due to injuries and suspensions, we had many games when Antonio was our main option to score. So, he faced everyone’s best defender most nights and in our league that typically is a very good defender. So, for Antonio to do what he did is impressive.

“With his work ethic, Antonio should be a nice player for us next season,” Brown said.

Nennig averaged 9.8 points per game and pulled down 66 rebounds (5.1 average per contest). He shot an excellent 56.3 percent from the field, hit 60 percent (30 of 50) at the free-throw line and had six assists.

“Davis was honorable mention despite a season-ending knee injury that forced him to miss a number of games at the end of he season.,” said Christenson.

“Davis was a solid force for us in the middle. His strength was using his size to create scoring chances and also rebound.

“Overall, I was impressed with the number of younger players who were chosen and should make the next season very challenging with so many returning,” said the coach.

The other unanimous first-team selections are senior forward Josiah VerVelde and senior guard Kortu Josiah of Oostburg and senior forward Stephen Street, Ozaukee. All three players were on the second unit last year.

CLC champion Oostburg has a league-best three first-team picks.

Street ranked No. 1 in the league in rebounding with 177 – an 11.1 average per game.

Tiger senior guard Garrett Jahnke led in assists with 95 for an outstanding 5.9 average. Jahnke finished second in overall field-goal accuracy with an impressive 67.3 percent. Ben Leibham of Sheboygan Lutheran was first in field-goal shooting with a sizzling 69.0 percent.

VerVelde led in three-point shooting with an excellent 48.1 percent (13 of 27). Brett Mueller of Kohler was first in free-throw shooting with a red-hot 89.5 percent (17 of 19).

All-CLC
Boys Basketball

FIRST TEAM
Josiah VerVelde, Oostburg…...…….Sr.
Stephen Street, Ozaukee...…….…..Sr.
Ethan Brinkman, Howards Gr. .....So.
Tyler Zastrow, Sheboygan Lutheran..Jr.
Tyler Hartmann, Oostburg….....…....Sr.
Kortu Josiah, Oostburg….........…….Sr.
SECOND TEAM
Caleb Kelley, Sheboygan Christian.So.
Antonio Bett, Elkhart Lake-Glen. ..Jr.
Austin Edge, Howards Grove........Jr.
Owen Miller, Ozaukee........…….…..So.
Jacob Jurss, Sheboygan Lutheran..So.
Aaron Rathke, Random Lake..........So.
HONORABLE MENTION
Spencer Bares, Cedar Grove............Jr.
Tyler Lewis, Kohler.............…...…….Sr.
Josh Stecker, Sheboygan Christian..Jr.
Phil Leibham, Sheboygan Lutheran..Jr.
Davis Nennig, Howards Grove......Sr.

CLC BOYS BASKETBALL
Final Standings
W L
Oostburg…………........…..........16 0
Sheboygan Lutheran……..........13 3
Howards Grove……….....….….11 5
Ozaukee..………………..…........11 5
Cedar Grove-Belgium…........…...5 11
Random Lake………..……..….....5 11
Sheboygan Christian....................5 11
Kohler………………….................4 12
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