May 21, 2022

Grant County Herald

Community news from the prairie to the lakes

JV boys finish 19-3

The WCA JV boys basketball team played an intense style of ball on both offense and defense leading to their 19-3 record.

BY JON NELSON

Coach

The WCA JV Knights had a successful campaign in 2021-2022.  They compiled 19 wins and three losses during the season.  Everyone who played gave excellent effort and came a step closer to becoming a varsity basketball player.

The Knights averaged 58 p/g and gave up 35 p/g.  That’s an amazing margin of victory of 23 p/g.  They accomplished this by using multiple full court and half court defenses.  They played an up tempo brand of basketball which led to many transition baskets.  The team executed well in the half court when called upon as well.

Nine players on the team averaged between four and seven points per game.  This balance shows the unselfishness and teamwork they played with.  Eighteen different players found time on the court during the season.  Each of these players worked hard on their individual games and learned valuable team concepts.

These players have not only become better basketball players, but better people, by accepting their roles on a team.  Not everyone is the star, but everyone is important to the success of the team.  They learned to put their best foot forward even if it wasn’t the role they wanted.  Congratulations to each of them on a fine season.  

Thank you to the parents, fans, trainers, managers, custodial staff, administration, and everyone else who supported the team.

Team Members:  Brayden Stark, Roman Mihailovschi, Isaac Kreft, Peyton Hanson, Damon Sanstead, Brett Amundson, Brady Lindquist, Dane Anderson, Bryce Kjesbo, Mitchel Dewey, Sam Hanson, Ben Bye, Parker Prahl, Tucker McGee, Cash Nelson, Owen Sanstead, and Ben Nyreen

WCA JV Record 19-3

WCA 72 Menahga 21

WCA 70 Staples 28

WCA 53 Minnewaska 47

WCA 22 Morris 37

WCA 57 Hillcrest         24

WCA 59 Pelican Rapids 47

WCA 34 Osakis 43

WCA 54 L.P.         26

WCA 48 B/E         28

WCA 54 WHN 34

WCA 68 Underwood 31

WCA 54 Ashby 35

WCA 71 Ortonville 23

WCA 69 CGB         15

WCA 46 Ortonville 24

WCA 90 Hancock         51

WCA 50 Parkers 36

WCA 33 Henning         31

WCA 57 LQPV 66

WCA 33 WHN 24

WCA 81 Hancock         46

WCA 46 Battle Lake 26