BREAKING: Spangler, Wieseman land first-team honors on all-county squad
April 08, 2011 | 07:41 PMThe 2011 All-Walworth County basketball teams were announced today, and several area stars shone brightly.
None lit up the court more than two offensive juggernauts, Big Foot senior Courtney Spangler and Badger junior Lana Wieseman.
Both were named to the girls first team.
Spangler averaged 14.5 points per game for the Chiefs to go along with 7.9 rebounds, helping earn her first-team all-Rock Valley honors. Spangler's 24-point playoff-opening outburst helped the Lady Chiefs (6-18 overall) reach the Division 2 regional finals.
Badger coach David Jooss said Spangler is an "explosive player that can score in bunches."
"She can shoot with range and score inside which made her very difficult to guard," Jooss added.
But Spangler ended up second in area scoring, behind Wieseman, whose 15 point-per-contest mark was tops. The 6-footer also pulled down 6.3 boards per tilt in helping Badger to a 12-11 overall record. Wieseman was a first-team all-Southern Lakes pick.
"She has such a quick first step," said Big Foot coach Joe Wehrenberg about Wieseman. "She could flat-out score."
On the boys side, no area player made the first team for the first time in the award's 13-year existence.
However, Williams Bay junior Lawrence Crement, the area boys leading scorer at 16.1 points per game, and Faith Christian junior center Ben Sass (14.3 points per game), both represented the second team.
Badger junior Emma Kopp, who hit more three-pointers than anyone in the SLC this season with 51, found a spot on the girls second team. Kopp scored 11.1 points per contest and snatched 40 steals.
Here are the teams, which were voted on by county coaches and media:
Tanner Plomb, 6-7, junior, East Troy
Nate Dodge, 6-3, sophomore, East Troy
Kyle Hoskins, 6-6, senior, Elkhorn
Marcus McLin, 5-8, senior, Delavan-Darien
Brett Prahl, 6-8, sophomore, East Troy
Player of the year: Plomb
Justin Fowlkes, 5-8, senior, Delavan-Darien
Lawrence Crement, 6-2, junior, Williams Bay
Ben Sass, 6-4, junior, Faith Christian
Brock Poggensee, 5-11, senior, Elkhorn
Myles Olsen, 6-1, junior, East Troy
Brendan Gruenwald-Schmitz, Badger; Jose Castillo, Wisconsin School for the Deaf; Adam Montsma, Faith Christian; Tony Davis, WSD; Marcus Jones, East Troy; Braidon Voss, Whitewater; Kenny Walker, Big Foot; Ryan Bowes, Elkhorn; Bobby Lamparek, Badger; Dawson Miller, Whitewater; Will Swanson, Badger.
Alana Cesarz, 6-2, senior, Delavan-Darien
Breanna Gaspervich, 5-5, sophomore, East Troy
Julia Shelbourn, 6-3, junior, Whitewater
Lana Wieseman, 6-0, junior, Badger
Courtney Spangler, 5-10, senior, Big Foot
Player of the year: Cesarz
Brooke Trewyn, 5-8, freshman, Whitewater
Grace Ames, 6-2, junior, Elkhorn
Rachel Atchinson, 5-7, sophomore, East Troy
Alicia Oleson, 5-7, sophomore, East Troy
Emma Kopp, 5-8, junior, Badger
Stephanie Tadje, Williams Bay; Caitlin Dolan, East Troy; Ashley O'Neil, Delavan-Darien; Allison White, Elkhorn; Karina Reeves, Badger; Emily Schahczinski, Elkhorn