POYS
Javin Etzler, Alivia Koenig, Mikala Morris and Josh Thorbahn

(3-1-19) With the regular season in the books lets take a look at Conference Players of the Year in boys and girls basketball from around the Stateline.

2018-19 Stateline Area Players of the Year

Nathan Bruns and Ivy Wolf
MAC Players of the Year – Nathan Bruns and Ivy Wolf

BOYS

  • Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year: Nathan Bruns (Sr) – Marion Local
  • Western Buckeye League Player of the Year: Owen Hiegel – Ottawa-Glandorf
  • Northwest Central Conference Player of the Year: Brody Bowman – Temple Christian
    Northwest Conference Player of the Year: Javin Etzler (Sr. 6’7) – Crestview
    Shelby County Athletic League Player of the Year: Griffin Doseck (Sr.) – Anna
  • Putnam County League Player of the Year: Josh Thorbahn – Ottoville
  • Blanchard Valley Conference Player of the Year: Levi Gazarek – North Baltimore
  • Northwest Ohio Athletic League Player of the Year: Levi Seiler – Wauseon
  • Central Buckeye Conference (Mad River Division) – Cole Jones – Benjamin Logan
  • Central Buckeye Conference (Kenton Trail Division) Player of the Year – Jack Clement – Bellefontaine
  • Central Buckeye Conference (Kenton Trail Division) Player of the Year – Tyler Eberhar – Kenton Ridge
  • Central Buckeye Conference (Kenton Trail Division) Player of the Year – Trey Woodyard – London

Nathan Bruns

Javin Etzler
Javin Etzler

Crestview 6’7″ senior wing Javin Etzler was chosen as the 2018-19 NWC Player of the Year for the second straight year.  Etzler averaged 14.4 points per game along with 7 rebounds and 2 assists per game for the Knights.

Josh Thorban
Josh Thorbahn

Ottoville’6’5 Sophomore Josh Thorbahn, one of Ohio’s Class of  2021 top prospects.

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Jack Clement and Cole Jones

Jack Clement, a senior guard for Bellefontaine, was the CBC’s Kenton Trail division co-player of the year. Clement led the CBC in scoring with 20.4 points per game.

A senior guard for Benjamin Logan, Cole Jones was named the CBC’s Mad River division player of the year. He helped lead Ben Logan to a Mad River division title and averaged 12.3 ppg this season.

 

Griffin Doseck

Anna senior forward Griffin Doseck was named the Shelby County Athletic League Player of the Year.

Doseck averages 15 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game and  scored 20 points against St. Henry and 19 points against Marion Local.

BVC Player of the Year: Levi Gazarek – North Baltimore

GIRLS

  • Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year: Ivy Wolf PG, (Soph) – Minster
  • Western Buckeye League Player of the Year: Erin Kaufman – Ottawa-Glandorf
  • Northwest Central Conference Player of the Year: Bekah Muselin – Elgin
  • Northwest Conference Player of the Year: Alivia Koenig (Sr. Guard) – Bluffton
  • Shelby County Athletic League Player of the Year: Marissa Meiring (Jr) – Fort Loramie
  • Blanchard Valley Conference Player of the Year: Savanah Richards – Liberty-Benton
  • Putnam County League Player of the Year:Kasey Knippen – Ottoville
  • Northwest Ohio Athletic League Player of the Year: Abby Freeman (Sr.) – Delta
  • Central Buckeye Conference (Kenton Trail Division) Player of the Year Mikala Morris – Kenton Ridge
  • Central Buckeye Conference (Mad River Division) – Journey Blevins – North Union
Alivia Koenig
Alivia Koenig

Bluffton senior guard Alivia Koenig was selected as the 2018-19 NWC Player of the Year. Koenig averaged 13 points and 3 assists per game in leading the Pirates to a 17-5 regular season record.  Entering tournament play, Koening had  a career total of 1,303 points and was a second-team all-NW Ohio selection as a junior.

Fort Loramie junior guard Marissa Meiring, the Shelby County Athletic League player of the year.  Meiring averages 10.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game. She’s shooting 50 percent from the field and 73 percent from the free-throw line.

O-G’s Erin Kaufman and Liberty-Benton’s Savanah Richards

Liberty-Benton’s Savanah Richards was named the Blanchard Valley Conference’s Player of the Year for the second straight year

This season Richards is averaging 20.5 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, 6.0 assists per game, 5.6 steals per game, and holds a three-point percentage of 55%

Nate Irwin, Richards, Liberty-Benton Basketball Coach

“Savanah is the ultimate competitor and plays hard on both ends of the floor. She has always been a great defender and has developed into a great scoring threat during her four years of high school basketball. Savanah is a winner and great leader in our program. Dragon fans and coaches will fall in love with her energy and enthusiasm for the game of basketball.”

Mikala Morris A
Mikala Morris

Kenton Ridge’s Mikala Morris is the state’s all-time career rebounding leader.

 

Bekah Muselin – Elgin
Bekah Muselin – Elgin

Elgin’s Bekah Muselin led the Comets to a 20-2 regular season and a NWCC championship.

 

 

 

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