Basketball players earn honors

Henderson, Breunig named all-conference on boys' side; Breunig named to girls' team

 

March 14, 2019

Brian Sprecher

Sauk Prairie's Jack Henderson was named second-team all-Northern Badger Conference.

Sauk Prairie senior forwards Jack Henderson and Spencer Breunig were recognized for their accomplishments on the court this season when the duo was recently named to the Badger North Conference honor squad in a vote of conference coaches.

Henderson, a two-year starter, was named to the league's five-player second-team. Breunig, a first-year starter, received honorable mention recognition.

"It was a really big jump for him this year," Sauk Prairie coach Sean McGann said of Henderson, who averaged 12.0 points per game to rank second on the team after averaging 6.7 points a year ago.

"It's a credit to him for how hard he worked in the summer. Jack was in the weight room, every single session that we had. He would often times call me to see if he could get in the gym."

Henderson, who plans to play basketball at Loras College next season, led the Eagles in rebounding (6.2 per game), 3-pointers made (34) and attempted (87) and 3-point shooting percentage (39 percent) as the team's lone returning starter from a year ago.


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He also recorded four double-doubles (double figures in points and rebounds) in an eight-game stretch during mid-season.

"That tells you how much more physical he was because of how strong he was," McGann said. "If you look at him from his freshman year to now, it is crazy how much stronger he got. It was good for him to have the year he did."

DeForest senior 6-6 forward Austin Westra, who was the lone repeat first team selection, was named the Badger North Conference Player of the year. He was a unanimous selection along with Portage senior Eli Considine, Reedsburg junior Will Fuhrmann and Mount Horeb seniors Jason Larson and Gunnar Nortman.

Joining Henderson on the second team were Mount Horeb senior Bryce Farnsworth, Beaver Dam senior Cade Ferron, Waunakee senior Will Knatz and DeForest junior Trey Schroeder.

Breunig was one of 11 honorable mention all-league selections after leading the Eagles in scoring (12.2 points per game) and finishing third on the team in rebounding (4.7 rpg). He also shot 34 percent from 3-point range (16 of 47).

"He had an awesome senior year," McGann said of Breunig, who recovered from preseason surgery to play in all 23 games and double his scoring output of a year ago (6.1 ppg). "He was probably our most consistent scorer, finishing in double figures in all but four games."

RILEY BREUNIG HONORED

Sauk Prairie 5-foot-7 senior guard Riley Breunig received honorable mention recognition for the second straight season when Badger North Conference coaches recently selected the all-league team.

Breunig led Sauk Prairie with 5.1 rebounds per game and was third in scoring at 8.7 points per game.

"She had a pretty solid year," Fiene said of Breunig, who led the team with 42 free throws made and 65 free throws attempted and was also third with 13 3-pointers made. "She was a deserving player who did some good things for us. She did a good job getting to the basket for us."

Two-time unbeaten conference champion Beaver Dam placed all five starters on the 10-player first team for the second straight season, including repeat unanimous selection senior Tara Stauffacher, a University of Wisconsin recruit, and unanimous selection sophomore Maty Wilke, also a repeat first-team selection.

Also repeating as first-team selections were Beaver Dam teammates senior Paige Schumann and junior Jada Donaldson, DeForest senior Aleah Grundahl, Reedsburg senior Ava Douglas and Waunakee senior senior Maddie Farnsworth.

 
 

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