Brownstown honors boys basketball team with end of year awards



Brownstown Central’s 2017-18 boys basketball team met one final time last week, in the school’s auditorium, to celebrate its season.

The Braves’ varsity finished 18-7, including 7-2 in Mid-Southern Conference play this past winter.

In the second half of the season, the Braves went 12-4.

In the tournament, Brownstown Central made it to the Class 3A Sectional 30 Semifinals, falling to North Harrison in overtime.

Going into the season, the Braves returned just two of 12 roster spots from last year’s sectional championship team.

Braves coach Dave Benter said that this year’s group of players improved the most from day one to the final game more than any team he has coached.

Benter, in his 20th straight season of coaching the Braves, is now 360-125 while commanding the program. Under Benter, the Braves finished with a 17th straight season above .500.

Braves junior guard Michael Boshears collected the most awards on the evening, including Most Valuable Player.

Boshears also received his letter jacket, All-Mid-Southern Conference and All-Graber Post Tournament Team honors, and an award for most assists (125).

Senior Cameron Luedeman concluded his career with an All-MSC honorable mention nod while also taking home a mental attitude award and highest free-throw percentage (73 percent) award.

Brownstown junior Seth Borden was presented an award for outstanding defense, highest field-goal percent (53 percent) and most rebounds (152).

Luedeman and Stuart Hayden both graduate from the Braves’ program.

Ten varsity letter winners will return to the Braves’ team next season.

The Braves’ junior varsity, under coach Marty Young, went 18-2, while Brandon Allman’s freshman team had a record of 15-1 this winter.

Sophomore Isaiah Wineinger took home the JV most improved and highest free-throw percentage (82 percent) awards.

Brayton Hattabaugh and Kyan McKain both earned manager jackets.

Cheerleading coach Tara Black presented the cheer mental attitude award to Emma Hamm and a cheer jacket to Jolie Reynolds.

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