Brownstown Central boys basketball team holds awards program


Brownstown Central’s boys basketball program concluded its 2018-19 season with an awards program Monday in the school’s auditorium.

Under head coach Dave Benter, the Braves’ varsity finished 18-6 overall, including 9-0 in the Mid-Southern Conference.

Benter, who took over the program starting in the 1998-99 season, recently completed his 22nd year of coaching. The Braves have finished above .500 in 18 consecutive seasons under Benter.

The Braves also have won outright or shared the MSC in eight of the last 10 seasons.

Braves senior Isaac Johnson was voted MVP by his peers. He averaged 13.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.25 steals per game for the Braves. Johnson also made the All-MSC first team, was presented his letter jacket and took home the award for highest free throw percentage (78 percent).

Fellow senior Seth Borden took home awards for most rebounds (156), highest field goal percentage (49 percent) and outstanding defense while also being named to the All-MSC first team.

Michael Boshears, a senior guard, earned All-MSC honorable mention and received the most assists award (86). It also was announced that Boshears was selected to the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association’s East Regional All-Star roster.

Senior Ethan Wischmeier took home the mental attitude award at the ceremony.

Junior Isaiah Wineinger was presented his letter jacket, and Kennedy Street received a manager jacket.

Borden, Boshears, Johnson, Wischmeier, Braden Neal and Matthew Garland all graduate from the Braves’ program.

Mark Lubker and Kevin Gwin were the varsity assistant coaches this past winter.

Junior varsity coach Marty Young brought his team up on the stage and presented the most improved award to sophomore Nathan Koch and highest free throw award to Levi Stahl (85 percent). The Braves’ JV finished 14-5 on its season.

Freshman coach Brandon Allman also introduced his team. The Braves finished with a record of 15-2 and won the MSC tournament. It was the fourth straight MSC title for the Braves’ freshmen.

The cheerleading team also was recognized on the night. Senior Lauren Pauley received the cheer mental attitude award.