The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team on Sunday held its annual year-end banquet.
At the banquet, players received individual awards.
“We will miss the leadership and contributions of our six seniors; Matthew Johns, Wallace Adams, Matthew Hartsock, Isaiah Nelson, Storm Aguirre, and Noah Chambers,” stated coach John Blasco in an email.
Awards for the junior varsity and varsity teams are as follows:
Most Improved – Harbor Thomas
Best Rebounder – Landon Farley
Best Passer – TJ Guevarra
Most Hustle – Owen Adams
Best Defense – Anthony Garcia
MVP – TJ Guevarra
Most Improved – Samuel Lockhart and James Polasky
Best Rebounder – Wallace Adams – 184 rebounds on the season, averaged 7.7 rebounds per game.
Best Passer – Lance Nierra – 55 assists on the season and a 1.72 assist-turnover ratio
Most Hustle – Wallace Adams – led the team with charges drawn
Best Defense – Thomas Baxter – led the team in steals (50) and deflections
MVP – Thomas Baxter – 18.6 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, 2.1 steals per game.
Coaches Award – Wallace Adams and Matthew Johns – “Both exemplified what it means to be a TM varsity player on and off the court, high GPA, strong leaders, great teammates, positive attitudes and strong work ethic,” Blasco stated.
Records and highlights:
— Samuel Lockhart set both the single-game 3-point record with eight against Wasilla, and the single-season 3-point record with 81 made on the season.
Team finished 13-12 overall.
—Thomas Baxter earned second team all-state honors from the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches.
— The Falcons finished with a 13-12 overall record.
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