The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team on Sunday held its annual year-end banquet. At the banquet, players on both the junior varsity and varsity teams received individual awards. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

The Thunder Mountain High School boys basketball team on Sunday held its annual year-end banquet. At the banquet, players on both the junior varsity and varsity teams received individual awards. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

TMHS announces end-of-season awards

MVP, most improved and more.

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:

Junior varsity

Most Improved – Harbor Thomas

Best Rebounder – Landon Farley

Best Passer – TJ Guevarra

Most Hustle – Owen Adams

Best Defense – Anthony Garcia

MVP – TJ Guevarra

Varsity

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.

Have results or awards to share? Email editor@juneauempire.com.

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