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Porter County-area prep basketball notes: Boone, Kouts, Washington have memorable seasons

2013-03-12T17:00:00Z 2013-03-16T02:45:06Z Porter County-area prep basketball notes: Boone, Kouts, Washington have memorable seasonsKeith Nuest Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
March 12, 2013 5:00 pm  • 

Boone Grove (14-9): The Wolves saw their season end with a 60-34 loss to Fort Wayne Luers in the Class 2A North Judson Regional semifinals. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Junior Jon Hogg tallied seven points to move over the 400 mark for his career to 402. Senior Dean Hill finished his career with 589 points, which ranks 43rd in Boone history, behind 1954 grad Jim Reisinger and 1965 grad Mark Hollandsworth. Senior Jake Clapp finished right behind Hill in 44th place with 585 points.

Chesterton (13-9): The Trojans recorded their best record in five years. Cole Teal concluded his junior season with 507 career points, which ranks in a tie for 44th at Chesterton with 1967 grad Dennis Keck.

Hanover Central (15-8): The Wildcats' 15 wins this season is tied for the fourth most in school history. Senior Max Johnson scored 409 points this season, which is tied for sixth best in Hanover history. Johnson finished with 864 career points, which ranks eighth, behind 2009 grad Jordan Rizo.

Hebron (9-11): The Hawks had a defensive average of 47.8 points per game, marking the third consecutive year in which they have held the opposition under 50 per game. However, they scored just 45.9 per game, which is the lowest average since the 1949-1950 squad averaged 44.2.

Kouts (19-3): The Mustangs recorded their third consecutive season with 19 wins, marking only the second time ever that has been accomplished in Porter County Conference history. The only other school to record at least 19 wins in three consecutive seasons was Boone, which accomplished it in the 1979, 1980 and 1981 seasons. Kouts' defensive average of 48.0 is the lowest since the 1954-55 team allowed 47.7 per game. Senior Nick Taylor finished with 531 career points, which ranks 47th in Kouts history, behind 1970 grad Eric Schultz. Senior Andrew Birky finished with 492 points and ranks 62nd at Kouts, behind 1988 grad Dave Rodrick. Junior Max Everaert has 695 career points, which ranks 30th, behind 1991 grad Brad Redelman. Junior Matt Stewart has 495 points and ranks 60th, behind 1994 grad Glen Stanley.

LaCrosse (3-17): Senior Riley Charlesworth, both the leading scorer in the PCC and in LaPorte County, finished with an average of 20.6 per game. That ranks as the 11th-best average for a season in LaCrosse history. Charlesworth ended his career with 899 points, which ranks 14th at LaCrosse, behind 1977 grad Tom Lawrence.

Morgan Township (6-15): Senior Ryan Klikus finished his career with 1,005 points, which ranks eighth in Morgan history, behind 1991 grad Brett Spratley. Klikus ranks 73rd in Porter County history, behind 1965 Valpo grad Mike O’Neill. Sophomore Chase Braden has 512 points and is tied for 61st at Morgan with 1954 grad Carroll Wray.

Portage (10-13): Portage recorded its ninth consecutive losing season, but this year's young squad posted the school's best record since 2004.

South Central (3-17): The Satellites struggled through their worst season in nine years and the fourth worst in the school's 51-year history. Senior Adam Clindaniel finished with 481 career points, which ranks 46th in Satellites history, just behind 1968 grad Chuck Emerick and just ahead of 1966 grad Bob Emerick.

Valparaiso (18-5): The Vikings posted their 13th winning season in the last 14 years. They had six players with at least 150 points, which is unusual considering the team averaged 56 points per game. The last time it occurred at Valpo was in 1964. Senior John Mosser tallied 558 career points, which ranks 50th in Vikings history, behind 1926 grad Fred White.

Washington Township (16-7): The Senators snapped a string of six consecutive losing seasons and recorded their best record ever. Washington’s defensive average of 47.0 is the lowest at the school since the 1948-49 team allowed 43.1 per game. The Senators' offensive average of 56.5 was the best since 1999. Senior Bob Ross finished with 523 career points, which ranks 30th in Washington history, behind 1970 grad Bob Martin. Senior Ryan Geberin finished in 58th place with 414 points. Junior Brandon Adkins stands in 54th place with 431 points.

Westville (12-10): The Blackhawks recorded their first winning season since 2007.

Wheeler (13-8): Wheeler notched its 12th consecutive winning season and its 11th straight with at least 13 wins. Senior Kevin Barnes concluded his career with 526 points, which stands 48th in Wheeler history, behind 1964 grad Norm Reveal.

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