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WCA boys dish out awards

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After finishing third in the Prairie Conference with a 10-4 record, the West Central Area boys’ basketball team wrapped up its season by recognizing the players with some end of the year awards.

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Head coach Kraig Hunter was happy with the hard-working team the Knights put on the floor every game.

“Once again, we were a tough, scrappy team that played with big hearts and we had amazing team chemistry,” Hunter said. “The guys were like a family.”

WCA completed the season with a record of 18-8 and advanced to the subsection semifinals where it fell in overtime to state-ranked Wheaton. The Knights were also one of only 62 teams in the state to receive the Silver Team Academic Award for having a team GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Dakotah Kashmark was named the Most Valuable Player while Ben Anderson and Hunter Pfingsten were selected Co-Most Improved Players.

WCA TEAM AWARDS

Tyler Schill – 4-year service as student manager; Hunter Pfingsten – Co-Most Improved Player, Honorable Mention All-Conference, 2014-2015 captain; Dakotah Kashmark – Most Valuable Player, Free Throw Leader, Assist Leader, Captain award, All-Conference, Academic All-State, 1,000 points career scoring; Ben Anderson – Co-Most Improved Player; Austin Redepenning – Most Dedicated Player, Captain award, Honorable Mention All-Conference; Brady Combs – Mr. Hustle award, Captain award, Honorable Mention All-Conference; Jay Zimmerman – Best Defensive Player, Chairman of the Boards award, All-Conference, 2014-2015 captain; Andrew Lindor – Shining Knight Award; Jared Oachs – Shining Knight Award; Devin Nelson – 2014-2015 captain

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