Local athletes earn BCAM all-state honors

ALL-STATE: Nic Huntey averaged 16 points and six rebounds for Morley Stanwood this season. (Pioneer file).

ALL-STATE: Nic Huntey averaged 16 points and six rebounds for Morley Stanwood this season. (Pioneer file).

BIG RAPIDS — The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan announced its all-state teams this week, and the recipients included Crossroad’s Tate Wickes and Baldwin’s Blake Dockery on the first team in Class D.

The honorable mention list included Morley Stanwood’s Nic Huntey and Pine River’s Mason Powell in Class C, Big Rapids’ Demetri Martin in Class B and Crossroads’ Britton Angell and Baldwin’s Deondra McDonald in Class D.

Wickes averaged 18.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 4.7 steals per game. For CCA, Angell averaged 16.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.9 steals per game.

“Tate was a constant leader for us. He led us in almost every category and I am pleased that the league recognized his efforts by voting him on to the first team,” Kostecki said. “For only being a sophomore Britton started to emerge as a leader, Britton was a hard match-up for most teams on a nightly basis.”

For Baldwin, Dockery, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, averaged 21 points, three assists while McDonald avenged 19 points, 1.4 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks per game.

Martin had 25 points, 11 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists per game for a Big Rapids team that went 14-0 during the CSAA Gold season.

Powell had 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game for Pine River. Huntey was at 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.7 steals per game.

For the girls, Pine River’s Julie Justin was on the first game after averaging 14.8 points per game and Big Rapids’ Jayla Strickland was on the honorable mention list. She averaged 10.4 points per game.


Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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