The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

March 25, 2014

Haferbier and Banowetz score first team honors

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He also led the Comets with 69 assists and 40 steals.

The Rebels had two second team representatives — Nick Wall and Eli Kaczinski. Wall gets the honor during his junior year while Kaczinski got the nod in his senior season.

Wall was the co-leading scorer and rebounder for the Rebels. Wall led Northeast with 9.7 points a game while hauling in 128 rebounds. Wall nearly half of his shots this season (80-for-163) while visiting the free throw line the most often (116) by shooting 60 percent.

“He’s a guy who can create his own shot,” Eversmeyer said. “He’s one of the better athletes in the conference, and he certainly is a gifted player.”

Meanwhile, Kaczinski was the Rebel who made their deep shots. Kaczinski, who averaged 9.7 points a game, made 44 3-pointers, which by far and away led the team, but still wasn’t close to the North leader in made 3-pointers. Jacob Hay from North Cedar has that honor with 64 made shots from the perimeter.

“Great shooter, great kid,” Eversmeyer said. “He was our offensive spark plug and since he was a senior, he felt he needed to step up, and he did.

“There’s no better kid with a personality that he has in our school and conference,” Eversmeyer said.

Eversmeyer said his team didn’t have that one dominating player, which made it difficult for the committee to choose which Rebel to put where.

“It was hard to choose between people,” he said. “We were so balanced; we got all five guys we nominated onto All-Conference, and that’s what we wanted.”

Two Camanche underclassmen join Wall and Kaczinski on the second team. Indians sophomore Dylan Busse and junior Tanner Atkinson make the North’s silver squad.

The two are the top two scorers for the Indians — Atkinson put up 7.7 points a game while Busse scored 7.3 points per game while leading the team in made field goals with 75. Atkinson’s go-to was the 3-pointer by making 37 shots from 3-point territory.

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