Basketball clubs around the state continue early season workouts in anticipation of the start of the season later this month. Colorado Preps continues their preview of each conference by looking at the top returnees for all clubs. Our preview continues with the 1A North Central conference.
Prairie and Peetz shared the league championship a year ago as they split two conference matchups and finished at 7-1. The Mustangs then finished second at districts and won regionals to earn a spot in the state tournament bracket. Once there they fell to eventual state champion DeBeque in the first round and were then eliminated by Evangelical Christian 57-37 the next day. Peetz was eliminated at regionals by Haxtun (62-50).
We list the top three returnees for several categories. Numbers are based on stats posted to MaxPreps during the 2018-19 season.
- Points: Andy Long (4.2), Mitch Dollerschell (4.1), Carson Holzworth & Garrett Lindell (3.7)
- Rebounds: Dollerschell (3.4), Xander Spiecher (1.0), Long, Holzworth & Lindell (0.9)
- Assists: Dollerschell (1.8), Long (1.3), Maverick Mertens (1.0)
- Three’s: Long (15), Dollerschell (13), Holzworth (11)
- Points: Cooper White (10.2), Kyle Cox (5.0), Marcus Bernhardt (4.7)
- Rebounds: Cox & Owen Kurz (1.5), White & Ethan Ramey (1.2)
- Assists: Gus Cowan (1.0), Bernhardt & White (0.7)
- Three’s: White (11), Bernhardt, Ramey & Kurz (1)
- Points: Wyatt Patton (18.2), Braden Krise (9.3), Ty Dill (9.0)
- Rebounds: Dill (8.3), Luke Lambertson (7.0), Patton (6.1)
- Assists: Patton (4.2), Lambertson (1.9), Krise (1.5)
- Three’s: Krise (32), Patton (31), Malik Carlson (12)
Weldon Valley (5-15)
- Points: Coy Groves (7.0), Chindachai Siritantitam (3.6), Westen Filter (1.2)
- Rebounds: Groves (6.5), Kenneth Onufrak (3.2), Siritantitam (2.7)
- Assists: Siritantitam (1.3), Groves (0.4), Filter (0.2)
- Three’s: Siritantitam (12), Filter (5), Groves (4)
- Points: No stats posted
- Rebounds: No stats posted
- Assists: No stats posted
- Three’s: No stats posted