Written by MICHAEL LoCICERO
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:02
Ozaukee’s Miller gets first team All-CLC honors; Lemmermann also lauded
Owen Miller didn’t start playing like an all-conference player until the second half of the season, Ozaukee coach Isaiah Ketterhagen said.
It wasn’t a coincidence that once he did, the Warriors became a much more formidable team. Ozaukee started the year 2-7, but finished 12-12.
During the final 15 games, Miller averaged 17 points per contest and scored in single digits just once.
Miller was named to the Central Lakeshore Conference all-league first team by the coaches.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Owen,” Ketterhagen said. “The rust sort of came off for him after Christmas break, and we went 10-5 down the stretch. If he played well, we played well.”
Miller, a 5-foot-11 junior guard, finished tied for fifth in the conference in scoring at 15.3 points per game. He shot 49.8% from the field for the year, including a 36.8% mark from three-point range.
He scored a season-high 28 points in Ozaukee’s 74-63 loss to Oshkosh Lourdes in a regional semifinal matchup Feb. 28.
Ketterhagen also pointed out Miller’s 5.2 assist per game average, one of the top marks in the conference. Miller finished the year with a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Miller will attend Illinois State on a baseball scholarship in 2015, but told Ketterhagen he was looking forward to coming back to basketball again next year.
“He recognized that he wants to get in the gym a little earlier next year and be ready when the season starts,” Ketterhagen said.
Also named to the all-conference first team were Sheboygan Lutheran’s Tyler Zastrow and Jacob Jurss, who led the Crusaders to the WIAA State Tournament, in addition to Elkhart
Lake’s Antonio Bett, Austin Edge of Howards Grove and Sheboygan Christian’s Caleb Kelley.
Zastrow, Jurss and Bett were unanimous selections.
Cedar Grove-Belgium senior R.J. Lemmermann was named to the conference’s all-league second team. The 6-foot-7 senior averaged a team-best 11.7 points per game, including a
season-best 23 against Sheboygan Lutheran on Feb. 18.
Lemmermann averaged 15.3 points per game over the final seven games when the Rockets went 4-3. Cedar Grove-Belgium finished the year 12-11 after an overtime loss to Ozaukee
in the first round of the playoffs.
Ozaukee senior guard Andy Richter and Cedar Grove-Belgium senior forward Adam Chier were named to the conference’s honorable mention list.
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