Written by MICHAEL LoCICERO
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:02
Ozaukeeâ€™s Miller gets first team All-CLC honors; Lemmermann also lauded
Owen Miller didnâ€™t start playing like an all-conference player until the second half of the season, Ozaukee coach Isaiah Ketterhagen said.
It wasnâ€™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.
â€śThis is a well-deserved honor for Owen,â€ť Ketterhagen said. â€śThe 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.â€ť
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 Ozaukeeâ€™s 74-63 loss to Oshkosh Lourdes in a regional semifinal matchup Feb. 28.
Ketterhagen also pointed out Millerâ€™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.
â€śHe recognized that he wants to get in the gym a little earlier next year and be ready when the season starts,â€ť Ketterhagen said.
Also named to the all-conference first team were Sheboygan Lutheranâ€™s Tyler Zastrow and Jacob Jurss, who led the Crusaders to the WIAA State Tournament, in addition to Elkhart
Lakeâ€™s Antonio Bett, Austin Edge of Howards Grove and Sheboygan Christianâ€™s Caleb Kelley.
Zastrow, Jurss and Bett were unanimous selections.
Cedar Grove-Belgium senior R.J. Lemmermann was named to the conferenceâ€™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 conferenceâ€™s honorable mention list.
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