Spencerville senior Dakota Prichard was chosen as the 2016-17 NWC Player of the Year by Northwest Conference boys’ basketball coaches at the annual selection meeting Monday evening in Delphos. Prichard received 117 total points to finish ahead of Jace Stockwell (DJ) who tallied 114 points in a close vote.
Prichard averaged 18 points per game along with 5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game for the Bearcats, with a season high 32 points in the conference clinching win vs. Jefferson.
Prichard and Stockwell were joined on the NWC first team by Javin Etzler (CV), Spencer Miller (AE), Bailey Croft (SV) and Luke Denecker (BL). Prichard, Stockwell, Miller and Croft are seniors while Etzler is a sophomore and Denecker is a freshman.
Coach of the Year honors in the NWC go to Kevin Sensabaugh of Spencerville. He led the Bearcats to an 8-0 conference mark and a regular season record of 17-5. This year’s conference championship was the 8th NWC title in school history for the Bearcats.
The team breakdowns are as follows:
Dakota Prichard – Spencerville – Senior
Jace Stockwell – Delphos Jefferson – Senior
Javin Etzler – Crestview – Sophomore
Spencer Miller – Allen East – Senior
Bailey Croft – Spencerville – Senior
Luke Denecker – Bluffton – Freshman
Rece Roney – Columbus Grove – Senior
Owen Conley – Ada – Senior
Derek Stout – Crestview – Junior
Caden Ringwald – Lincolnview – Junior
Chayten Overholt – Lincolnview – Junior
Caleb Smelcer – Allen East – Senior
Ethan Rhonehouse – Paulding – Junior
Alex Rode – Delphos Jefferson – Junior
Gabe Denecker – Bluffton – Senior
Drew Kline – Crestview – Sophomore
Caiden Grothaus – Columbus Grove – Senior
Marcus Miller – Paulding – Junior
Drew Reiss – Delphos Jefferson – Senior
Ryan Rager – Lincolnview – Senior
Jordan Bailey – Ada – Senior
Jaret Miller – Paulding – Sophomore