March 22, 2013


Feehan, Cowen named all-league first-teamers

A pair of local players earned first-team honors in all-star voting by the Central Counties League boys’ basketball coaches.
Junior guard-forward Shea Feehan from runner-up Cincinnatus was the top vote-getter with 48 points, while senior guard Nick Cowen from league champion McGraw was next with 43 points. Rounding out the first team are Otselic Valley seniors Brandon Huntley (34) and Trevor Marsten (26) and Stockbridge Valley junior Tyler Harrington (30).
A pair of players from McGraw, junior forward Jon Morse (22) and senior guard David Levitskiy (21), head up the second team, which also includes Madison sophomores Jake Brouillette (20) and Logan Snyder (18) and Brookfield junior Jake Cowan (15).
The honorable mention list is headed up by DeRuyter seniors Zack Fish, a forward, and Tim Roodenburg, a guard, along with Brookfield junior Austin Head, all three with 14 points. McGraw junior guard Chris Sweeney totaled 11 points, while McGraw junior center Brad Hill and two Cincinnatus seniors, forward-center Nick Lindley and guard Nick Peri, all had 10.
In addition, Cincinnatus seniors Mickey Halstrom (guard) and Bryant Loomis (forward), along with Madison sophomore Tyler Eaton, all had seven points. Stockbridge Valley junior Evan Kinney had three, with Stockbridge Valley senior Peter Oot and Brookfield senior Preston Riley earning one point each.
DeRuyter won the Tom Parker Sportsmanship Award.
Cincinnatus coach Jim Halstrom said of Feehan that “Shea had as good an all-around junior season as Ive seen in some time. He worked very hard with his game, really since the end of last season. He made great strides with his perimeter shooting, and his diligence with strength and conditioning training made him the versatile player he proved to be on the court every day. Shea can really do it all offensively; he is great attacking the basket and can hit the three (15 total) as good as any. Shea led our team in scoring (11.4) and assists (3.5) and was second on the team with rebounds (6) and steals (2.5). Defensively, Shea has the ability to defend any player on the court and can rebound with anyone. I’m proud of the way Shea demonstrated leadership on and off the court,. He is an awesome teammate and a wonderful young man to coach. His development was due to his work ethic and attitude, and he is very deserving of being the top vote getter in the league.”
“I believe that Nick made first team because of his hustle defensively,” McGraw coach Matt Martins said of Cowen. “He was a shut-down player that we could put on the other team’s best player, and know that that player would struggle to score all night. Nick also had many games where he played very well offensively. His hustle on the court definitely made an impression of the coaches in our league.”
Cowen averaged 9.1 points per game this season and sank six 3-pointers.
The final unofficial league standings: McGraw 12-0, Cincinnatus 10-2, Madison 6-6, Otselic Valley 6-6, Brokfield 4-8, DeRuyter 4-8, Stockbridge Valley 0-12.


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