Baumer, Combs named lst team All-ACAC cagers
COMBS CONTROLS â€” Adams Central sophomore Dalton Combs controls a rebound and looks down the floor during sectional action three weeks ago. Combs and teammate Maverick Baumer were named first team All-ACAC in boys basketball. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
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Adams Central junior Maverick Baumer hit 58 percent of his two-point shots and averaged 15.4 points per game for the Jets this past season. Sophomore Dalton Combs hit 48 percent of his two-pointers and scored 10.6 points per game. Both were named first team All-ACAC in boys basketball Monday.
South Adams junior Dustin Wanner, was also named to the first team.
The Jets had one of their best seasons in n30 years, going 13-8 and falling in the sectional to Bishop Luers. Ironically, Luers lost to Bluffton, a team Adams Central beat in the ACAC Tourney, in the South Adams Sectional (2A) championship game.
Adams Central senior guard Nathan Busse was named to the second team along with Trevor White of South Adams.
Baumer, a 6-5 leaper who dunked the ball nine times this season, had incredible good numbers all the way around. Hit connected a .436 of his three-pointers and .873 of his free throws, making him one of the top offensive threats in the area.
Baumer led the Jets with 125 rebounds and 44 blocked shots.
Combs was a strong leader for the Jets and an aggressive player, always trying to find a lane to the bucket. He hit 410 on his three-pointers and had 89 rebounds for the season. He added 30 assists and 14 steals.
With Combs and Baumer back, AC coach Aaron McClure has the makings for another strong team in 2011-12.
Wanner averaged 15.4 points per game and brought down 106 rebounds for the Stars. He hit 47 percent of his two-pointers and .375 of his treys. He hit 79 of 104 free throws during the regular season.
Busse scored at an 8.1 clip with 35 steals and 34 assists. He hit 68 percent of his charity tosses and was known as a top defender for the Jets.
White garnered 120 rebounds for the stars and averaged eight points a game. He had 43 offensive rebounds.
Ryan Bollier, Andrew Suciu and Luke Pepple of Leo, all seniors, were named to the first team, as was Decatur's Keith Cochran of Bluffton along with teammates Cameron Gerber and Chandkler Okey. Michael Vanderkolk, a real standout in the sectional for the Tigers, was give second-team status.
Wil Knapke, a sophomore, and junior Mitch Castleman of Heritage were first-teamrers as was Tanner Pribble of Southern Wells, Brandon Porter of Garrett, and Clint Romines of Woodlan.