MEDICINE HAT, AB – While they came up short of both zone and provincial medals this year, the Medicine Hat High Mohawks and Kwahommies senior basketball teams aren’t shy on hardware.
On Thursday, the Southern Alberta High School Basketball League announced their league all-stars awards following a pair of all-star games at Magrath High School.
Graduating senior Bailey Gosse was named to the SAHSBL’s first all-star team, while also finishing second in league MVP voting.
The University of Lethbridge commit only scored under ten points in a game once this season, ending his year playing in all 14 games for the Mohawks with 17.7 points per game.
Grade 11 rising star Ethan Egert was also named to the league’s first all-star squad, leading Medicine Hat in scoring this season with an average of 18.8 points per game.
They were both handpicked for the 2019 4A Boys All-Star Game, representing Team Light along with teammate and senior Eidan Jonker.
Egert led the Mohawks with 11 points, however Team Light fell by a 103-99 final to Team Dark on Wednesday.
Some recognition for Mohawks head coach Chad Watson as well, as he was named one of the SAHSBL’s coaches of year after guiding Hat High to a 10-4 record and a provincial berth.
The award was split three ways for the first time in league history, as Watson took home the honours alongside Cardston’s Jamie Atwood and LCI’s Jared Nelson.
CHAT Sports spoke with Watson about what the league honours mean to both his players and himself.
Some impressive hardware for Kwahommies players as well, highlighted by second all-star team honours going towards Grade 11 student Kyler Varga.
Varga finished just behind Jordyn Knight for the Kwahommies scoring crown, knocking down an average of 11.4 points per game over 14 contests.
Knight, Varga, and senior guard Kyla Kearley all dressed for Team Dark in the 4A Girls All-Star Game, losing to Team Light by a 90-80 final.
Varga finished tied for second in team scoring with 12 points, while Knight and Kearley combined for 11 points in the loss.
The Kwahommies were eliminated in the consolation bracket at 4A Girls Zones earlier this month, falling just short of the four provincial berths.
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