The Sanford Pentagon and Augustana Elmen Center were full of Team BV's signature red and black this weekend with eight of our teams competing in the SD Heat Hardwood Classic. Our teams had some great competition and got better with every game. Today, we get to celebrate their hard work by honoring our players of the week.
Madison Schlotman, 5th grade: Coach Terveer was impressed with Madison's work on the court this weekend. She said Madison played with great intensity on defense by diving for loose balls and making it hard for any player to get the ball up the court. On offense she got the ball to the hoop by going up strong. She was unselfish with the ball and made great passes to her post and other open teammates. Madison tells us her favorite thing about basketball is getting to play with her friends. When she grows up she wants to play professional sports. Her favorite BV athlete is her older brother, Hunter Schlotman.
Raygin Bohn, 6th grade: Raygin put forth amazing effort and hustle all weekend. Coach Klumper said she hit the boards with extreme aggression and ripped down the ball with all her strength. Raygin worked tirelessly in the post and when given the opportunity, drove to the basket really well. She also hit some key shots and knocked down a bunch of free throws. Raygin tells us her most memorable basketball moment was when she clinched a competitive game with a last minute free-throw. When she grows up, Raygin wants to be an architect. Her favorite BV Athlete is DWU Commit Felicity Klinkhammer.
Joey DeWitt, 6th grade: Joey brought energy to his team all weekend. Coach Waltner said each game he got up into passing lanes getting steals and turning them into quick offensive plays. He continued to box out well securing some important rebounds. On offense, Joey controlled the ball well and hit multiple deep threes to spark the offense. Joey tells us he likes to study social studies in school and he plans to be an eye doctor when he grows up. His favorite basketball memory is winning the league championship. His favorite BV athlete is Zach Scholten.
Jax Nuebel, 6th grade: Coach Myers said Jax showed he was a team leader this weekend. He shouldered the load offensively and got his teammates into the right spots. He played tough with few breaks. He got to the rim and took a lot of contact. Every time he was knocked down he jumped back up and got on defense to guard the best opposing player. Jax shared he likes to study math in school. His favorite basketball memory is making a clutch shot for his team. Jax's favorite BV athlete is Zach Scholten.
Mason Padgett, 8th grade: Coach Schultz said Mason showed toughness on both ends of the floor this weekend. He played a lot of heavy minutes and continued to deliver in key moments of the game. Mason shared his favorite thing about playing basketball is getting to spend time on the court with his friends. When he's not playing basketball he likes to cheer for the Lakers. His favorite BV athlete is Evan Talcott.
Mason McManus, 8th grade: Coach Jurgens said he was proud of Mason's grit this weekend. Through many ups and downs he continued to work hard. He fought through adversity and stayed focused on the game. Mason tells us he like to study science and he plans to use that in his future career as a dentist. His favorite thing about playing basketball is spending time on the court with his friends. His favorite BV athlete is Drew Jurgens.
Jackson Hilton, 9th grade: Coach Deckert said Jackson is a special player who was a difference maker throughout the weekend. Jackson rarely left the floor and consistently made plays on both ends of the court. Jackson shared his favorite basketball memory is shooting a game winning bucket again Memorial Middle School. Jackson enjoys computer class and plans to be a professional basketball player when he grows up. His favorite BV athlete is Dale Moss.