Two Bulldog boys named to CBC teams
A pair of Culver boys basketball players were named to All-Columbia Basin Conference teams, which was a first for both of them, according to head coach Johnny Wilson.
Senior Mike Davis earned second-team honors after a season in which he averaged a double-double of 10.9 points and 10 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-3 post also averaged a team-high 2.4 blocks per game, establishing himself as the team's primary rim protector and inside defender.
Davis also chipped in one assist per game, as he developed a passing touch from the post throughout the season and set his teammates up for open looks from the perimeter.
Culver junior Weston Basl was also named a CBC honorable mention. Basl led the Bulldogs in scoring with an average of 13.1 points per game, to go along with 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.
Basl's scoring came from a variety of areas, but much of it came from 3-point field goals. He shot 35 of 114 from behind the arc for the season, which was a good for 31 percent — a team best. Basl played in all but one game, as a result of an ankle injury, but was the team's main source of offense when he was on the floor.
Although the Bulldogs lose Davis, as well as fellow seniors Tony Olivares, Ian Stevens and Chris Munoz-Toldeo, to graduation, they will return a solid core of Basl, Matt Krueger and David Gutierrez, to name a few.
Of course, that doesn't account for the expected growth of several JV players who will make the leap to varsity next season. The boys basketball program as a whole grew from 17 to 22 players this season, which helped both teams tremendously.
Despite a weather-shortened schedule this season, the Culver JV team, led by coach Zak Caldwell, finished 3-11, which was the most any Culver JV team had won since the 2010-11 season, according to Wilson. Many of those JV players were eased into varsity minutes this season, but several of them will now be called on to fill voids left by departing seniors.
Although the Bulldogs varsity squad finished with a 1-18 record for the season, this year marked the first time in three years that multiple players were named to an all-league team.
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