The Mineral Point High School Basketball team held its awards banquet Sunday, April 9 in the cafetorium.
The varsity was celebrated for its 17-7 record and 2nd place finish in the SWAL Conference, as well as advancing to the WIAA Regional Final game. The varsity reserve finished 17-5 this year.
Award winners include:
- Isaac Lindsey: 1st team SWAL Conference, 1st team Dodgeville Chronicle All-Area, 2nd team Dubuque Telegraph Herald All-Area, Honorable Mention Wisconsin State Journal All-Area, Best Free Throw Percentage, Free Throw Ladder Champion, Best Three Point Percentage, Most Steals.
- Chance Wendhausen: 1st team SWAL Conference, 1st team Dodgeville Chronicle All-Area, 2nd team Dubuque Telegraph Herald All-Area, Honorable Mention Wisconsin State Journal All-Area, Most Points, Team MVP.
- Lance Steffes: 2016-17 Co-Captain, Most Assists, Most Improved.
- Jack Warrick: Honorable Mention SWAL Conference, Honorable Mention Dodgeville Chronicle All-Area, Honorable Mention Dubuque Telegraph Herald All-Area, 2016-17 Co-Captain, Most Blocks, Best Two Point Percentage, Most Rebounds, 1st in Mineral Point Career Field Goal Percentage.
- Wes Berget: Most Improved.
Coach Dan Burreson also thanked the Mineral Point Community and Pointer Basketball family for its support of the Kirk U’Ren fundraiser during the Dick Poad Youth Tournament, raising $40,000 for the U’Ren sons. Burreson said Kirk was the “heart and soul” of the 1998 team, the first team Burreson coached that made the WIAA Sectionals. After seeing many former players at the fundraiser event, Burreson said that day solidified in his mind that “You are a team for a year, but you are teammates for life.”
Coach also added that next season, the Pointers are slated to play one of their toughest schedules of all time, facing off against top ranked teams in tournaments in both the Milwaukee area, as well as in Iowa. While he looks for the Pointers to be successful, he also told the players success won’t come without hard work and wanting success for themselves, just as much as they want it for their teammates.