This past season, as is always the case, the boys program participated in a few events designed to give back to the community and/or help those in need. The obvious choice for most rewarding experience would be the Free-Throw Athon to help Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. The high school boys were grouped together with members of the Jr Indians teams and shot their FT's on New Year's Eve. Bango was present to help provide some extra excitement but more importantly, we were joined by three special guests who helped reveal the value of our efforts. Together with the Jr Indians, the Mukwonago Boys Basketball program was able to present a check for $15,000 to M-A-W WI! An awesome feat which helped grant the wishes of Aaron, Thomas and Melbourne!
In January, members of the varsity and JV teams helped support the Special Olympics at the annual basketball tournament held at MHS. This season, our partnership with this event reached the upper teens (in years) and we couldn't be more proud to help make this event a success!
This offseason, we again anticipate helping to clean the streets and highways of Mukwonago as well as support area friends-in-need by participating in a fundraising walk. More examples of the ways in which our boys are giving back to our community! Mukwonago can be very proud of the efforts of these fine young men!
The 2015-2016 season was another stellar year for the Indians' teams!
The frosh A team went an astounding 22-0 on the year while playing unselfish, tough, disciplined and passionate basketball not only on game nights but in practices too. This trait will continue to serve them well in future sports but more importantly, in every area of their lives. Always striving for excellence--remembering that it's what we repeatedly do that defines who we are! The B team was also very successful. Several guys played a lot of A minutes on Tuesday and Fridays which means this class is deep and should be ready to challenge for more conference championships in the future!
The JV team exceeded expectations this past season and finished with a record of 17-5. The team's ability to out-work their opponents every night while deftly getting into gaps and knocking down shots were the keys to success. This group could score from the outside, in transition and at the rim while making life difficult for its opponents. With another stellar off-season, this group of young men will almost certainly earn lots of varsity minutes next winter!
While the varsity team finished the year over .500, inconsistency was the key word to describe the team. Some nights the team looked invincible while on other nights, the team struggled to make shots or more importantly, get stops. The team's longest winning streak was four and longest losing streak was three. In all, the team finished with a record of 12 wins and 11 losses. Of those 11 losses, just three were by double-digits while three others saw us miss a game-winning shot as time expired. The highlights of the season were two big wins over a talented North team, a quality win over the always-talented Arrowhead Warhawks and a Saturday afternoon barn-burner over Whitefish Bay 91-85 in overtime. The boys were led by Junior Brandon Hau who averaged 16 points and 7 boards but saw significant contributions come from all over the roster. Several of which were from the junior class. Together with a promising group of underclassmen, how far can this group of seniors lead the program?
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Congratulations to all levels on their successes this past season!
The varsity team's season was a roller-coaster ride with several very close losses along the way. The boys played exceptional basketball at times while on other nights, showed their inexperience. Big wins over Oshkosh North and Kettle Moraine were the highlights while narrow losses to Arrowhead, Muskego, Whitnall and Burlington seemed to define the season. Traveling to KM for the regional semi-final was an opportunity to gain a big upset over the heavily-favored Lasers. The boys battled tough all night but a last second three pointer by KM was the difference. Finishing under .500 for the first time in several seasons will provide our program great motivation this off-season!
Our JV team finished a stellar season with only 3 losses and earned a conference championship along the way! Those sophomores displayed exemplary work ethics night in and night out while showing the ability to use their athleticism, strength and skill sets appropriately.
The frosh teams also had a very nice run this past season. The A team finished with a 13-8 record while the B team worked equally hard and earned a 8-4 finish. Great job of learning how to compete in the always tough Classic 8 conference boys!
Our program GPA's are still off the charts as evidenced by the 27 athletes making this season's All-Academic Team. As indicated at the banquet in March, this is the second highest total of all time and definitely something all those who achieved the honor should feel very proud of. Those who didn't, let's be part of the team in '15-'16!
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