Wachsmuth named Player of the Year

Jaime Cardenas
Taylen Wachsmuth, center, was named Player of the Year for the 1A Western Conference in 2016-17. Andre Davis, left, earned first team honors, while Brandon West, right, was named to the second team.

Submitted by Coach Pete Summerbell

After a dominating season on the court, a perfect conference record and a state title, the Mineral County High basketball team had several players honored with all-league awards.

Taylen Wachsmuth was named player of the year in the 1A Western Conference, while Andre Davis and Robert McFalls earned 1st team honors. Brandon West was named to the second team all-conference, and Tony Dominquez earned a coaches award.

Conference Player of the Year

Taylen Wachsmuth

Senior, three-year letterman and co-captain, led the Serpents in rebounding with a 12.5 for the year and 13.5 during state championship. Wachsmuth averaged 13.3 points per game in conference and 15 points for the year. He is the MCHS all-time rebound leader and also the single season high for total rebounds, along with a record number of double-doubles in a season. Wachsmuth had 34 total points at state.

1st Team All-Conference

Andre Davis

Senior, two-year letterman and co-captain, led the Serpents in scoring with at 15.7 points per game, 15 per game for the season. Davis was the team leader in assists, 3.4 per game and in steal with a 3.2 per game average. Davis averaged 5 rebounds per game. He had a total of 38 points at state.

1st Team All-Conference

Robert McFalls

Sophomore, two-year letterman, also led the Serpents in scoring 15.1 points per game, 13.4 for the season. McFalls averaged 2.8 in assists, 2.4 in steals and averaged 5.1 in rebounds. McFalls had 41 total points at state. None were more important than his three point play in the last seconds to get the Serpents to the final game.

2nd Team All-Conference

Brandon West

Senior, three-year letterman and co-captain. West was second leading rebounder for the Serpents with 5.7 rebounds per game. West averaged 2.6 assists per game. He played a huge role in the overall defensive package of the Serpents which proved to the best in the state.

MCHS Coaches Award

Tony Dominquez

Sophomore, two-year letterman. Dominquez is recognized for being the best defensive point guard in the division as he took on the opponents’ best ball-handlers all season. Dominguez did an outstanding job running the Serpent offense attack unselfishly and by design. Good job, Tony!

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