Boys basketball: Osakis honors another 20-win season
The Osakis boys basketball team had plenty of accomplishments to honor at its season-ending awards banquet after making a run all the way to the section semifinals this year.
The Silverstreaks were 22-7 and the champions of the Prairie Conference with a 12-0 record. Sophomore guard Daniel Savageau was a big part of that, and he was named the conference's most valuable player and the team MVP for Osakis. Savageau shot at a 48-percent clip from the field on his way to averaging 21.5 points per game (538 total). He led Osakis in steals (47), three-point percentage (43.5) and free throw percentage (76.5).
Senior Reid DeWenter and sophomore Luke Imdieke both joined Savageau on the All-Prairie Conference team, while Josh Peterka was an honorable-mention selection.
Peterka led Osakis in rebounds with 156. Imdieke was the Silverstreaks' assists leader with 124, and he also took home the team award as the best defensive player. Imdieke averaged 8.2 points per game and had 41 steals.
Sophomore forward Kobie Lara was named Osakis' most-improved player. He shot a team-leading 58.9 percent (56-of-95) on his way to putting up 149 points (5.3 PPG). Senior Jay Manders wrapped up Osakis' team award winners by taking home the Silverstreak Award.
Osakis will lose five seniors from this year's group in Manders, DeWenter, Philip Mathews, Riley Werven and Peterka. DeWenter was the Silverstreaks' second-leading scorer at 9 points per game, and Osakis will have to find a replacement for his shooting as he finished second on the team with 55 three-pointers. But the Silverstreaks have solid pieces coming back next year as they try to make it three straight seasons of winning at least 20 games.
OSAKIS BOYS BASKETBALL
LETTER WINNERS - Reid DeWenter, Josh Peterka, Riley Werven, Philip Mathews, Jay Manders, Jonathan Lara, Brandon Boogaard, Daniel Savageau, Luke Imdieke, Kobie Lara, Carter Rost