Grinde voted MVP; Vickerman, Kamspshroer also voted awards
Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:51 AM
The votes are in, and the Spring Grove boys basketball team has presented four awards for outstanding play in 2013-14.
From Left to Right: Chase Grinde Most Valuable, Hustle Award
Dustin Vickerman Lion Award
Dylan Kampschroer Most Improved
The Lions were young this year, with no seniors on the roster. In spite of that, they achieved a record of 25-4 (18-0 SEC) and won a fourth-straight SEC East Division Championship. Spring Grove earned the No. 2 seed at the 1A East Sub-section Tournament and finally bowed out to No. 1 seed Rushford-Peterson in the sub-section championship game.
Freshman guard Chase Grinde helped make it happen. He won both the Most Valuable Player and Hustle Awards. The Lion Award went to junior guard Dustin Vickerman. The Most Improved Player Award was won by sophomore guard Dylan Kampschroer.
GRINDE led this year's team in scoring, steals, blocked shots, hustle points, free throws made and 3-point buckets. He also ranked second in three-point accuracy (36%) and free throw success (78%).
Grinde's 559 points broke the scoring record for freshman boys and was the seventh-best single season in the record book. He is already 19th on the career scoring chart with 780 points.
Grinde broke the single-season record with 85 successful treys this year. He tied the single-game record by hitting nine triples versus Glenville-Emmons this season. Grinde is also in fifth place on that all-time list (125 total 3-point FG).
Career-wise, he also stands fifth in free throw accuracy (74%) and ninth in three-point percentage (36%).
Grinde's 127 hustle points (4.4 per game) won him the Hustle Award for outstanding defensive plays. That is the only team award which depends on a statistical total rather than a vote.
The Lion Award is for leadership and heart. Team captain VICKERMAN was the most successful Lion when it came to getting to the free throw line with 161 attempts and 94 points scored (seventh-best season in the record book).
He shared this year's top spot in providing assists, passing for 3.8 per game (109 total). That was good for another seventh-place on the single season list.
Vickerman also stood out for his rebounding ability, snagging a team runner-up 6.6 per game and was the team's fourth-leading scorer with 10.7 points per outing. He was fourth in steals, with 1.6 per contest. Another noteworthy accomplishment was achieving the team's first triple double in 14 years (13 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists) versus Lyle/Pacelli this season.
KAMPSCHROER played mostly B-team ball last season but moved into the starting lineup for 2013-14. He led the Lions in taking 9 charges, led the team in free throw success (86%), was third best from beyond the arc (34%), and achieved a very good (1.0) assist to turnover ratio.
Kampschroer finished the year with 4.4 points, 1,9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
Other Lion standouts included sophomore forward BRADY SCHUTTEMEIER, who led the team in rebounding, field goal accuracy, and double doubles. Seven double doubles went into the books this season including a 27-point, 19-board performance against the second-best team in the conference (Lanesboro).
Career-wise, he's currently ranked sixth-best in shooting from the field (54%). Schuttemeier also moved into ninth place on the all-time list with 406 rebounds (237 this year alone).
Sophomore guard ALEX ENGELHARDT led the Lions in three categories this year, including three-point accuracy (42%), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.65) and a shared top spot in total assists (109). He currently ranks sixth on the all-time list as a triple threat (40% career accuracy from three-point range).
Earning their second varsity letters were Vickerman, Engelhardt, Schuttemeier, Grinde and Gabe Solum.
First-year letter winners include Kampschroer plus juniors Tanner Sanness and Elliott Cross along with freshmen Jordan Jaster, Brock Schuttemeier and Devon Nerstad.
The Lions' 25-win season ties the best on record. Spring Grove has now won 20 straight SEC games, 59 of the last 60.
SG Boys Basketball 2014 Season Leaders
SCORING points per game
REBOUNDS per game
ASSISTS per game
Brock Schuttemeier 1.00
STEALS per game
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE
3-POINT FG MADE
FREE THROW PERCENTAGE
HUSTLE POINTS per game
Vickerman 1 (first one in 14 years)
HIGHEST SCORING GAMES
Grinde 35 vs. L-O
Grinde 32 vs. G-E
Schuttemeier 27 vs. Lanesboro
Grinde 27 four times
HIGH REBOUNDING GAMES
Schuttemeier 19 vs. Lanesboro
Schuttemeier 17 vs. L/P
Schuttemeier 16 vs. M-C