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Waukesha West's Cowser, North's Becker land on first team all-conference

Waukesha West senior Earnest Cowser (23) was named first-team all-conference in boys basketball.

Waukesha West senior Earnest Cowser (23) was named first-team all-conference in boys basketball. Photo By Scott Ash

March 26, 2014

Waukesha West guard Earnest Cowser and Waukesha North forward Mark Becker were both chosen first-team All Conference in the Classic 8 for the 2013-14 season.

Cowser was also named honorable-mention All State by the state coaches association.

Kettle Moraine's Paul Miller was an unsurprising choice for Classic 8 Conference Player of the Year in boys basketball, netting the honor after a standout senior season in which he helped the Lasers secure their first-ever Classic 8 title.

Brad Bestor was named the league's Coach of the Year, and senior big man Mitchell Oleson joined his teammate Miller on the first team.

Arrowhead senior Billy Hirschfeld and sophomore Bryce Nze were also named to the first team, along with Aaron Nixon of Mukwonago.

Arrowhead's Dave Conway was named Assistant Coach of the Year. Second-team selections included Trent Prater of Waukesha South, Jake Shomin of Catholic Memorial and Drew Rhodes of Waukesha West.

Miller was also named first-team All State by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association in Division 1. Kevon Looney of Milwaukee Hamilton was named the state's Mr. Basketball. Nixon joined Cowser in being named honorable-mention All State.

All Conference

2014 Classic 8 boys basketball

First team

Paul Miller Kettle Moraine Senior
Billy Hirschfeld Arrowhead Senior
Bryce Nze Arrowhead Sophomore
Aaron Nixon Mukwonago Senior
Mark Becker Waukesha North Senior
Earnest Cowser Waukesha West Senior
Mitchell Oleson Kettle Moraine Senior

Second team

Ricky Finco, Sr., Arrowhead; Jake Shomin, Sr., Catholic Memorial; Mitch Pfeifer, Jr., Kettle Moraine; Turner Kehoe, Sr., Muskego; Trent Prater, Sr., Waukesha South; Drew Rhodes, Sr., Waukesha West

Honorable mention

Charlie Reuteman, Sr., Arrowhead; Matt Calewarts, Sr., Arrowhead; Ayinde Starling, Sr., Catholic Memorial; Dominic Cizauskas, Sr., Mukwonago; Rob Gruber, Sr., Mukwonago; Mike Vidmar, Jr., Muskego; Brandon Glandt, Jr., Muskego; Kyle Peterson, Jr., Waukesha North; Pat Reuter, Sr. Waukesha West; Nate Walz, Sr., Waukesha West

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