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Wildcats receive all-conference honors
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After going 5-9 and finishing fifth in the Southwest Wisconsin Activities League standings, four members of the Southwestern varsity girls’ basketball team received postseason honors at the conclusion of this past season.

Earning first-team all-conference honors from Southwestern was the team’s leading scorer, senior Emma Droeszler.

Droeszler averaged 11.5 points per game, and scored a gam-high 24, but also led the team in rebounds with an average of 10.5 per game, giving her a double-double average for the entire season.

Droeszler also dished out 0.9 assists per game and had 0.4 steals per contest.

Earning honorable-mention honors from Southwestern were seniors Zoe Vaassen and Morgan Kuhl, along with sophomore Niki Berning.

Vaassen, Kuhl and Berning were all very close when it came to scoring, as Vaassen averaged 8.9 points per game and scored a game-high of 20, Kuhl averaged 8.4 with a game high of 17, and Berning averaged 8.3 with a game-high of 23.

Vaassen also averaged 2.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and a team-high 2.5 steals per game, while Kuhl pulled down 5.2 boards, had 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Berning finished up with 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals per contest.

As a team, coach Adam Hocking’s squad averaged 45.6 points per game, while giving up 50.4 to their opponents.

The Wildcats shot 34.6% from the field, including 30.5% from beyond the 3-point arc.

They were 57.2% from the charity stripe, committed 10.7 turnovers per game, and came away with 7.3 steals per contest.

This year’s SWAL Player of the Year was Fennimore junior Alexi Needham, while Cuba City’s Jeff Pustina was named the SWAL Coach of the Year.