Friday, March 17, 2006

Wolverines put three on All-League team

Boys' basketball picks

Three Wood River High School boys' varsity basketball players have been named on 2005-06 Great Basin Conference West All-Conference teams.

Wood River senior Morgan Uhrig (second team), junior Cory Rutkowski (second team) and sophomore Erik Jacobson (honorable mention) earned nods. The Wolverines finished their season with an 8-14 mark.

Burley, Minico and Jerome players filled out the teams.

Great Basin Conference West champion Burley (12-13) went two-and-out at the State 4A tournament March 2-4 in Caldwell, losing to Moscow 57-48 and to Blackfoot 58-57.

Top-seeded Burley beat #2-seeded Jerome 61-60 in overtime in an extra conference championship game at Jerome Feb. 21. Burley lost 67-58 to Century in the Feb. 23 regional finals at Pocatello, and Preston eliminated Jerome (16-10) 64-60.

The All-Conference picks were finalized Monday at Twin Falls High School. "Player of the Year," was David Prescott of Jerome.

First team: David Prescott (Jerome 5-8 junior); Chris Turney (Burley 6-2 junior); Kyle Straatman (Minico 6-0 senior); Zack Dietz (Jerome 6-0 senior); Colton Moon (Burley 5-8 sophomore); and Troy Tolman (Jerome 6-1 senior).

Second team: Morgan Uhrig (WR 5-8 senior); Cory Rutkowski (WR 6-2 junior); Taylor Kerbs (Burley 6-4 senior); Bill Carney (Minico 6-3 sophomore); and R.J. Salvi (Minico 6-0 sophomore.

Honorable mention: Erik Jacobson (WR 6-5 sophomore); Bryce Jurgensmeir (Minico 6-4 senior); Braxton Greener (Burley 6-2 senior); Mike Norris (Jerome 6-3 senior); and Jordan Crafton (Minico 6-0 senior).

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