Donovan thanks players, supporters
The Frankenmuth varsity boys’ basketball team wrapped up its season with a banquet at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth last weekend.
Eagle varsity Coach Andy Donovan took time to summarize the season as well as thank the persons who helped the team finish 20-3 overall and 12-2 in the Tri-Valley Conference East Division.
For the season, ‘Muth was 407 for 803 from two-point range (51 percent), 116 for 405 from three-point range (29 percent) and 271 for 395 from the free throw line (69 percent). The team scored 1,433 points for a 62.3 points per game average.
The Eagles also collected 783 rebounds, 56 blocked shots, 280 steals, 24 charging calls and 336 assists while committing 255 turnovers and 310 fouls.
“We finished with a 20-3 record and did not lose until February 10. We gave up 41.5 points a game, and had six players average six points or more per contest,” Donovan said.
The coach took time at the banquet to thank the players for their commitment.
“The season is not easy, lasting four months, with competing priorities . . . very much like a family. They all played different roles, some they liked, and some we didn’t. There’s times when we get on each other’s nerves, there’s conflict, but there’s also so many great times, great laughs, big wins, chances to hug each other and encourage each other, and in the end we come together, we fight for and support each other,” Donovan listed. “Thank you again for your effort, sacrifice, enthusiasm, for being coachable and respectful.”
Donovan also thanked the parents, Mark Janson, Tim Gilmour and Mick Bannister for scorebook keeping, athletic trainer Julie Felten, athletic director Kevin Schwedler, assistant athletic director Don Ackett, scouts Steve Gorney and Matt Coulter, photographers Chip DeGrace and Deb Krafft, the Frankenmuth Sports Network’s Jeff Ligney, Matt Feinauer and Kevin Janer, the coaching staff and their families and live stats Bill and Connie Coulter.