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Post enters year two with the MACCRAY Wolverines

MACCRAY lost just two players from last season’s 10-16 squad

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MACCRAY's Trenten Cavaness (middle) works in the post against a pair of Hancock defenders in a Case IH Invitational game at Benson High School. Tom Larson / West Central Tribune

CLARA CITY — After six seasons with Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Lucas Post enters his second season heading the MACCRAY boys basketball program.

Post’s Wolverines went 10-16 last year, averaging 63.5 points per game, but relinquishing 67.5 points per game as well. In search of its first winning season since 2014-15 campaign, MACCRAY may have the talent and continuity to accomplish just that.

Scoring just a tick under 16 points per game and dishing out a team-high 4.8 assists during his sophomore year, point guard Brady Kienitz is back after earning an All-Conference nod and a spot on the Tribune’s All-Area third team.

The 6-foot junior also contributed 6.0 rebounds, a team-high 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He is one of three players back who averaged more than 10 points per game, joining senior forward Blake Wadsworth (10.7) and junior center Trenten Cavaness (12.0).

Wadsworth, standing at 6-3, paced the team with 1.5 steals per contest while Cavaness, who is listed at 6-4, led the team with 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.

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“Our three returning starters should give us a lot of options both on offense and defense,” Post said. “All are really active and athletic players.”

Post hopes the Wolverines aren’t just a three-player team. Losing just two seniors to graduation Kelby Jaenisch and Thomas Kirking should help that cause.

“We also return a lot of solid contributors from last year that saw significant minutes,” Post remarked. “Will Asche, Brooks Asche, and Tommy Hoekstra will continue to give us strong depth and quality minutes along with additional offensive punch. Both Will and Tommy made a handful of starts for us last season.”

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MACCRAY's Blake Wadsworth pokes the ball loose for a steal against Wabasso in Clara City. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

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