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Three ELC players earn Lakes honors

By David Swartz - Managing Editor | Mar 4, 2021

While the Estherville

Lincoln Central boys finished

at the bottom of the

Lakes Conference standings

this season at 2-8, three

players impressed the league

coaches to earn all-conference

honors for the 2020-

21 season.

The Lakes Conference

showed its youth in the first

team selections, which had

just one senior with five juniors

and one sophomore.

ELC senior Will Larson

earned second team honors

while junior Adrian Vaughn

and freshman Owen Larson

both earned honorable mention

all-conference honors.

Will Larson led ELC in

the 10 conference games,

averaging 11.9 points, 4.1

rebounds, 1.1 assists and

0.7 steals per game. He shot

37.9 percent from the field,

including 28.8 percent from

3-point range and 76.2 percent

from the free throw


Owen Larson’s numbers

weren’t far off, as he averaged

11.1 points, 3.9

rebounds, 2.9 assists, and

2.0 steals per game in the

league. He shot 36 percent

from the field, including

27.4 percent from 3-point

range, and 75 percent from

the free throw line.

Vaughn averaged 7.3

points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.2

assists, and 0.4 steals per

game while shooting 37.5

percent from the field including

31.2 percent from

3-point range.

2020-21 Lakes

All-Conference Teams

First Team

Will Lugar*, JR, Cherokee

Karter Petzenhauser*, SO,


Vance Katzfey, JR, Spirit Lake

Creighton Morisch*, SR, Spirit


Sam Slight, JR., Storm Lake

Ty Van Essen*, JR, Western


Wyatt Gulker*, JR, Western


Second Team

Brayden Farver, SR, Cherokee

Will Larson, SR, ELC

Landon Ellis, SR, Spencer

Brent Scott, SR., Spirit Lake

Jamou Gatwech, SR., Storm


Tyson Boer, SR, Western Christian

Eli Van Essen, JR, Western


Honorable Mention

Joe Benson, JR, Cherokee

Colton Woltman, SR., Cherokee

Owen Larson, FR, ELC

Adrian Vaughn, JR, ELC

Riley DeWitt, SO, Spencer

Owen Olson, SO, Spencer

Cael Amos, SR., Spirit Lake

Sam Mayer, SR, Spirit Lake

Sam Dvergsten, JR, Storm Lake

Austin Gaffney, SR, Storm Lake

Brayden Van Meeteren, JR,

Western Christian

Asthin Van’t Hul, SO, Western


2020-21 Lakes Conference

Boys Basketball Standings

Conf O’all

W. Christian 8-2 18-5

Spirit Lake 6-4 17-5

Spencer 6-4 14-7

Storm Lake 4-6 11-10

Cherokee 4-6 10-12

ELC 2-8 9-13