Archive for Monday, April 6, 2009

Schaffer, Smith make all-area team

April 6, 2009

Austin Smith

Austin Smith

Keaton Schaffer

Keaton Schaffer

Tonganoxie High’s Keaton Schaffer and Austin Smith were named to the Lawrence Journal-World’s all-area boys basketball team.

Smith, an all-Kaw Valley League first-teamer, nearly averaged a double-double for the Chieftains this season, finishing with averages of 13 points and 9 rebounds per game. The senior also added nearly two steals per game to his stat line. Smith was named the Most Inspirational Athlete at the Tonganoxie Invitational and the Channel 6 Hy-Vee High School Scholar Athlete of the Month for February.

Schaffer, a 6-foot-2 junior guard who was all-state honorable mention, was a scoring machine for the Chieftains this winter, averaging 16.4 points per game while chipping in 4 rebounds and 2 assists per game in the process. Like Smith, Schaffer was named first-team all-Kaw Valley League and landed on the all-tourney teams at the Paola Invitational and Tonganoxie Invitational.

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