2011-12 All-Area Boys Basketball First Team2011-12 All-Area Boys Basketball First Team
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Cedric Dicke, senior, Cannon Falls, forward
Dicke, Cannon Falls’ all-time leader in points and rebounds, averaged 18 points per game and 9.07 rebounds per game in his senior season.
Dicke ended his career with 1,653 points and 919 rebounds — both of which shattered the previous marks of 1,415 career points and 604 rebounds.
Cannon Falls head coach Josh Davisson said Dicke’s impact extended beyond the stat sheet with his leadership.
“Cedric works as hard in practice as he does in games and his teammates have followed his lead,” Davisson said.
Dicke will go on to the University of Minnesota to play football in the fall.
Joel Newman, senior, Red Wing, guard
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Chase Luebker, senior, Plum City, guard
Luebker, a three-year starter for the Blue Devils, averaged 20.2 points, 7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2 steals a game. Luebker showed he can hit shots from anywhere on the court this season. Luebker scored 32 points against Boyceville, including 22 in the fourth quarter. The two-time Dunn-St. Croix All-Conference first team member scored his 1,000th career point this season. Luebker hit six 3-pointers in a game this season and finished with 31 points in the game.
Lucas Ziemba, junior, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, guard
Ziemba averaged 12.5 points per game and shot 54 percent on 2-point field goals. Cougars head coach Darrin Raasch said Ziemba spread defenses out with his ability to drive to the hoop and knock down 3-point shots. Ziemba shot 37 percent on 3-pointers and hit 77 percent of his free throws.
Lemoine Steffen, senior, Ellsworth, guard
Steffen, a Middle Border All-Conference first team selection, scored 13 points per game and pulled down 6 rebounds per game. Steffen also shot 67 percent from the free-throw line.