LCSC's Allen and Duckworth are second-team FC selections
BILLINGS, Mont. – Seniors Curtis Allen and Brian Duckworth were named to the All-Frontier Conference second team men’s basketball squad, which was released on Wednesday by conference commissioner Mike Walker.
The awarded were voted on by the conference coaches, who could not vote for their own players.
Allen, a 6-foot-3 guard from Long Beach, Calif., led the Warriors in scoring at 16.8 points per season and also tied Duckworth for the team high in steals at 49. Allen started 23 games and shot 48.8 percent from the field. He also led the team in rebounding at 5.7 and was third on the team in assists, and tied for the lead in blocked shots.
This was Allen’s first year in the program after transferring from Oral Roberts University.
Duckworth, a 6-1 guard from Fresno, Calif., was second on the team in scoring at 12.6 points per game. He led the team in 3-pointers with 32 and 3-point shooting at 34.4 percent. He also was among the NAIA national leaders in free-throw percentage and finished the year at 85.6 percent, which ranks seventh on the LCSC single-season list.
Duckworth also averaged 3.3 rebounds and was second on the team in assists with 55. He was a two-year starter for the Warriors after transferring to LCSC from Sheridan Junior College in Wyoming.
The Warriors finished the season at 11-14 overall, including 5-9 in conference play.
Westminster, which won the regular-season championship, dominated the awards with Geoff Payne being selected both the conference’s Most Valuable Player and Newcomer of the Year, while Tommy Connor won Coach of the Year. Carroll’s Chris Kaschmitter was chosen the Defensive Player of the Year, while teammate Andy Garland was the Freshman of the Year.
Carroll College, Montana Western, Montana State University-Northern and Rocky Mountain each landed two players on the first team.
Only five of the 17 players honored on first or second team were not seniors.
Rayshaun Ames, Sr, University of Great Falls
JaRon Brown, Jr, Montana Western
Andy Garland, Fr, Carroll College
Chris Johnson, Sr, MSU-Northern
Chad Myers, Sr, Montana Western
Travis Noble, Sr, MSU-Northern
Geoff Payne, Sr, Westminster College
Chase Sukut, Sr, Rocky Mountain College
Devin Uskoski, Sr, Rocky Mountain College
Chad Vaculin, Sr, Carroll College
Curtis Allen, Sr, Lewis-Clark State
Weston Anderson, Jr, Westminster College
Brian Duckworth, Sr, Lewis-Clark State
Josh Monagle, Jr, Montana Tech
Nate Richardson, Jr, Rocky Mountain College
Nate Sanchez, Sr, Westminster College
Danny Stosich, Sr, Westminster College