Tech’s England takes home second-team honors

Tech’s England takes home second-team honors
Montana Tech's Taylor England looks to the hoop Dec. 4 as Montana Western's Jaycob Payne defends at the HPER Complex. (Butte Sports file photo)

WHITEFISH — The Frontier Conference released the 2018-19 All-Conference Men’s Basketball team today, and Montana Tech sophomore guard Taylor England made the second team.

The Helena native led the Orediggers with 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game as the Orediggers made a run to the Frontier Conference semifinals.

Carroll College’s Kurt Paulson was selected as the 2018-2019 Coach of the Year. Carroll College senior forward Match Burnham, was selected as the league’s Player of the Year.

University of Providence senior guard Jalen Shepard was selected as Newcomer of the Year. MSU-Northern junior forward Kavon Bey was selected Sixth-Man of the Year.

Rocky Mountain College senior guard Craig Wilmore was selected Defensive Player of the Year. Carroll College’s Shamrock Campbell and the University of Providence’s Jaxen Hashley were named Co-Freshmen of the Year.

Burnham is joined on the fist team by Carroll teammates Dane Warp and Matt Wyman, Dana Abe of Lewis-Clark State, Jared Samuelson of Rocky Mountain College and Shepard.

England was joined on the second team by Montana Western senior Kooper Kidgell. Tech’s Troy Owens Jr. and Western’s Cedric Boone received an honorable mention.

Oredigger Derrius Collins was named a Champion of Character. So was Tanner Haverfield of Montana Western.

Click here to see all the honorees.

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