Posted On: 04/24/18 10:00 AM
One of the most experienced juniors in Class A, Noah Friedel had himself a record-breaking season for Tea Area. He finished as a top scorer for the Titans once again.
Friedel averaged 25.1 points a night, 3 assists and led the team with 6.2 boards a game. He became more of a primary scorer this year after this older brother Ethan Friedel graduated last year. Even with his knee problem this past season he still led the team with 27.4 minutes a game.
Friedel shot at a 49 percent clip from the field and was very deadly from deep as he cashed in 62-of-161 three’s for 39 percent. Friedel only was charged with 33 personal fouls which come out to about 1.5 fouls a game. With being the leading scorer and playing the majority of the game, that’s a pretty good stat to have.
His toughness and will to win helped Tea get to back to the state title game. Although this year it didn’t end in a championship like last year, he still made an impact on the game of basketball in Class A.
He led all players in Rapid City at the Class A tournament in points a game with 25.3 and blocks with two. He had a huge game in the second round upset of undefeated Sioux Falls Christian scoring 29. His free throws were crucial in securing the win late as he got to the line 15 times and cashing in on 11 of the 15.
By the Numbers
47: points against Flandreau Indian set the single-game scoring record previously held by his older brother.
1,000: points Friedel went over this past season. In the same game, Friedel set the single-game scoring record and went over 1,000 points.
Friedel doesn’t get a whole lot of recovery time from the winter season as he jumps right into the action with his 17u team South Dakota Attack this past weekend at the Midwest Live Tournament in Omaha. Going into his senior season Friedel wants to work on his leadership and maturity on the court so he can hopefully lead Tea to another title.