Posted On: 11/13/18 8:39 AM
Looking ahead to the 2018-19 season, Prep Hoops Wisconsin breaks down the race in the Woodland West Conference…
1. West Allis Central
2. New Berlin Eisenhower
4. New Berlin West
6. Wisconsin Lutheran
7. Pius XI
The Woodland West was hit harder by graduation and transfers than probably any conference in the state. That’s going to allow West Allis Central, who was .500 in league play last season, to enter 2018-19 as the favorite. The Bulldogs have their top two scorers back, which is much more than any other team in the conference can say.
Finishing second a year ago, New Berlin Eisenhower will have to replace leading scorer Bryce Miller. A deep and balanced offense last season, the Lions have a couple potential all-conference picks they can turn to.
Greendale finished second to last in the conference last season. The Panthers lose their top four scorers, but should have a nice 1-2 punch in senior Hudson Hughes (6-6) and sophomore Sam Sommerfeld.
PROJECTED FIRST-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
G Glenn Martin – West Allis Central
G Bryson Felder – Wisconsin Lutheran
G Davon Cobbs – New Berlin West
F Ben Buechel – New Berlin Eisenhower
F Jacob Fierst – West Allis Central
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
West Allis Central senior forward Jacob Fierst is the lone returning first or second-team all-conference selection from last season. As a junior, Fierst posted around 17 points and 8 boards per game. He recently committed to Morningside College.
With Desmond Polk transferring and New Berlin West losing a couple of key seniors from last season, Davon Cobbs has to be the guy. A strong, athletic guard that excels at an uptempo pace, Cobbs averaged around four points per game while also contributing one steal per contest.
Wisconsin Lutheran loses its top five scorers from 2017-18. That leaves Bryson Felder to pick up the pieces. The senior guard showed some flashes last season and put up 17 points against Division 2 runner-up Milwaukee Washington in the playoffs.