Frazier, Sylvester make all-conference

by nathan oster

Greybull put two players, seniors Austin Frazier and Travis Sylvester, on the all-Northwest Conference boys’ basketball team, which was announced at the conclusion of the State 2A Boys Basketball Championships over the weekend in Casper.

Lovell, which won the conference, put four players on the team, including conference player of the year in senior Colin May as well as a trio of juniors in Ryan Clark, Dylan Hultgren and Cody Savage.

Brian May, who guided the Bulldogs to a 7-1 conference finish, was chosen conference coach of the year.

Rounding out the squad were two players each from Rocky Mountain in juniors Bryce Ward and Michael Bernhisel and from Riverside in junior Clint Getzfreid and senior Brynnt Wood.

Frazier led the Buffs in scoring, averaging 13 points per game, after missing his entire junior season due to a knee injury.  Frazier’s final line also included 99 rebounds (fifth most on the team), 74 assists and 53 steals. He was also one of the team’s top free-throw shooters, nailing 69 percent of his attempts from the stripe.

Sylvester played point guard and was a defensive stopper for the Buffs.  He finished the season averaging 6.7 points per game, but was the team leader in assists, with 159, and steals, with 103.  He also ranked fourth on the team in rebounding with 126.

Both were repeat selections.  Frazier made the team as a sophomore, Sylvester as a junior.

Sylvester also all-state

Sylvester also earned a spot on the all-state team for 2A.

Joining him on that elite team were two members of the state champion Wyoming Indian Chiefs in senior John Soundingsides and junior Alvin Spoonhunter, as well as two members of the runner-up Lovell Bulldogs in May and Savage.

The rest of the all-state team included Timmy Benedict of Wright, Jesse Brown and Tyson Lonebear of Wind River, Brynnt Wood of Riverside, Colton Wright of Burns, Stephen Yellowtail of Tongue River and Zac Zimmerer of Southeast.