MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve Vikings have had another great year on the basketball court and no player has been better than junior forward Addison Wagler.
During the Regional Championship at Loogootee, Wagler scored 14 points reach 1,000 points for his career and help Barr-Reeve to a 69-60 win over Northeast Dubois. Wagler helped put the Vikings in their fourth state championship game since 2002 with Saturday’s win over Clay City at the Seymour Semistate.
Wagler became the fifth Viking in school history to reach the milestone. Nicholas Duncheon (2004-07, 1415), Zane Bowman, (2000-03, 1218), Trey Hughes (2007-10, 1214), and Ethan Knepp (2006-09, 1204). The previous four players all competed in the state championship game. Wagler’s older brother Ashton, who played for Barr-Reeve in the 2010 state championship game is sixth overall with 953 points.
Wagler has averaged 15 points and five rebounds this season on 57 percent shooting from the field and 70 percent from the foul line.
Wagler, Bluiett named Player of the Week by IBCA/Subway
Park Tudor senior Trevon Bluiett poured in 37 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to pace this week’s recipients in the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.
Bluiett is joined by Westview senior Jordyn Bontrager and and Barr-Reeve junior Addison Wagler as Week 19 honorees in the recognition program overseen by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
The 6-5 Bluiett took the District 2 honor for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season as he led Park Tudor (23-4) a Class 2A semistate crown with a 76-64 victory over Clarksville.
The Xavier University recruit converted 10-of-22 shots, 3-of-7 3-pointers and 13-of-16 free throws en route to his big game. He also added four assists as the Panthers advanced to the IHSAA State Finals for the third time in his four seasons. Bluiett previously claimed Player of the Week honors on Dec. 9-14, Jan. 13-18 and March 10-15.
Bontrager and Wagler were respective winners for District 1 and District 3.