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Bremner Named Second Team All-MWC; Horton, Lazarcik Honorable Mention

February 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

David BremnerMichael HortonJames Lazarcik

Ripon, WI – David Bremner, a senior forward for the Beloit College Men’s Basketball team from Boulder, Colorado, has been named to the 2011-12 All-Midwest Conference Second Team in a vote of Conference head coaches.  The All-MWC Team was released today.

Michael Horton, a senior guard from Madison, Wisconsin, and James Lazarcik, a sophomore forward from La Crescent, Minnesota, were both named Honorable Mention.

Bremner’s selection is his second straight Second Team honor and the third time he was recognized in as many seasons with the Buccaneers (Honorable Mention in 2009-10).  It’s a first-time recognition for both Horton and Lazarcik.

Bremner became the 19th player in the long history of Buccaneer Basketball to reach the 1,000-career-point mark, hitting that milestone at Carroll University in the second to last game of the season.  He finished his career with 1,029 points, putting him 14th all-time. 

Bremner led the team with 16.6 points per game and 0.9 blocked shots per contest.  He also grabbed 4.9 rebounds per game while finishing second on the team with 19 three-pointers.  He scored in double figures in 21 of the 23 games this season with a high of 25 vs. St. Norbert in Beloit on February 8.  Conference-wise he finished fifth in the league in scoring and seventh in blocked shots.

Horton was the second-leading scorer on the team with 12.1 ppg while leading the squad, and the Conference, in assists with 145.  He also made a team-best 33 three-pointers and 27 steals.  He had double-figure assists twice on the season with a high of 11 at Lawrence on February 11.  Besides leading the league in assists at 6.3 he was also third in assist/turnover ratio.

Lazarcik averaged 11.9 ppg and a team-leading 6.8 rebounds per contest while shooting 63.7% from the field and 79.2% from the charity stripe, both team bests.  He had a career-high 18 rebounds against St. Norbert on February 8 in Beloit.  He finished sixth in the Conference in rebounding, including fifth in offensive rebounds, and was second in the league in field goal percentage.

The Bucs finished the 2011-12 season 10-13 overall, 9-9 in the MWC.  They won five of six to close out the regular season, two in overtime and one on a last-second shot, to come up just short of a spot in the MWC Tournament.  Their only loss in the final two weeks of the regular season was a buzzer-beater at Carroll on February 15.