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Northridge coach Ronnie Thomas talks during a break in play at the Raiders' Feb. 4 home game against Fairfield. Thomas, in his second season, has been named NLC Coach of the Year. (James Buck/The Elkhart Truth, File)
Northridge, NorthWood put three each on All-NLC
Posted on March 11, 2014 at 5:50 p.m.

DUNLAP — Nate Ritchie, Pete Smith and Tom Morrison from league champion Northridge are among 12 players named All-Northern Lakes Conference in boys basketball; and their coach, Ronnie Thomas, has been voted Coach of the Year by his peers.

Other all-conference selections include Ramon Johnson and Filip Serwatka from Elkhart Sectional champion Concord; the trio of Jonathan Wilkinson, Zach Zurcher and Will Stueve from league runner-up and 3A Wawasee Sectional champ NorthWood; Dimitri Giger of Elkhart Memorial; and Austin Woolett of Goshen.

Plymouth's Mack Mercer and Warsaw's Jordan Stookey were named all-conference as well, while another seven players were tabbed honorable mention picks.

All-NLC BOYS BASKETBALL

(Senior Unless Noted)

Ramon Johnson (Concord), Filip Serwatka (Concord jr.), Dimitri Giger (Elkhart Memorial jr.), Austin Woolett (Goshen jr), Tom Morrison (Northridge jr.), Nate Ritchie (Northridge), Pete Smith (Northridge), Will Stueve (NorthWood), Jonathan Wilkinson (NorthWood), Zach Zurcher (NorthWood), Mack Mercer (Plymouth), Jordan Stookey (Warsaw).

Honorable Mention

Brett Austin (Concord jr.), Cameron Maxwell (Elkhart Memorial jr.), Brady Bechtel (Goshen so.), Deric Haynes (Goshen), Sam Ahonen (Northridge), Tom Felke (Plymouth), Alex Clark (Wawasee jr.).

Coach of the Year

Ronnie Thomas (Northridge).

Final Standings

Northridge 7-0, NorthWood 6-1, Concord 4-3, Elkhart Memorial 4-3, Goshen 3-4, Plymouth 2-5, Warsaw 2-5, Wawasee 0-7.