Bush lands on All-Ohio list

COLUMBUS – Salem senior Ryan Bush had a special season.

Bush, who set all of the Quakers’ scoring records, received special mention on the 2012-13 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio boys basketball team released Monday.

The Columbiana County player of the year, Bush set school records for most points in a game (47), season (569) and career (1,315).

He topped the Quakers in scoring (21.9) and steals (2.5).

Bush sparked Salem to a 19-7 season, tied for the sixth most wins in school history.

The rest of the top teams in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference also received All-Ohio honors in Division II.

Marlington’s 6-foot-5 senior Lucas Strouble in a first-team All-Ohioan for the second straight year. He averaged 21.2 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.6 steals a game for the Dukes.

Strouble, a Walsh University recruit, ranks second on the school’s career scoring list behind former NBA player Luke Witte.

Canton South’s Frank Spotleson is one of the coaches of the year after leading the Wildcats to sole possession of their first NBC title since 2003.

Spotleson was a career assistant before taking over as head coach, Canton South’s third in three years. The Wildcats went 20-2 in the regular season after winning a total of 14 games the previous two seasons.

His top player, senior Armond Fontes, is a third-team selection. Fontes, a four-year starter, led the Wildcats by averaging 17.3 points.

Alliance junior J.J. Kukura received special mention. Kukura averaged 22.0 points a game and has already went over 1,000 points in his career.

Carrollton senior Stephen Erickson got honorable mention after averaging 13.8 points.