By Sean Giggy
(WAOW) - Antigo bowed out of the boys state tournament last weekend in the Division I quarterfinals, but not without a stellar performance from Red Robin senior Skylar Cameron, who poured in 20 of the teams 46 points.
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Last weekend, during Antigo's first trip to the state finals since 1995, all eyes were on the state's second leading scorer, Jordan Mach. That was fine with Red Robins' senior Skylar Cameron. Cameron stepped up and scored 20 points in the loss to Appleton East, seven more than his season average.
"Jordan was a great player and teams were always looking at him," Cameron said. "I always felt under the radar and I think they kind of underestimated me sometimes, but it was alright. I didn't mind."
"That one-two punch of Jordan Mach and Skylar Cameron is a coaches' dream," said Antigo head coach Jesse Shaw. "Skylar does the little things. I call him the glue of our team."
Cameron is far from being in the shadows at Antigo. Not only is he the team's second leading scorer, but he tops the team in rebounding and assists and is second in steals and blocks.
"I try to work on everything but points," Cameron said. "The points come and go, so that doesn't really matter."
"I know he doesn't care about stats, but he rebounds, he gets steals, he passes well," Shaw said. "As a coach, it's a pleasure for me to coach a young man like Skylar."
Despite losing at the state finals, Cameron says nothing can take away the improvements his team made during his four years at Antigo.
"To think that coming from freshman year at 1-20 to think that my senior year we'd go 24-1, so it was a great feeling and it was an excellent way to end my senior year," Cameron said.
Online reporter: Sean Giggy