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Cornbelt Conference Names Elite Girls, Boys Squads

March 11, 2014
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

Several area players have earned post-season honors with their selection to the 2014 Cornbelt Conference All Conference Girls and Boys Basketball Teams. The honors are bestowed following voting by the league's coaches at the conclusion of the regular season.

The Conference Co-Champion Titans of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire had four players receive honors for their play during the season, including a trio of First Team selections.

The Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate would place three players on the elite teams, with one First Team selection.

Leading the way for the Titans on the First Team unit was sophomore Andy Geelan. Geelan led GT/RA with 347 points on the season, a 15.8 point per game average in 22 contests. Andy dished out 168 assists, made 32 steals and blocked 12 shots, while grabbing 149 defensive rebounds and 30 offensive boards for 179 rebounds, an average of 8.1 per game.

Junior Connor Sturgill racked up 328 points for the Titans in 21 games this season, an average of 15.6 points per contest. Sturgill handed out 22 assists to his teammates and grabbed 27 steals while blocking 28 shots. He pulled down 57 offensive boards and 108 defensive rebounds for a total of 165, or 7.9 boards per contest.

Rounding out the First Team picks for the Titans was sophomore Noah Stukey who tallied 229 points on the year, 10.4 points per game. Stukey handed out 38 assists, made 26 steals and blocked three shots while grabbing 27 offensive boards and 79 defensive for 106 rebounds, an average of 4.8 per contest.

Earning Second team honors was Mason McGrauth, who scored 135 points on the season for an average of 10.4 tallies per game. Defensively, McGrauth dished out 69 assists, made 29 steals and blocked one shots, while adding 23 offensive and 20 defensive rebounds for a total of 43, an average of two boards per game.

GT/RA?Head Coach Randy Hough was also honored by being selected as the league's Coach of The Year, as the Titans finished their season with a record of 9-1.

For the West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate Wolverines, senior Jason Zinnel earned First Team honors with his 505 points, an average of 23.0 per game in 22 contests. Jason added 65 assists, made 44 steals and blocked four shots while collecting 52 offensive rebounds and 128 defensive rebounds for 180 boards, an average of 8.2 per game.

Named to the Second Team was senior Jesse Zinnel, who tallied 299 points, an avagers of 13.6 per game. Jesse handed out 93 helpers, made 60 steals and blocked three shots while grabbing 19 offensive carroms and 70 defensive boards for a total of 89, or four per game.

Also honored was fellow senior Jordan Buhs, who scored 253 points, an average of 12.0 per game. Buhs added 65 assists, 32 steals and eight blocked shots, while coming away with 16 offensive boards and 61 defensive boards, a total of 77, or 3.7 per game.

Earning honors for the Girls All Conference Teams were three members of the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire Titan Girls team and one member of the West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City/Bradgate Lady Wolverines.

For the Titan girls, senior Grace Skattebo was named to the First Team All Conference squad by the league's coaches. Skattebo would score a total of 191 points during the season, an average of 9.1 points per game in 21 games. Gracewould hand out 16 assists to her teammates, made 21 steals and blocked one shot during the season, while grabbing 38 offensive rebounds and 56 defensive rebounds for a total of 94 boards, an average of 4.5 per contest.

Named to the Second Team All Conference was senior Brooke Hoffman, as she scored 208 points on the season, an average of 9.9 points per game, while handing out 31 helpers to her teammates and making 17 steals. Brooke also grabbed 18 offensive rebounds and 40 defensive boards for a total of 58, or 2.8 carroms per contest.

Also named to the Second Team was junior Lauren Flaharty, who scored 142 points in 18 games, an average of 7.9 points per game. Flaharty added 30 assists and made 52 steals, while coming away with 15 offensive rebounds and 54 defensive boards for a total of 69, or 3.8 rebounds per game.

Earning Second Team All Conference recognition for the Lady Wolverines of WBM/GCB was senior Ashley Schmidt, as she scored 249 points in 21 games for an average of 7.1 per contest. Schmidt handed out 79 assists and made 64 steals while blocking six shots, and collected 62 offensive rebounds along with 74 defensive rebounds for a total of 136 boards, an average of 6.5 per contest for the

Lady Wolverines.

2013-14 Cornbelt
All Conference Girls Basketball
First Team
Blair Montgomery, 12, Clay Central-Everly
Grace Skattebo, 12, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire
Miranda Brueggeman, 12, Harris-Lake Park
Macy Gunderson, 12, Harris-Lake Park
Noreen Morrow, 12, Harris-Lake Park
Aurora Oliver, 12, North Union
Sara Rolling, 10, North Union
Second Team
Josie McCarty, 11, Clay Central-Everly
Lauren Flaharty, 11, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire
Brooke Hoffman, 12, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire
Madison Bollig, 12, North Union
Dena Looft, 12, North Union
Ashley Schmidt, 12, West Bend-Mallard/GCB
COACH?OF?THE?YEAR
Eric Clouse - Harris-Lake Park
2013-14 Cornbelt
All Conference Boys Basketball
First Team
Andy Geelan, 10, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire
Noah Stukey, 10, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire
Connor Sturgill, 11, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire
Cole Bosma, 12, Harris-Lake Park
Jordan Kyle, 9, Harris-Lake Park
Brady VanIperen, 11, Harris-Lake Park
Aric Runge, 12, North Union
Jason Zinnel, 12, West Bend-Mallard/GCB
2013-14 Cornbelt
All Conference Boys Basketball
First Team
Jesup Muhlbauer, 12, Clay Central-Everly
Esden Carroll, 11, Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne
Jared Haler, 12, Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne
Mason McGrauth, 11, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire
Skylar Cudmore, 11, Harris-Lake Park
Jacob Braddock, 12, North Union
Colin Runksmeier, 10, North Union
Jordan Buhs, 12, West Bend-Mallard/GCB
Jesse Zinnel, 12, West Bend-Mallard/GCB
COACH?OF?THE?YEAR
Randy Hough - Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire

 
 
 

 

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