Six IMS players receive all-conference honors
Six IMS players were honored when the All-Southeast Iowa Super Conference boys’ basketball teams were announced on Sunday.
Seniors Cameron Gingerich and Peyton Thompson were both North Division first team selections after leading IMS to a second-place finish in the North with a 16-2 record. Gingerich a 6-foot-1 swingman, was among the league leaders in several categories, leading the league in field goal percentage (70.8), ranking third in scoring (17.5 points per game), ranking 10th in assists (63) and ranking 10th in steals (39). Thompson, a 6-foot-2 guard, was one of the best shooters in the league. He hit 38.3 percent of his shots from beyond the 3-point arc and 78.2 percent of his free throws to rank fourth in the league in scoring with 17.2 points per game. He also ranked third in the league in assists with 94 in conference play.
Juniors Dallas Nye and Reggie Hostetler were second team selections. Nye, a 6-foot-2 post player, led the league in free-throw percentage (83.9) and blocked shots (47) during conference play. He also ranked fifth in rebounding (7.2 per game) and ninth in scoring (13.7 points per game). Hostetler, a 6-foot-1 forward, scored 8.2 points per game on 60.4 percent shooting during conference games, and he also averaged 5.4 rebounds per game.
Senior Justin Boller and freshman Eli Gingerich received honorable mention for IMS. Boller, a 5-foot-5 point guard, averaged 4.9 points per game during conference play while hitting 35.4 percent of his shots from beyond the 3-point arc. He also had 30 steals in league games. Gingerich, a 5-foot-8 guard, chipped in 2.1 points per game during conference contests.
Highland seniors Jake Hootman and Talon McFarland were both first team selections after leading the Huskies to a fourth-place finish in the North Division with an 11-7 record. Hootman, a 6-foot-2 guard, was among the league leaders in several categories, ranking fifth in scoring (16.6 points per game), tied for eighth in blocked shots (15) and ninth in assists (64). He shot 82.7 percent from the free-throw line in league games and 41.1 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. McFarland, a 6-foot-2 forward, ranked seventh in the North Division in scoring (16.1 points per game) and tied for eighth in steals (41). He also averaged five rebounds per game.
Junior Josh Brase was a second team selection for the Huskies. The 6-foot-1 guard averaged 11.3 points and 2.3 assists during conference play.
Seniors Brad Lampe and Trent Megchelsen received honorable mention for Highland. Lampe, a 6-foot point guard, tied for eighth in the league in steals with 41. He also averaged 3.1 points and 2.3 assists per game during conference play. Megchelsen, a 6-foot-3 post player, averaged 4.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game during league play.
WACO senior Tyler Ayers earned a North Division second team nod after ranking among the league leaders in several categories this season. He led the North Division in assists (103) and 3-point percentage (45.9), and he tied for fifth in steals with 45. The 5-foot-10 point guard also averaged 11.6 points per game for the Warriors, who tied for sixth in the final North Division standings with a 6-12 record.
Seniors Aaron Barnhart and Klinton Garrett received honorable mention for WACO. Barnhart, a 6-foot-3 post player, ranked ninth in the league in rebounds with 6.2 per game, and he also averaged 11.1 points in conference games. Garrett, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 7.4 points and five rebounds during league play.
Sophomore Chase Finke and junior Ricky Rivers received honorable mention for Columbus, which finished 0-18 in the North Division. Finke ranked 11th in the league in scoring with 12.2 points per game. Rivers added 11 points per game during conference play while shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. He led the Wildcats in assists (35) and steals (29) during league games.