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Titans place three on first team, Warriors have one

March 14, 2014
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

The Cornbelt Conference wrapped up its final basketball season as the conference disbands at the end of the school year.

But before we say good bye, honors were given out to the top players as the all-conference lists were released.

The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire boys shared the 2013-14 title with Harris-Lake Park as both teams went 9-1 in league play.

The Titans finished the season with a 17-5 record without a single season on the roster. Four players earned all-conference honors with junior Connor Sturgill and sophomores Andy Geelan and Noah Stukey all named to the first team while junior Mason McGrauth was named to the second team.

Geelan led the Titans in scoring, rebounding and assists. He finished the season with 347 points, an average of 15.8 per game. He also had 179 rebounds, 168 assists, 32 steals and 12 blocked shots. He shot 49.4 percent (129-of-261) from the field and 72 percent (72-of-100) from the free throw line.

Sturgill scored 328 points this season, an average of 15.6 per game. He shot an efficient 72.8 percent (142-of-195) from the field. He also finished with 165 rebounds, 2 assists, 27 steals and 28 blocked shots.

Stukey finished the year with 229 points, an average of 10-4 per game while shooting 53.7 percent (87-of-162) from the field and 50 percent (12-of-24) from three-point range. He also had 106 rebounds, 38 assists and 26 steals.

McGrauth finished with 135 points, an average of 6.1 per game, while shooting 54.1 percent (59-of-109) from the field and 65.5 percent (17-of-26) from the free-throw line. He finished with 43 rebounds, 69 assists and 29 steals.

Titan's coach Randy Hough received Cornbelt Coach of the Year honors.

North Union finished the season 5-19 overall and 4-6 in the conference.

Senior Aric Runge was named to the first team while senior Jacob Braddock and sophomore Colin Runksmeier was named to the second team.

Runge led the Warriors in scoring, free throws, rebounding and blocked shots. The 6-3 post player scored 341 points this season, an average of 14.2 points per game. He shot 51.7 percent (137-of-265) from the field and 68.1 percent (64-of-94) from the free throw line. He pulled down 180 rebounds blocked 46 shots stole 27 passes and dished out 26 assists.

Braddock finished with 221 points this season, an average of 9.2 per contest. He shot 50.6 percent (81-of-160) from the field. He finished with 60 rebounds, 35 assists and 19 steals.

Runksmeier scored 158 points this season, an average of 6.6 points per game. He shot 45.3 percent (62-of-137) from the field. He also had 54 rebounds, 43 assists and 39 steals.

2013-14 Cornbelt Standings


Harris-Lake Park11-109-1

West Bend-Mallard13-96-4

North Union5-194-6

C-W-L, Corwith5-152-8

Clay Central-Everly0-200-10

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

Second 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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