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Stout leads all-conference picks

South Iowa Cedar League announces selections

Union photo by Doug Brenneman

Luke Hammen scores two of his 10 first-half points for Keota in the Eagles' 60-51 win over the visitors from Highland during this past season.
Union photo by Doug Brenneman Luke Hammen scores two of his 10 first-half points for Keota in the Eagles' 60-51 win over the visitors from Highland during this past season.
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The 2019-20 South Iowa Cedar League All-Conference is a high-scoring team with three of the selections being in the top five scorers in Class 1A this season.

The top scorer was Keota’s JD Stout, who averaged 29.1 points a game. Trey Shearer of Montezuma was fourth at 25.2 and Noah Beck of BGM was fifth at 23.6. Montezuma finished third in Class 1A at the state tournament.

Keota teammate Luke Hammen was also selected to the first team. Hammen’s scoring average was eighth in the SICL East Division at 12.3.

Stout, a 6-foot point guard, was second in the state regardless of class, behind Norwalk’s Bowen Born’s average of 36.4. He was third in field goal attempts (451) and third in field goals made (250) for a percentage of 55.4. He was 65-of-171 on 3-pointers for 38 percent.

Stout’s free throw percentage of 84.7 was first in the class of anyone with a minimum of 100 attempts. Stout was 133-of-157 at the charity stripe. Shearer was second at 83.3 percent, sinking 110-of-132.

Keota’s Carson Sprouse was named to the second team while Brady Duwa and Wyatt Sieren garnered honorable mention.

2019-20 South Iowa Cedar League All-Conference boys teams

First Team

JD Stout Keota

Luke Hammen Keota

Trey Shearer Montezuma

Cole Watts Montezuma

Luke DeMeulenaere Belle Plaine

Noah Beck BGM

Brady Berkey Colfax-Mingo

Kaden Hall English Valleys

Golden Award

Grant Hall BGM

Sam Gensely HLV

Coach of the Year

Derrick Dengler Montezuma

Second Team

Eddie Burgess Montezuma

Carson Sprouse Keota

Ben DeMeulenaere Belle Plaine

Trevin Straight Belle Plaine

Mason Harter Sigourney

Carson Cheney HLV

Brayden Monroe Tri-County

Bray Noun Harder Lynnville-Sully

Honorable Mention

Keota: Brady Duwa, Wyatt Sieren

Colfax-Mingo: Jake Nichols, David Rague

BGM: Jordan Kriegel, Jacob Moel

Iowa Valley: Brody Ward, Eli Slaymaker

Belle Plaine: Noah Bachelder, Jackson Tegeler

English Valley: Beau Flander, Hayden Irmen

HLV: Brody Wolf, Will Bayer

Tri-County: Tegon Fogle, Dayton Pace

North Mahaska: Blake Readshaw, Dylan Klinker

Sigourney: Ben House, Levi Crawford

Montezuma: Masin Shearer, Brayden Arendt

Lynnville-Sully: Blaize Kuhlmann, Zane Fraker

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS

East Division

Team Conf. Overall

Keota 14-2 20-4

Belle Plaine 14-2 17-6

Sigourney 7-9 10-12

English Valleys 5-11 9-13

Iowa Valley 3-13 4-17

Tri-County 0-16 0-22

West Division

Team Conf. Overall

Montezuma 16-0 25-3

BGM 11-5 17-6

Colfax-Mingo 10-6 14-8

North Mahaska 9-7 12-10

Lynnville-Sully 4-12 5-16

HLV 3-13 7-17