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Little Hawkeye All-Conference Boys Basketball Selections Announced

Posted: Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

The Pella High and Pella Christian boys basketball teams each landed five selections on this season’s All-Little Hawkeye Conference basketball team; while the Knoxville boys had two players tabbed for league honors.  
Conference runner-up Pella High had a pair of unanimous first team selections in Jace Versteeg and Lucas Boyd.  It was the second All-Conference selection for Boyd.  Also on the First Team was Pella Christian guard Dan Hessing.  The Eagles had two players chosen for Second Team All-Conference honors, as senior Caleb Van Weeldon and junior Austin Vermeer joined Pella High senior Grant Barrick.  

All-Little Hawkeye Conference Honorable Mention nods went to Knoxville’s Bryant McWilliams and Gerritt Davis, along with Caleb Morgan and Blake Riggen of Pella Christian and Sam Davis and Schyler Kane of Pella High.  
The Little Dutch finished second in the league race at 9-3, with Pella Christian close behind at 7-5.  The Knoxville boys endured a tough run through the Little Hawkeye Conference, and finished 0-12 in the league race.

First Team All Conference
*J.C. Abrahamson 12 Grinnell
*Eli Dunne 10 Grinnell
*Lucas Boyd 12 Pella
*Jace Versteeg 12 Pella
*Austin Perry 12 Norwalk
*Brian Rose 12 Newton
Dan Hessing 12 Pella Christian
Tyce Sarver 11 Oskaloosa

Second Team All Conference

Joe Nowasell 11 Grinnell
Grant Barrick 12 Pella
Austin Vermeer 11 Pella Christian
Caleb VanWeeldon 12 Pella Christian
Carson Miller 11 Norwalk
Grant Wright 10 Norwalk
Nathan Veldhuizen 12 Osky
Shamus Baltisberger 12 Newton

Honorable Mention
Nate Criswell 12 Grinnell
Andy Fulk 12 Grinnell
Sam Davis 12 Pella
Schyler Kane 12 Pella
Blake Riggen 11 Pella Christian
Caleb Morgan 11 Pella Christian
Nick Fraser 12 Norwalk
Colby Greenslade 11 Norwalk
Clay Tucker 11 Oskaloosa
Austin Redlich 11 Oskaloosa
Scott Niles 12 Newton
Colin Reynolds 11 Newton
Brian McWilliams 12 Knoxville
Gerritt Davis 10 Knoxville