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Jasper County Tribune

Berkey leads Tigerhawks on all-SICL boys hoops team

Colfax-Mingo junior Brady Berkey averaged 20 points, 6.7 rebounds, four assists and more than two steals per game in South Iowa Cedar League play this past season, earning first team all-conference honors.
Colfax-Mingo junior Brady Berkey averaged 20 points, 6.7 rebounds, four assists and more than two steals per game in South Iowa Cedar League play this past season, earning first team all-conference honors.

Colfax-Mingo junior Brady Berkey was the only returning starter from a Tigerhawk team that won 15 games last season.

This year’s Colfax-Mingo team had a lot of newbies and inexperience, but Berkey was one of the best players in the South Iowa Cedar League and he was recognized as such with a first-team selection.

The Tigerhawks, who won four conference games, had three total all-conference picks as senior Zarek Hill and junior David Rague were both honorable mention selections.

Berkey was one of the top scorers in the SICL, averaging 19.6 points per game. He also averaged 6.7 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block per game. Berkey connected on 43.5 percent of his shots from the floor and 67 percent from the free-throw line while making 36 3-pointers.

In conference play, Berkey ranked third with a 20.4 points per game average and grabbed 6.7 rebounds, dished out four assists, collected 2.3 steals and blocked one shot per contest. He shot 44 percent from the floor and 69.3 percent from the line while hitting 26 treys.

Hill was the team’s second-leading scorer at 11 points per game. He also averaged three rebounds, two assists and 1.87 steals per contest, while shooting 40 percent from the floor and 39 percent from the line. He also hit 31 3-pointers.

In conference play, Hill averaged 9.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.86 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He made 37.7 percent of his shots from the floor, connected on 45.5 percent from the line and buried 18 3-pointers.

Rague, in his first season with Colfax-Mingo, averaged 5.3 points, three rebounds, 1.87 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He shot 33 percent from the floor and 33 percent from the line while making 13 3-pointers.

In conference play, Rague averaged 5.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He shot 33.7 percent from the floor and 31 percent from the line while hitting nine 3-pointers.

South Iowa Cedar League

2018-19 Boys Basketball

All-Conference

First Team

Brady Berkey, Jr., Colfax-Mingo

Trey Shearer, So., Montezuma

Hunter Ray, Sr., Montezuma

Kobe Grieder, Sr., Belle Plaine

Garrett Straight, Sr., Belle Plaine

JD Stout, Jr., Keota

Dustin Haines, Sr., Sigourney

Noah Beck, Jr., BGM

Second Team

Rylan James, Sr., Lynnville-Sully

Tyson Vander Linden, Sr., Lynnville-Sully

Trevin Straight, Jr., Belle Plaine

Kyle Cadden, Sr., BGM

Kaden Hall, Fr., English Valleys

Dean Shaull, Sr., HLV

Nolan Havran, Sr., Montezuma

Brayden Arendt, Jr., Montezuma

Blake Readshaw, So., North Mahaska

Golden Award

Cole Watts, So., Montezuma

Honorable Mention

Zarek Hill, Sr., Colfax-Mingo

David Rague, Jr., Colfax-Mingo

Blaize Kuhlmann, Jr., Lynnville-Sully

Gage Vander Leest, Sr., Lynnville-Sully

Dylan Fry, Sr., Belle Plaine

Cole Hamilton, Sr., Belle Plaine

Scott Tibbetts, Sr., BGM

Ulises Felix, Sr., BGM

Brayden Mikesell, So., English Valleys

Cole Stephensan, So., English Valleys

Carson Cheney, Jr., HLV

Sam Gensley, Jr., HLV

Noah Mumby, Sr., Iowa Valley

Ryan Becker, Sr., Iowa Valley

Carson Sprouse, So., Keota

Luke Hammen, So., Keota

Nolan Reynolds, Sr., Montezuma

Eddie Burgess, Fr., Montezuma

Dylan Klinker, So., North Mahaska

Luke Roose, Sr., North Mahaska

Spencer McGill, Sr., Sigourney

Cole Weber, Sr., Sigourney

Brayden Monroe, Jr., Tri-County

Aydan Bos, Sr., Tri-County

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