March 31, 2023

Five Newton boys earn all-conference honors

Plowman, Bauer headline Cardinals with first-team selections

Three Cardinals ranked in the top 10 in at least four statistical categories inside Little Hawkeye Conference play this winter.

That resulted in the best conference finish since 2016-17 for the Newton boys’ basketball team.

The Cardinals trailed only a pair of Class 4A schools at the top of the LHC and seniors Cole Plowman and Brody Bauer were rewarded with first-team all-conference selections. Plowman was a unanimous selection.

Senior Jake Ingle earned second-team honors, while seniors Drew Thompson and Tade Vanderlaan were the honorable mention choices.

All-conference recognition is based on statistics inside conference play only.

Plowman led the team and ranked seventh in the conference in scoring at 13.3 points per game. He also led the LHC in blocks per game at 2.7 and ranked fourth in rebounds per contest at 7.1.

Plowman also averaged 1.4 assists per game while ranking second in the league in field goal percentage at 62.3. His 76 field goals and 24 made free throws ranked third and 10th, respectively, in the LHC.

The Cardinals’ center shot 72.7 percent from the free-throw line, ranked second on the team with a 3-point percentage of 38.5 and buried 10 treys in all.

Bauer ranked either ninth or 10th in the league in points (11.6), rebounds (5.2) and assists (2.8) per game and led the Cardinals in steals at 1.2 per contest.

Bauer shot 41.9 percent from the field, ranked third on the team with a 3-point percentage of 34.4 and ranked ninth in the LHC with a free-throw percentage of 82.2.

Bauer’s 52 field goals, 22 made 3s and 37 made free throws ranked 10th, tied for eighth and fourth in the league, respectively.

Ingle ranked third on the squad in scoring at 10.7 points per game and averaged 2.3 boards per contest. He was fifth in the LHC in assists at 3.6 per tilt and was second on the Cardinals in steals at 1.0 per game.

Ingle shot 40.7 percent from the floor, ranked eighth in the league in 3-point percentage at 44.6 and shot 77.8 percent from the foul line.

Newton’s starting point guard ranked third on the team with 46 field goals and ranked third in the conference with 29 made triples.

Thompson averaged 3.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 39.6 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from 3.

He made 19 field goals and buried 10 triples.

Vanderlaan ranked fourth on the team in scoring at 6.1 points per game. He averaged 2.7 boards, 1.1 assists and 0.6 steals per game while shooting 34.7 percent from the field, 32.8 percent from 3 and 72.2 percent from the foul line.

Vanderlaan connected on 26 field goals, made 20 treys and connected on 13 free throws.

Little Hawkeye Conference

Final Boys Standings

Team   Conference   Overall

Indianola 13-1  19-3

Norwalk 11-3  20-4

Newton 10-4  17-7

Dallas Center-Grimes 8-6  14-10

Pella Christian 6-8  16-10

Pella 6-8  13-10

Grinnell 1-13  7-15

Oskaloosa 1-13  3-19


First Team

*Cole Plowman, sr., Newton

Brody Bauer, sr., Newton

*Drew Kingery, sr., Indianola

*Brayden Drea, sr., Indianola

*Redek Born, jr., Norwalk

*Braeden Carlson, sr., Norwalk

Calix Cahill, jr., DCG

Tysen De Vries, jr., Pella Christian

*denotes unanimous selection

Second Team

Jake Ingle, sr., Newton

Brady Blake, sr., Indianola

Jack Brown, sr., Norwalk

Aidan Harder, jr., Norwalk

Hudson Ehlert, sr., DCG

Jonathan Howard, jr., DCG

Cam Schulte, sr., Pella

Dane Geetings, jr., Pella Christian

Charlie Willmott. sr., Indianola

Honorable Mention

Drew Thompson, sr., Newton; Tade Vanderlaan, sr., Newton; Jaden Jones, jr., DCG; Tate Perrin, so., DCG; Cole Blackford, jr., Grinnell; Derek Doty, so., Grinnell; Dakota Helmbaugh, sr., Indianola; Casey Glascock, sr., Indianola; Waylon Bolibaugh, sr., Oskaloosa; Max Roach, fr., Oskaloosa; Trey Van Hauen, sr., Pella; Romon Hugen, jr., Pella; Aiden Stoltz, sr., Pella Christian; Josiah Vos, jr., Pella Christian.