All-NEIC honors for Vikes four

By Becky Walz,

Four members of the Decorah boys’ basketball team were named to the Northeast Iowa Conference all-league team, released recently.
Charles Robinson was named to the first team, with Joseph Bockman second team and Briggs Duwe and Jacob Pipho.
Robinson received a second team nod a season ago. Bockman, Duwe and Pipho are all first-time honorees.

First team
Robinson led the Vikings with 14.2 points per night, hitting 56.4% from the field and 39.2 percent from behind the three-point line. He pulled down 167 total rebounds, with 125 defensive and 42 offensive. That’s an average of 7.3 a night. In addition, he led the team in blocks with 12 to go with 42 assists and 16 steals.

Second team
Second on the team in scoring, Bockman averaged 13.6 points a game. He connected on 40.3% of his shots from the field. The junior averaged 3.2 rebounds a game with a total of 73 (24 offensive, 48 defensive). Bockman also contributed 26 steals and 51 assists.

Honorable mention
Duwe produced 7.8 points a game, with 39.9% from the field. The senior was third on the Viking squad in rebounds, averaging 5.4 per outing with a final tally of 124 boards (44 offensive, 80 defensive). With 28 steals, Duwe had the most in that category, as well as assists with 51. He also had six blocks.
Pipho hit 45.7% on his way to scoring 9.4 points per game. He was third on the team in steals with 17 to go with 19 assists and seven blocks. In his 23 games, the junior collected 85 total rebounds (35 offensive, 50 defensive).

NEIC All-Conference boys’ basketball
First team – Charles Robinson, Decorah; Carter Henry, Crestwood; Reid Wiley, Crestwood; Jacob King, Oelwein; Braden Hemann, Waukon; Creed Welch, Waukon; Caleb Burks, Waverly-Shell Rock
Second team – Joseph Bockman, Decorah; Chase Low, Charles City; JJ Ritter, Charles City; Drake Wemark, New Hampton; Ethan O’Neill, Waukon; Keaton Farmer, Waverly-Shell Rock; Hogan Hansen, Waverly-Shell Rock
Honorable mention – Briggs Duwe, Decorah; Jacob Pipho, Decorah; Jeremy Andera, Crestwood; Kade Munkel, Crestwood; Conner Rochford, New Hampton; Nevin Berry, Oelwein; Asa Newson, Waverly-Shell Rock


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