Tribune announces 1st team All-Area boys’ basketball

Published 10:42 am Saturday, March 19, 2016

Area basketball players recognized


First Team

Granger Kingland

senior, Lake Mills

Kingland, a forward, was the leading scorer in the Tribune’s entire coverage area with a total of 627 points this season. He led the state of Iowa in scoring average with 27.3 points per game. He is now Lake Mills’ all-time career scoring leader with 1,458 career points, and also holds the single-game scoring record at Lake Mills with 43 points against West Hancock this season. He led the Bulldogs defensively this season, as well, with 54 steals and 15 blocked shots. He averaged 9.4 rebounds per game, and shot 57 percent from the field and 87 percent from the free throw line.


Ryan Kloos

junior, United South Central

Kloos was the leading scorer in the Tribune’s coverage area in Minnesota. The forward had a season total of 571 points and averaged 21.1 points per game. He led the Rebels with 7.3 rebounds per game, and shot 56 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line.


Oakley Baker

junior, NRHEG

The only guard named to the Tribune’s All-Area First Team, Baker tied for second for scoring average in the Tribune’s coverage area. Along with averaging 21.1 points per game, Baker had a season total of 548 points, led the Panthers with 7.6 rebounds per game, and shot 55 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line.


Derek Van Ryswyk

junior, Glenville-Emmons

Along with fellow forward Kingland, Van Ryswyk makes his second consecutive appearance on the Tribune’s All-Area First Team. The Wolverines junior averaged 20.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, and recorded 20 double-doubles — two of which were performances of 39 points, 20 rebounds, and 42 points, 19 rebounds. In addition, Van Ryswyk scored his 1,000th career point this season and is currently around 1,400 career points — putting him on pace to become Glenville-Emmons’ all-time leading scorer next season, according to coach Jared Matson.


Jake Kilby

senior, Albert Lea

In a competitive Big Nine Conference, Kilby was an offensive leader for the Tigers with a 16.52 points per game average on a total of 446 points. He also averaged 4.75 rebounds, 2 assists and 2.7 steals per game. The forward was also an All-Conference Honorable Mention this season.


Second Team

Josh Einertson

senior, Northwood-Kensett

A four-year starter who has played in 88 consecutive games, Einertson led not only the Vikings, but the Top of Iowa Conference with 410 points and 71 steals this season. He  holds the record for career steals at Northwood-Kensett, and is second in career scoring with 1,246 points.


Jake Thompson

senior, Albert Lea

The Tigers guard put up 372 points for a 14.31 points per game average this season in a Big Nine Conference with a lot of talent. Thompson also had a consistent average of 4.5 rebounds, 4.15 assists and 3.5 steals per game. He received All-Conference Honorable Mention recognition this season, as well.


Tom Fick

junior, Northwood-Kensett

Fick averaged 16 points and 10.6 rebounds per game, while also having 16 double doubles this season. He’s the leading rebounder in the Top of Iowa Conference this season with a total of 234, and was fourth in the conference in scoring with 353 points.


John Cole

senior, NRHEG

Cole, a forward, averaged 12.7 points per game on a total of 344, and led the Panthers with a season total of 196 rebounds for an average of 7.3 rebounds per game. He also averaged two assists and 1.5 steals a game.


Jacob Wallin

senior, Alden-Conger

Wallin was the Knights’ leading scorer and rebounder, and  was team captain and a three-year varsity starter. He averaged 12.3 points and 12.1 rebounds per game, and was named an All-Conference player in Alden-Conger’s Valley Conference.


Honorable Mention

Jordan Hallman 

senior, Alden-Conger

Key stat: Second leading scorer and rebounder for the Knights with 11.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.


Denzel Acha

senior, Albert Lea

Key stat: Led Tigers with 140 rebounds while averaging 6.41 points per game.


Trevor Stencel

senior, United South Central

Key stat: Averaged 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.


Seth Chapek

junior, Glenville-Emmons

Key stat: Averaged 12.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game.


Charlie Dugger

junior, Lake Mills

Key stat: Led Bulldogs with 74 three-point field goals and shot 45 percent from three-point range. He also tied the all-time Iowa high school record with 13 three-pointers against Northwood-Kensett on Jan. 23.


Mason Olson

senior, Northwood-Kensett

Key stat: Hold the Northwood-Kensett career assist record with 422 and averaged 7.3 assists a game this season.


Dillan Lein

junior, Alden-Conger

Key stat: Was Alden-Conger’s third leading scorer and rebounder with 11.4 points and six rebounds per game.


Grant Becher

senior, United South Central

Key stat: Led the Rebels with 4.9 rebounds per game.


Carter Dahlum

junior, Glenville-Emmons

Key stat: Made 30 three-pointers this season.


Trevor Hanna

sophomore, Lake Mills

Key stat: Shot 83 percent from the free throw line and hit 38 three-pointers on the season.

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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