Gibb lands on NCC first team

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Andrew Gibb of St. Edmond shoots around Southeast Valley's Aaron Graves.

For the second consecutive season, Andrew Gibb has earned first team unanimous all-North Central Conference status.

Gibb was one of four players to receive votes from all of the league coaches, with Webster City’s Henry Hoversten, Algona’s Collin Bleich and Clear Lake’s Drew Enke joining him. Dylan Steen of Webster City and Tate Storbeck of Clear Lake rounded out the first-team.

Securing second team status was St. Edmond’s Jackson Kochendorfer. The Gaels finished fourth in the conference behind Clear Lake, Webster City and Algona.

Gibb led the Gaels in scoring at 28.7 points per game, finishing his career as the school’s all-time leader in that category. He also had a team-high 98 rebounds with 6 assists and 30 steals.

“I’m extremely honored that the coaches in the conference have put me on first team again,” Gibb said. “I think we have such a strong conference with a lot of really good teams. I also wanna thank my teammates, coaches and parents for continuing to push me on and off the court.”

Gibb’s point total this season placed him fifth in the state and first in the North Central Conference. He averaged over 30 points per game in 14 NCC games, shooting 53 percent from the field (138-for-260) and 90 percent from the free throw line (123-for-136), along with placing seventh in assists.

Hoversten led the NCC in rebounding at 9.4 per game in the conference, finishing second in blocks, second in field goal percentage and fourth in scoring. He was part of the reason Webster City was first in the conference in defense, allowing just 47 points per game.

Bleich was third in the league in scoring and seventh in free throw shooting. Steen was seventh in scoring, third in 3-point shooting and eighth in steals.

Kochendorfer, a senior, landed on the second team after averaging just under 14 points per game with 67 made 3-pointers. He also had 88 rebounds, 52 assists and finished his career as St. Edmond’s all-time leader in made triples.

In conference games, Kochendorfer shot 90 percent from the free throw line, placing him second. He was also eighth in the league in scoring.

Paced by Gibb and Kochendorfer, the Gaels ranked first in the NCC in scoring offense at just under 69 points per game.

Humboldt’s Jamison Heinz and Algona’s Wyatt Wegener were also among the second team selections, while Calvin Carlson of Humboldt, Spencer Nelson from Algona and Tyler Olson of Webster City were named to the third-team.



First Team

*Drew Enke, Clear Lake, sr.; *Andrew Gibb, St. Edmond, sr.; *Henry Hoversten, Webster City, sr.; *Collin Bleich, Algona, jr.; Dylan Steen, Webster City, sr.; Tate Storbeck, Clear Lake, sr.

*Denotes unanimous selection

Second Team

Jackson Kochendorfer, St. Edmond, sr.; Logan Aldinger, Iowa Falls-Alden, jr.; Jamison Heinz, Humboldt, jr.; Wyatt Wegener, Algona, jr.; Karson Sharar, Iowa Falls-Alden, soph.; Carson Toebe, Clear Lake, fr.

Third Team

Calvin Carlson, Humboldt, sr.; Luke Haverkamp, Iowa Falls-Alden, sr.; Dustin Miller, Hampton-Dumont, sr.; Spencer Nelson, Algona, sr.; Jaylen DeVries, Clear Lake, jr.; Tyler Olson, Webster City, soph.