Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


March 14, 2014

Ziegler, Stone, Mette earn All-State HM

EFFINGHAM — Three area players earned honorable mentions on the Associated Press Class 1A and 2A All-State boys basketball teams released Thursday.

Teutopolis' sophomore forward Brett Mette received 26 points, accumulated by a player received five points for each first-team vote and three points for each second-team vote. There were 23 voters in each class.

Mette averaged 14 points and 6.2 rebounds per game this season, while shooting 53 percent from the field for the Shoes. Nashville ended Teutopolis' season at the Carbondale Super-Sectional on Tuesday. Mette scored eight points in the game.

Mette received the fifth-most points of any player not to make the five-player second team.

Altamont's Garrett Ziegler, the National Trail Conference most valuable player, received 16 points as a Class 1A honorable mention.

Ziegler averaged 16.2 points per game on a 24-4 Altamont team that reached the Nokomis Regional championship. He also contributed 4.25 assists and 2.9 steals per game.

Newton's Luke Stone received 11 points as a Class 2A honorable mention player. Stone averaged a double-double for the Eagles this season, scoring 17.3 points and grabbing 10 rebounds per game.

Stone also averaged 3.3 assists per game and earned All-Little Illini Conference honors for the 21-win Eagles. He scored 30 points in the team's last game of the season, a loss against Teutopolis in the Robinson Regional.

Rockridge's Ethan Happ was a unanimous selection to the Class 2A All-State first team. Happ is committed to play basketball at Wisconsin next year.

Breese Central's Jacob Timmermann landed on the second team, while Casey-Westfield's Brandon Wolfe received the most points for any 2A player not on the first or second team. Teutopolis beat both players' teams en route to a super-sectional appearance.

Mooseheart's Makur Puou received the most points in 1A, earning a first team spot. Mooseheart and Rockridge led all schools with two selections apiece — one each on the first and second teams of their respective classes.



Makur Puou, Mooseheart (6-10, Sr. F)     105

Trevor Lay, Kewanee Wethersfield (5-10, Sr., G)     90

Dalton Shaner, Lanark Eastland (6-1, Sr., G)     84

Brett Benning, Dakota (6-5, Sr., G/F)     80

Cody Hildebrand, Payson-Seymour (6-0, Sr., G)     67


Mangisto Deng, Mooseheart (6-7, Sr., G)     49

Zeke Snell, Goreville (6-5, Sr., F)     33

Wes Degener, Waterloo Gibault (6-2, Sr., F)     32

Carson Cuevas, Brimfield (6-1, Jr., G)     29

Pierson Wofford, Springfield Lutheran (6-4, Jr., G) 27


Tyler Meyer, New Athens (6-4, Sr., C)     26

Max Stutsman, Salt Fork (6-5, Sr., F)     23

Jeff Taylor, St. Anne (6-1, Sr., G/F)     22

Harold Fay, Putnam County (6-1, Sr., PG)     22

Aiden Chang, Freeport Aquin (6-2, Jr., G)     21

Caleb Perry, Crab Orchard (5-8, Sr., G)     19

Lane Davis, Mendon Unity (6-5, Sr., C)     17

Dexter Ingels, Galva (6-0, Sr., G)     17

Justin Prewitt, Mounds Meridian (6-3, Sr., G/F)     16

Garrett Zeigler, Altamont (6-0, Sr., PG)     16

Tyler Schuring, Arthur-Lovington (6-0, Jr., G)     14

Isaac Masters, G-P Northwestern (5-11, Sr., G)     14

Nick Marlo, Sesser-Valier (5-10, Jr., G)     9

Michael Plunk, Blue Ridge (6-3, Sr., G)     9

Justin Witten, Heyworth     (5-9, Sr., G)     9

Noah Frederking, Okawville (6-3, Fr., F)     8

Matt Chastain, LeRoy (6-4, Soph., F)     8

Tate Snyder, Raymond Lincolnwood (6-1, Sr., F)     6

Reece Bode, Somonauk (6-3, Sr., F)     6

Nathan Helle, Henry-Senachwine (6-3, Sr., G/F)     6

Matt Dwyer, Brimfield (6-1, Sr., PG)     6

Jack Clausel, Newark (6-6, Soph., F)     6

Isaac Roethemeyer, Edinburg (6-7, Sr., F)     6



*Ethan Happ, Rockridge (6-8, Sr., F)     115

Nick Norton, Bloomington Central (5-11, Sr., G)     94

Tevin King, Providence St. Mel (6-2, Sr., G)     80

Christian Williams, Decatur St. Teresa (6-6, Jr., G) 68

Nate Michael, St. Joseph-Ogden (6-2, Sr., G)     60


Martel Hunter, Monmouth-Roseville (5-10, Sr., G) 48

Jacob Timmermann, Breese Central (6-0, Sr., G)     41

A.J. Sharp, Sterling Newman (5-8, Sr., PG)     40

Nic Sinclair, Petersburg-PORTA (5-10, Sr., G)     37

Bryan Heath, Rockridge (6-3, Jr., G)     37


Brandon Wolfe, Casey-Westfield (6-3, Sr., G)     36

Royce Newman, Nashville (6-7, Soph, C)     35

Rhashaun Epting, Elmhurst IC Catholic (6-3, Soph., G/F) 35

Donovan Oliver, Kewanee (6-5, Soph., F)     35

Brett Mette, Teutopolis (6-5, Soph., F)     26

Ryan Swigart, Winnebago (6-5, Sr., G/F)     19

Matt Hilmes, Carlyle (6-2, Sr., F)     14

Justin Lemenager, Clifton Central (6-0, Jr., G)     14

Levi Laws, Mount Carmel (6-0, Jr., G)     13

Nick Stokowski, Monticello (6-2, Sr., G)     12

Luke Stone, Newton (6-2, Sr., F)     11

Kyle Gibson, Pana (6-1, Sr., G)     9

Conner Gross, Cerro Gordo-Bement (6-1, Sr., G)     8

Parker Neuhalfen, Bureau Valley (6-2, Jr., G)     6

Dylan Miller, Hillsboro (6-8, Jr., C)     6


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