SPRING HILL — Brennen Feeback and John Frakes helped lead the Spring Hill boys basketball team to the substate championship game in the Broncos first postseason in Class 5A.
Feeback and Frakes were first-team All-Tri-County Spotlight Boys Basketball Team selections.
Feeback was the boys player of the year. (See related story)
Feeback averaged 22 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
“He had an incredible season,” Spring Hill coach Wesley Book said. “In addition to his stats, he was also our team leader.”
Frakes averaged 6.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game.
“Frakes was a difference maker on the defensive end,” Book said. “He also shot 32 percent from the 3-point line.”
Feeback and Frakes were record-breakers for the Broncos. Feeback broke the school’s single-season points per game average. Frakes set a new record for blocked shots in a season with 86.
Forward Kohl Vogel of Louisburg was a first-team selection. He averaged 13.5 points, four rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.2 steals.
Osawatomie guard Brilynn Stults was named to the first team. Stults led the Trojans with 16 points per game. He also averaged 5.3 rebounds per night.
“Brilynn Stults was the captain of our team, and our leader on the floor,” Osawatomie coach Chris Pitts said. “I can’t say enough good things about how hard this kid played, and what he meant to the team.”
Stults shot 70 percent from the free-throw line, sinking 63 of 90 attempts. He sealed two wins against rival Prairie View with free throws in the fourth quarter.
Paola Panther Seth Richmond was a first-team selection. Richmond averaged 10 points and four rebounds per game.
“Seth was a tremendous leader by his actions and was a great role model for our younger guys,” Paola coach Dave Cash said.
Feeback, Frakes, Vogel, Stults and Richmond averaged 67.6 points and 29.6 rebounds per game.
Osawatomie center Colby Jones was a second-team selection. He averaged 11 points and 6.5 rebounds.
“Colby Jones was our second-leading scorer,” Pitts said. “He also led the team in rebounds.”
Louisburg Wildcat Dylan DeShazer was a second-team selection at forward. DeShazer averaged 7.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
Blake Boedicker of Prairie View, one of the top scorers in the Pioneer League, was a second-team selection at forward.
Boyd Cole, an Osawatomie guard, was a second-team selection. Cole averaged 9.9 points and six rebounds per game. He had a team-leading four double-doubles on the season.
“Boyd Cole was third on the team in scoring, and second on the team in rebounds,” Pitts said.
Paola guard Ryan Wokutch was a second-team selection. Wokutch posted nine points and three steals per game.
“Ryan played as hard as anyone we had,” Cash said. “He brought a toughness to our team by the way he played.”
Jones, DeShazer, Boedicker, Cole and Wokutch averaged more than 40 points and 20 rebounds per game.
First-team and second-team Spotlight players combined for more than 107 points and 49 rebounds per game.
Trey Moala of Paola was an honorable mention selection at guard. He is one of a few players in Panther basketball history to start as a freshman. Moala was one of the team’s leaders in rebounds.
Prairie View forward Justin Scott was an honorable mention selection.
Noah Hill of Louisburg was recognized at forward. He averaged six points and 4.8 rebounds per game.
Spring Hill forward Easton Jones was an honorable mention at forward. Jones posted 9.2 points and five rebounds per game.
“He was consistently our second-leading scorer,” Book said. “He is a good athlete who also provided rebounding and defense for our team.”
Paola guard Grant Penn was an honorable mention selection. He was a team leader on and off the court.
Osawatomie guard Anthony Pursley was recognized as an honorable mention selection. Pursley averaged 8.5 points per game. He sank a team-leading 52 3-pointers on the season.
“Pursley was fourth on the team in scoring and led the team in 3-pointers.” Pitts said.
Louisburg Wildcat guard Brayden Gage was an honorable mention selection. Gage averaged 6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game.
“All of these guys are good kids,” Louisburg coach Ty Pfannenstiel said. “All of them worked really hard in the off-season and were great leaders.”
Osawatomie guard Aaron Gulley was an honorable mention selection. Gulley was the heart and soul of the Trojan defense, coach Pitts said.
“Aaron Gulley doesn’t have the stats to show what he was worth to our team,” Pitts said. “He was the vocal leader on the floor.
“Most nights, Aaron had to guard the best player on the court,” he said. “He was a great player, and we will really miss him.”