9 county basketball players claim NCC honors

2 Eagles make 1st team

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Nine Washington County basketball players were recently named to the Nebraska Capitol Conference's all-conference teams.
Two players claimed first-team honors, two made the second team and five more were honorable mention recipients.

5 Eagles make NCC lists
Five Arlington basketball players were honored by the NCC for their 2020-21 efforts.
Aiden Foreman, Dustin Kirk and Colby Grefe represented coach Tyler Spitser's boys team, while Kailynn Gubbels and Kylee Bruning were selected from coach Luke Brenn's girls squad.
Foreman and Gubbels were first-team honorees. Foreman, a senior, scored 17.3 points and pulled down 9.1 rebounds per game, pushing the Eagles to a 14-9 record.
Gubbels, meanwhile, scored 12.8 points per game to go with her 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 steals. The junior's AHS girls team went 9-14 this season.
In addition to their first-teamers, the Eagles' Kirk, Grefe and Bruning were honorable mention recipients. Kirk scored 12 points per game, while Grefe notched 9.6 and Bruning went for 7.3.

4 Pioneers recognized
Three Fort Calhoun boys and one Pioneer girl claimed recognition from the NCC.
Senior Brant Hilzendeger was a second-team honoree, finishing his final campaign with a 15.9 scoring average with 7.2 rebounds per game. He helped coach TJ O'Connor's team to an 8-14 record alongside brothers Zane and Carsen Schwarz, who were honorable mention selections. Zane average 10.5 points per game, while Carsen led the Pioneers with 4.9 assists per outing.
Junior Tess Skelton, meanwhile, represented the FCHS girls on the NCC all-conference team. She scored a team-best 8.9 points per game as the Pioneers went 8-16 under coach Marty Plum.

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