Local hoopsters earned CBC honors


Jackie Santa-Emma (4) of Jonathan Alder, top photo, and NU’s Preston Crabtree, bottom photo, were named to first-team honors in the CBC. (Journal-Tribune photos by Tim Miller and Sam Dillon)

The Central Buckeye Conference boys divisional basketball races concluded just like the girls did during the 2019-20 season.
Jonathan Alder’s boys captured the championship in the Kenton Trail Division, while North Union claimed the title in the Mad River Division.
Those were the same results as the girls’ races this season.
The North Union boys ran the table in the Mad River Division with a 10-0 mark.
Jonathan Alder finished its circuit run with a 9-1 record.
Both North Union’s and Jonathan Alder’s boys have representation on the All-CBC teams for the season.
Preston Crabtree and Connor Terrill of North Union earned first-team in the Mad River Division.
NU’s Harley Day and Trevyn Feasel were named to the second team, while Zach Vernon was appointed to the honorable mention list.
Gavin Webb was named to the division’s sportsmanship award.
Jackie Santa-Emma and Jackson Izzard of Alder earned first-team accolades in the Kenton Trail Division.
Henry Walker was named to the second team, while Logan Stevens was named honorable mention.
Daniel Heining, who missed most of the season with a shoulder injury, earned the sportsmanship award.
Crabtree, a 6-2 junior wing, is the leading scorer for the 21-0 Wildcats.
He is averaging 14.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. He is shooting 47 percent from the floor and 87 percent from the charity stripe.
Terrill, a 5-10 senior guard, is scoring nearly 10 points per outing and is averaging more than four assists per contest.
Day, a 6-5 senior post player, is averaging 10.2 points and 5.8 rebound per game.
Feasel, a 5-10 junior guard, is scoring 6.5 points per game and is averaging four rebounds and assists for each game.
Vernon, a 6-4 sophomore wing, is averaging more than eight points and five rebounds per game.
Santa-Emma and Izzard have matching 14.3 per-game scoring averages.
Santa-Emma, a 5-10 senior guard, is dishing more than five assists per game and is sinking more than 40 percent on his three-point attempts.
Izzard, a 6-1 junior wing, is averaging 4.2 rebounds per game and hitting nearly 72 percent from the free throw line.
Walker, a 6-7 senior post player, is scoring nearly nine points and grabbing five rebounds per game for the 18-4 Pioneers. He is shooting 65 percent from the floor.
Stevens, a 6-1 senior wing, is scoring at a 6.5 per-game clip and hitting 50 percent from the field.
Heinig’s injury has limited him to only three games this season. The 6-6 senior post player is averaging two points per game.

Connor Terrill of North Union goes up for a basket in this file photo. Terrill was named to the first-team (Mad River Division) of the Central Buckeye Conference). (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

Jackson Izzard of Jonathan Alder takes the ball to the hoop in this file photo. Izzard was named to the first-team (Kenton Trail Division) of the Central Buckeye Conference. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

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