Five area players make cut for all-conference teams

Photo by Travis David/Daily Clarion.

Gibson Southern senior Dawson Witte led the Titans in scoring and rebounding this season and was named to the All-Conference team in the Pocket Athletic Conference.

The Big Eight, Blue Chip and Pocket Athletic Conferences were recently announced for boys basketball and five local players were represented in their respective conferences.

A trio of Princeton Community players landed on the Big Eight All-Conference list, while Wood Memorial and Gibson Southern had one player apiece on the Blue Chip and Pocket Athletic Conference teams, respectively.

Twin brothers Matt and Zach Dove along with fellow senior Stephan Wilkerson all earned spots on the All-Big Eight Conference list for the Tigers.

The trio helped guide the Tigers to a share of the conference championship with Jasper and Washington -- all with 5-1 league marks -- in addition to the Tigers first sectional championship since 2009.

Wilkerson led the team in scoring with 15.6 per game to go along with 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals. The senior scored a game-high 20 points in the Tigers regional championship game loss over last weekend and was named to the All-regional team as well.

Zach Dove added 15.0 points

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and 7.4 rebounds per game, while Matt led the Tigers with 7.9 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game to go along with 11.8 points a game.

Wood Memorial senior Paxon Bartley was named to the Blue Chip All-Conference team and had his name plastered all over conference leaderboards.

For the season, Bartley averaged 26 points per game to go along with 8.9 rebounds a game.

The senior broke the school and county scoring records for a career as helped the Trojans to an upset win over Springs Valley in the sectional semifinals.

Bartley led the BCC this season in: points in a game (40), conference scoring average (25.0), rebounds in a game (15), rebounds in a season (77), rebounding average (7.9), field goals in a game (13) and free throws in a game (14 of 15).

Gibson Southern senior Dawson Witte, who will be signing his National Letter of Intent to continue his academic football playing career next week, was named to the Pocket Athletic Conference team.

Witte paced the Titans in scoring with just under 16 points per game to go along with just under six rebounds per contest.

Witte helped lead the Titans to a pair of sectional wins before falling to Evansville Memorial in the sectional title game.

2018-19 Boys Basketball Big Eight All-Conference

Ben Meier (Boonville)

Jared Englert (Jasper)

Jackson Kabrick (Jasper)

Austin Rager (Mt. Carmel)

Matt Dove (Princeton)

Zach Dove (Princeton)

Stephan Wilkerson (Princeton)

Isaac Lane (Vincennes Lincoln)

Grant Niehaus (Washington)

Tyson Wright (Washington)

2018-19 Boys Basketball Blue Chip All-Conference

Keegan O'Neill (Barr-Reeve)

Gabe Gladish (Barr-Reeve)

Austin Ainscough (Barr-Reeve)

Justin Fickling (South Knox)

Gage Bobe (South Knox)

Reece Bauer (Northeast Dubois)

Colton Mouzin (Vincennes Rivet)

Klayton Ticheour (Shoals)

Silas Bauer (Loogootee)

Isaac Wagler (Barr-Reeve)

Macaine Clayton (Vincennes Rivet)

Paxon Bartley (Wood Memorial)

2018-19 Boys Basketball Pocket Athletic All-Conference

Simon Scherry (Heritage Hills)

Braeden Beard (Tell City)

Colson Montgomery (Southridge)

Murray Becher (Southridge)

Josiah Ricketts (North Posey)

Curt Hopf (Forest Park)

Blake Sisley (Heritage Hills)

Jaden Hayes (Southridge)

Jace Kelly (South Spencer)

Dawson Witte (Gibson Southern)

Logan Arnold (Tecumseh)

Spencer Fest (Tell City)

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