August 03, 2021

Three Cardinals named for all-Pride of Iowa boys basketball

Three Central Decatur boys were named on the 2020-21 all-conference Pride of Iowa boys basketball team last week.

Matt Boothe was selected for first-team, Trey Hullinger was picked for second-team and Cauy Masters received Honorable Mention.

Boothe’s season ended with the second most points on the club with 284 (tied for 10th in the POI) and a shooting percentage of 43.4%. He had 112 rebounds and a team-high 73 assists, which tied Erik Trujillo for ninth in the conference. He was second on the club in steals (35) and was sixth in the conference in blocks with 19, which ranked second on the team.

On second-team, Hullinger ended his junior campaign as the team leader in points with 290 (eighth in the POI) on 46.7% shooting. He was also the leader in steals with 42. Hullinger finished the season with 97 rebounds and 49 assists in all 21 games played.

Masters, the third leading scorer for the Cardinals with 199 points, shot 48.4% from the field with a team-high 161 rebounds, which ranked him sixth in the conference. He had 28 assists and 33 steals with seven blocks in his junior season.

Pride of Iowa boys all-conference

First-team

Jaixen Frost, Mount Ayr, So.; Erik Trujillo, Mount Ayr, Sr.; Matt Boothe, Central Decatur, Jr.; Keaton England, Lenox, So.; Toby Bower, Nodaway Valley, Sr.; Trey Baker, Martensdale-St Marys, Sr.; Jack Franey, Martensdale-St Marys, Sr.

Second-team

Payton Weehler, Mount Ayr, Sr.; Trey Hullinger, Central Decatur, Jr.; Avery Phillippi, Nodaway Valley, So.; Zayden Mitchell, Wayne, Sr.; Hogan Franey, Martensdale-St Marys, Jr.; Carson Elbert, Martensdale-St Marys, Sr.; Tucker TePoel, Southwest Valley, Sr.

Honorable Mention

Owen Lucas, Bedford, Jr.; Cauy Masters, Central Decatur, Jr.; Cale Eklund, East Union, Jr.; Chase Johnston, Lenox, Sr.; JT Archibald, Martensdale-St Marys, Sr.; Cody Larsen, Mount Ayr, Jr.; Mason Menefee, Nodaway Valley, Sr.; Austin Clendenen, Southeast Warren, Sr.; Blaine Venteicher, Southwest Valley, Sr.; Logan Berndt, Wayne, Sr.