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Five Tigers earn postseason accolades
Brandon Stanek and Max Stockwell are named to the SBC first team
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Hillsboro senior guard Brandon Stanek, an All-Scenic Bluffs Conference first team selection - photo by Nate Beier photo/Sentry-Enterprise archives

Five members of the Hillsboro boys’ basketball team were recently received postseason honors.

Senior Brandon Stanek and sophomore Max Stockwell was named to the 10-player first-team, while senior Matt Anderson and sophomore Joey Helgerson were among the 14 players that received honorable mention.

Senior Brock Borchardt was named to the eight-player All-Sportsmanship Team.

Stanek, a 5-11 guard, averaged 11.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also had 30 steals and shot 47.7 percent (114 of 239) from the field and 67.9 percent (72 of 106) from the free throw line.

Stanek received honorable mention recognition as a junior.

Stockwell, a 6-foot-3 wing, averaged a team-best 14.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in 26 games. He shot 49.3 percent (140 of 284) from the field, 23 percent (7 of 30) from behind the arc and 58.2 percent (96 of 165) from the free throw line.

Stockwell was also named first-team All-SBC a year ago as a freshman.

Anderson was once again Hillsboro’s go-to player in the post this year, taking all 121 of his field goal attempts in and around the lane. In 25 games, the 6-foot-2 forward averaged a 7.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. He shot a team-best 58 percent (70 of 121) from the field, while shooting 45 percent (50 of 112) from the free throw line.

Anderson also received honorable mention recognition as a junior when he led Hillsboro in both scoring and rebounding.

Helgerson, a 6–1 guard, averaged 8.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.9 steals per game. He shot 38.1 percent from the field (77 of 202) while shooting 65 percent (46 of 71) at the free throw line. He also connected on a team-high 28 3-pointers on 90 attempts (31 percent).

In 24 games Borchardt scored 28 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and had six assists.

Hillsboro finished the season 21–5 overall and 11–3 (second place) in the SBC.

The Tigers advanced to the WIAA Division 5 sectional semifinals before losing a 57–56 overtime heartbreaker on a last-second shot to D5 state qualifier Cochrane–Fountain City.

Bangor junior forward Canon O’Heron was named the SBC Player of the Year after leading Bangor (19–6, 14–0 SBC) outright conference title.

O’Heron averaged conference-best 18.7 points and 10 rebounds per game.