Remsen St. Mary's earns awards at state
DES MOINES -- Along with getting to play three games at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in their first-ever basketball trip to state, Remsen St. Mary's came away with a couple other pieces of hardware as well.
Nicholas Ruden was named to the Class 1A All-Tournament Team for the Hawks. Ruden scored 61 points over the course of the three games, the third-best point total for an individual at the 1A tournament and was the second-leading rebounder with 24 boards for the tournament.
Leading the way in scoring was Joe Smoldt of Gladbrook-Reinbeck with 73 points across three games with 11 3-pointers made. Smoldt was named captain of the All-Tournament team even though his team did not win the championship. It is the third time Smoldt has been named captain of the All-Tournament team.
State champion Grand View Christian, who the Hawks played the closest of any of the Thunder's three opponents, came away with two players on the All-Tournament team with Stephen Glenn and Grant DeMeulenaere each making the team.
North Linn's Jake Hilmer, who scored a tournament-high 31 points against RSM in the third place game and scored the second-most points for the tournament, was the final player on the All-Tournament team.
Remsen St. Mary's also received the Class 1A IHSAA Board of Control Sportsmanship Award for the tournament.
The Iowa Farm Bureau was the sponsor for both the All-Tournament team and sportsmanship awards.