Multiple Teams · Gizzi, Qualkinbush honored by HHC

NPHS freshman Maximus Gizzi was named to the All-Hoosier Heritage Conference boys basketball team Monday night.

Senior Jalen Qualkinbush was chosen as an honorable mention.

The teams are chosen by a vote of the HHC’s coaches.

Gizzi, the Dragons’ freshman point guard, averaged 12.1 points, 3.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. He ranked second in the HHC in assists, seventh in steals with 1.3 per game, second with 91 free throws made and fifth in the HHC with an 81 percent free throw percentage.

Qualkinbush was the Dragons’ second-leading scorer at 11.4 ppg, and led the team with an average of 4.7 rebounds per contest. A forward, he was one of three seniors on the Dragons’ squad this season. He scored a career-high 23 points in the sectional opening round win over Marshall, and had a strong finish to the season, averaging 13.9 ppg over his final nine contests.

The rest of the All-HHC team included Mark Albers, Karsten Windlan and Eli Pancol of Pendleton Heights; Mason Gillis, David Froedge and Luke Bumbalough of New Castle; Erick Shepherd and Michael Ertel of Mt. Vernon; Zach Kuhn and Cooper Lewis of Shelbyville; Tanner Lambert of Delta; Will O’Connor of Greenfield-Central and Bobby Smith of Yorktown. Kevin Bates of Pendleton Heights was chosen Coach of the Year.

Freshman Maximus Gizzi was named All-HHC.
Freshman Maximus Gizzi was named All-HHC.
Senior Jalen Qualkinbush was named to the HHC honorable mention team.
Senior Jalen Qualkinbush was named All-HHC honorable mention.