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Shelbyville's Sandman selected to All-HHC boys basketball squad

Shelbyville senior Ollie Sandman was one of 12 boys basketball players to earn an All-Conference designation from the Hoosier Heritage Conference.

Sandman, who became the 10th Golden Bear to join the 1,000 career points club this season, averaged 16.9 ppg and 3.6 rpg for a Shelbyville squad that finished 10-14.

The DePauw University commit finished his Shelbyville career with 1,036 points – the eighth best total in boys basketball program history. He also finished with 199 career three-pointers made – a program record.

Also named All-HHC were Delta juniors Jackson Wors (14.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg) and D’Amare Hood (13.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg), Greenfield-Central senior Dylan Moles (20.4 ppg, 5.1 apg) and sophomore Braylon Mullins (16.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg), Mount Vernon freshmen Luke Ertel (12.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.4 apg) and Julien Smith (13.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg), New Castle senior Gavin Welch (15.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg), New Palestine seniors Ian Stephens (15.2 ppg, 7.9 rpg) and Blaine Nunnally (17.5 ppg, 5.2 apg), Pendleton Heights junior Josiah Gustin (13.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg), and Yorktown senior A.J. Dunn (18.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg).

New Palestine’s Trent Whitaker and Greenfield-Central’s Luke Meredith were selected HHC Co-Coaches of the Year.

Whitaker led New Palestine (23-2) to the HHC championship with a 7-0 record.

Meredith and Greenfield-Central (21-2) finished runner-up at 6-1.

Mount Vernon (16-9, 5-2 HHC) was third ahead of Yorktown (14-9, 4-3), Delta (17-9, 3-4), New Castle (14-12, 2-5), Shelbyville (10-14, 1-6) and Pendleton Heights (8-17, 0-7).

New Palestine and Delta captured sectional championships Saturday and will compete in regional championship games later this week.

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