Bryce Koch was named to the All-GPAC Men’s Basketball First Team.
Bryce Koch, a 6-6 senior center from Dell Rapids, S.D., is a first-team selection on the 2016-17 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Basketball Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
Koch is the Mustangs’ leading scorer and rebounder with career-high averages of 15.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He scored in double figures in 29 of the Mustangs’ 31 contests and has the team’s top single-game rebounding performance of the season with a career-high 17-board haul in an 87-81 overtime victory against Doane University.
Aside from leading the Mustangs in scoring and rebounding, Koch also tops the team with 32 steals and 30 blocked shots. He has made 195 of 322 field goal attempts for 60.6 percent and 97 of 131 free throw attempts for 74.0 percent after entering the campaign with a career conversion rate of 57.5 percent from the foul line.
Koch has amassed 1252 points and 694 rebounds during his career for averages of 10.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. He is the 12th leading scorer in Morningside history with his 1252 career points.
In addition to Koch, the Mustangs placed Brody Egger, a 6-2 sophomore guard from Urbandale, Iowa, on the All-GPAC Second Team. Egger is the Mustangs’ second leading scorer with an average of 13.5 points per game to compliment an average of 3.0 rebounds per game. He is third on the team with 63 assists for an average of 2.0 per game. He has made 129 of 298 field goal attempts for 43.3 percent, 62 of 156 3-point field goal attempts for 39.7 percent and 99 of 119 free throw attempts for 83.2 percent.
Egger had the Mustangs’ top single-game scoring performance of the season when he tied a school record with 10 3-point field goals en route to a career-high 34 points in a 125-74 victory against Mount Marty College.
The Mustangs placed Alex Borchers, Tyler Borchers and Ryan Tegtmeier on the All-GPAC honorable mention list.
Alex Borchers, a 5-11 freshman guard from South Sioux City, Neb., is averaging 10.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. He is the Mustangs’ co-leader with 32 steals and is second on the team with 82 assists for an average of 2.6 per game. Borchers has made 111 of 230 field goal attempts for 48.3 percent, 16 of 45 3-point field goal attempts for 35.6 percent and 72 of 90 free throw attempts for 80.0 percent.
Tyler Borchers, a 6-7 freshman forward from Le Mars, Iowa, is the top scorer and rebounder off the Mustangs’ bench with averages of 12.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Borchers has provided 19 double figure scoring performances off the bench and leads the team with 10 double doubles. He leads the Mustangs in field goal accuracy with 140 field goals in 227 attempts for 61.7 percent and has made 99 of 138 free throw attempts for 71.7 percent.
Tegtmeier, a 6-0 senior guard from Davenport, Neb., is averaging 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game and leads the Mustangs with 88 assists for an average of 2.9 per game. He has made 118 of 265 field goal attempts for 44.5 percent, 50 of 126 3-point field goal attempts for 39.7 percent and 48 of 54 free throw attempts for 88.9 percent.
Tegtmeier is the 10th leading scorer in Morningside history with 1349 career points.
Morningside was one of the most improved teams in the GPAC this season. The Mustangs have a 21-10 record and finished fifth in the GPAC standings with a 10-8 league mark following a 2015-16 campaign where they posted an 11-18 record overall and a 7-13 mark in the GPAC.
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