Ryan Tegtmeier was thee Mustangs’ leading scorer during the 2015-16 men’s basketball season.
Ryan Tegtmeier, a 6-0 junior guard from Davenport, Neb., was the leading scorer for Morningside’s men’s basketball team during the 2015-16 season.
Tegtmeier averaged a team-high 14.8 points per game and was also the Mustangs’ second leading rebounder with a norm of 4.3 caroms per contest. Tegtmeier had a team-high 22 double figure scoring performances and was the Mustangs’ top scorer in 10 of their 29 contests, including a career-high 31 points in a 90-88 victory against the University of Jamestown to match the team’s highest point total of the season. He was the Mustangs’ best free throw shooter with a team-high 99 free throws in 116 attempts for 85.3 percent. Aside from leading the team in scoring, Tegtmeier also topped the Mustangs with 108 assists and 54 steals for averages of 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals per contest.
Tegtmeier, who cracked the Mustangs’ starting lineup during his freshman season, will enter his senior season as the 26th leading scorer in Morningside history with 1015 career points. He has averaged 10.6 points per game over his Morningside career.
Bryce Koch, a 6-6 junior center from Dell Rapids, S.D., was the Mustangs leading rebounder and second leading scorer with averages of 7.0 rebounds and 14.4 points per contest. He was the Mustangs’ leading rebounder in 14 of their 29 games, including a 14-board haul against Dakota Wesleyan University for the Mustangs’ top individual rebound performance of the season. Koch scored a career-high 31 points in a 96-89 victory against Dordt College to match the Mustangs’ top individual point total of the campaign. Aside from leading the Mustangs in rebounding, Koch also topped the team with 49 blocked shots for an average of 1.7 rejections per game and in field goal accuracy with a team-high 168 hoops in 274 attempts for 61.3 percent to rank seventh nationally in the NAIA Division II.
Koch, who came off the Mustangs’ bench as a freshman and sophomore, has scored 765 points during his Morningside career to rank 60th on the college’s all-time scoring list.
Brody Van Ginkel
Brody Van Ginkel, a 6-0 sophomore guard from Dakota Dunes, S.D., was the Mustangs’ most prolific and accurate 3-point shooter with a team-high 60 3-point field goals in 139 attempts for 43.2 percent. Van Ginkel was the Mustangs’ third leading scorer with an average of 11.4 points per game.
Brody Egger, a 6-3 freshman guard from Urbandale, Iowa, made 41 of 98 3-point field goal attempts for 41.8 percent and was the top scorer off the Mustangs’ bench with an average of 10.8 points per game. Egger provided a double figure scoring performance off the bench in 18 of the Mustangs’ 29 contests, including a season’s high 23 points against Briar Cliff University.
Morningside posted an 11-18 record and finished ninth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 7-13 league mark in 2015-16 while going through a rebuilding season after the graduation loss of five of its top seven scorers from the previous campaign.
The Mustangs have made five NAIA Division II National Tournament appearances in the last 11 years.