By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Three New Albany players – Romeo Langford, Isaac Hibbard and Sean East - have been selected to this season’s All-Hoosier Hills Conference first team. The trio helped the Bulldogs (25-4, 6-1 HHC) capture their fourth consecutive HHC outright championship in the 2016-17 campaign along with a fourth Class 4A Seymour Sectional title in a row.
Langford, a junior swingman, averaged 28.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game this season. Hibbard, a senior guard, scored 13 points a contest. East, a junior guard, averaged 12 points per game.
Jeffersonville’s lone player on the first team is Bailey Falkenstein. The junior forward was the leading scorer for the Red Devils (14-11, 3-4) this year. His highest-scoring game this year was a career-high 41 points in Jeff’s 83-64 home victory over Louisville Ballard on Feb. 17.
Two Floyd Central swingmen – sophomore Cobie Barnes and junior Luke Gohmann – have each made the All-HHC first team. The Highlanders posted an overall record of 19-5 and a conference mark of 5-2 in 2016-17.
The rest of the first team includes Bedford North Lawrence’s Brayton Bailey, Columbus East’s Tanner McFall, Jennings County’s Tyler Vogel and Madison’s Daniel Anderson.
Jeff has two players on the All-HHC honorable-mention list in junior forward Gerrin Moore and sophomore guard Joe LaGrange. Three Floyd Central players have earned honorable-mention status in senior center Trevor Apple, senior guard Tyler Kimm and junior guard Matthew Weimer.
Other honorable-mention players are Bedford’s McCall Ray, Columbus East’s Jonathan Foster and Chaz Painter and Seymour’s Tyler Bloom and Alan Perry.
New Albany head coach Jim Shannon has been named HHC Coach of the Year.