Hardwood honorees announced

Basketball players from Marmaton Valley, Crest and Yates Center brought home postseason recognition by the Three Rivers League.


March 19, 2021 - 12:56 PM

Kobey Miller Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

Several standouts on the basketball court have received postseason honors from the Three Rivers League.

On the boys’ side, Crest’s Kobey Miller and Sean Hurst of Yates Center earned first team All-TRL honors, while Crest’s Tyson Hermreck and Yates Center’s Cash Cummings were joined by Marmaton Valley’s Quincy Adams on the second team.

Yates Center had a third player, Preston Hurst, who earned honorable mention as well.

Travis Hermreck (left)Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

MILLER led the Lancers with 14.6 points and nearly 6 rebounds a game while Crest went 8-13 on the season. The record may be a bit deceiving. The Lancers played one of the tougher Class 1A schedules around, and missed by one game winning the Three Rivers League crown.

Hermreck, like Miller a senior, averaged 10 points and 7 boards a game for Crest.

Sean Hurst (20)Photo by Kathe Hamman

YATES Center’s standout trio led the way for the Wildcats, led by Sean Hurst, who averaged 12.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He also led the Wildcats with four double-doubles on the season.

Cash Cummings came on late in the season to average 7.4 points per game, including a memorable 20-point output against Humboldt to wrap up the regular season, capped by his buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

Preston Hurst, Sean Hurst’s younger brother, earned honorable mention for his all-around game as well. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1 steal per game.

Quincy Adams (23)Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

AN OTHERWISE undermanned Marmaton Valley squad struggled through a winless season, but the Wildcats could rely on one constant — the determined, fearless leadership of the rangy MV junior Adams.

He easily led the squad at 16.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.7 assists per game.