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New Richmond, Somerset boys selected for All-Middle Border Conference squad

Junior Jack Emmert (left) and senior Tyler Ledbeter were selected for the All-MBC boys basketball team. Senior Gaelin Elmore (absent) was also selected.1 / 2
Seniors Jake LaMirande and Joe Deppe are New Richmond's representatives on the All-Middle Border Conference boys basketball team.2 / 2

The boys basketball teams from Somerset and New Richmond were both well represented on the 2012-13 All-Middle Border Conference team.

Somerset, which placed second in the conference standings, had three players receive All-MBC honors. Junior Gaelin Elmore was selected for the All-MBC first team. Senior Tyler Ledbeter and junior Jack Emmert were second team All-MBC choices.

New Richmond had two players selected for this year's team. Senior Joe Deppe was named to the first team and was selected as the Middle Border Conference Player of the Year. Senior Jake LaMirande was an honorable mention selection.

Somerset's trio of selections were the leaders in the Spartans' high octane attack at both ends of the court. Elmore was nearly impossible to stop on offense, averaging 17.6 points per game. He was as big a factor at the defensive end, leading the Spartans with 6.1 rebounds and blocking 26 shots.

Ledbeter was a true point guard and a defensive stopper. He averaged 9.2 points per game and led the team with 81 assists. He also ranked third on the team in rebounds. His ability to shut down guards and post players with his strong defense gave the team great flexibility in matching up with opponents.

Emmert was the Spartans' leading three-point shooter, making 41 percent of his attempts. He has a fast release and, when he's on a roll, he can carry the team.

Deppe was selected as MBC Player of the Year after leading the conference in scoring. He averaged 21.3 points per conference game this season. He is the first Tiger to lead the conference in scoring in more than a decade. Deppe scored 466 points this season, a product of the hard work he put in over the off-season to improve his game.

LaMirande was the blue collar-type player who always made good things happen for the Tigers. He led the team in rebounds and assists and he was a reliable defender in the post.