MISHAWAKA – Clay Yeo has had another outstanding season for the Bethel College men’s basketball team.
The former Triton High School star is being honored for his impressive work on the hardwood too.
Yeo, a junior guard for the Pilots, earned first-team honors from the Crossroads League for the 2015-16 campaign. Yeo, who played his first season at Valparaiso University before transferring to Bethel, led his team this season in scoring (21.7), rebounding (6.7) and steals (1.6).
Yeo was honored as the Player of the Year in the conference a year ago.
The Pilots, who are 22-8 overall and finished 11-7 in league play, also had four other players honored by the conference.
Caleb Oetjen, a junior guard, was a third-team all-conference choice. He averaged 13.1 points, 5.1 assists and five rebounds per game. Sophomore Gage Ott earned honorable-mention selection after averaging 14.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest. Freshman Luke Fisher was named to the All-Newcomer Team after averaging 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Travis Smith was named to the All-Defensive Team as he averaged 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per outing.
The Pilots were originally scheduled to host Taylor tonight at 7 p.m. in a quarterfinal game of the league tournament. That game, due to the weather, has been rescheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Wiekamp Center on the Bethel College campus in Mishawaka.
The Bethel College women’s team had a pair of players honored by the Crossroads League.
Aimee Swihart, a junior point guard, was a third-team all-league selection. The former standout at Goshen High School averaged 13.1 points and 2.3 steals per game.
Macie Hinen, who played at Columbia City High School, was named to the All-Freshmen Team by the league. Hines is a 5-4 guard for the Pilots.
The Bethel ladies saw their season end Tuesday night with a 62-49 loss at Indiana Wesleyan in the league tournament. The Pilots finished the season 12-19 overall and 7-11 in league play.