OSKALOOSA — As we creep closer to the return of the second half of the basketball season, we take a look at where local boys stand among the stat leaders of the four main Oskaloosa Herald schools.

The five main individual categories are led by Spencer Hixson (scoring), Luke Keitges (rebounds), Kieren Nichols (assists), Waylon Bolibaugh (steals) and Eric Mulder (blocks).

Leading the way with 10 representatives in the top five is Pella while Knoxville follows closely behind with nine, including three stat leaders. Pella Christian has six while Oskaloosa has one.

Mulder, Nichols and Keitges each appear in three different categories, showing their impressive versatility on the floor.

As a team, Pella leads the area offensively with a scoring average of 71.2 points per game while Knoxville boasts the best defense at 47.3 points allowed per game.

As we head to the start of the new year, No. 3 (3A) Pella looks to stay hot after their 6-0 start. Knoxville will also look to stay undefeated at 4-0 going into 2021. Pella Christian sits at 2-4 while Oskaloosa will look to improve on their 1-5 record.

*Stats are per VarsityBound as of Dec. 23

Scoring Points Per Game 
1. Spencer Hixson (SR, Knoxville) 18.0 
T2. Grant Nelson (SR, Pella) 17.0 
T2. Kieren Nichols (SR, Knoxville) 17.0 
4. Karl Miller (JR, Pella) 16.8 
5. Eric Mulder (JR, Pella Christian) 12.3 
Rebounds Rebounds Per Game 
1. Luke Keitges (SO, Knoxville) 10.7 
2. Eric Mulder (JR, Pella Christian) 8.0 
3. Mike Hudson (SR, Knoxville) 6.0 
T4. Josh Warner (SR, Pella) 5.7 
T4. Spencer Hixson (SR, Knoxville) 5.7 
Assists Assists Per Game 
1. Kieren Nichols (SR, Knoxville) 3.7 
T2. Grant Nelson (SR, Pella) 3.3 
T2. Levi Schelhaas (JR, Pella Christian) 3.3 
T4. Ryan Mace (SR, Pella) 3.0 
T4. Josh Warner (SR, Pella) 3.0 
Steals Steals Per Game 
1. Waylon Bolibaugh (SO, Oskaloosa) 2.3 
2. Niko Schirz (JR, Pella Christian) 2.2 
T3. Kieren Nichols (SR, Knoxville) 2.0 
T3. Luke Keitges (SO, Knoxville) 2.0 
T5. Josh Warner (SR, Pella) 1.8 
T5. Parker Elder (JR, Pella) 1.8 
Blocks Blocks Per Game 
1. Eric Mulder (JR, Pella Christian) 2.0 
2. Parker Elder (JR, Pella) 1.8 
3. Luke Keitges (SO, Knoxville) 1.3 
4. Ryan Mace (SR, Pella) 1.0 
5. Luke Mulder (SR, Pella Christian) 0.7 

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at cpeters@oskyherald.com or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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