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Posted On: 01/9/18 12:51 PM
There are certainly plenty of ebbs and flows throughout the high school season, we’ll try our best to track those here. Teams that land in the DOWN portion of an article, could later find itself in the UP part, and vice-versa. Such is the grind of a full high school season. Below, you’ll find this week’s ebb and flow.
North Scott: It’s now eight wins in a row for the Lancers, and just last week they extended the streak with an impressive 20 point shellacking of a formidable Davenport North unit. It’s the Seales brothers, Corvon and Cortaviaus, leading the charge for the 6th-ranked Lancers. They’ll try and stay hot this week against Burlington (see below) and Clinton.
Bishop Garrigan: There’s something brewing in Algona, and it’s big. TJ Schnurr, Cade Winkel and Angelo Winkel all are 6’5 or taller, and that great size has been tough to handle for opponents this season. The Golden Bears have won six straight games since their lone loss to Eagle Grove in early December. And they have a ticket to the state tourney in their cross-hairs.
Remsen, St.Mary’s: After making a run to the semifinals of the 1A State Tournament last March, it looks as though the Hawks are poised for another deep run. Nicholas Ruden is one of the state’s most versatile forwards, and is averaging 16.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. His No. 3 Hawks are now 10-0 this season.
West Central: It’s now 11 losses and counting for the Blue Devils of Maynard. Dating back to last season it’s 25 straight losses. They’ll try and get back into the win column tonight against 2-8 North Fayette Valley.
Bettendorf: After starting the season 4-1, the Bulldogs have now dropped five straight. Iowa’s 2nd-ranked 2019, DJ Carton, was out for four games early in the season, the Bulldogs went 1-3 during that stretch. He’s back now, and the wins should start piling up again.
Burlington: It’s been a rough few years for the Grayhounds, and they’ve started their 2017-18 campaign with an 0-9 mark. They haven’t won a game since they beat Ottumwa 71-61 in February of 2015.