Kings of the Court: Saturday Recaps

Grassroots
Iowa

Posted On: 05/19/18 4:31 PM

Eugene Bukenya

8:00 (16U) — Kingdom Hoops Red 57 vs All Iowa Attack White 56

We picked a good one to kick off the weekend with, and it was the guys from Kingdom Hoops that were able to overcome a halftime deficit and come away with the win. Ankeny Centennial sophomore Eugene Bukenya was very good in the win, the lengthy wing was active, and played with intensity early, he scored 14 of his team-high 18 in the first half. Dylan Ihle was a sniper for Attack, the Roland-Story shooting guard canned four 3s en route to a team-high 18 points in the L.

 

 

Ben Sernett

9:05 (16U) — Iowa Mavericks-Schlabaugh 65 vs Central Iowa Young Guns White 26

This Mavs squad is breezing through the comp so far at the event, and they certainly have the wealth of talent to make a nice run in the 16U field. Tre McCrary and Dylan Decklever make up a dynamic backcourt, and Cedar Falls’ Ben Sernett is a dead-eye sniper. This game was ugly from the start, and at halftime the Mavs led 41-9. Sernett led all scorers with 22 — including six triples — in the running-clock mercy-rule shellacking.

 

 

Trey Hutcheson

10:10 (17U) — Martin Brothers 69 vs Kingdom Hoops Elite 61

This Martin Bros squad is very, very dangerous, and that’s evident by the relatively wide-margin they beat this also very good Kingdom Hoops squad by. The additions of Trey Hutcheson and Derek Krogmann have been as key as you might think. The two of them combined for 37 points in the win. Oskaloosa’s Cole Henry threw down one of the more solid jams we’ve seen yet this spring, a one-hand baseline slam; he finished with 11 points. Kingdom Hoops will be eager to hopefully get a rematch tomorrow in bracket play. They were led by Trayvon Williams’ 16 points.

 

 

11:15 (16U) — Kingdom Hoops Elite II 52 vs Central Iowa Young Guns Navy 50

We got ourselves a game-winner in this one, and were lucky enough to capture it on film. With two seconds left, and the game tied at 50, Kingdom Hoops coach Shion Thomas drew up a nice play, and Roosevelt’s Myles Burkhall found Bondurant-Farrar’s Marquis George-Towns for the game-winner at the hoop. It was very exciting. You can see the video below.

 

John Forget

12:20 (16U) — Omaha Elite 78 vs Iowa Cornsharks Select 33

This Omaha Elite squad is for real, and they came out with guns blazin against this outmatched Cornsharks squad. It was a rout from the very start, and by halftime the score was 49-17. John Forget led a very balanced scoring attack for the Nebraska guys, he netted 13 in the blowout W. Griffin Diggs is an impressive Ogden guard, he led the ‘Sharks with 10 points.

 

 

 

 

Nick Pepin

1:25 (16U) — Martin Brothers 50 vs Minnesota Heat-Moberg 38

Nick Pepin was sensational and this Martin Brothers unit looked to be firing on all cylinders against the Minnesota squad. The game was always a bit out of reach for Heat-Moberg, and Pepin and Co coasted to the 12-point win. It’s evident this Martin Brothers squad has spent a lot of time together, the passing was impeccable, and the chemistry is definitively abound. Iowa City West’s Pepin led all scorers with 14 points. Waterloo West wing Isaiah Johnson added 11 in the W.

 

 

Cole Henry

2:30 (17U) — Martin Brothers 73 vs Iowa Mavericks-Gosnell 53 

This was an impressive display by the Martin Brothers guys, who utterly beat-down the talented Mavs unit. Dillon Carlson started things off hot for MB, then Derek Krogmann took control. In the second half it was Trey Hutcheson who got hot, and Cole Henry finished with a flurry to put an end to it. That’s a dangerous group there for Martin Brothers. They’ll be considered favorites to bring home a 17U title tomorrow afternoon. Marshaun Carroll was really good for the Mavs, he scored 12 second half points en route to a team-high 14. Oskaloosa’s Cole Henry notched a game-high 15 for MB.