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Posted On: 12/3/18 11:06 AM
Keshawn Pegues (Davenport Central)
Davenport Central is off to a red-hot start to the season, and as a result, the Blue Devils check in a No. 6 in the latest Class 4A team rankings. Senior forward Keshawn Pegues has been the straw that stirs the post, so to speak. He’s been sensational in each of Central’s wins, including a 21 point, 11 rebound, 4 block performance against Noah Carter and the then-top-ranked Rams of Dubuque, Senior. In the two wins last week, Pegues averaged 21 points and 12.5 rebounds (5.5 offensive rebounds) per game.
Trent Frerichs (Sioux City North)
It’s been a blistering start to the season for Sioux City North’s senior guard. In a narrow loss to 3A power Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Frerichs, a 6-foot-1 senior, notched 26 points and 10 rebounds, he made five 3-balls in that one. In a season-opening win against another 3A power, Storm Lake, Frerichs poured in 29 points, 15 of those from his 18 free-throw attempts, to go along with 8 boards and 2 steals.
Ben Heeren (Ogden)
The Bulldogs were busy to start their season, playing three games last week, and going 2-1. Heeren was a beast in all of them. His best game was a 40 point, 16 rebound and 2 block performance in a season-opening loss to Greene County. During the three-game stretch, Heeren stayed red-hot, averaging 31.3 points on a sizzling 60 percent shooting, and 14.7 rebounds per game.
Bryce Coppock (Newell-Fonda)
This kid is a dynamic scorer and he certainly continued to prove that during the first week of the 2018-19 season. He was sensational against Spencer, when he dropped 35 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 6 assists. He even chipped in defensively with 2 steals and a block in that one. He filled up the stat-sheet again in a loss to Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids, going for 30 points, 5 assist, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
Jayce Goergen (Ankeny Christian Academy)
Take a look at the Ankeny Christian Academy schedule, and you might have to do a double-take. The Eagles have eclipsed 100 points in each of their first two games this season. Goergen has been a driving force behind their great success. In the two wins, Goergen averaged 30.5 points, 5 steals, 4.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game. Perhaps most impressive, is he’s shooting 67 percent from the field, which is sky-high, especially for a guard.