Posted On: 02/12/19 6:00 PM

 

The favorite: Maquoketa got off to a 14-0 start to the year, and a #1 ranking in the state, before dropping a pair of six-point decisions to Marion and Dyersville Beckman in recent weeks. The Cardinals have been strong on both ends of the floor, ranking 12th in 3A in scoring offense at 64.7 points a game and 8th in defense at 50.5. They've already beaten the other three teams on their side of the bracket by an average of 21 points a game, so they have to be considered the heavy favorite to come out of the top of the bracket. They're led by Abe Becker (19.6, 73 3PM), who recently tied a state record by making 13 3s in a single game. He's as deadly a shooter as there is in the state, but he's not alone, as Macklin Shanahan (11.5) and Kane Kopp (10.1) also average in double figures, while Connor Becker (9.0) is a solid option as well. Shanahan is a do-it-all wing who leads the team in rebounding, assists, steals and blocks and is capable

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