Posted On: 04/7/19 7:06 PM
8:00 (16U) — All Iowa Attack Red 70 vs Crossfire-Hedburg 56
After ending the day yesterday with this Attack squad, we went to see them again first thing this morning. Perhaps the most talented 16U team in Iowa (Martin Bros and Barnstormers would beg to differ), this group of guys handedly took care of a quality Crossfire squad, taking a 16 lead in the half, and never allowing the Minnesota guys to get within 10 in the second half. Trevion LaBeaux, a freshman playing up a grade, was dynamic in the win, going for 20 points all at the rim. Angelo Winkel was dominant, he scored at will, going for 20 points and controlling the glass.
9:05 (16U) — NCC 69 vs All Iowa Attack White 40
This group of sophomores from the North Central Conference can play some ball, and it showed big during this shellacking of the All Iowa Attack unit. It was Noah Nelson, from Algona, who showed out in this one, he canned five 3-balls and scored a game-high 19 points. Clear Lake’s Andrew Formanek comes into his grassroots season fresh from a state tourney run with the Lions and was impressive, he scored 12 in the win.
10:10 (17U) — Iowa Prep Red 69 vs Tryon Gym 67
In what was easily the most entertaining game of the day, a solid group of Iowa Prep guys withstood an onslaught of scoring from superstar guard Bryce Coppock and wound up with a narrow two-point win. Coppock, a 5’10 guard who is one of the state’s best scorers, went for 30 points in the loss, and was dazzling while scoring in a multitude of ways. But it was a solid group of lengthy and well-trained players from Prep who made the big plays down the stretch. Carter Janssen, a Cedar Falls sophomore playing up a grade, was the most impressive for Prep, he scored a team-high 14.
This game was nip and tuck throughout, with neither team able to gain more than a six point advantage. It was Iowa Prep Black that went into break with a 25-20 lead, which seemed like a commanding advantage in a game like this. But that five point lead was quickly erased by the Attack squad in the second half. It would stay tight throughout the latter half and then with two minutes left, Ankeny Centennial freshman Ethan King buried a smooth triple to give Attack a 41-40 lead, they would never trail again.
12:20 (15U) — Phenom/Prodigy Elite 73 vs Tryon Gym 58
This game was knotted at 31 apiece heading into halftime, and then the squad from Minnesota went on an entire second half scoring spree. By midway through the second this game was out of hand for the Iowa guys, but there were a couple of players who stood out for Tryon. IKM-Manning freshmen, and identical twins Nolan Ramsey and Luke Ramsey combined to score 21 of Tryon’s 58 points, with each of them flashing some high hoops IQ and some skill that made them both fun to watch, not to mention ultra productive.