Posted On: 02/18/20 2:00 PM

 

Will Henricksen

The favorite: Marion is looking for their third consecutive state tournament trip, and earned the top seed in this substate. The Indians got off to a 15-1 start and grabbed the #1 ranking in 3A briefly before dropping three straight games (albeit to very strong teams) late in the season. They have a dynamic backcourt with Will Henricksen (15.6), Jaffer Murphy (9.7) and Brayson Laube (8.1), and four players who can light it up from 3 (those three plus Gage Franck, 10.7). The Indians like to play fast, taking advantage of their guard play, and if they are able to dictate the tempo, they are the best team in the substate. They beat Center Point-Urbana, a possible substate final opponent, 73-59 early this season, going 14-32 from behind the arc. 

The biggest threat: Center Point-Urbana has been sensational on the defensive end of the floor this year, allowing just 40.6 points a game, which is the best number in 3A. The Stormin' Pointers have gone 14-4 since starting the season 0-2,

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