Posted On: 11/20/20 1:30 PM

The Teams


Aplington-Parkersburg (19-3): The Falcons were upset in postseason play last year by Hudson, but return five of their top six scorers from a 19-win team. They’re led by junior wing Jayden MackieJaydenMackie6'0" | PGAplington-Parkersburg | 2022StateIA (15.0), an athletic, slashing wing who can stuff the stat sheet and take over games on both ends of the floor. Senior wing Owen ThomasOwenThomas6'4" | SFAplington-Parkersburg | 2021StateIA (10.6) and sophomore Garrett Hempsen (6.9) are also solid perimeter scoring threats. This group also has good size with 6-6 Josh HaanJoshHaan6'6" | PFAplington-Parkersburg | 2021StateIA (10.2) and 6-7 Christian HaugstadChristianHaugstad6'7" | CAplington-Parkersburg | 2022StateIA (8.6), who combined to average 18.8 points and 16.5 rebounds last year. The Falcons always have good athletes, and they should have the depth to apply constant pressure on teams this year.

Columbus Catholic (6-16): The Sailors lose both of their double-figure scorers from last season, leaving Carter Gallagher (9.0), a junior guard, as their top returnee. Gallagher led the team in assists last year, but struggled with turnovers. Ben Trost (5.5) is the only other returnee who saw significant playing time last season. In this loaded division, it’s

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