Posted On: 02/11/21 2:00 PM

Mackie

The favorite: Aplington-Parkersburg, 2A’s second-highest scoring offense, has to be considered a heavy favorite to come out of this district. The Falcons have lost three games this year - twice to Dike-New Hartford and once to Denver - with each loss coming to teams that have been ranked among the top-5 in 2A for most of the year. They’re an extremely balanced team, with three players averaging in double-figures - senior Owen ThomasOwenThomas6'4" | SFAplington-Parkersburg | 2021StateIA (12.6), junior Jayden MackieJaydenMackie6'0" | PGAplington-Parkersburg | 2022StateIA (12.4), and sophomore Garrett Hempen (11.7) - with four others averaging between 6.0 and 9.5 points a game, giving them a lot of options. A group that loves to play up-tempo and spread the floor, they shoot 39.2% from the arc as a team, and they have a number of kids who can light it up from 3, which makes them very difficult to defend. 

The biggest threat: Forest City has to play a quarterfinal game, but they’re the bigger threat to A-P than Garner-Hayfield-Ventura is. The Indians really like to slow games down and grind them

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