Posted On: 02/16/21 1:00 PM



The favorite: This may be one of the most balanced substates in 3A, but we’ll give the edge to Clear Lake, who has earned the right to play their first two games at home as the substate’s top seed. The Lions enter postseason play with a 19-2 mark, led by their fantastic one-two punch of junior guard Carson ToebeCarsonToebe6'3" | PGClear Lake | 2022StateIA (18.7) and senior forward Andrew FormanekAndrewFormanek6'6" | PFClear Lake | 2021StateIA (17.8, 13.1 rebounds). That is the best one-two punch in the substate and should make them the favorite. They’ve gotten strong production out of sophomore lead guard Travaughn Luyobya (5.1, 5.7 assists), who has emerged as a very reliable ball-handler in the backcourt alongside Toebe, and senior forward Eric Ritter (9.0, 6.2 rebounds) pairs well with Formanek, who can stretch the floor a bit, to help them control the glass. 

The biggest threat: Algona split with Clear Lake this year, with the win coming just four days ago, 63-59, so the Bulldogs are more than capable of beating the Lions and coming out of this substate. They

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