Posted On: 02/16/21 6:30 PM



The favorite: Playing in the 4A-dominant MVC gives Western Dubuque (and Wahlert Catholic for that matter), a major edge against the rest of the teams in this substate. The Bobcats have posted some impressive wins this season, with their only losses coming to Hempstead, Cedar Falls, and Senior. They’re led by a trio of very talented scorers in seniors Dylan JohnsonDylanJohnson6'6" | SFWestern Dubuque | 2021StateIA (16.4, 7.7 rebounds) and Garrett BaumhoverGarrettBaumhover6'0" | PGWestern Dubuque | 2021StateIA (14.7, 5.6 assists), and junior guard Nick BryantNickBryant5'9" | PGWestern Dubuque | 2022StateIA (11.6, 41.5 3P%). The ’Cats are a good 3-point shooting team (38.8%) and they limit turnovers (9.1 a game), despite playing high-level competition on a nightly basis, and are rightfully a fairly heavy favorite to come out of this substate. 

The biggest threat: The team that presents the biggest threat to Western Dubuque is probably Wahlert Catholic, who have played the Bobcats twice this year, with their losses coming by a combined three points. The Golden Eagles have one double-figure scorer in senior Nathan Donovan (13.6), but have four others averaging between 8.6 and 9.8

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