Posted On: 03/4/21 12:00 PM


#1 seed: North Linn (25-0)

About the Lynx: The Lynx have been an absolute juggernaut over the last five years, amassing a 132-3 mark, with each of those three losses coming at the state tournament. They’re blasting teams again this year, winning by an average of 43 points a game behind the highest-scoring offense (79.0) and best scoring defense (35.8) in 1A. Junior guard Austin Hilmer Austin Hilmer 5'11" | PG North Linn | 2022 State IA (18.0, 8.2 assists, 3.9 steals) leads this high-powered attack on both ends of the floor, a frenetic lead guard who plays at 100 miles an hour at all times. The chaotic, pressing style that the Lynx play thrives on creating turnovers, something that they do at a remarkable clip. Sophomore forward Tate Haughenbury (16.0) has stepped up as a secondary scorer, similar to the role that Austin Miller Austin Miller 6'2" | PF North Linn | 2020 State IA played for this group last year, getting easy buckets at the rim, while junior wing Dylan Kurt Dylan Kurt 6'3" | SF North Linn | 2022 State IA (14.3) has returned from injury to give them a reliable perimeter scorer. The scary thing about this group is that the top five scorers are either juniors or sophomores, and

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