Posted On: 10/14/21 8:00 AM

The Teams

Ankeny Christian (15-6): No matter what the roster looks like, ACA has been the class of the league since Grand View Christian went independent. The Eagles have compiled a 50-4 record against league foes in the last five seasons, and there’s no reason to expect that domination to slow down this year. Two starters return in seniors Ben McDermott Ben McDermott 6'0" | SF Ankeny Christian Academy | 2022 State IA (11.0) and Malachi Johnson Malachi Johnson 5'9" | PG Ankeny Christian Academy | 2022 State IA (9.5, 5.8 assists), while Logan Fincham (7.8) was a solid contributor off the bench last season. McDermott is a long wing who can really shoot it, knocking down 54 3-pointers last year at a 45% clip, while the diminutive Johnson is arguably the best player in the conference on both ends of the floor. A true lead guard who gets others involved first, he’s also a really good shooter, burying 41% of his 3s last year. With Fincham stepping into a tertiary scoring role, and players like Brock Parks (3.1), Ben Fortenberry (2.4), and Cade Wierck (2.0) stepping into bigger roles, ACA should continue to be the class of the conference. 

Diagonal (7-11): Caleb Hubbard (8.7, 7.1 rebounds) and Will Strange (8.1, 7.6 rebounds) lead a Maroons team that brings back

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