Posted On: 11/3/21 3:00 PM

The Teams

Baxter (13-8): The Bolts’ eight losses last season came by an average of 5.25 points a game, so they were extremely close to having a special season. They bring back the top four scorers, and seven of the top eight, from that team, so expect to see them challenging Meskwaki at the top of the division. Junior wing Cody Damman (14.1) is the leading returning scorer, while seniors Rory Heer (9.3) and Nate McMinamen (8.0), junior Carson Scroggins Carson Scroggins 6'3" | PF Baxter | 2023 State IA (8.2), and sophomore Treyton Travis (4.9) round out an experienced group of returnees. Following the graduation of Kael Johnston, who tied for the team lead in assists, expect to see Damman have the ball in his hands more this year, showcasing his playmaking abilities and getting others involved. The Bolts did a solid job last year of limiting turnovers, and if they can continue with that, they’ll have a chance to unseat the Warriors at the top.

Collins-Maxwell (7-15): The Spartans lost their leading scorer to graduation, but return everyone else from last year’s team, so there is some reason for optimism. Junior forward Luke Huntrods (11.5) and senior Austin Kepple (10.2) return as double-figure scorers, and senior

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