Posted On: 11/21/21 8:00 AM

The Teams

BGM (4-18): The Bears struggled to put the ball in the bucket last year, averaging just 37.8 points a game and turning it over more than 18 times a night. Those numbers need to improve if they want to compete at a higher level. Senior guard Jacob Moel Jacob Moel 6'0" | SF BGM | 2022 State IA (12.6) led the team in scoring, assists, and steals last season and returns, but he’s the only returnee who averaged more than 3.6 points a game last year. They’ll need to find some role players to step up alongside him.

Colfax-Mingo (3-18): The Tigerhawks lost their leading scorer and rebounder from last season, but bring back senior wing Cole Bracewell (9.8) and sophomores Curtis Horras (7.3) and Joe Earles (3.6), giving them a solid trio to build around. They turned the ball over 20.6 times a game last season, and that number obviously needs to improve in a big way if they want to win more games. This team pounds the offensive glass hard (13.1 offensive rebounds a game last season), and that will be key if they want to score at a higher clip.

HLV (7-14): HLV closed last year strong, winning four of their last six,

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