Posted On: 11/24/21 10:52 AM

The Teams

Alburnett (13-11): All three double-figure scorers from last year’s team graduated, leaving senior wing Andrew Ossman (5.9, 5.1 rebounds) as the top returnee. He’s a solid shooting threat, knocking down 39.2% of his 3-point attempts last year, and he rebounds at a solid clip as well. Fellow senior wing Gavin Soukup (3.3) gives them some more perimeter shooting, as does Mason Neighbor (4.7). Look for increased production out of sophomore guard Braydon Osborn (2.1) who contributed as a freshman. The Pirates will take a step back after graduating three major contributors.

Central City (1-20): The Wildcats lost their leading scorer from last year’s team, but bring back a quintet of sophomores, three of whom started a majority of their games last season. Aiden Klostermann (8.1) is the top returning scorer, while Mekhi Benton (4.8) trailed only junior Marcus Schellhorn (1.4) in rebounding last season. Jayden Hansen (1.4) was the team’s most efficient scoring option, while Castor Abernathey (1.4) saw plenty of time last year as well. A young ’Cats team struggled to score efficiently and with turnovers last season, but with the number of sophomores returning, there is some reason for optimism within the program for the next

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