GV is not as good as you guys think imo. They are very solid but not a lock to play in the chip. They will have a very tough game with lake mills or montezuma. (That is if they get past RSM, my estimate says they will but can’t count them out. Don’t think they can defend all the guys those two teams can put on the floor. Also don’t think NL is a lock for the chip, they had a cake walk in the playoffs and had caves not gotten injured would’ve lost in district final.
Yes my apologies miss spoke in my message haha. He got fouled out.Doesn't sound like he was injured again, or re-injured anything. From a Gazette article -- in the game against NL, he fouled out with a game high 23 points and received a standing O from both school's fans.
Definitely agree regarding North Linn, this team while still being very good, is not nearly as dominant as the team was in years past. One of the most impressive games I’ve ever seen at the high school level was them just making an extremely good Treynor team look like junior high kids in the 2a semis last year. Don’t necessarily expect any of that again
I agree somewhat with what your saying but clearly to me South Winn is not a top 8 team you may disagree with me which is fine but they have starters that literally can’t dribble without looking at the ball. It’s bad.South Winn is clearly outmatched but they were keeping it somewhat competitive until Kriener went out with foul trouble. 1A teams typically don't have the depth to lose their best player and we are seeing that on display. That is especially true against a team with the depth and athleticism of North Linn. A lot of teams struggle keeping up playing against their pace and pressure.
You may be right. This is the first 1A basketball I have watched this year. There are probably better teams out there that didn't make it. That said, I am not sure the actual best 8 teams in the state ever make it down there. With so many teams and so much territory to cover there will always be a "better" team that gets left out.I agree somewhat with what your saying but clearly to me South Winn is not a top 8 team you may disagree with me which is fine but they have starters that literally can’t dribble without looking at the ball. It’s bad.
You may be right. This is the first 1A basketball I have watched this year. There are probably better teams out there that didn't make it. That said, I am not sure the actual best 8 teams in the state ever make it down there. With so many teams and so much territory to cover there will always be a "better" team that gets left out.
Exactly what I’m saying. Girls union does just about everything better then the guys. Zero effort by them unless two undefeated teams are less then an hour away chances are you’ll be paired up with whoever is closest to you because they don’t care. Girls union tries to get the best teams down at state.100%. Girls do it better though. top 8 teams (by their own rankings, which boys don't do) have their own region automatically. Boys union has been better about splitting top ranked teams as of late but there's still substate finals that should have been avoided. Look @ OABCIG vs BH in substate this year for example.
100%. Girls do it better though. top 8 teams (by their own rankings, which boys don't do)
Yeah, and the minute the IHSAA does its own rankings, the keyboard warriors will be up in arms claiming preferential treatment for some and others getting screwed. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
It's probably more likely that non-FB coaches will look at football, and start pushing for RPI-like calculations in their own sports order to rank and seed teams.
Tough saying in all honesty. I felt as though lake mills was better then montezuma played pretty bad and montezuma shot well and still took them to overtime. If montezuma shoots well they won’t have a problem with gvc. Grand views free throw shooting is a real problem that good team will take advantage of. North linn is the obvious favorite against MSTM but like you said they are gritty and never give up so that should be a fun one as well.Any thoughts on the Semis? I don't know what to make of GV--Montezuma. I know when Monte gets hot they are awfully hard to stop. GV has so many weapons. It could be a fun game.
I follow MSTM very closely. Their kids play hard and truly never give up. I think they have a shot against NL, if they shoot the ball well from outside and Baker can have another big game. NL obviously has the State Tournament experience.
Not necessarily disagreeing. GVC has better top end talent. There free throw shooting is awful though and I think a team like montezuma will capitalize on that, Remsen simply didn’t have the guys who could put the ball in the hoop like montezuma. Should be a very fun game though!Hammonds is as good as anyone in 1A. He has played against tough teams all year. I don't think he is worried about anyone from Montezuma stopping him. The big guy for GVC has to do what he has done all year and protect the paint. I have GVC for 6.