Archive for March, 2009

An early look at next season

Posted in Uncategorized on March 15, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

Preseason rankings by the Gazettes Jeff Linder:

Girls’ bkb 2009-10: First preseason rankings

March 11, 2009 by jtlinder

I have a formula (sort of) for doing this, one that is made much easier these days with Quik Stats. It deals with this year’s W-L record and the percentage of points a team has returning for the following season. I fudge a little on tradition and past success.

Anyway, here’s your first preseason top-20s for 2009-10 (with 2008-09 records:

CLASS 4A

1. Linn-Mar (24-1)

2. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (17-8)

3. Waukee (17-7)

4. Sioux City North (25-1)

5. Ankeny (18-6)

6. Ames (23-3)

7. Des Moines East (20-3)

8. Des Moines Roosevelt (12-11)

9. Cedar Rapids Xavier (15-9)

10. West Des Moines Dowling (14-9)

11. Lewis Central (18-5), 12. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (13-10), 13. Bettendorf (14-9), 14. Pleasant Valley (14-9), 15. Johnston (17-5).

16. Iowa City High (16-7), 17. Cedar Rapids Washington (14-8), 18. Indianola (17-7), 19, Waterloo West (13-9), 20. Iowa City West (16-7).

CLASS 3A

1. Sioux City Heelan (20-5)

2. Waukon (21-3)

3. Algona (23-1)

4. Davenport Assumption (18-4)

5. DeWitt Central (19-4)

6. Marion (22-2)

7. Storm Lake (16-6)

8. Dallas Center-Grimes (19-4)

9. Spencer (21-4)

10. Washington (15-9)

11. MOC-Floyd Valley (15-5), 12. Crestwood (16-6), 13. Mount Vernon (17-6), 14. Pella (24-2), 15. Ballard (26-1).

16. Anamosa (16-7), 17. Williamsburg (15-7), 18. Charles City (15-7), 19. Knoxville (21-3), 20. Harlan (19-6).

CLASS 2A

1. Cascade (24-4)

2. Central Lyon (18-5)

3. Manson-NW Webster (26-1)

4. Denver (21-4)

5. Hinton (25-1)

6. Panorama (16-6)

7. Camanche (18-3)

8. Battle Creek-Ida Grove (18-4)

9. MFL MarMac (23-2)

10. Albia (16-6)

11. Carroll Kuemper (23-2), 12. Sigourney (20-2), 13. West Central Valley (19-5), 14. South Hamilton (17-5), 15. Spirit Lake (17-6).

16. North Polk (22-3), 17. Belle Plaine (17-5), 18. Underwood (16-5), 19. Clarion-Goldfield (20-3), 20. Pella Christian (16-9).

CLASS 1A

1. North Butler (22-2)

2. Martensdale-St. Marys (21-5)

3. Exira (22-1)

4. Mason City Newman (19-5)

5. Newell-Fonda (22-2)

6. North Sentral Kossuth (21-2)

7. Stanton (16-5)

8. Akron-Westfield (18-7)

9. Tripoli (16-7)

10. Lynnville-Sully (19-6)

11. Latimer CAL (15-4), 12. Bellevue Marquette (21-2), 13. Essex (21-4), 14. Harmony (20-3), 15. Wapsie Valley (21-6).

16. Preston (16-6), 17. Clinton Prince of Peace (14-7), 18. Lamoni (15-7), 19. Garwin GMG (16-7), 20. Midland (20-6).

 

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Ballard: Bigger, Better.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians took on #1 ranked Ballard in the 3A semi finals Thursday night.  Ballard has a front line of 6’1″, 6’2″, and 6’1″.  The old saying of “size doesn’t always matter”… They  must not have played these girls.

Waukon struggled to get open looks and it showed in the scoring column and in FG%.  The Indian girls never quit however and played hard the entire game.  The final score ended up 59 to 30 and it was one of those games where the point spread was evident.

Ballard played awesome on the night and give them credit, I have a hard time seeing Heelan taking them down on Saturday, but you never know.  I’m going to guess a score of 58 to 40 right now.

With all of the Indians struggling, Kristyna Herman ended up having a nice game with 16 points and 8 rebounds….. a bunch of other Indians chimed in with 4 points each.

Enough about that game though and I would like to say how proud I and everyone else from the area are of you Indian girls this season.  A loss like that to a team like that can be tough to end the season, but you are not alone in how your game turned out vs Ballard.

A heck of a season, and a top four finish at state is nothing to be down about. 

This will pretty much conclude the blog for this season.  I had alot of fun keeping it going and will probably for sure update again next season.

Updates will come throughout the summer and early fall I’m sure.

Semi Finals: Mt Everest

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians will face the #1 Ballard Bombers on Thursday evening at 6pm for the right to go to the state championship game.

Radio coverage will be on KNEI 103.5, however it looks as if there will not be Internet live stream coverage due to regulations with the athletic union.  (I don’t know why or how this happened just reporting what I heard)

Ballard is #1 for a reason. Their post players are 6 2″ and 6″ (one going to Iowa State, the other being recruited by many).  They also have a 6″ wing player who is accurate at 3 pointers.  Along with the trees they have a 5’6″ speedy gaurd, who is also deadly from long range and is a university of Creighton recruit.

So the Indians have the ultimate mountain to climb…however you still have to play the game the win isn’t just gave to you.

Good Luck Waukon   “Everybody pulls for David, Nobody roots for Goliath.”  Wilt Chamberlain

Waukon moves on to Semi Finals with victory over Keokuk

Posted in Uncategorized on March 3, 2009 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians can say the words “Final Four” now.  Waukon defeated Keokuk by a score of 56 to 39 Tuesday afternoon in the first round of the state tournament.

Waukon trailed early 4 to 3 but then put the pressure on and went on an 18 to 2 run late into the second quarter.   They took a 15 to 6 lead at the end of the first and pushed it to 25 to 13 at halftime.

They kept the defensive pressure going throughout the third and fourth,  Keokuk cut the lead to 10 twice but Waukon responded with big baskets each time and hit their free throws down the stretch.

All players had good games for the Tribe.  Halvorson lead the way with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  Berger had 14 points and 8 steals.  Herman had 10 points and 9 rebounds.  Meyer and Hjerlied added 8 and 7 points respectively.

CR Gazette recap Clickhere 

Waukon moves on to face #1 ranked Ballard Thursday at 6pm.