With the 4A tournament set to get underway on Wednesday, February 13th, we are going to be breaking down each region with in depth analysis. We will cover who you should watch for, the teams that could come out of…
With the 4A tournament set to get underway on Wednesday, February 13th, we are going to be breaking down each region with in depth analysis. We will cover who you should watch for, the teams that could come out of nowhere, and of course, the bracket buster candidate. We will also list five players from each class that you need to keep an eye on throughout the bracket as they can really change the game in a hurry. The complete Region 2 bracket is posted below.
Lewis Central (16-2)
Dallas Center-Grimes (15-6)
Denison-Schleswig is a team that only has two losses on the season and one of those came to Glenwood in the last game of the regular season. They are shooting a region leading 46 percent from the floor this season and have made 32.7 percent of their 3-point attempts. Denison-Schleswig shares the ball really well and rarely turns the ball over. They have 309 assists on the year and only 223 turnovers. Senior Sarah Heilesen is the high scorer on Denison-Schleswig with 13.4 points a game.
Lewis Central got off to a great start to the season but finished their season out 4-2. Those two loses came within the district though as a two-point loss to Denison-Schleswig and a five-point loss to Glenwood are their only bad marks. Lewis Central only has turned the ball over 210 times this year which is the best rate in this region. Delaney Esterling, a junior, leads Lewis Central in scoring this year as she is scoring the ball at a 9.6 points a game clip.
This is the highest scoring team in the region at 63.2 points a game. They have shot the ball 143 more times than the next highest in this region. Glenwood has made 139 3-pointers this season and they shoot 34 percent from behind the arc. This is a team that can really cause havoc due to their willingness to shoot the ball at a high percentage. Sophomore Elle Scarborough leads the team in scoring by putting in 17.2 points per game.
The Outside Shot
Dallas Center-Grimes has not played anyone in front of them in the standings, but they have six losses on the year. Those losses have come to very good programs so they aren’t the typical six loss team. They could struggled against the better teams as they struggle to avoid turnovers. Senior Jordan Cunningham leads the region in scoring at 17.6 points per game.
Players to Watch
Madison Wauters (Winterset)
Sarah Heilesen (Denison-Schleswig)
Mia Olson (Winterset)
Alex Mohr (Denison-Schleswig)
Brielle Smith (Glenwood)
Jordan Cunningham (Dallas Center-Grimes)
Megan Witte (Lewis Central)
Delaney Esterling (Lewis Central)
Elizabeth Elfvin (Dallas Center-Grimes)
Hadley Hill (Lewis Central)
Elle Scarborough (Glenwood)
Paige Anderson (Denison-Schleswig)
Hannah Neemann (Denison-Schleswig)
Julia Reis (Dallas Center-Grimes)
Jocelyn Cheek (Harlan)
Madison Camden (Glenwood)
Brynlee Arnold (Glenwood)
Ella Lampe (Dallas Center-Grimes)
Coryl Matheny (Glenwood)
Bridget Stover (Winterset)