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Linn-Mar Boys Basketball

Linn-Mar - Boys Basketball

Carter tops all-Metro basketball team

Kennedy senior A.J. Carter has been named the Athlete of the Year on the 2014 All-Metro Boys Basketball Team, as selected by the Metro coaches.

Jon McKowen of Kennedy was named the Metro Coach of the Year in his first season with the Cougars.

Jacob Olson of Jefferson, Adam McDermott of Xavier, Jordan Bohannon of Linn-Mar, Michael Mims of Prairie, Jared Printy of Washington and Nic Uhlir of Linn-Mar joined Carter on the first team.

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Linn-Mar - Boys Basketball

3 Metro players make INA all-state

Jordan Bohannon of Linn-Mar, Jacob Olson of Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Adam McDermott of Xavier have been named to the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) all-state basketball teams.

Bohannon, a 6-foot-1 guard, made second team all-state in Class 4A. He averaged 17.6 points this season as a sophomore.

Olson, a 6-0 guard, also made second team all-state in Class 4A. He averaged 20.7 points as a senior.

McDermott, a 6-4 guard, made third team all-state in Class 3A. He averaged 16.5 points as a junior.

Wyatt Lohaus, who helped Iowa City West win its third Class 4A title in a row, was named Mr. Basketball. Lohaus will play in college at Northern Iowa.

 

Linn-Mar - Boys Basketball

5 Metro boys make all-MVC hoops

Five players from the Metro area have received first-team honors on the 2014 Mississippi Valley Conference boys basketball team.

Adam McDermott of Xavier, Jordan Bohannon of Linn-Mar and Mike Mims of Prairie were named first team all-conference in the Valley Division.

A.J. Carter of Kennedy and Jacob Olson of Jefferson were named first team all-conference in the Mississippi Division.

All five players are guards. McDermott, Bohannon and Carter were unanimous selections.

 

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Linn-Mar - Boys Basketball

Dogged Linn-Mar effort falls short against Senior

DUBUQUE – It was a classic playoff role reversal, the long-hunted becoming the giant hunter.

The Linn-Mar Lions, who punched numerous state tickets by hurdling underdog Dubuque Senior teams in past substate battles, found themselves on Tuesday night looking up and up against the towering and Class 4A top-ranked Rams on Dubuque soil.

The Lions weren't giving an inch while putting white-knuckle fear of playoff eviction in the eyes of Rams fans looking for their team's third consecutive state tournament berth.

Completely neutralizing Senior's vaunted post game for much of a thrilling Class 4A Substate 3 final, Linn-Mar pushed the Rams to the brink before Rams all-state guard Kyle Haber took over late and elevated No. 1 Senior to a breathless 52-47 triumph before a standing-room-only crowd of 2,200 at Hempstead High's Moody Gym.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 22:58

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Linn-Mar - Boys Basketball

Noble, Brandt spur Lions to substate finals

Not always, but sometimes, practice does make perfect.

Linn-Mar junior Trevor Noble and sophomore Jordan Brandt have been subs all year, coming off the bench to relieve the starters.

But both were in the game Friday night when Dubuque Hempstead was making a late surge in the Class 4A substate semifinal in the Lions' gym.

And given the chance to make a difference, they delivered when it counted.

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MVC Boys Basketball

Mississippi Division
W
L
W
L
State Tournament
x-Iowa City West
16
0
26
0
Friday, March 8
Dubuque Senior
15
1
24
2
Class 4A Semifinals
Jefferson
8
8
13
11
Bettendorf 39, Cedar Falls 36
Kennedy
8
8
11
10
Iowa City West 52, Dubuque Senior 36
Waterloo East
5
11
11
12
Saturday, March 9
Iowa City High
4
12
8
14
Class 4A Consolation
Hempstead
4
12
4
18
Dubuque Senior 52, Cedar Falls 46
Valley Division
W L W L Class 4A Championship
x-Cedar Falls
13
3
20
6
Iowa City West 54, Bettendorf 36
Linn-Mar
11
5
13
10

Xavier
6
10
11
12
Waterloo West
6
10
9
13

Wahlert
6
10
8
15
Washington
6
10
7
16
Prairie
4
12
6
17
FINAL
x-Won division title
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