Weekly Boys Basketball Breakdown


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Ryan Murken

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Game of the Week

Camanche at Regina

Regina (13-3) enters the week riding a five-game winning streak that includes a 52-44 upset win at Class 2A eighth-ranked Northeast.

The Regals get a shot at another big win against a RVC North Division foe when it hosts high-scoring Camanche on Friday.

Camanche (13-5) ranks 16th in the state and is fourth in Class 2A averaging 71.2 points per game and has hoisted 441 3-pointers, the third most of any team in the state.

The Indians have made 158 3-pointers, also third best in the state and are led by the backcourt duo of sophomore Cameron Soenksen (17.4 ppg) and Dev Patel (15.2 ppg).

Regina is giving up just 34.6 points per game during its current five-game winning streak and has allowed more than 44 points twice in 14 RVC games.

Other Games to Watch

Solon at West Delaware: The Hawks have won eight of nine since a 65-58 December loss at Solon and host the Spartans in a WAMAC East rematch Tuesday.

Dubuque Senior at West High: West High hosts surging Dubuque Senior in a Saturday conference contest. The Rams have won three straight and got a big lift from the return of 6-foot-5 junior Noah Carter who missed more than a month following surgery on his leg.

Cedar Rapids Prairie at City High: City High snapped a five-game losing skid with a win over Liberty High on Saturday and will attempt to grab its first conference win since January 9th when it hosts the Hawks on Tuesday.

Player to Watch

Dev Patel, Sr., Camanche

Patel ranks among the most versatile players in Class 2A.

The 6-foot-1 point guard is averaging 15.2 points, 7.7 rebounds 7.2 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

Patel is the only player in the state to average better than 15 points with more than 125 assists and 100 rebounds.

Who’s Hot

Tanner Lukavsky, Soph., West Branch

Lukavsky has been asked to do a little bit of everything for the Bears this season.

In a pair of West Branch victories last week the sophomore guard did a lot of everything he was asked.

Lukavsky averaged 13.5 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals in wins over Belle Plaine and North Cedar last week.

The 6-foot-1 Lukavsky leads West Branch in steals and blocks this season and is second on the team in scoring, rebounding and assists.



Cedar Rapids Kennedy (7-8) at 4A No. 1 West High (12-2)

Cedar Rapids Prairie (7-8) at City High (4-11)

Liberty High (5-12) at Washington (5-10)

Solon (11-6) at West Delaware (12-5)

Clear Creek Amana (5-10) at Williamsburg (7-8)

West Branch (10-7) at Regina (13-3)


West Liberty (2-14) at West Branch (10-7)


City High (4-11) at Waterloo East (7-8)

Maquoketa (8-9) at Solon (11-6)

Clear Creek Amana (5-10) at Independence (11-6)

Camanche (13-5) at Regina (13-3)


Dubuque Senior (11-4) at 4A No. 1 West High (12-2)

Wapsie Valley (13-4) at Liberty (5-12)

Washington (5-10) at Clear Creek Amana (5-10)