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All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL/Miami Suns Team Larkins 2024 EYBL

07/09/2022, 5:15pm CDT
By Chuck Thompson

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Game Summary

     In the opener for both teams, All Iowa Attack overcame a bit of a slow start offensively, but once they got on track, they cruised to a 53-31 win over Miami Suns. Grace Knutson with 13, and Ava Zediker with 11 led the way for Attack.

     Attack would get on the board first, though it would take a while to generate their 1st field goal. Zediker opened the scoring with two free throws, but Suns bounced back with a baseline drive by Kahliya Morales. A pair of free throws for Unique Horton gave Suns their first lead at 4-2. Attack would tie it on two more free throws, this time from Knutson. A quick back-cut led to a lay-up for Morales putting Suns back in front at 6-4. Attack would get their first, and only, field goal of the 1st quarter on a rebound and putback by Callie Levin. The Iowa commit would tie for game-high rebounds with 6. In a low-scoring 1st quarter, Suns would take the final lead at 8-6 on a transition hoop from Sofia Mendez.

     After a slow offensive 1st quarter, both teams would get back on track for the most part in the 2nd. The first three of the game came from Suns Samantha Bautista for an 11-6 advantage. Attack would rally for the next five to tie things at 11. A drive with an and 1 finish from Levin was followed by a transition bucket from Lexi Carlsen (5'8" 2024, Sycamore HS, IL).

     The Suns would quickly respond with four of their own. A free throw from Morales was followed by a left wing three ball from Jocelyn Gagnon for what would turn out to be Miami's final lead at 15-11.

     Attack would end the half on an 11-2 run. A drive by Peyton McCabe, a Drake commit, made it 15-13 and Knutson would throw Attack into the lead with a left wing three. An inside score by Sophia Hope (6'0" 2024, Valley HS, IA) extended the lead to 18-15 before the final score of the half for Suns, a steal and score off the hands of Jade Jones.

     The final two scores of the half, which extended the lead to 22-17 were a free throw line jumper by Divine Bourrage and a long drive from Knutson, who ended the half with 7 points.

     Although they would eventually gain some cushion, it didn't happen early in the 3rd for Attack. A reverse layup extended the Attack lead to 24-17 by Journey Houston. Miami would quickly snap off five points in response, a left wing three by Jones and an offensive board by Horton, to make it 24-22.

     The teams would swap hoops, a short drive by Houston and a pair of free throws by Jones left the lead at 26-24 Attack.

     The decisive run in this game was the 12-0 rally that Attack would go on next. Zediker, who would score 7 during the run, opened it with a three out of the left corner. Zediker drove baseline to extend to 31-24. A steal and score from Carlsen, a Zediker baseline floater, a Houston free throw and a back-cut layup for Hope, off a feed from Bourrage completed the run and left Attack in command at 38-24.

     Morales, a very talented Point Guard, would end the run with a right lane extended threem but was immediately matched by one from Bourrage off the left wing, making it 41-27.

     Horton tacked a free throw on for Suns before a transition hoop from Zediker. The final Suns score was a three from Morales to cut the gap to 43-31.

     Attack would close the game with a flurry. A free throw from Burrage was trailed by a trio of threes, two off the right wing by Knutson and the final one off the left lane extended by Levin for the 53-31 win.

Prospect Notes

Divine Bourrage, All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL

-Among the top 2025s in the region, Bourrage helped Attack get off to a great start at Battle of the Best with 6 points & 6 rebounds in the win. With drive lanes shut down pretty effectively, she was able to adapt her game a bit and connect on a 15 foot jumper and off the wing for three. She can be absolutely electric on the glass. When there's a lot of traffic in the paint, you will often see her elevate over the crowd and rip down the board. She shifts gears on the move, and with her athleticism should see a big summer in her recruiting as she projects out as a High Major prospect nationally.

 

Grace Knutson, All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL

-Knutson, who's already received Division I offers, had a strong game against a Suns team looking to deny dribble drives. She had a game-high 13 points, added 4 rebounds and cashed in three times from the arc. She is consistent shooting the ball out of the wings and corners and performs well off catch and shoots. Although she led Cedar Falls in scoring as a Sophomore, she will be counted on to carry a heavier load this season with the bulk of the lineup graduated. Mid Major to High Major prospect who can really stretch the floor.

 

Callie Levin, All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL

-Levin, who's already committed to Iowa, had a steady game with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Coming off a Sophomore season where she led Solon in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals & blocks. With a great frame she can be dynamic off the bounce as both a scorer and facilitator to the wings and corners. With her three point prowess she's able to keep defenders honest because she cashes in at a high percentage. One of the top 2024s in the region, she has a chance to make an impact early in her career with a very deep Hawkeye roster.

 

Kaliyah Morales, Miami Suns Team Larkins 2024 EYBL

-Led Suns in both scoring (11) and rebounding (5) from her Guard spot. Division I talent who can get to the rim consistently while stretching the floor from top of the key. Has good size from the Point position where she handle opposing pressure and controls opposing Point Guards from attacking off the top. Looks to get downhill from anywhere on the arc, keeps consistent pressure on defenders. Had a nice finish off the baseline with a drive, and also a quick back-cut for another score.

 

Ava Zediker, All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL

-Another of the regions Top 2025 prospects, Zediker finished in double-figures with 11 points and added a pair of boards. Mid Major to High Major prospect. She can shoot the ball, attacks with authority and can run the offense, well-rounded talent. Suns did a good job clogging lanes, but Zediker found space along the baseline, where she cashed in one drive and finished another with a floater. Led Dowling Catholic in scoring as a Freshman, and with a talented and deep lineup, that group should be among Iowa's best teams for next several seasons.

All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL Scoring/Rebounding

PLAYER POINTS REBOUNDS
Grace Knutson 13 4
Ava Zediker 11 2
Callie Levin 8 5
Divine Bourrage 6 6
Journey Houston 5 5
Lexi Carlsen 4 2
Sophia Hope 4 0
Peyton McCabe 2 1

Miami Suns Team Larkins 2024 EYBL Scoring/Rebounding

PLAYER POINTS REBOUNDS
Kaliyah Morales 11 5
Jada Jones 7 4
Unique Horton 5 5
Jocelyn Gagnon 3 1
Samantha Bautista 3 1
Sofia Mendez 2 0
Shanail Gamble 0 5
Jim'Miyah Branton 0 1

Three Pointers Made

All Iowa Attack 2024 EYBL (6): Grace Knutson 3, Divine Bourrage 1, Callie Levin 1, Ava Zediker 1

Miami Suns Team Larkins 2024 EYBL (5): Kaliyah Morales 2, Samantha Bautista 1, Jocelyn Gagnon 1, Jade Jones 1

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