World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter is in Council Bluffs this weekend to watch the Battle in the Bluffs event.

Midlands teams in the tournament include two teams in the 16-and-under division from Omaha Elite, Omaha Celtics 16U, Team Factory 16U and 15U, Hoffman Hoops Academy 17U and 16U, national and regional teams from OSA's 17U, 16U and 15U. Each team is guaranteed four games during the Saturday and Sunday event.


OSA National 51, Kindom Hoops Elite II 33: Papillion-La Vista South freshman Graham Cassoutt led OSA in scoring with 12. His high school teammate Chase Lett was the only other player in double figures with 11.

Team Factory 74, OSA National-Roubick 31: Frankie Fidler (Bellevue West) scored 18 points for Team Factory in the win. Luke Skar (Omaha Skutt) and Deng Arop (Omaha Gross) each had 11 in the Factory win.

Team Factory 76, Iowa Elite 35: Bellevue West freshman Chucky Hepburn paced Team Factory with 15 points. Luke Skar (Omaha Skutt) and Elkhorn Mt. Michael freshman Brad Bennett each scored 10.

OSA National 49, All Iowa Attack 9th Red 47: Graham Cassoutt (Papillion-La Vista South) made a layup just as time expired to give OSA the two-point win. Cassoutt finished with six points. OSA was led by Gretna freshman Quinn Frost with 11 points.

Other scores:

All Iowa Attack Red 9th 72, Omaha Elite 15U 64

Omaha Elite 59, Cedar Falls Excel 31

Southwest Iowa Select 9th 37, OSA National-Roubicek 34


Kingdom Hoops Elite I 58, Omaha Elite Blue 57: Omaha North sophomore Wal Chuol led Omaha Elite with 16 points. Jay Saunders (Omaha South) was second on the team with 14 points and led the team with five rebounds.

Omaha Elite Blue 52, OSA National 39: Jay Saunders (Omaha South) led Omaha Elite with 13 points in the win. Ty Griggs (Omaha South) and Wal Chuol (Omaha North) each had 10 for Elite. OSA was led by Gretna sophomore Hershel Vuksich with nine points. Shane Orr (Omaha Roncalli) had eight points and eight rebounds for OSA.

Team Factory 71, Iowa Elite 24: Millard West sophomore Zach Olson led Team Factory to with 14 points. Andrew Merfeld (Omaha Skutt) and Max Murrell (Millard North) each had 10 for Team Factory.

Other scores

Kingdom Hoops Elite II 54, Hoffman Hoops Academy Red 33

Team Factory 83, Hoffman Hoops Academy Red 42


OSA National 69, Sioux City Bombers 67: Millard North junior Jake Rueschhoff led all scorers with 20 points in OSA's win. Dang Jal (Bellevue West) scored 11 and Josiah Allick (Lincoln North Star) 10 for OSA.

OSA National 98, Hinton Blackhawks 38: Omaha Skutt junior Jake Kudron scored 42 points in OSA's win, connecting on 10 of OSA's 18 3-pointers in the game.

Other results

OSA 16U-Padilla 76, Omaha Celtics 57: Adam Szwanek (Creighton Prep) shot 12 of 17, including 5 of 5 from long range, en route to 31 points for OSA.

OSA National 16U 76, All Iowa Attack 10th Black 54: Trey Knudsen (Gretna) scored 28 points, including eight 3-pointers.

Hall of Fame Showcase

At Wichita, Kansas

North TX Lights Out 60, 48: Lauren West had 12 rebounds.

OSA Crusaders 17U 75, Arkansas Mavericks 37: Akili Felici scored 13 points.

OSA Crusaders 16U Gauntlet 62, Twin Lake Stars 17U 45: Harrison scored 16 points, Nicole Avila-Ambrosi added 12, Olivia Boudreau chipped in 11 and Honnah Leo had 10.

OSA Crusaders 16U Gauntlet 53, Wheat State Elite 17U 39: Nicole Avila-Ambrosi led OSA with 14.

OSA Crusaders 15U 50, Wheat State Elite 49: DuBose scored 20 points, while Kallman had 10 points and nine rebounds.

OSA Crusaders 15U 44, DC Queens 29: Heilig scored 12 points, while Fitzgerald and Sargent each added eight.

OSA Crusaders 55, Playmaker Express 26: Norblade had 11 points.

OSA Crusaders National Gauntlet 64, Wheat State Elite 20: McCabe and Riecker combined for 43 points, while Bryant had nine steals and eight boards.

OSA Crusaders National Gauntlet 64, Ohlde Elite 52: McCabe scored 31, Larson added 13 and Kissinger had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

OSA Crusaders Premier 44, Mavericks DState 42: Holderness had 10 points and Macy Bryant totaled 13 rebounds. 

No TX Lights Out 2020 53, OSA Crusaders Premier 43: Finkenbiner scored 13 pts.

Spring Tuneup

At Ames, Iowa

All Iowa Attack 10th Nike 61, Nebraska Attack 53: Jayme Horan (Millard South) scored 20 points and McKenna Sims (South Sioux City) added 15 for Nebraska Attack.

Nebraska Attack 88, Team Iowa 36: Jayme Horan (Millard South) scored 16 and Lexi Kraft (Millard North) added 15 for Nebraska Attack.

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