Championship night at the CCL is set


Naz Long has been out of YMCA Capital City League action for weeks now due to a groin injury. On Friday night, he returned for the playoffs and because of that, Long’s Phoenix Renewable Resources team ousted Renaissance Granite by a 122-118. Long scored 31 points and dished out 11 assists Friday night. In addition to the quarter-final victory for his team, Long won the CCL’s first-ever 3-point competition too. 

Beside Long, Daniel Edozie scored 32 points with 12 rebounds. 

Georges Niang did not play for Renaissance Granite but Kourtlin Jackson did. He dropped 50 in a losing effort for his squad.

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Hogue/SDW combo moves on 

In game two of the quarter-final double-dip, Dustin Hogue led Coca-Cola to a 120-113 victory over Capital Orthopaedics. Hogue, who also won the league’s slam dunk contest, scored 33 points with 14 rebounds. Sherron Dorsey-Walker chipped in with 22 and 20 for Coke. 

Abdel Nader and Clayton Custer had 28 and 24 for Capital Ortho. 

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The league’s semi-finals and championship games will go down on Sunday night. The two semi’s will start at 4:30. The CCL championship game is scheduled to begin at 7:!5. 

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.