Basketball

CFTV: Cyclones talk newcomers at YMCA Capital City League

Newcomers were the big story on Thursday night at the regular season finale of the YMCA Capital City League.

Rasir Bolton dropped 51 points and made 18 of 20 free throws in route to a 133-131 victory for his Walnut Creek YMCA team.

Michael Jacobson was impressed.

Other high scoring Cyclones from the night included Prentiss Nixon and incoming freshman Tre Jackson. The pair faced off in the final game of the evening, with Jackson’s team taking home the win.

Even though he isn’t playing in the league, Tyrese Haliburton returned to the West Des Moines Valley High School gym after his cross-seas trip. Haliburton was glad to be back.

The YMCA Capital City League Playoffs will begin on Sunday night with the annual dunk and 3-point contest sandwiched between a pair of First Round games.

Action will begin at Valley at 4:30 p.m. CT.

Connor Ferguson

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Connor will be covering women’s basketball for Cyclone Fanatic during the 2018-19 season. He is currently a junior enrolled at Iowa State and is studying journalism at Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. Connor also covers a variety of sports around the state of Iowa, including Indoor football and motorsports for Last Word on Sports. He also appears on-air four times a week covering high school football for 1460 KXnO, college football for his own podcast, and professional sports for 88.5 KURE – Iowa State’s student radio station.