Capital City League regular season comes to close


The 2015 Capital City League kicked into gear Wednesday night in West Des Moines, and there was no shortage of offense.  

Chris Wolff

The regular season of the Capital City League came to a close Wednesday evening. Georges Niang’s ADIO squad wrapped up the No. 1 seed in dominating fashion, but a clash between Jameel McKay and Deonte Burton highlighted the night as the two traded highlight-reel plays back and forth.

Burton put up the better stats, but McKay’s team got the win to lock up the 3-seed. Here is the rundown of the evening’s action:

Game one: YMCA 112, Hannah Homes 98

Jameel McKay and Nick Weiler-Babb’s YMCA team locked up the 3-seed in its final regular season game by handling Hannah Homes.

YMCA was powered by McKay’s 29 points and 20 rebounds. Weiler-Babb pitched in 18 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.

Deonte Burton did his best to keep Hannah Homes in the game with an impressive performance. Burton poured in 49 points and pulled down 18 boards in the loss. Hallice Cooke chipped in 26 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists.

Game two: ADIO 113, Phoenix Renewable Resources 77

ADIO Chiropractic ran away with the game and the No. 1 seed against Phoenix Renewable Resources, who was without Monté Morris.

Georges Niang led the way with 36 points and nine rebounds in the win. His teammate Jordan Ashton pitched in 21 points.

Former Cyclone Kourtlin Jackson put up 36 points for Phoenix in the losing effort.

Game 3: Renaissance Granite 113, Capital Ortho 112

No ISU players participated in the final game of the evening, but a pair of Drake athletes put on a show. Reed Timmer dropped 54 points in the win for Renaissance. Ore Arogundade had a triple-double and then some with 44 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in the loss.


-Deonte Burton said he doesn’t know what position he will play for the Cyclones this season. He could play anywhere from the guard to forward positions, utilizing his ability to create mismatches. When asked about where he feels he fits in on Iowa State, Burton joked, “On the court.”

– On Friday, the Capital City League playoffs will begin. The semi-final games and Championship game will follow on Sunday, concluding the Capital City League’s season.

– ADIO and Phoenix Renewable Resources are the one and two seeds, respectively, and will have byes on Friday.

– The 3-seed YMCA and 6-seed Renaissance Granite will square off in Friday’s first game at 5:30 p.m. Following the completion of that game will be a 3-point shootout and dunk contest at 6:30 p.m. At 8:00 p.m., 4-seed Hannah Homes and 5-seed Capital Ortho will finish off the nightcap