Tigers dismantle Eagles, face Western Dubuque at home tonight

The men’s basketball team extended its win streak to 10 with its win over the Dubuque Wahlert Golden Eagles on Tuesday night in Dubuque to improve to 14-2. 

The Tigers entered halftime with a 33-16 lead after a three from UNI commit Trey Campbell with 1.4 seconds remaining in the half. Cedar Falls expanded its lead to start the second half with a three from junior Dallas Bear before a 9-0 run for Wahlert cut the Tigers lead to 11. 

The second half went back and forth until a Wahlert three pulled the Golden Eagles within five with just 1:52 to play. Three pairs of free throws and a breakaway dunk from sophomore Cade Courbat put the game out of reach for Wahlert and secured the 11 point victory for the Tigers. 

Campbell finished with a game high 25 points along with 10 rebounds and seven assists en route to the Tigers 70-59 division clinching win. Bear knocked down a pair of threes and finished with 15 points and five rebounds. Senior and Concordia Nebraska commit Aaron Brost went 2-for-2 from deep range and added 12 points for Cedar Falls. 

The No. 4 Tigers are now set to face the Bobcats from Western Dubuque on Friday night at Cedar Falls High School. The 6-12 Bobcats are led by senior Nick Bryant’s 14.5 points per game. The 5’11” senior is also adding 5.1 rebounds per game along with 2.1 steals a game. The leading rebounder for Western Dubuque, Carson Schute, stands just 6’2 but is grabbing 5.6 rebounds a game for the Bobcats while scoring 13.1 points per game. 

Campbell continues to lead Cedar Falls in scoring with 25.4 per game along with 5.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Bear and Courbat are both just over the six rebounds per game mark, Bear with 6.3 and Courbat with 6.1. Courbat is also recording 2.3 blocks per game for the Tigers, which ranks second in all of Class 4A. 

The Tigers are putting up 64.8 points per game compared to just 54.1 for Western Dubuque. Cedar Falls is out rebounding the Bobcats by an average of 3.7 a game and average 1.4 less turnovers per game than Western Dubuque. 

Defensively, the Tigers average more steals per game and nearly 3.5 more blocks per game. These two face off Friday night at Cedar Falls at 7:30 p.m.

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