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Iowa State men’s basketball: Clayton Custer nearly hits triple-double in Cap City League


Wednesday night marked the final night of the regular season in the YMCA Capital City League and more Iowa State players put on a show. Including Clayton Custer, who nearly put a triple-double.

Future walk-on Kourtlin Jackson put up 46 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists for the Renaissance Granite & Quartz to lead all scorers, but ultimately fell in a 121-114 final against the Phoenix Renewable Resources. Daniel Edozie, on the opposing team, put up 44 points and 16 rebounds.

The second game is when Custer really put on the show. He led all scorers with 52 points, going 13-of-17 from the field and making 8 3-pointers. He also added 9 assists and 8 blocks. Despite his performance, his team, Capital Orthopedics, lost to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Atlantic, 142-139.

Dustin Hogue had 34 points and 13 rebounds for Coca-Cola while Sherron Dorsey-Walker led the team with 37 points. Coca-Cola shot 71 percent from the field in the game and 58 percent from 3-point range in the first half. They went 0-9 from the perimeter in the second half. Abdel Nader, who was on Capital, didn’t play.

In the final game, ADIO Chiropractic defeated Walnut Creek YMCA 123-122. Matt Thomas was also close to a triple double for ADIO, finishing with 44 points and missing just one field goal (11-of-12) while going 7-of-16 from 3-point range. He also had 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Monte Morris, who was on the same team, had 31 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Jameel McKay led YMCA with 43 points and 19 rebounds. He didn’t take a 3-point shot and just missed four field goals (17-of-21). Hallice Cooke had 29 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. He went 9-of-10 from the free-throw line.

Again, everything from the Capital City League is like sitting down to play NBA2K-whatever, turning the settings on to full time, toggling the arcade experience, dropping the difficulty, and just screwing around. But it’s still a hell of a lot of fun. And it’s great to see the players showing some class.

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Tags: Basketball Clayton Custer Daniel Edozie Iowa State Cyclones Matt Thomas

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