CCL playoffs to begin tonight in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES — The 2015 YMCA Capital City League playoffs are set to get started tonight at Valley Southwoods gymnasium.

Action will get underway at 5:30 when Jameel McKay and Nick Babb lead the No. 3 seed YMCA up against sixth-seeded Renaissance Granite and Quartz, who is led by Abdel Nader and former Cyclone Daniel Edozie.

There will be a break after the first game for the league’s 3-point shootout and dunk contests (participants are still being finalized), which should start at around 6:30.

In the second first round game, Deonte Burton and Hallice Cooke will lead fourth-seeded Hannah Homes up against Matt Thomas and Nick Noskowiak‘s fifth-seeded Captial Orthopedics.

Top-seeded ADIO, led by Georges Niang and Jordan Ashton, will recieve a first round bye and will play the winner of YMCA and Renaissance Granite and Quartz Sunday night at 4:30.

Monte Morris and Kourtlin Jackson will lead No. 2 seed Phoenix Renewable Resources up against the winner of Hannah Homes and Capital Orthopedics in Sunday night’s second game.

The winners of those games will then play each other in the finals starting at roughly 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night.


Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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