Boys Basketball Spotlight: Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks

Conference: 5A

Region: Southern

Head Coach: Tad Cain (first year as head coach, fourth year as coach in the program)

Last Year: 10-8

Ironwood Ridge won the Bullhead City Holiday Shootout before Christmas with Andrew Cain earning Most Outstanding Player honors (Ironwood Ridge photo)


  • Andrew Cain (Sr., 6-3, G, 3V)
  • Ryan Taylor (Sr., 5-10, G, 3V)
  • Isaiah Overton (Sr., 6-2, F, 3V)
  • Noah Williams (Sr., 6-8, F,C, 3V)
  • Aiden Hanley (Sr., 6-0, G, 3V)
  • Boyan Jovic (Sr., 6-10, C, 1V)
  • Jonathan Hampton (Sr., 6-2, G, 1V)
  • Kayton Garrett (Sr., 6-0, G, 1V)
  • Ashton Knudson (Jr., 6-3, F, 1V)
  • Jack Erdman (Jr., 6-2, F, 1V)
  • Joey Rossetti (Jr., 5-11, G, 1V)
  • Tristan Tarpley (Jr., 5-7, G, 1V)
  • Jonah Williams (Jr., 6-4, G, 2V)
  • David Baba (So., 6-2, F, 1V)

Noteworthy: Returning three starters and sixth man from last year’s team. … Arizona baseball signee Andrew Cain is a two-time all-region team selection.  Ryan Taylor, the staring point guard, returns as does starting 6-foot-8 center Noah Williams. … Cain averaged 18.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and Williams 10.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game through the first 13 games. … Tad Cain, a service sales executive at Fire Security Electronics & Communications, has taken over the program to coach his son Andrew in Andrew’s senior season. The elder Cain is a longtime youth baseball coach who started coaching basketball at Ironwood Ridge when Andrew was a freshman. Andrew Cain, a former Washington State baseball commit, was also a quality receiver in football before deciding to concentrate mostly on baseball and basketball. … Andrew Cain is primarily a third baseman with experience in the middle infield and on the mound. … Ironwood Ridge has started 11-4 with a title at the Bullhead City Holiday Shootout heading into 5A Southern play.

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