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Friday's Iowa high school boys' state basketball championship scores and highlights

The 2018 Iowa high school boys' state basketball champions were crowned Friday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Here's the rundown.

CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP

Cedar Falls 65, No. 2 Iowa City West 45

AJ Green poured in 24 points and Cedar Falls became the third team Friday to win its first boys' basketball state championship when it dethroned defending champion Iowa City West.

Cedar Falls quickly jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never trailed, though West closed within 16-12 after one, then 27-21 at the half after trailing by 15. But the Tigers outscored the Trojans 20-7 in the third quarter to firmly take control.

Green was 8 of 18 from the field, 4 for 9 from 3-point range and also grabbed nine rebounds -- CF had a 34-19 edge on the glass. Logan Wolf added 14 points and Ben Gerdes had 12. Patrick McCaffery led West with 13 points.

Story: AJ Green and a bunch of others lift Cedar Falls past West

 

 

CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 3 Glenwood 66, No. 5 Oskaloosa 62

Brothers Andrew and Ryan Blum combined for 30 points and 17 rebounds to lift Glenwood to its first ever boys' state basketball title.

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Ryan Blum led the way with 20 points and hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Glenwood up 60-55 with 4:17 to go. The Rams were clutch at the free-throw line (11-15) to seal the win in front of the largest state tournament crowd since 2010. 

Osky led 24-17 after a lightning-fast first quarter, then Glenwood tied it 38-38 at the half and 51-all after three. Christian Stanislav added 14 points for the Rams, Nate Mohr 11. Jared Kruse led Osky with 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting, Cole Henry had 16 and Xavier Foster scored 11.

CLASS 2A CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 2 Cascade 49, No. 1 Treynor 38

Trailing 32-23 midway through the third quarter, an 18-0 run into the fourth propelled Cascade to its first ever boys' basketball state title and a girl-boy sweep of this year's 2A championships.

Treynor scored the last six points of the first half and first nine of the second to go up 29-20, but Cascade's staple 2-3 zone defense and eventual cold Treynor shooting brought the Cougars back. 

Derek Koppes' 3-pointer with 7:10 to go put Cascade up 34-32. Gannon O'Brien led the Cougars with 12 points. Johnny Supple added 11 and all-tournament captain Haris Hoffman had 10. Luke Clausen was 5 of 9 from distance and scored a game-high 20 points for the Cardinals. Treynor shot just 32.4 percent as a team.

Story: Cascade finally wins a boys' basketball state title

 

 

CLASS 1A CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 1 Grand View Christian 49, No. 2 North Linn 46

A battle of high-powered offenses turned into a defensive slugfest and Grand View Christian repeated as Class 1A champion.

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Ryan Miller's desperation 3-pointer from the corner hit the front of the rim at the buzzer. Miller finished with 15 points despite 1-for-9 shooting from 3-point range. Jake Hilmer led the Lynx with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists before fouling out in the final seconds.

Grant DeMeulenaere led all scorers with 21. Issa Samake produced highlight dunk after highlight dunk and totaled 12 points and 18 rebounds.

Story: GVC ends North Linn's special season 1 win shy of title

 

 

CLASS 4A CONSOLATION

No. 9 Waukee 61, West Des Moines Valley 47

Noah Hart scored 16 points to lead Waukee to third place in Class 4A. In all, 11 Warriors scored. Waukee shot 8 of 18 from 3-point range while Valley was just 1 for 13. Derek Emelifeonwu led the Tigers with 11 points.

CLASS 3A CONSOLATION

No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 60, Waverly-Shell Rock 50

Xavier's win in the consolation game capped an amazing run for this senior class. The Saints (20-7) won 3A state titles in 2016 and 2017 and finished third in 2015 and 2018. Senior Matthew Mims scored 17 points despite 5-for-19 shooting and dished four assists. Classmate Jackson Joens scored 15. Luke Velky led W-SR (19-8) with 13.

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