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Wednesday's Iowa high school boys' state basketball scores and highlights

The quarterfinals wrapped up in Class 4A Wednesday, then championship matchups were set in 1A and 2A at the Iowa boys’ state basketball tournament.

No. 2 Cascade 65, No. 9 Sheldon 43

Cascade shot 12 of 22 from 3-point range to cancel out Sheldon's size advantage and then some. The Cougars were assigned the No. 6 seed by the state tournament coaches, but will play for a 2A title.

Cascade (25-1) went on a 14-0 run to go up 25-11 midway through the second quarter and never looked back. Sheldon (22-4) was just 5 of 18 from distance.

Haris Hoffman scored 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting for the Cougars and had a team-high seven rebounds and three assists. Brock Simon and Gannon O'Brien both scored 13. Ryan Van Marel led the Orabs with 13 points and eight boards on the block.

 

 

No. 1 Treynor 75, No. 7 Aplington-Parkersburg 66

Treynor made 8 of 14 3-pointers as it built a 38-25 halftime lead with 28 second-quarter points, then held off a furious A-P rally.

The Cardinals (26-0) led by 18 with 5:24 left in the third, then Carter Cuvelier led A-P (24-2) back within 67-64 with 2:23 to go. Cuvelier scored 30 points, but Jack Stogdill got a steal that led to a Dillon Faubel layup and the Falcons were unable to cut it to one possession again.

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Faubel scored 21 points to lead Treynor, which made 12 of 25 treys for the game. Stogdill added 20 on 7-for-8 shooting to go with six rebounds and four assists. Luke Clausen had 14 points, eight boards and five dimes. Cuvelier was 8 of 19 from the floor and made 13 of 15 free throws. A-P's Alec Oberhauser had 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Grand View Christian 59, No. 3 Remsen St. Mary's 53

Defending champion Grand View Christian trailed 48-40 with 4:13 to play, but went on a 9-0 run in less than two minutes for a spot in the title game.

The Thunder (24-1) made their comeback with 6-foot-7 forward Issa Samake (13 points, 15 rebounds) having fouled out. Mach Nyaw's layup after an Arturo Montes steal was the go-ahead basket.

Nyaw scored 13 points. Grant DeMeulenaere led Grand View with 18, though he was 5 of 25 from the floor, including 1 of 14 from distance. The Thunder shot just 33.3 percent but had a 19-11 turnovers advantage and pulled down 21 offensive rebounds. Brody Ricke scored 16 points for St. Mary's (26-1). Nicholas Ruden had 13, plus nine rebounds.

CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS

No. 2 North Linn 74, No. 7 Don Bosco 51

After trailing 12-6 early, the top-seeded Lynx ended the first quarter on a 20-0 run and extended that to 30-2 to roll to the 1A championship game.

The Dons (22-4) shot 55.3 percent but turned it over 20 times. It was the first game all season the Lynx (28-0), who shot 57.8 percent and scored 28 points off turnovers, didn't force a continuous clock.

Jake Hilmer was 10 of 16 for the field and scored a game-high 29 points to go with four rebounds and five assists. Ryan Miller had 25 points on 9-for-13 shooting. Trevor Boge scored 15. Zach Huff led DB with 15 points, while Zach Nie had 14.

Story: North Linn gets pushed, but earns 1A title-game shot

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CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS

Cedar Falls 75, No. 7 Sioux City East 47

Northern Iowa signee AJ Green buried four 3-pointers in the first quarter as Cedar Falls built a 31-21 halftime lead, and the Tigers kept pouring it on in the second half. 

Cedar Falls (19-5) shot 51.9 percent from the field while East shot 32.6 percent, including a 4-for-21 mark from outside. This is the second-largest margin of victory so far this week for all classes.

Green finished with a game-high 28 points on 8-for-22 shooting, plus seven rebounds and two assists. Logan Wolf totaled 17 points, six boards and six dimes and Jackson Frericks added 10 points. Jack Peterson led the Black Raiders with 11 points.

West Des Moines Valley 52, No. 8 North Scott 44

Valley made 7 of 12 3-pointers to knock off second-seeded North Scott and move on to the semifinals for the third straight year.

The Tigers (17-7) switched to a 2-3 zone defense at the start of the second quarter and held the Lancers to three points in the period to tie the score at 18 at the half. Valley then started the third quarter on a 10-2 run.

Michael Bryan and Blake Brinkmeyer both scored 13 points for Valley, Brinkmeyer's total including finishing a thunderous alley-oop and three-point play. Bryan made 3 of 4 triples, Carter Frey (10 points) 3 of 5. Corvon Seales led North Scott with 17 points and Ty Anderson had 14. The Lancers (20-4) were 3 of 13 from distance. 

More coverage

• Tuesday's scores and highlights

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• A closer look at Wednesday's games

• Scores and schedule for all 4 classes

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