Tuesday at the Iowa boys' state basketball tournament: All the scores, stories and highlights

Defending 3A champion Cedar Rapids Xavier takes the floor today. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Defending 3A champion Cedar Rapids Xavier takes the floor today. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

Quarterfinals continued Tuesday at the Iowa high school boys’ basketball tournament with the second half of Class 2A and all of Class 3A at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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No. 6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 66, No. 3 Pella 55

SB-L became just the second lower-seeded so far this tournament to win. The other was 2A No. 5 Camanche.

The Warriors never trailed, extending the lead to 14 early in the third quarter. Pella tied it twice in the fourth, but SB-L ended the game on a 17-6 run.

Four Warriors scored in double figures, paced by Connor Groves' 17. Sam DeMoss added 12, Ty Boekelman and Keegan Savary 10 apiece.

Ryan Van Wyk led Pella with 19 points. The Dutch were just 4-for-19 from 3-point range.

No. 2 West Delaware 66, No. 7 Dallas Center-Grimes 58

Unbeaten West Delaware built an 18-point third-quarter lead, but DC-G made things interesting late.

The Mustangs cut the lead to five in the fourth quarter thanks in part to full-court pressure, but the Hawks made 25 of 30 free throws for the game and hung on.


Five Hawks scored in double figures, led by John Nagel's 15. Kyle Wright had 14, Ryan Trainer 12, Tyler Kelley 11 and Derek Krogmann 11 and 13 rebounds.

Steve Borneman led DC-G with 19 points.

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No. 4 Cedar Rapids Xavier 59, No. 5 Mount Pleasant 44

A 23-12 second quarter propelled defending 3A champion Xavier back to the semifinals.

The Saints trailed 23-22 at halftime but shot 56.1 percent and turned it over just four times in their second win over Mount Pleasant this season.

Center Max Techau had a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds while Matthew Mims contributed 17 points and six assists.

Brady Sartorius led the Panthers with 19 points.

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No. 1 Waverly-Shell Rock 58, No. 8 Atlantic 45


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Nine different Waverly-Shell Rock players scored and the Go-Hawks led from start to finish to open the 3A tournament.

UNI commit Austin Phyfe totaled 17 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals for WSR.

It was 21-9 after the first quarter and the Go-Hawks extended the lead to 16 early in the second, but Atlantic didn't let it get out of hand. The Trojans cut the lead to six three times in the fourth quarter but could get no closer.

Garrett Franken had a game-high 21 points for Atlantic. 


No. 3 Carroll Kuemper 51, No. 6 Garner GHV 31

Kuemper outscored GHV 20-2 in the second quarter to take a 29-11 halftime lead and cruised from there.

The Knights got 19 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks from Matt Dentlinger.

Kuemper shot just 36.2 percent, but GHV was even worse at 31 percent, including 1-for-13 from 3-point distance.

Ryan Meyers led the Cardinals with 11 points. Sam Auen had 11 for Kuemper, Jared Tigges 10. The Knights posted a 40-22 rebounding edge.

No. 2 Pella Christian 52, No. 7 Van Meter 49 (OT)

Alex Pringle scored five straight points to give Pella Christian a 45-41 overtime lead it didn't relinquish. Pringle finished with a game-high 18 points as PC beat Van Meter for the second time this season.

The Bulldogs scored the first point of OT before two Pringle baskets. Van Meter, which lost 61-53 to PC last month, cut the lead to two four times in OT but couldn't get over the hump. Jack Trudo's potential game-tying 3 at the buzzer was just short.


Levi Jungling's 3-pointer broke a 37-all tie with 58 seconds left in regulation, then Blake Frayer answered with an NBA-range 3 for Van Meter to tie it again 39 seconds later. PC couldn't get a shot off on its final possession of regulation.

Ian Abrahamson led Van Meter with 12 points, while JJ Durflinger had 11 and Jack Trudo 10. Levi Jungling totaled 14 points and four assists for the Eagles, David Kacmarynski 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Eagles made 17 of 21 free throws (81 percent) and had just seven turnovers.



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