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The 2021 Iowa high school boys' state basketball tournament tipped off Monday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines with six quarterfinal games on the schedule.
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Monday's boys' state basketball scores
CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 North Linn 77, South Winneshiek 53
North Linn (26-0) scored 24 points off 22 South Winneshiek turnovers with its full-court press and advanced to the state semifinals for the fifth straight year.
Tate Haughenbury led the Lynx with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting. Dylan Kurt made his presence known with 15 points, four rebounds, five assists and four steals. Austin Hilmer and Ben Wheatley added 13 points apiece.
Jacob Herald scored 15 points for the Warriors (18-7).
It's now straight trips to the state semifinals for North LinnMarch 8, 2021
— Iowa Prep Sports (@iowaprepsports)
No. 3 Martensdale-St. Marys 51, No. 5 Easton Valley 45 (OT)
Martensdale-St. Marys (25-0) rallied from an 11-point deficit in regulation, scored the first seven points of the overtime period and hung on to win a quarterfinal battle of unbeatens for its first state tournament victory.
Easton Valley (22-1) got within 46-44 on a Carson Fuegen 3 with 58 seconds left, then Porter Fuegen made 1-of-2 free throws with 32.3 seconds remaining to make it 46-45. Trey Baker and Jack Franey both split a pair for the Blue Devils and Aidan Gruver's tying 3-point attempt was off line with 16 seconds to go.
Baker made two free throws with 2.3 seconds left in regulation to give Martensdale-St. Marys a 39-37 lead, then Kaleb Cornilsen tied it at the line with no time left after a foul on the rebound following a full-court pass and missed layup.
Baker scored a game-high 20 points, going 12-of-14 at the free throw line. He also grabbed 14 rebounds. Carson Elbert added 19 points for the Blue Devils. Porter Fuegen led Easton Valley with 15 points. Cornilsen had 14 points and 10 boards.
No. 6 Montezuma 64, No. 2 Lake Mills 61 (OT)
Trey Shearer scored 25 points and Montezuma (22-3) handed No. 2-ranked Lake Mills (25-1) its first loss in overtime.
Shearer was 9-of-16 from the field, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range. Cole Watts added 18 points, including a pair of 3s, and Eddie Burgess had 14 points and nine rebounds.
The score was tied 40-40 at halftime after Shearer buried a 3-pointer from beyond NBA range at the buzzer, but slowed down in the second half. Shearer's 3 with 2:04 left in regulation tied it at 58. Wyatt Helming missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have won it for Lake Mills. Burgess scored inside on the Braves' first OT possession and they never trailed again.
Ryan Huston was 5-of-7 from 3-point distance and led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Caleb Bacon had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Helming 16 and 12. Leading scorer Dashawn Linnen (19.1 ppg) was limited to one point.
The only team to beat Lake Mills this season: MontezumaMarch 8, 2021
— Iowa Prep Sports (@iowaprepsports)
No. 7 Grand View Christian 54, No. 10 Remsen St. Mary's 49
Grand View Christian (21-1) overcame 10-of-29 free-throw shooting to beat Remsen St. Mary's (22-4).
The Hawks used those free throw woes to rally from a 19-point third-quarter deficit, but couldn't complete the comeback.
Manny Hammonds scored a game-high 20 points for the Thunder, who shot 58.3 percent from the field. Seven-foot sophomore Daniel Tobiloba totaled 11 points, 18 rebounds and seven blocks.
Austin Jensen and Jaxon Bunkers tallied 12 points apiece for the Hawks, with Jensen also grabbing 12 boards.
CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Boyden-Hull 74, South Central Calhoun 49
South Central Calhoun (19-6) sprinted to a 17-8 lead in its state tournament debut, but defending 2A champion Boyden-Hull (25-0) regrouped quickly. The Comets ended the first quarter on an 8-0 run and led 33-26 at the half en route to a state semifinal return.
Marcus Kelderman led the way with 27 points on 11-for-14 shooting, while Tanner Te Slaa had 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Cole Corey scored 18 points for the Titans.
No. 8 Aplington-Parkersburg 68, Van Meter 41
Jayden Mackie put up 34 points, missing just one of his 14 shots from the field, as Aplington-Parkersburg (22-3) rolled past Van Meter (17-7).
Mackie had 19 points in the first half as the Falcons took a 32-20 lead, and they added to their advantage with a 23-13 third quarter in which Mackie scored 12. Mackie was 4-of-4 from 3-point range in the game and also had five rebounds and three blocks.
Garrett Hempen added 14 points for A-P. Clark Fiala led the Bulldogs with nine points and six rebounds.