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The 2021 Iowa high school boys' state basketball tournament continued Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines with the Class 4A quarterfinals, then the semifinal round tipped off with a doubleheader in Class 1A.
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Wednesday's boys' state basketball scores
CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS
Johnston 49, West Des Moines Dowling 33
Johnston (11-4) built a 19-6 lead after one quarter and earned a comfortable win over Dowling (12-9) in the first game of the day.
The Maroons shot just 35.1 percent from the field and turned it over 15 times.
Steven Kramer scored a game-high 16 points for the Dragons while also dishing four assists. Max Roquet had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Ryan Riggs led Dowling with eight points.
No. 1 Cedar Falls 42, Dubuque Senior 27
Dubuque Senior (12-9) jumped out to a 15-5 lead early in the second quarter against the top-ranked Tigers, but Cedar Falls (20-0) responded emphatically with a 22-0 run in the second and third to go up 33-19 and advance.
Cedar Falls outscored Senior 24-8 in the second half, holding the Rams to just two points in the fourth quarter.
Trey Campbell scored a game-high 12 points after a slow start and grabbed six rebounds for the Tigers. Chase Courbat also had six boards, with 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting. Carter Janssen scored 10 as well. Jim Bonifas led Senior with eight points and eight rebounds.
No. 3 Ames 54, No. 4 Council Bluffs Lincoln 37
Corey Phillips led three Ames players in double figures with 16 points on on 6-of-7 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers, as the Little Cyclones (18-3) pulled away from the Lynx (19-5).
Tamin Lipsey scored 12 points and Keyshaun Brooks had 10. Ames, leading 35-28 with 1:51 left in the fourth, went on a 9-0 run into the fourth quarter, capped by a Phillips 3 and Lipsey steal and dunk to put the game away.
Josh Dix led Lincoln with 11 points.
No. 2 Waukee 65, No. 5 Pleasant Valley 43
Waukee (14-2) left no doubt in the last quarterfinal, outscoring PV 22-3 in the first quarter, going up 33-5 in the second and building as large as a 30-point advantage in the third after leading 40-14 at halftime.
Iowa signee Payton Sandfort scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range and also had four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Tucker DeVries and Pryce Sandfort scored 10 points apiece.
Ryan Dolphin led the Spartans (19-4) with 14 points. The Warriors blocked 10 shots.
CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS
No. 1 North Linn 63, No. 3 Martensdale-St. Marys 50
North Linn (27-0) handled Martensdale-St. Marys (25-1) in a battle of unbeatens to advance to the finals for the fourth straight year. The Lynx finished second in 2A last year, won it all in 2019 and took second in 1A in 2018.
The Lynx, who scored 30 points in the paint, were led by Dylan Kurt's 17 points. He missed just one of his eight shots from the field. Cade Haughenbury was a perfect 4-for-4 and also made 8-of-9 free throws, totaling 16 points. Ben Wheatley and Austin Hilmer added 12 points apiece, with Hilmer also contributing five assists. Hilmer swished a buzzer-beating 3 from beyond NBA range to put North Linn up 34-23 at halftime and the lead was never less than eight in the second half.
Hogan Franey made 5-of-10 3-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points for the Blue Devils.
Another trip to the finals for March 11, 2021
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2018: 1A runners-up
2019: 2A champs
2020: 2A runners-up
No. 6 Montezuma 49, No. 7 Grand View Christian 35
Coaches voted Montezuma (24-2) as the 7-seed in the state tournament, but the Braves will play for a state title.
Guards Trey Shearer (18) and Cole Watts (13) combined for 31 points and Grand View Christian shot just 29.3 percent as the Braves steadily pulled away. It was 21-18 Montezuma at halftime.
Eddie Burgess added seven points and 15 rebounds inside. He drew the assignment on 7-foot sophomore Daniel Tobiloba, who finished with just two points on three shots. Jonny Gatto led the Thunder (21-2) with 11 points.
Montezuma State title gameMarch 11, 2021
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