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Iowa boys' basketball substate finals: Saturday's 1A, 2A scores, postponements, coverage

Iowa high school boys’ basketball teams began punching their tickets to the state tournament Saturday as substate finals were scheduled for around the state.

All eight substate finals in Class 1A and Class 2A were set for Saturday, but weather once again had an impact with a few games being pushed to next week.

Here are Saturday's scores, highlights postponements and links to area coverage.

Class 1A

Substate 1

Remsen St. Mary’s (18-6) vs. No. 6 South O’Brien (20-4)

At MOC-Floyd Valley

PPD to Monday, 7 p.m.

Substate 2

Algona Garrigan (18-6) vs. Janesville (19-4)

At Hampton-Dumont-CAL

PPD to Monday, 7 p.m.

Substate 3

FINAL: Clinton Prince of Peace 63, Dunkerton 60

The Irish (20-3) outscored the Raiders 20-8 in the second quarter for a 38-26 halftime advantage and held off a late charge from Dunkerton (20-5).

Substate 4

FINAL (OT): Alburnett 60, WACO 54

The Pirates stormed to a 17-point lead early in the third quarter, only to see the Warriors storm back and take a brief lead. Alburnett survived a final WACO shot that would have won the game in regulation, then took control in overtime to post a 60-54 win in an entertaining game at Iowa City Liberty High School.

Now 18-5, the Pirates will head to state for the first time ever.

WACO closes its season at 17-5.

» Read Mike Condon's story

Substate 5

FINAL: No. 5 Montezuma 64, Grundy Center 55

The Braves (21-1) trailed 38-24 at halftime but outscored the Spartans (12-11) 17-5 in the third quarter and took the lead early in the fourth.

Montezuma's Trey Shearer scored a game-high 25 points. Joe Johnson led Grundy Center with 22.

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Substate 6

FINAL: No. 1 Grand View Christian 87, Mormon Trail 67

Defending state champion Grand View Christian (23-1) is heading back to state. The Saints close at 19-5.

Substate 7

No. 2 Ankeny Christian (23-0) vs. Council Bluffs St. Albert (11-13)

At Adel ADM

PPD to Monday, 6 p.m.

Substate 8

Exira-EHK (22-2) vs. No. 3 Sioux Central (21-2)

At Carroll

PPD to Monday, 7 p.m.

 

Class 2A

Substate 1

No. 8 Boyden-Hull (21-2) vs. Pocahontas Area (17-6)

At TBD

PPD to Monday, 7 p.m.

Substate 2

FINAL: No. 2 South Hamilton 63, New Hampton 31

Cole Berg scored 25 points to lead the Hawks (21-1) to state for the third year in a row.

The Chickasaws finished 10-12.

h/t @KQWCSportsGuy

Substate 3

FINAL: No. 1 North Linn 59, Cascade 47

North Linn likely is the odds-on favorite once everyone convenes in Des Moines in a little over a week. Last year’s 1A runners-up to Grand View Christian, the Lynx (23-0) moved up a class this season but haven’t skipped a beat, eliminating defending 2A champion Cascade (15-7).

North Linn averages over 90 points per game but was able to win a second straight game that was more of the half-court variety. The Lynx committed just two turnovers, an insanely low number for a team that plays at a frenetic pace

» Read Jeff Johnson's story

Substate 4

MUSCATINE — Masen Miller had not exactly been scorching the nets the past four games. The Regina junior guard was shooting 27 percent from the 3-point line in the last three weeks.

Miller picked an opportune time to bust out of a shooting slump Saturday night.

Miller buried seven 3-pointers, six in the first half, en route to a game-high 29 points.

“Tonight just felt really good,” Miller said. “When you get a few to go, you start to build up the confidence.”

The Regals (20-2) were 12 of 23 from beyond the arc. Conversely, the Indians (20-4) were 4 of 22.

— Matt Coss, Quad-City Times

Substate 5

FINAL: No. 10 Van Meter 48, No. 9 Pella Christian 46

The Bulldogs avenged a 53-38 regular-season loss to the Eagles (14-9) to qualify for state.

Van Meter (21-2) led 25-18 at halftime and held on.

Substate 6

FINAL: No. 4 Dike-New Hartford 81, Madrid 53

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The Wolverines (21-1) led 46-24 at halftime and cruised from there. Cade Fuller and Dane Fuller each scored 17 points and Colton Harberts chipped in 16.

The Tigers' season ends with a 16-6 record.

h/t @radiodraude 

Substate 7

Des Moines Christian (16-6) vs. Treynor (20-3)

At Creston

PPD to Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Substate 8

Ida Grove OABCIG (17-4) vs. Rock Valley (17-7)

At Le Mars

PPD to Monday, 7 p.m.

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