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Iowa boys' state basketball: Wednesday's scores, stats, highlights and more

(Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)
(Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

The quarterfinal round of the 2020 Iowa high school boys’ state basketball tournament wrapped up Wednesday, then the 1A and 2A championship games were set following the semifinals in those classes at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Find all the scores, stats, highlights and more coverage here.

Boys’ state basketball coverage

» North Linn back to 2A state championship game with stunning win over Treynor

» Seeded 4th in its district, Wapsie Valley is playing for a state championship

» Braxton Bayless scores 41 points as Ankeny ousts Iowa City West

» IHSAA issues statement on coronavirus

» Updated boys' state basketball tournament pairings and schedules

» Tuesday's boys' state basketball scores, stats and more

 

Wednesday's boys' state basketball scores

CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS

Ankeny 68, No. 4 Iowa City West 54

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Braxton Bayless poured in 41 points on 12-for-20 shooting from the field and a 17-of-19 effort at the free-throw line as the Hawks (19-5) knocked off Iowa City West (21-3). Bayless also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Even Brauns put up 27 points and 10 boards for the Trojans, including 15 points in the first quarter as West went up 21-15. But Ankeny went up 36-30 at halftime and never trailed in the second half. West tied it at 43 with 5:43 left on a Nicholas Pepin three-point play, but Bayless responded with an and-one of his own on the next possession. The Trojans got within two twice more before Ankeny ended the game on a 17-5 run.

Brecken Manus added 12 points for the Hawks. Pepin had 10 for West. Brauns was 8 of 12 from the field and 11 for 13 at the line.

» Read more: Braxton Bayless scores 41 points as Ankeny ousts Iowa City West

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No. 5 Cedar Falls 64, West Des Moines Dowling 62

A Ben Sernett steal and Landon Wolf layup with 27 seconds left broke a 62-62 tie and sent the Tigers (22-2) to the state semifinals.

Dowling turned it over again on its next possession, but Sernett missed the front end of a one-and-one. With 11 seconds left, the Maroons (16-8) were unable to get a shot off before the buzzer.

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Cedar Falls led 33-25 at halftime and by as much as 10 in the second half before Dowling tied it on a Drew Daniel 3-pointer with 1:53 to go. Wolf led the Tigers with 22 points on 9-for-11 shooting. Josh Ollendieck added 13. Daniel had 15 points for Dowling, Matt Riedl 14 and Matt Stilwell and Ryan Riggs each scored 12.

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CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS

Wapsie Valley 57, No. 7 Montezuma 42

Unranked and eighth-seeded Wapsie Valley continued a storybook postseason run with a double-digit win over Montezuma in the first semifinal of the tournament.

Gunner Meyer scored 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting, including a one-handed tip dunk to lead the Warriors (20-7). He was 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Kiks Rosengarten and Kobe Risse added 14 points apiece.

Montezuma (24-3) was led by 16 points from Trey Shearer and 12 from Brayden Arendt. The Braves, who came in second in Class 1A with 207 made 3-pointers, shot 34.7 percent, including 5 of 23 from deep.

» Read more: Seeded 4th in its district, Wapsie Valley is playing for a state championship

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No. 4 Algona Garrigan 66, No. 5 West Fork 52

Algona Garrigan (24-2) started the fourth quarter on a 15-0 run to turn a six-point lead into a rout and earn a spot in the Class 1A title game.

The Golden Bears led just 29-27 at halftime, but had an 11-point lead at one point in the third quarter before closing it for good early in the fourth.

Angelo Winkel had 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting and 15 rebounds, while John Joyce scored 17 and Cade Winkel added 13.

Jakob Washington led West Fork (24-3) with 17 points and nine boards.

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CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS

No. 8 Boyden-Hull 64, No. 6 Camanche 49

Marcus Kelderman led Boyden-Hull back to the Class 2A state final with 27 points on 9-of-16 shooting and eight rebounds. The Comets took second to North Linn last season.

It was a slow start for Boyden-Hull (23-3), trailing 7-4 after one quarter, but it was up 24-23 at halftime and started the third quarter on a 13-4 run. Tanner Te Slaa added 13 points, Andrew Frick 11.

Camanche (22-4) was just 11 of 29 (37.9%) at the free-throw line. Caleb Delzell had 15 points and seven rebounds. Zach Erwin scored 14.

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No. 2 North Linn 79, No. 1 Treynor 58

North Linn scored the first 15 points of the game in less than four minutes and cruised to the Class 2A final, where it will attempt to repeat as state champion.

The Lynx (26-0) shot 12 of 18 from 3-point range, while the Cardinals (25-2) were 5 for 18. The lead got as big as 30 at 44-14 before it was 44-21 at halftime.

Austin Miller posted 29 points and 14 rebounds, going 7 for 14 from the field and 12 for 13 at the line. Cade Haughenbury made all for of his 3-point attempts and finished with 20 points. Austin Hilmer added 12.

Jack Stogdill led Treynor with 15 points.

» Read more: North Linn back to 2A state championship game with stunning win over Treynor

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