Prep Basketball

Tuesday's Iowa high school boys' state basketball scores and highlights

The Iowa boys’ state basketball quarterfinal round continued Tuesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines with games in three different classes.


No. 9 Waukee 60, No. 5 Johnston 58

In an all-CIML quarterfinal, Waukee scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter after leading 37-35 and held on to beat Johnston.

Boston Grimes hit a floater with 3 seconds to play to cut the lead to two, but time ran out on the Dragons (20-4).

Waukee (20-4), which won the regular-season meeting, 54-49 on Jan. 16, put four in double figures, led by Nathan Johnson's 18 points. Noah Hart added 15, Jaxx Rittman had 11 and so did Dylan Jones, who also grabbed 13 boards. Grimes put up a game-high 28 points for Johnston.

No. 2 Iowa City West 62, Muscatine 50

Joe Wieskamp-led Muscatine stayed in it with top-seeded Iowa City West, but a 14-2 Trojans run in the fourth quarter led by fellow Iowa commit Patrick McCaffery was the difference.

Muscatine (16-9) trailed just 38-37 after three, then West (20-4) scored the first 10 points of the fourth, eight from McCaffery, who finished with 17 points on 5-for-10 shooting after starting 1 of 6. He added nine rebounds and four assists.

Wieskamp was 13 of 24 and totaled 29 points and 11 rebounds. Evan Flitz was West's first-half spark and finished with 14 points, while Dante Eldridge had 12 and Hakeem Odunsi 11.


Story: West pulls away from Wieskamp's Muscatine in 4th quarter




No. 5 Oskaloosa 63, No. 10 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 47

Osky outscored SB-L 40-19 in the second half after trailing 28-23 at halftime. The Indians (22-3) shot 57.8 percent from the field, including 9 of 20 from beyond the arc.

Five-star, 6-foot-11 sophomore Xavier Foster scored a game-high 18 points. He was 4 of 5 from 3-point range. Spencer Tucker added 13 and Cole Henry had 11.

Sam DeMoss led the Warriors (15-10) with 11 points.



Waverly-Shell Rock 59, No. 2 Mount Pleasant 51

W-SR shot 60.6 percent from the floor, including 18 of 24 inside the arc, to pull off the biggest upset of the tournament so far.

Jack Seward scored 17 points, Luke Velky had 14 and Braden Holmquist added 11. W-SR trailed 23-20 at halftime, then took a 29-27 lead on Mosai Newsom's third-quarter layup and didn't relinquish it. Newsom, a Division I football prospect, was a menace inside with nine points and six boards.

W-SR got to state by knocking off No. 9 Charles City in the substate finals. Brady Sartorius scored 25 points for undersized MP on 8-for-21 shooting.

No. 3 Glenwood 67, No. 4 Norwalk 58


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Glenwood mounted an incredible comeback after trailing by as much as 20 in the first half and 40-22 at halftime.

The Rams (23-2) outscored the Warriors (22-3) 21-7 in the third quarter and 24-11 in the fourth to advance and get a shot at No. 1 Xavier in the semifinals. Glenwood, which had just five turnovers, took its first lead of the game with 5:41 left on Ryan Blum's 3-pointer to go up 52-51 and never trailed again.

Blum scored 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting and pulled down six rebounds. Andrew Blum added 13 points, eight boards and four assists, while Nate Mohr and Zach Carr both scored 11. Luke Vaske led Norwalk with 17 points. 

No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 67, Marion 60

Matthew Mims amassed 32 points on 10-for-19 shooting, including 5-for-8 from 3-point range and Xavier got past Marion in an all-Metro quarterfinal.

The Indians (14-11) recovered from a 9-0 hole to give the two-time defending champions a test, cutting the lead to 13-11 after one and tying the game at 18 in the second quarter. Xavier (19-6) ended the half on a 10-2 run, then ended the third on an 11-2 spurt after Marion got within 34-32.

Jackson Joens added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Saints, while Marion was led by Chase Zielke's 14 points. Alex Whalen had 13 and Trevor Paulsen chipped in 11. The Indians were 8 of 17 at the free-throw line, Xavier 19 of 22.




No. 2 Cascade 60, No. 3 Van Meter 47

Cascade jumped out to a 19-5 lead after one quarter and made 11 of 21 3-pointers to win a matchup of the No. 2 and No. 3-ranked teams in the final Gazette poll.


Van Meter (23-2) got within 39-37 after three, but a Derek Koppes 3-pointer put Cascade (24-1) up five and started a 12-0 Cougars run to put the game away.

Haris Hoffman led four Cougars in double figures with 17 points. Koppes had 14, knocking down 4 of 8 treys, while Gannon O'Brien made all four 3-point attempts and also finished with 14. Johnny Supple added 11. Van Meter's JJ Durflinger was 3 of 3 from deep and scored 15 points.

Story: Underseeded? Cascade doesn't care

More coverage

• Monday's scores and recaps

• A closer look at Tuesday's area games

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