TROY MILLS — Mike Hilmer picked up his 400th career victory Friday when North Linn dusted Maquoketa Valley, 88-37, in a Tri-Rivers West Division boys’ basketball game at North Linn High School.
Hilmer’s career mark is 400-234 in 29 seasons, the last 21 at North Linn. He coached the Lynx to a Class 2A state championship last season.
“Honestly, I’ve just been blessed to coach some really good kids,” Hilmer said. “On New Year’s Day, we give them the day off and a lot of coaches have their kids come in early in the morning.
“The kids to commit to us, and we commit to them.”
The Lynx (7-0 overall, 2-0 division) won their 33rd straight game, their 93rd in a row against Tri-Rivers competition.
Austin Miller scored 26 points to pace the winners. Gunner Vanourney added 16 points, Dylan Kurt and Austin Hilmer 14 apiece.
North Linn led 26-8 after one quarter, 51-19 at halftime.
Hilmer’s father, Bob Hilmer serves as a co-head coach. He has 898 career wins.
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