Prep Basketball

Brian Wheatley gets 300th win as North Linn advances in girls' basketball regionals

Lynx handle Pella Christian, face Van Meter in 2A regional final Wednesday

North Linn Coach Brian Wheatley directs his players during the 2017 girls' state basketball tournament. Wheatley won his
North Linn Coach Brian Wheatley directs his players during the 2017 girls’ state basketball tournament. Wheatley won his 300th career game Friday. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

LE GRAND — Brian Wheatley earned his 300th career coaching victory Friday night, when third-ranked North Linn defeated Pella Christian, 85-42, in a Class 2A girls’ basketball regional semifinal at East Marshall High School.

Wheatley owns a 300-81 record in 15 seasons, all at North Linn.

The Lynx (21-2) will face Van Meter (15-8) in a regional final Wednesday at Marshalltown.

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