DES MOINES, Iowa - Listed below are the game recpas of the Class 1A field at the Iowa high school boys state basketball tournament in Des Moines. The rankings used are those of the Iowa Sports Spotlight.
2013 Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Tournament
Class 1A Quarterfinals - Monday, March 4th
#1 Danville 78, Wapsie Valley (Fairbank) 46
Michael Soukup scored 10 first quarter points leading the Danville Bears to a 20-6 lead over Wapsie Valley in the first of the 1A quarterfinals. The Bears shot 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the quarter. The second quarter went much for Danville as they built a commanding 40-19 advantage. Michael Soukup ended the half with 17 points and 5 rebounds and his twin brother Steven would add 8 points and 7 boards.
The third quarter was played evenly as the bears would lead, 59-34 after three quarters. The Soukup brothers combined for 32 points while Nick Gaul led the Warriors with 8 points.
Danville is the first team to advance as they ended Wapsie Valley's season, 78-46. The Warriors completed a 17-9 season and were led by Mike Gaul with 10 points. The Bears advance to the 1A semifinals on Thursday, March 7th at 10:30 a.m. and were led by Michael Soukup with 24 points. Steven Soukup added 19 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and Conner Hogberg added 17 points.
#2 St. Marys (Storm Lake) 73, #5 Riverside (Oakland) 51
Both Riverside and St. Marys traded leads in the early part of the game as the team would play to a 10-10 tied with 3:24 left in the opening quarter. Eyes are also on Ricky Williams for Riverside as he entered the game needing 27 points to become only the fifth player in Iowa high school boys’ basketball history to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebound in his high school career. St. Marys used a 7-2 run to close out the first quarter to grab a 17-12 lead. Drey Kennedy led the way for the Panthers with 9 points.
St. Mary's extended the lead to 26-16 before Williams helped cut the lead at 26-21 with just over three minutes left in the half. Down the stretch, the Panthers behind Drey and his 19 first half points would lead at the break, 34-25. Williams led the Bulldogs with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Riverside battled back in the 3rd quarter to cut the lead to 38-34 with 3:21 left. Once again the Panthers would not allow things to get any closer as they would head into the final quarter with a 57-40 lead as Drey and Lenhart would lead help start a 19-6 run to close the quarter.
Too much Drey and Lenhart in the second half as they combined for 61 points as the Panthers will face Danville for the second straight meeting in the 1A semifinals with a 73-51 victory. Williams’s hopes of becoming the fifth player to go 2,000 in points and 1,000 in rebounds fell six points short with his 21 points and 17 rebounds effort. Riverside ends the season 24-2. Kennedy Drey led the Panthers with 33 point and 14 rebounds. Luke Lenhart added 28.
St. Mary's (Storm Lake) and Danville will met in the first of the 1A semifinals on Thursday, Martch 7th at 10:30 a.m.
#8 Boyden-Hull 58, #3 Lone Tree 54
Andy Dodson was perfect from the field as Lone Tree would grab a 14-11 lead after the first quarter of play in the third of the 1A quarterfinals. Dodson ended up with 8 points while Colin Bolkema led the Comets with six. Both the Comets and Lions struggled from the field in the first half and both found themselves tied at 18-18 with 3:38 left in half. Boyden-Hull grabbed their first lead with 3:37 left in the half, 20-19 but Lone Tree would score the final four points of the half to lead at the break, 23-20. Bolkema and Dodson each scored 10 for their respective teams to lead all scorers.
The struggles continued in the third quarter for both teams. At the halfway point of the quarter, Boyden-Hull would grab their biggest lead, 29-25. The teams would head into the final quarter with the Comets on top 33-28.
Bryan Forbes made his presence felt early in the fourth quarter to draw the Lions to within one, 35-34 with 6:43 left in the game. He tied the game on a big 3-point basket with 5:44 in the game. After Forbes hit a 3-point basket to give Lone Tree the lead, Riley Francis answered with one of his one and with 3:24 left in the game, the Comets held a 44-42 lead. The Comets led 49-44 when Trenton Gosnell hit a layup to cut the lead to three, 49-46 with 1:17 left in regulation.
The free throw line is where Boyden-Hull was able to seal the deal and advance to the 1A semifinals, defeating the Lions, 58-54.
Bryan Forbes led Lone Tree with a game-high 29 points as they finished the season 25-2. The Comets advanced to the semifinals on Thursday afternoon at 12:15 and were led by Colin Bolkema with 16 points. Riley Francis added 14 points including many of the key charity tosses down the stretch. Brandt Van Roekel added 10 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.
#4 North Tama (Traer) 47, Ankeny Christian Academy 45
Ankeny Christian and North Tama battled early game jitters but it was the Eagles who hold a slim 10-8 lead after one quarter of action. The Red Hawks missed on all four of their free throw attempts to hurt their cause. Chayton Tonemah would lead Ankeny Christian with 7 points.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Daniel Strong and Tonemah gave the Eagles a quick 16-10 lead with 6:07 left in the half. It was three minutes before the next score, a bucket by Mitchell Boerm to get the Redhawks to within four, 16-12 with 3:10 left in the half. At the break, Ankeny Christian would hold their biggest lead, 25-15.
he Redhawks hit two quick baskets to open up the third quarter but the two teams traded punches and a few baskets as the hit the 4-minute mark with the Eagles on top, 29-21. Mitchell Boerm hit four straight free throws to help North Tama cut a 30-21 deficit to 32-21 with 59-seconds left in the third quarter. The quarter would end with the Eagles leading, 34-32.
Boerm would get things back to even with 7:24 left in the game and with 6:52 left the Redhawks would erase a once ten-point lead in the first half and grab a 35-34 advantage.
Boerm would continue to dominate the second half as the Redhawks would go on a 10-0 run to lead 42-34 with 3:48 left in the game with Ankeny Christian looking for their first points in the fourth quarter.
North Tama did not have a good day at the line (14 for 32) but hit enough free throws to keep the Eagles at bay and advance to the 1A semifinals, 47-45 including one by Jacob Wrage with :07.7 left in regulation. Chayton Tomenahled the Eagles with 14 points, Damon Stubbs added 13 while Ben Taylor had a game-high 10 rebounds as they end the season at 24-2. Mitchell Boerm led the Redhawks with a game-high 19 points. North Tama will face Boyden-Hull in the second of the 1A semifinals on Thursday afternoon at 12:15.