Iowa Boys State Basketball Tournament begins today (Monday)


March 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Boys State Basketball Tournament begins today at Wells Fargo Arena, in Des Moines. The action begins at 10:30-a.m. in Class 1-A, when #1 seed Danville (25-0) takes on #8 seed Fairbank/Wapsie Valley (17-8). The second game begins at 12:15, when #4 Storm Lake/St. Mary’s (24-1) takes on #5 Oakland/Riverside (24-1). You can hear that game on KJAN beginning at 11:45-a.m.

The other afternoon match ups in Class 1A include at 2-p.m. , #2 Lone Tree (25-1) vs. #7 seed Boyden Hull (22-3), and at 3:45-p.m., #3 Traer/North Tama (25-1) vs. #6 Ankeny Christian Academy (24-1).

The Class 2A boys take to the hardwood at Wells Fargo Area tonight. At 6:35-p.m., it’s #4 seed Stanwood/North Cedar (21-3) vs. M-F-L/Marmac (24-0). And the nightcap game pits #1 seed Sheffield/West Fork (24-0) vs. #8 Dike-New Hartford (17-9), at 8:15.  The winners of today’s games move on to the semi-finals on Thursday.