Boys State Basketball 2A & 1A finals – Results from 3/14/2014

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March 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Western Christian’s inside duo of Taylor Feenstra and Josh VanLingen combined for 32 points and 24 rebounds Friday night, leading the top-ranked Wolfpack past No. 3 West Fork 48-38 for the Class 2A state championship.

Feenstra, a 6-foot-7 senior, put up 20 points on 9-for-16 shooting. He also grabbed 13 rebounds as part of a dominating performance in the paint that produced the seventh state championship for Western Christian (27-0) and coach Jim Eekhoff, who tied Davenport’s Paul Moon for the most titles by a coach.

VanLingen, a soft-handed 6-6 sophomore, added 12 points and 11 rebounds to help Western Christian cap the school’s first unbeaten season and avenge its only loss in a state championship game.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brandon Snyder scored 23 points and handed out nine assists and unranked West Lyon rolled past Number 4 Dunkerton 60-32 Friday night to win the Class 1A state championship. Snyder quarterbacked West Lyon to the Class A football title last fall. He ran the show again as the Wildcats (23-5), seeded eighth in the eight-team field, won the basketball crown in their first trip to the state tournament.

The Wildcats did it convincingly, winning their three games at state by an average of 21.3 points and postingthe widest margin ever in a 1A championship game.

Kaleb Heyer added 10 points, 16 rebounds and five steals for West Lyon, while Nick Anderson led Dunkerton (27-2) with 11 points.