In the class 2A quarterfinal round, fourth rated Pella Christian jumped out to a 20-8 lead at the end of one enroute to a 77-46 win over Ninth ranked Sumner Fredricksburg.
Pella Christian Guard Cliff Warner who led all scorers with 20 points says they want to get the pace of the game in their favor, and he says that pace got the other team a little tired. The Eagles are two victories away from a state title. Warner says it’s one of the five seniors’ high school goals.
Sumner-Fredricksburg coach Jim Stewart says the Cougars transition defense was not good enough. Stewart says they talked about getting back and stopping the transition, and they did not do a good job of that.
Class 3A play opened with Sioux City Heelan downing New Hampton 69-36, Carroll beat Marion 56-55 and Norwalk knocked out the defending state champion Dubuque Wahlert 56-41.
Harlan plays Benton Van Horne today at noon in the other 3A quarterfinal.