Fifth ranked Dunkerton connected on eight of its first ten three pointers to build a 15-point lead then held off a late rally by Belmond-Klemme to post a 53-49 victory and earn a trip to the class 1A championship game. Senior guard Trevor Jacobsen was four of five from three point range and finished with a game high 20 points. Jacobsen says he gained confidence after making his first couple of shots.
Elijah Kinseth led Belmond-Klemme with 18 points. The Broncos could get no closer than four points down the stretch.
Top ranked Western Christian roared back from an early 13 point deficit to post a 52-46 win over Cascade in a class 2A semifinal round game. The Wolfpack take a 26-0 mark into the title game. “They’re a good team, that zone is so tough,” Western Christian coach Jim Eekhoff says. He says they had to stay patient and work hard. After getting off to a fast start Cascade cooled off in the second half and made only five of 17 shots.