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2A Boys’ Basketball State Tournament Update

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 8:27 am
Author: KCII Sports- Jason Troop

Tuesday’s action at Wells Fargo Arena featured two upsets in the final two first round games in class 2A.

After favored MFL-Mar-Mac and Mount Vernon posted wins on Monady, a pair of upsets shook up the tournament Tuesday.

Two seed PCM (22-3) shot 62% from the floor but St. Edmond (19-6) forced 18 turnovers and got 25 points from Nick Clark, who hit 1-of-2 free throws in the finals seconds, to make a desperation three-pointer from the Mustangs a mute point en-route to a 53-52 upset win.  Next up for the Gaels…

Six-seed Clarinda (20-4) held Roland-Story (21-4) to four points in the fourth quarter and the Norsemen shot just 30% for the game to fall 50-31.  The Eagles connected on over 51% of their shots from the floor, went 12-of-19 from the line while committing just seven personal fouls leading to just two free throws for the Roland-Story.  Clarinda senior center Jared Stansbury finished with a game-high 15 points.  St. Edmond and Clarinda tip-off in the semifinals Thursday at 3:45.