TOURNEY UPDATES: Valley Upset #1 Dubuque Snr.

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The Valley Tigers upset Dubuque Senior 42-41 on a last
second shot by Dubuque to tie the game at 41 all, but on the play Carlo Marble
was fouled.

With .05 of a second Marble stepped to the free throw line,
and drained the front end of a one and one.  He missed the 2nd shot.

Time out for Dubuque Sr. with .04 seconds they threw the
ball in and managed a 3/4 court shot which fell short. 

Valley runs its record to 16-8 and will continue on in the
tourney. Tyus Mason led Valley with 9 points.  Coach Jeff Horner said the
game plan they brought did not work, so they changed things up to defend
Dubuque with their speed.

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To round up the day’s action so far: 

·Southeast Polk lose to Iowa City West 69-52

·Urbandale lose to Bettendorf 64-33

·Valley upset Dubuque Senior 42-41

·The Tigers face either Sioux City North or Cedar
Rapids Kennedy

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A last second call gave Valley a free throw for the game. Was it a foul?

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The Iowa State High School Boys Basketball Tournament is not
entirely basketball. It’s also cheer leading.  In addition to all the cheerleaders supporting their teams, other teams perform at halftime.

One team invited to perform is the Ames High Little Cyclone Cheer Squad. This team last fall won Division 4A honors in the Iowa Cheer Dance State Championship in Des Moines.

The team under the direction of Sarah Buss also won top state honors in 2009 and 20011.

This is a portion of their halftime performance Wednesday night during the Valley Dubuque Senior game.

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The last play in pictures…

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Senior tie it with 0.5 seconds on the clock but a foul underneath gives Valley the chance for the win. Free throw for the win goes in.

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Valley do it! They clinch the win over #1 Dubuque Senior 42-41. 

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After 3, Valley are leading 29-27.

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Senior’s starters are 6’9″, 6’9″, 6’7″, 6’5″, 6’3″…

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Plenty of energy and fight from Valley to go into the half tied at 21 against a Dubuque Senior team full of height.

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Class 4A round-up: 

·Southeast Polk lose to Iowa City West 69-52

·Urbandale lose to Bettendorf 64-33

·Valley set for the hardwood at 6:30pm

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The Urbandale J-Hawks saw their season come to an end at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday with a 64-33 loss to Bettendorf. 

The J-hawks were facing the number one defensive team in the state.  Bettendorf held Brody Egger to 10 points, and Allen Lazard scored 9 points. 

Coach Brad Bjorkgren said he new this would be a tough day.  “Nobody likes to get it stuck in their left ear like this,” said said Bjorkgren. He added that maybe the team counted on Allen a little too much. 

Calling his team a great bunch of guys, Bjorkgren said, “they’d probably want to get back on the court tomorrow.” The J-hawks season wraps at 14-11.

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All the pictures from today’s games can be viewed HERE.

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J-Hawks lose 64-33.

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After 3, Urbandale down 44-23.

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Bettendorf with a big lead over Urbandale at halftime. 33-14

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The Southeast Polk Rams’ season ended with a loss to Iowa
City West 69-51 at the Boys State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines. 

The Rams season record is 18-5. Head Coach Gary Belger
said he was very impressed with the massive fire power of Iowa City West. Coach
said they were just too short at every position to match up.

Wyatt Lohaus led the Trojans with 22 points. Nick
Jeffries led the Rams with 15.

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SE Polk struggle to contain Iowa City West are down 31-20 at the break.

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Class 4-A action kicks off in just a few minutes with Southeast Polk(18-4) facing Iowa City West (20-3).