Postseason play is coming, and Friday was another busy day on the hardwood as the regular season winds down.
The Lincoln boys won the metro title with a 90-74 win at North. The Rails are 12-7 with two regular season games to play.
In Class 3A, Winterset stopped Ballard, 70-62. Easton Darling led the Huskies with 30 points, while Connor Drew countered with 27 for the Bombers.
On the girls side, Caitlin Clark scored 29 points to lead No. 2 Dowling to a a slim 58-55 win at No. 13 Ames. The Maroons are now 18-3.
The late season surge for Valley continued. The No. 11 Tigers beat No. 6 Southeast Polk 52-43, for their seventh-straight win.
No. 12 Centennial exacted revenge on No. 10 Urbandale. The Jaguars avenged an earlier loss to the J-Hawks with a 51-30 blowout on their home floor.