Des Moines Iowa — Stifling defense by South O’Brien held Grand View Christians top ranked offense to less than half of their season average in a 46-32 quarterfinal win at the Class 1A boys basketball tournament in Des Moines. Grand View had averaged 80.6 points per game coming into the State Tournament.
At the end of the first quarter Grand View led 12-11. At the half South O’Brien had pulled in front 18-15. By the end of the third quarter the lead was up to 34-23 with the Wolverines going on to win it 46-32. Cameron Maxwell led the Wolverines with 19 points as the games top scorer. He was joined in double figures by Damon Struve with 10. Stephen Glenn led Grand View Christian with 9 points.
Another factor in the game was the free throw line where South O’Brien went 10-of-19 while Grand View Christian did not shoot a free throw in the contest.
With the win South O’Brien the #7 seed advances to the semifinals Thursday at 12:15 with a record of 23-3. Grand View Christian the #2 seed ends the year at 25-2.
South O’Brien will meet #3 seed Gladbrook Reinbeck who defeated #6 seed Jesup 67-48 in the final quarterfinal game of the day in 1A. We’ll bring you the coverage on KIWA FM 105.3.