Eight seed West Lyon shocked top seed and unbeaten Newell Fonda 72-57 Monday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the Iowa Boy’s 1A State Basketball Tournament. With the win the Wildcats advance to the upper bracket semi finals Thursday morning at 10:30 at Wells Fargo Arena. West Lyon will meet fourth seed Keota who eliminated Easton Valley 56-47.
Newell Fonda appeared in control until the fourth quarter. The Mustangs took a 14-10 first quarter lead. They were up at the half 35-30 and held a 46-42 lead after the third quarter. West Lyon won the game in the fourth quarter as they outscored Newell Fonda 30-11 in the final eight minutes to get the win 72-57. The other jump out number for West Lyon was a 20-9 advantage in points off turnovers.
The Wildcats put four players in double figures with Kyle Groeneweg leading a balanced attack with 18 points. Kacey Merlie added 14, Bandon Snyder hit for a dozen and Kaleb Heyer pumped in 11.
Newell Fonda had three players in double figures. Brady Dicks led the way with 15 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Adam Mullen hit for 11 with Dillon Anderson pumping in 10 points.
With the win West Lyon improves to 22-5 with Newell Fonda ending the year at 25-1.