High School Tournament Basketball For Tuesday 2/21/12
Class 2A Boys District 3 Final
Class 2A Boys District 4 Final
Sioux Center 44
Western vs Sioux Center in Substate Saturday at Tyson Event Center 8pm tip off
Class 1A District 4 Semi Final Upper Bracket
Boyden Hull 87
Akron Westfield 36
Lower Bracket Semi Final
Central Lyon 48
George Little Rock 46
Boyden-Hull vs Central Lyon Thursday at Western for District title
Class 1A District 3 Semi Final Upper Bracket
Kingsley Pierson 56
Lawton Bronson 49
Lower Bracket Semi Final
Remsen Union 58
Kngsley-Pierson vs Gehlen Thursday at Cherokee for District title
Class 3A Girls Region 1 Final
2nd ranked MOC Floyd Valley 51
Spirit Lake 42
MOC-Floyd Valley advances to Girls State Tournament
The Western Christian Wolfpack Boys Basketball Team earned a berth in the Substate game Saturday at Tyson Event Center in Sioux City as they defeated Sheldon 60-47 for the Class 2A District 3 title.
Western will meet Sioux Center in the Substate matchup as the Warriors knocked off Emmetsburg 44-35 for the District 4 title. Tip off is set for 8pm Saturday night with the winner advancing to the State Tournament.
Western opened a 13-5 first quarter lead over Sheldon and carried that lead to a 26-18 advantage at half time. At the end of thee the lead was 43-32 as the Wolfpack went on to win it 60-47.
Western had four players in double figures led by Mading Thok with 16. Michael Den Herder added 14 with Daniel Van Maanen pumping in 13 and Taylor Feenstra hitting for 10 points.
Sheldon got a game high 23 points from Dallas Ennema. Chris Balster and James Gradert added 8 points each.
With the win Western improves to 15-7 on the year while Sheldon wraps up the season at 12-11 with an appearance in the District Final.
Lawton De Jong of Orange City has signed a letter of intent to continue his football and baseball careers at Northwestern College next year.
De Jong is a 62, 220-pound offensive/defensive lineman who played three years for the MOC-Floyd Valley football team. De Jong earned first team all-district honors as a member of an offensive line that paved the way for a rushing offense that gained 1,420 yards and scored 19 touchdowns.
On defense, De Jong totaled 52 tackles and led the Dutch with four fumble recoveries. De Jong earned academic all-district honors and is the son of Dan and Kim.
De Jong earned first team all-conference honors in leading the Dutch to a 19-9 record last summer. He hit .402 with 10 doubles and a team-high 34 RBIs while also earning first team all-Northwest Iowa Review honors.