Iowa boys basketball districts: George-Little Rock, Harris-Lake Park advance
George-Little Rock and Harris-Lake Park both picked up victories in Class 1A, District 2 first round action on Monday. Sibley-Ocheyedan saw its season end with a loss in the opening round of Class 2A-District 2.
Class 1A-District 2
GEORGE, Iowa — George-Little Rock not only got a 74-53 victory Monday against Trinity Christian, it also got a glimpse of what could be a bright future.
The Mustangs’ top three scorers were all underclassmen. Lucas Nagel, a freshman, along with sophomores Jaydin Mauldin and Josh Haken accounted for 55 of their total scoring out-put.
Still, the game was close at halftime with G-LR clinging to a 29-27 lead. But the home team ran away with it in the second half, out-scoring the Tigers 45-26 after the break.
“We really upped our defensive intensity,” Mustangs head coach Curt Schilling said. “We started to make a few 3-pointers, too.”
Nagel led all scorers with 21 points while Mauldin and Haken scored 17 each. Junior Austin Jensen added 13 points.
The Mustangs advance to take on Boyden-Hull at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Harris-Lake Park stormed into the second round of the District 2 playoffs with a convincing 66-39 win over Remsen Union Monday.
The Wolves will travel to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn for an 8 p.m. contest on Thursday.
Trinity 13 27 37 53
G-LR 15 29 56 74
Class 2A-District 2
MILFORD, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan saw its season come to a close Monday with a tough, 61-59 loss to West Lyon in the first round of districts.
The Generals season ends at 5-17. They graduate seven seniors off of this year’s squad.