CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake boys survived a first-round substate scare from Hampton-Dumont-CAL, making free throws down the stretch to secure a 57-49 win in a Class 3A Substate 2 quarterfinal round game last night, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. Andrew Formanek had 25 points to lead the 9th-ranked Lions, who had their lead against the Bulldogs cut to two with under two minutes to go. Clear Lake improves to 20-2 on the season and will host Spencer in a substate semifinal on Thursday night. Spencer edged Estherville-Lincoln Central 61-58 last night in Spencer.
== Class 3A Substate 2
Algona 50, Boone 42
Humboldt 78, Webster City 45
== Class 3A Substate 3
Crestwood 73, Charles City 68
NORWALK — Norwalk downed Mason City 71-62 in a Class 4A substate quarterfinal round game last night in Norwalk, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. Corey Miner had 17 points, Isaiah Washington had 16 and Carter Thomas added 14 for Mason City, as they end their season with a record of 5-17.
DES MOINES — Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll By The Associated Press
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Falls (7) 17-0 97 1
2. Waukee (3) 11-2 78 3
3. Ames 15-3 69 5
4. Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln 17-4 59 4
5. Dubuque, Hempstead 15-4 56 6
(tie) Pleasant Valley 17-3 56 7
5. Valley, West Des Moines 15-4 56 2
8. Ankeny Centennial 13-4 26 10
9. Ottumwa 15-5 14 NR
10. Des Moines, Hoover 12-4 12 NR
Others receiving votes: Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 9. Johnston 6. Cedar Rapids, Kennedy 6. Des Moines, North 3. Davenport, North 2. Indianola 1.
Record Pts Prv
1. Ballard (7) 20-1 97 1
2. Monticello (3) 19-0 90 2
3. Carroll 20-2 74 4
4. Dallas Center-Grimes 17-3 63 3
5. Pella 19-2 61 5
6. Glenwood 19-2 52 6
7. Epworth, Western Dubuque 15-4 37 7
8. Solon 19-2 31 8
9. Clear Lake 19-2 16 9
10. Assumption, Davenport 15-6 11 10
Others receiving votes: Le Mars 8. Mount Vernon 6. Clear Creek-Amana 3. Atlantic 1.
— Class 1A and 2A district finals take place tonight in boys basketball:
== Class 2A Substate 3
at Hampton — Forest City vs. Aplington-Parkersburg
at Sumner-Fredericksburg — Denver vs. New Hampton
== Class 1A Substate 2
at Clear Lake — Lake Mills vs. Bishop Garrigan
at Charles City — West Fork vs. Janesville
DES MOINES — On a day Drake lost its team leader the Bulldogs finished off the home season with a win. Joe Yesufu logged another career high with 36 points as Drake dominated the second half in a 74-63 win over Evansville. The win came hours after it was announced that junior point guard Roman Penn would miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury.
That’s Drake coach Darian DeVries. Yesufu had set a career high with 32 points in Sunday’s win over the Aces.
DeVries says with Penn out they will look at some options when it comes to the rotation.
Garrett Sturtz scored 12 points and added 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs are 23-2 overall and close the regular season with a two game series at Bradley beginning Friday night.
AMES — The Iowa State Cyclones are trying to figure out how to put 40 minutes of good basketball together as they get set for tonight’s visit to 2nd-ranked Baylor. The Cyclones roared back from a 16 point halftime deficit to take a brief lead before falling to Oklahoma on Saturday as they dropped to 0-13 in the Big 12.
That’s ISU coach Steve Prohm. Senior guard Jalen Coleman-Lands says the Cyclones need to become more consistent to break through in the win column.
Coleman-Lands says the Cyclones need to become better in the areas they can control.
Tipoff tonight in Waco is scheduled for 7 o’clock.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized the hiring of Toronto assistant Chris Finch as their new head coach. The move came hours after the firing of Ryan Saunders. The Timberwolves have the NBA’s worst record. President of basketball operations Gersson Rosas worked with the 51-year-old Finch in Houston and for the G League affiliate Rio Grande Valley. Finch was an assistant for six seasons there while Rosas was in the front office. Finch has 24 years of coaching experience, roughly half of that in Europe. He also has been an assistant with Denver and New Orleans.