HS BOYS STATE BASKETBALL TOURNMENT: North Linn and Ed-Co collide in 1A Quarterfinal

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The 2018 Boys’ Basketball State Tournament gets underway with Class 1A action this morning in Des Moines inside Wells Fargo Arena. It’ll be an area coverage contest as 26-0 #1 North Linn faces 8th seeded 21-4 Ed-Co. The Lynx are making their 4th trip to state since 1976, their second in a row after taking 3rd place last season. For the Vikings its’ their first ever appearance to the tourney. North Linn won both meetings earlier in the season between the two Tri-Rivers Conference schools, 86-42 on Dec. 8th and January, 26th in Edgewood when Ed-Co had two players out injured/sick, 97-26.

All the coverage this morning live on KMCH and KMCH.com around 9:15pm with Sports Director Jon Swisher and North Linn Girls coach Brian Wheatley.

Rest of the 1A/2A schedule:

Class 1A

Quarterfinal Round – March 5

9:30 a.m.—North Linn vs. Edgewood-Colesburg

11:15 a.m.—George-Little Rock vs. Don Bosco, Gilbertville

1:00 p.m.—Grand View Christian vs. St. Albert, Council Bluffs

2:45 p.m.—St. Mary’s, Remsen vs. Lynnville-Sully

Semifinal Round – March 7

Consolation Round – March 8, 10:30 a.m.

Championship Round – March 9, 2:00 p.m.­

Class 2A

Updated Brackets | Tournament Leaders

Quarterfinal Round – March 5-6

4:30 p.m.—Treynor vs. Wapello

6:30 p.m.—South Hamilton vs. Aplington-Parkersburg

8:15 p.m.—Sheldon vs. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll

9:30 a.m.—Van Meter vs. Cascade, Western Dubuque

Semifinal Round – March 7

Consolation Round – March 8, 12:15 p.m.

Championship Round – March 9, 3:45 p.m.