Boys’ Basketball loses to Waukee in state quarterfinal 60-58

Boston Grimes ’18 drives down the baseline in a game against Waukee Mar. 6. Grimes had 28 points in the 60-58 loss.

Evan Newcomb, Staff Writer

The boys’ basketball had their season come to a close in the quarterfinals of the state tournament against Waukee Mar. 6 in a game that went down to the wire, but they ultimately fell short losing 60-58 and ending their season with a record of 20-4. The first quarter was close throughout and it looked like Waukee would be up three at the end of the first. However, Boston Grimes ’18 nailed a miraculous half-court shot to tie the game up at 15-15 and going into halftime Waukee was up 25-24. The game stayed close in the third quarter with Waukee only up by two at the end of the third quarter at 47-45. Waukee started the fourth quarter on a nine to zero run and Johnston playing catch up for the rest of the game falling up short by the score of 60-58.

Grimes was fantastic during the game scoring 28 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Bo Sandquist ’18 was also very good scoring 17 points and hitting five threes. Peyton Williams ’19 had six points and six rebounds and Camden Vander Zwaag ’18 scored three points, one rebound and one assist. Nathan Newcomb ’19 added two points, six rebounds and one assist. Reid Grant ’21 scored two points off the bench.