DUBUQUE — Dubuque Hempstead never let Waterloo West get its offense rolling Friday as the Mustangs eliminated the Wahawks from the Class 4A boys’ basketball postseason with a 63-50 substate win.
Tenth-ranked Hempstead (17-5) broke on top 15-9 after the first quarter and led by just three at halftime, 25-22. The Mustangs outscored West 38-29 in the second half to advance to Tuesday’s substate finals.
Kalen Burt led West (13-11) with 12 points and Mario Wright had 10 on a night when Hempstead limited the Wahawks’ leading scorer, CaRondis Harris-Anderson, to eight points.
EDGEWOOD-COLESBURG 69, WAPSIE VALLEY 57, OT: Edgewood-Colesburg knocked Wapsie Valley out of the Class 1A playoffs with an overtime win Friday.
Ed-Co advances to Monday’s substate final against Don Bosco with a 20-4 record, while Wapsie Valley’s season ends at 17-8.
Dub. Hempstead 63, West 50
WATERLOO WEST (13-11) — Nicholas Pepin 3, Kalen Burt 12, CaRondis Harris-Anderson 8, Jaden Keller 2, Jaquon O’Neal 7, Mario Wright 10, Antonio Alexander Jr. 8.
DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD (17-5) — Max Duax 9, Max Muehring 3, Lucas Duax 16, Wil Courtney 18, Keith Johnson 13, Justin Blackman 2, Reed Snitker 2.