GRUNDY CENTER — Grundy Center exploded for 98 points Monday as the Spartans began Class 1A boys’ district basketball play with a 98-52 triumph over Waterloo Christian.
The Spartans (6-16) topped the 80-point mark for the second time this season and second game in a row after an eight-game losing streak.
Grundy Center jumped out to a 27-9 lead after the opening quarter and stretched it to 49-24 by halftime.
Luke Zwack had a big night for Waterloo Christian (0-22) with 38 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals.
NASHUA-PLAINFIELD 42, CLARKSVILLE 40: Nashua-Plainfield got a last-second lay-up from Isaac Chambers and stayed alive in the Class 1A boys’ district basketball tournament Monday with a 42-40 win over Clarksville.
Chambers finished with a game-high 11 points for the Huskies (7-15), who trailed 22-18 at halftime and throughout much of the second half before taking control in the closing minutes.
Nashua-Plainfield advanced to face Don Bosco Thursday in Ackley.
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK 65, LINN-MAR 48: Class 3A’s top-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock finished off its regular season with a non-conference road win at Class 4A Linn-Mar Monday, 65-48.
The Go-Hawks (19-1) finished with four players in double digits, led by Austin Phyfe with 15 points. Jacob Bahe added 13 and John Stensland and Luke Velky chipped in 11 apiece.
Class 1A districts
NASH.-PLAINFIELD 42, CLARKSVILLE 40
CLARKSVILLE (3-19) — Dylan Jacobs 5, Chris Behrends 5, Tanner Gilbert 9, Ben Waetjen 9, Ethan Schmidt 9, Dawson Holub 3.
NASHUA-PLAINFIELD (7-15) — Isaac Chambers 11, Luke Cerwinske 5, Mitchell Malven 9, Travon Adams 4, Dayton Hansen 9, Dawson Schmitt 4.
WAVERLY-S.R. 65, LINN-MAR 48
WAVERLY-SHELL ROCK (19-1) — John Stensland 11, Braden Holmquist 5, Jackson Little 2, Jack Seward 2, Jordan Downing 4, Luke Velky 11, Mosai Newsom 2, Jacob Bahe 13, Austin Phyfe 15.
LINN-MAR (7-12) — Reese Phillips 5, Jacob Robertson 8, Dylan Hand 4, Cole Martin 2, Nolan Ruff 2, Trey Hutcheson 16, Brennan McCaffery 3, Jack Gertsen 2, Kirby Kerr 4, Nate Annis 2.