There is one week left in the regular season, but all 18 CIML boys’ teams wrapped up their conference schedules Friday night.
Here are the results from all of Friday night’s action, as well as the final standings.
Hoover 39, Lincoln 24
The 4th-ranked Huskies raced out to a 12-2 lead early in the first quarter, and never looked back as they clinched their third straight Metro Conference championship.
Hoover, Class 4A’s best defensive team, held the Railsplitters to just 12 points through three quarters.
Kourtlin Jackson led the Huskies with 13 points, while Dwight Sistrunk added seven points and seven assists.
Kippie Ward scored 11 points for Lincoln.
Hoover has won eight straight games since a January 14 overtime loss to Roosevelt.
Roosevelt 73, North 49
Sophomore Peter Jok led the Roughriders with 23 points and 10 rebounds as Roosevelt finished second in the Metro Conference.
North was paced by Darius Clemons’ 15 points.
Ottumwa 67, East 37
Zach Throckmorton scored 17 points, and the Bulldogs jumped out to a 22-point halftime lead.
Matt Grover had 10 points for the Scarlets.
Final Metro Conference Standings
Hoover, 9-1 conference, 17-2 overall
Roosevelt, 8-2, 12-6
Ottumwa, 5-5, 8-9
Lincoln, 5-5, 6-13
North, 2-8, 3-15
East, 0-10, 0-19
Dowling 55, Johnston 45
The Maroons scored the first nine points of the game on the way to their ninth straight CIML win. After the game the news got even better when Dowling found out that Southeast Polk upset 2nd-ranked Ankeny, giving the Maroons a share of the Central Conference championship.
Alex Savage led Dowling with 21 points, and Amara Darboh added 11.
Corey Schaefer led the Dragons with 13 points.
Southeast Polk 66, Ankeny 63
The 2nd-ranked Hawks entered the game knowing that a win over the 9-9 Rams would give them their first outright conference championship in years.
Southeast Polk, winners of the previous two conference titles, may have been out of the race for their third straight title, but that did not stop them from playing spoiler.
Jake Guenther hit two free throws with under 30 seconds to go to put the Rams up three.
After back-to-back timeouts, Guenther’s best friend, Grant Lang had his three-pointer at the buzzer rim out as Southeast Polk held on.
The loss dropped the Ankeny into a first place tie with Dowling.
Blake Huser led the Rams with 23 points.
The Hawks were led by Connor Schabel’s 13 points. Lang added 12.
Urbandale 64, Indianola 42
The J-Hawks built a 28-point lead after three quarters on the way to the win.
Matt Tiby led all scorers with 16 points, and Travis Perry finished with 12.
Final Central Conference Standings
Ankeny, 7-3, 15-3
Dowling 7-3, 15-5
Urbandale, 6-4, 14-5
Johnston, 5-5, 10-9
Southeast Polk, 5-5, 10-9
Indianola, 0-10, 2-16
Waukee 64, Marshalltown 52
No. 8 Waukee built a 19-7 lead after one quarter of play, and clinched the Iowa Conference championship with the win.
Judd Welfringer hit five three-pointers and put in a game-high 28 points for the Warriors.
Trent Trowbridge led the Bobcats with 18 points.
Valley 77, Mason City 69
Valley coach Jeff Horner led his team to the victory over his alma-mater.
With his father an assistant on the Mason City bench, and his nephew playing point guard for the MoHawks, there were plenty of family ties at the Valley gym Friday night.
The Tigers’ Kale Abrahamson poured in a game-high 34 points, with Tyler Anderson adding 20.
Horner’s nephew, Sam Skogen, led the MoHawks with 26 points.
Fort Dodge 50, Ames 38
The Dodgers got 16 points from Anthony Griffin, and and got over the .500 mark on the season at 10-9.
After losing All-State players Harrison Barnes (North Carolina) and Doug McDermott (Creighton), the Little Cyclones, who had won 53 straight games and the last two state championships entering the season, finished last in the Iowa Conference with just a 7-12 record.
Final Iowa Conference Standings
Waukee, 9-1, 15-4
Valley, 8-2, 13-6
Fort Dodge, 5-5, 10-9
Marshalltown, 3-7, 8-11
Mason City, 3-7, 7-13
Ames, 2-8, 7-12