When it comes to the Boys State Basketball Tournament, Dunkerton and Waverly-Shell Rock have one thing in common. Both teams won a championship the last time they made a trip to Des Moines.

The Raiders and Go-Hawks will both be making a return trip to state next week after winning sub-state titles Monday night. Dunkerton will be making its fourth appearance following a 63-58 victory over Jesup in a Class-1A game at Independence. Defending Class-3A champion Waverly-Shell Rock earned the right to defend its title by beating Northeast Iowa Conference rival Crestwood 61-53 in the sub-state final played at Decorah.

The Go-Hawks are going to state for the fourth-straight year and will be making their 16th appearance overall when they face Grinnell at 8:15 p.m. next Tuesday evening (March 11, 2014) at Wells Fargo Arena. Waverly-Shell Rock is 21-3. The Pioneers are 17-7.

Waverly-Shell Rock has advanced to the state title game in three of its previous four tournament appearances, but nine of the Go-Hawks first 10 trips to Des Moines ended with first-round losses. Waverly-Shell Rock won the Class-3A crown in 2007 and finished second in 2011. W-SR also finished second in 1982.

Dunkerton faces East Mills in a Class-1A state quarterfinal game on Monday (March 10, 2014) at 2 p.m. The Raiders are 25-1. East Mills is 17-7.

Dunkerton broke a 71-year tournament absence in 2004 and ended the season the same way the 1933 team did -- by winning the state championship. If the Raiders win the Class-1A title this year, they'll do something that's somewhat unique -- earn a championship in each of three consecutive trips to state.

Ten years ago, Brian Brungard was a star player on Dunkerton's championship team. He earned all-tournament honors as a senior. Linking the past to the present, Brungard is now the head coach at Dunkerton and his hoping to lead the Raiders to the level of success that he enjoyed as a player.


CLASS-1A STATE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS:
All Games Played At Wells Fargo Arena (Iowa Events Center), Des Moines

Easton Valley (21-2) vs. Keota (24-1) - Mon., March 10th – 10:30 a.m.
West Lyon (20-5) vs. Newell-Fonda (25-0) - Mon., March 10th – 12:15 p.m.

Semifinal : Thu., March 13th – 10:30 a.m.

East Mills (22-3) vs. Dunkerton (25-1) – Mon., March 10th – 2:00 p.m.
Belmond-Klemme (22-3) vs. Lamoni (25-0) – Mon., March 10th – 3:45 p.m.

Semifinal: Thu., March 13th – 12:15 p.m.

Consolation Championship: Fri., March 14th - 10:00 a.m.
Championship: Fri., March 14th – 6:05 p.m.


CLASS-2A STATE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS:
All Games Played At Wells Fargo Arena (Iowa Events Center), Des Moines

Albia (17-7) vs. Western Christian (24-0) - Mon., March 10th – 6:35 p.m.
Cascade (21-3) vs. South Hamilton (21-3) - Mon., March 10th – 8:15 p.m.

Semifinal : Thu., March 13th – 2:00 p.m.

West Marshall (20-4) vs. West Fork (23-1) – Tue., March 11th – 10:30 a.m.
North Cedar (21-3) vs. Treynor (23-1) – Tue., March 11th – 12:15 p.m.

Semifinal: Thu., March 13th – 3:45 p.m.

Consolation Championship: Fri., March 14th - 11:45 a.m.
Championship: Fri., March 14th – 8:05 p.m.


CLASS-3A STATE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS:
All Games Played At Wells Fargo Arena (Iowa Events Center), Des Moines

Dubuque Wahlert Catholic (20-4) vs. Chariton (21-3) - Tue., March 11th – 2:00 p.m.
Humboldt (16-7) vs. Harlan (22-2) - Tue., March 11th – 3:30 p.m.

Semifinal : Thu., March 13th – 6:35 p.m.

MOC-Floyd Valley (19-5) vs. Central Clinton (21-3) – Tue., March 11th – 6:35 p.m.
Grinnell (17-7) vs. Waverly-Shell Rock (21-3) – Tue., March 11th – 8:15 p.m.

Semifinal: Thu., March 13th – 8:15 p.m.

Consolation Championship: Sat., March 15th - 12:05 p.m.
Championship: Sat., March 15th – 6:05 p.m.


CLASS-4A STATE TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS:
All Games Played At Wells Fargo Arena (Iowa Events Center), Des Moines

Southeast Polk (18-4) vs. Iowa City West (20-3) - Wed., March 12th – 1:05 p.m.
Urbandale (14-10) vs. Bettendorf (22-1) - Wed., March 12th – 2:45 p.m.

Semifinal : Fri., March 14th – 1:30 p.m.

West Des Moines Valley (15-8) vs. Dubuque Senior (22-1) – Wed., March 12th – 6:35 p.m.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy (18-5) vs. Sioux City North (21-3) – Wed., March 12th – 8:15 p.m.

Semifinal: Fri., March 14th – 3:15 p.m.

Consolation Championship: Sat., March 15th - 1:45 p.m.
Championship: Sat., March 15th – 8:05 p.m.