The Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks fell one game short of the Class 3A championship game at the Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Tournament.They lost an overtime battle to Cedar Rapids Xavier, 47-41, in the semifinals Thursday evening (March 9, 2017).

It was a tight game that saw both teams matching basket-for-basket throughout the first half. Xavier jumped out to a 3-0 lead to start the first period, but Waverly-Shell Rock never let the Saints get any further ahead until the final seconds of overtime.

W-SR took a 16-14 advantage into the locker room at halftime, then built the largest of the game at 19-14 early in the third quarter.

The Saints held a 30-29 lead as the fourth period got underway. The offensive pace slowed over the final eight minutes of regulation. Waverly-Shell Rock scored the final bucket of the period, sending the game to overtime deadlocked at 38-38.

Xavier finally took charge in the extra period. The Saints outscored Waverly-Shell Rock 9-3 during the four-minute session to secure the 47-41 win and advance to the Class 3A championship game.

Up next for Waverly-Shell Rock, the Go-Hawks will play West Delaware for the third-place trophy in the consolation final on Saturday (March 11). Tip-off is set for 12:05 PM at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Official Basketball Box Score
Xavier, Cedar Rapids vs Waverly-Shell Rock
03/09/17 6:35pm at IOWA BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT -3A SEMIFINAL

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VISITORS: Xavier, Cedar Rapids 15-11
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 Mims, Matthew....... *  7-16   1-4    6-8    1  2  3   0  21  0  2  0  1  36
11 Butkhowski, Nolan... *  2-9    0-2    4-6    1  9 10   0   8  2  1  0  0  36
14 Joens, Jackson...... *  4-9    1-1    5-6    1  3  4   2  14  0  0  0  0  32
22 Schulte, Quinn...... *  0-2    0-0    2-2    0  1  1   2   2  0  3  1  0  34
32 Techau, Max......... *  0-2    0-1    1-2    1  5  6   5   1  2  2  1  0  16
04 Lux, Gabe...........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0  0+
33 Johnson, Max........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   1   0  0  0  0  0   5
34 Schulte, Bryce......    0-1    0-0    1-4    1  3  4   3   1  0  0  0  0  21
   TEAM................                         2  3  5             1
   Totals..............   13-39   2-8   19-28   7 28 35  14  47  4 10  2  1 180


TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  4-17 23.5%   2nd Half:  8-19 42.1%   
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-4   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-7  85.7%   2nd Half:  7-11 63.6%   

TOTAL FG% OT:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 33.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% OT:  1-1  100 %   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % OT:  6-10 60.0%   Game: 67.9%    4



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HOME TEAM: Waverly-Shell Rock 23-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Stensland, John..... *  1-9    0-5    1-2    3  2  5   3   3  0  1  0  0  29
04 Little, Jackson..... *  1-5    0-3    1-1    0  3  3   3   3  1  0  0  0  22
30 Velky, Luke......... *  2-5    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   3   4  4  2  0  2  29
42 Bahe, Jacob......... *  0-7    0-0    1-2    0  5  5   1   1  0  1  1  1  17
50 Phyfe, Austin....... *  8-14   2-4    4-6    3  8 11   4  22  1  4  2  0  34
02 Holmquist, Braden...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   3   0  0  2  0  0   7
10 Seward, Jackson.....    1-3    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  1  0  0  0  14
14 McNally, Joey.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
22 Downing, Jordan.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  0  0  1  10
32 Newsom, Mosai.......    2-3    0-0    2-2    0  3  3   3   6  0  2  1  0  16
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   15-47   2-14   9-13   6 24 30  23  41  7 12  4  4 180


TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  4-22 18.2%   2nd Half: 10-19 52.6%   
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-6  16.7%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-11 63.6%   2nd Half:  1-1  100 %   

TOTAL FG% OT:  1-6  16.7%   Game: 31.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% OT:  0-3   0.0%   Game: 14.3%   REBS
F Throw % OT:  1-1  100 %   Game: 69.2%    2


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Officials: Chris Ehlers, Lance Ploeger, Todd Sadler
Technical fouls: Xavier, Cedar Rapids-TEAM. Waverly-Shell Rock-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   OT   Total
Xavier, Cedar Rapids..........    8    6   16    8    9  -   47
Waverly-Shell Rock............    6   10   13    9    3  -   41
Fouled Out: Xavier #32 M Techau (3:48 OT)

Points in the paint-XAVIER 10,WSR 24. Points off turnovers-XAVIER 12,WSR 5.
2nd chance points-XAVIER 9,WSR 1. Fast break points-XAVIER 0,WSR 6.
Bench points-XAVIER 1,WSR 8. Score tied-12 times. Lead changed-9 times.
Last FG-XAVIER  OT-02:48, WSR  OT-03:48.
Largest lead-XAVIER by 6  OT-00:02, WSR by 5 3rd-07:45.