(Des Moines) The Nodaway Valley Wolverines improved to 23-3 on the season and 4-0 in program history in state quarterfinal games with their 62-40 victory over North Iowa, Buffalo Center on Monday morning.
Nodaway Valley raced out to a 7-0 lead and forced North Iowa to try to play catch-up the rest of the way. Junior Dan Ersham hit three of his four three-pointers in the first quarter on his way to a 20 point game. Teammates T.J. Bower (14) and Alex Welsch (11) also contributed with double figures scoring with Welsch adding 10 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. The Wolverines let by 13 at the half after Dean Frank made a three-pointer from the right quarter. The lead would never get below 10 in the second half.
Nodaway Valley will take on #1 seed Danville in the Class 1A state semi-finals on Thursday. The semi-final matchup will air on KSOM beginning at 10:30 Thursday morning.