(Des Moines) It didn't take long for 2011 state champion Storm Lake, St. Mary's to seperate themselves from Nodaway Valley in Friday morning's Class 1A Consolation Final. The Panthers who had been undefeated coming into the state tournament took a 28-8 first quarter lead and kept on the gas the rest of the way, winning 81-46.
Nodaway Valley heads back home with a fourth place trophy. The Wolverines finish the year with a 23-4 record. It was Nodaway Valley's fourth appearance at the boys state basketball team. They placed 2nd in 2005, 1st in 2006, 3rd in 2007, and now 4th in 2012.