(Des Moines) The official mascot for Kuemper Catholic High School is the Knights. For the boys basketball team this season though the mascot may as well be the avengers. With the 61-54 win over Nodaway Valley in the state tournament the Knights have avenged six of their eight losses.
The lone exceptions are Bishop Heelan who they have only played once and Atlantic who the Knights beat the first time around, but then lost to the 2nd time at the buzzer. The win over Nodaway Valley puts Kuemper Catholic into the semi-finals with a 17-8 overall record. Sam Brincks scored a game high 24 points against the Wolverines.
Thursday's semi-final opponent will be Sheldon. The Orabs of Sheldon are 23-3 after defeating Pella Christian 63-56 in the first round. Coach Tyler Edwards says the Hawkeye Ten Conference schedule helped prepare his team very well for the tourney run. His postgame comments following the Nodaway Valley win can be heard in the interview below.
Click here for the postgame with Kuemper Catholic coach Tyler Edwards