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Treynor Falls in Very Close Class 2A Semi-Final


(Des Moines) Treynor's 22 game win streak and chance at a state championship in boys basketball came to a halt Thursday afternoon. The Cardinals lost a neck and neck game with West Fork 51-46 in the semi-finals.

 

Treynor got off to a good start with a 6-2 edge in the first couple of minutes and the Cardinals led 14-12 through one. They'd extend the lead up to as many as six in the first half, but West Fork got a three point play and a layup in the final minute of the first half to slim Treynor's halftime edge to 26-25.

 

The second half brought little breathing room for either side. Neither team ever led by more than two throughout the third quarter. With the game tied at 39 early in the fourth, West Fork went on a 6-0 run and Treynor was playing catch-up the rest of the way. A Jacob Flathers basket in the lane with 49 seconds to go got Treynor within three, but the Cardinals never got closer.

 

Flathers was Treynor's only player in double figures, he scored 12 points. Trey Robinson had 9 points and 12 rebounds while Nick Paulsen and Nolan Chapman each added 8. Treynor shot just 2-13 from three point range in the loss.

 

The Cardinals drop to 24-2 overall on the season. They'll play 6th ranked Cascade in the consolation game on Friday at 11:45 am.

 

Click for the postgame with Treynor coach Scott Rucker