Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Varsity Basketball falls to North Linn 54 – 47 in State Semi-finals

47 Van Meter High School
54 North Linn
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The Bulldogs took the eventual champs to their closest contest all season but fell short 47-54 in the State Semi-finals Wednesday night. Van Meter took the lead early in the fourth quarter on a Spencer Lamb three pointer, but North Linn’s got a layup and then Jake Hilmer hit back to back threes on the next two possessions to give them back the lead, they would never relinquish. It was the only time North Linn trailed in the fourth quarter all season long on their way to a state title the following Friday with their win over Boyden-Hull. Van Meter was led by Anthony Potthoff with 15 points, Spencer Lamb had 14 and Ryan Schmitt had 10 points and 10 rebounds for another double double.