Cedar Falls Tigers Lose Heart Breaker at State Tournament
The Cedar Falls Tigers lost a heart breaker in the Iowa High School Boys Basketball State Tournament semifinals (March 11, 2016) at Wells Fargo Arena. Tigers now play the consolation game today.
The Cedar Falls Tigers (20-5) now play the Pleasant Valley Spartans (23-2) in the third place game today (March 12) at 1:45 PM at Wells Fargo Arena
Both the Tigers and Spartans are coming off of heart break losses.
Cedar Falls battled the entire game to pull even with Iowa City West. The Trojans led the entire game until A.J. Green scored a layup for the Tigers to tie the game at 59-59 with nine seconds left in regulation. Tanner Lohaus tipped in a rebound as time expired to give Iowa City West (22-3) a 61-59 win in the second semifinal game.
A.J. Green scored 24 points to lead scoring for Cedar Falls. Green went 8 for 12 from the field including 5 for 8 from behind the three-point line. Treyshawn Labeaux added 12 points, and Taylen Alexander scored 11 points.
During the first semifinal game, the Spartans fought to tie up their game against Valley, West Des Moines (22-3) on two separate occasions to force double overtime, but it was Valley's Turner Scott that drained a buzzer beater to secure the 50-48 win as the second overtime came to an end.