Cedar Rapids Xavier claimed the Class 3A state championship for a second-straight year, beating Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 54-49, at the Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Tournament Saturday evening (March 11, 2017).

The Saints secured the title by making a pair of defending stops in the closing seconds of the game after junior point guard Matt Mimms scored on a driving lay-up with 41 second left.

The game featured 21 lead changes and the score was tied three times.

Sergeant Bluff-Luton was appearing in the tournament for the first time.



Sergeant Bluff-Luton vs Xavier, Cedar Rapids
03/11/17 6:05pm at IOWA BOYS STATE TOURN -3A CHAMPIONSHIP

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VISITORS: Sergeant Bluff-Luton 17-10
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
10 Groves, Conner...... *  0-3    0-3    0-0    0  3  3   1   0  1  1  0  1  30
12 Kroll, Chris........ *  6-18   1-5    0-1    1  0  1   4  13  4  0  0  4  32
14 Boekelman, Ty....... *  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  0  1  0  10
40 Savary, Keegan...... *  4-6    2-3    0-0    0  3  3   2  10  1  0  0  0  32
50 Wright, Jackson..... *  8-14   0-0    3-4    0  5  5   1  19  0  4  0  0  31
22 Salker, Cole........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
24 Croston, Collin.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
34 DeMoss, Sam.........    3-4    1-1    0-0    3  2  5   1   7  1  0  0  0  22
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   21-45   4-12   3-5    5 15 20   9  49  7  5  1  5 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-23 47.8%   2nd Half: 10-22 45.5%   Game: 46.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-7  42.9%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   Game: 33.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-1   0.0%   2nd Half:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 60.0%    1


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HOME TEAM: Xavier, Cedar Rapids 16-11
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 Mims, Matthew....... *  7-15   1-5    2-2    1  1  2   2  17  5  6  1  1  32
11 Butkhowski, Nolan... *  4-9    2-4    2-2    2  7  9   1  12  4  0  0  1  32
14 Joens, Jackson...... *  3-6    3-5    2-2    0  6  6   0  11  1  1  0  0  32
22 Schulte, Quinn...... *  0-1    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   4   0  3  0  0  0  32
32 Techau, Max......... *  6-10   0-0    0-0    0  5  5   4  12  0  0  2  0  16
33 Johnson, Max........    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   3
34 Schulte, Bryce......    0-2    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   1   0  0  0  0  0  13
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   21-44   6-14   6-6    8 19 27  12  54 13  7  3  2 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-22 50.0%   2nd Half: 10-22 45.5%   Game: 47.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-7  71.4%   2nd Half:  1-7  14.3%   Game: 42.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   0.0%   2nd Half:  6-6  100 %   Game: 100 %   0,1


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Officials: Rich Collison, Chad Slagle, Jared Rahe
Technical fouls: Sergeant Bluff-Luton-None. Xavier, Cedar Rapids-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Sergeant Bluff-Luton..........   12   13   10   14  -   49
Xavier, Cedar Rapids..........   13   14   13   14  -   54

Points in the paint-SBL 32,XAVIER 24. Points off turnovers-SBL 8,XAVIER 7.
2nd chance points-SBL 8,XAVIER 8. Fast break points-SBL 4,XAVIER 3.
Bench points-SBL 7,XAVIER 2. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-21 times.
Last FG-SBL 4th-01:57, XAVIER 4th-00:42.
Largest lead-SBL by 2 1st-07:42, XAVIER by 5 3rd-02:04.