Balanced first-half scoring lifted Waverly-Shell Rock to an early lead and sparked the top-ranked Go-Hawks to a 58-45 victory over Atlantic in the Class 3A quarterfinals of the Iowa High School Boys State Basketball Tournament Tuesday afternoon.

Waverly-Shell Rock jumped on Atlantic early, building a 21-9 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Go-Hawks never trailed after Austin Phyfe opened the scoring with a three-point basket to start the game. The 6-foot-7 UNI recruit was one of eight Waverly-Shell Rock players who scored in the first half.

The Go-Hawks increased their lead to 16 points early in the second quarter and went to the locker room with a 32-21 lead over the Trojans at halftime. Waverly-Shell Rock outscored Atlantic 26-24 in the second half.

Phyfe ended the game as the Go-Hawks' leading scoring, tallying 11 of his 17 points after intermission. The players scored in double-figures for Atlantic, which got a game-high 21 points from Garrett Frankin.

Waverly-Shell Rock takes a 23-1 record in a semifinal game at 6:35 p.m on Thursday (March 9). The Trojans end their season at 19-6.



Atlantic vs Waverly-Shell Rock
03/07/17 2:00pm at IOWA BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT - 3A QUARTER

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VISITORS: Atlantic 19-6
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
05 Mullenix, Chase..... *  3-6    1-1    4-5    1  2  3   1  11  0  3  0  2  27
11 Alexander, Austin... *  1-10   0-2    0-0    0  2  2   2   2  1  4  1  2  31
33 Franken, Garrett.... *  6-14   1-4    8-10   1  4  5   4  21  3  3  0  4  32
35 Podhajsky, Grant.... *  0-3    0-1    1-4    2  1  3   5   1  0  0  0  0  27
43 Leonard, Scott...... *  4-6    0-0    2-3    3  2  5   2  10  1  1  0  2  32
23 Eden, Jaxson........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   6
41 Moen, Tyler.........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  1  0  0  1   5
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   14-40   2-8   15-22   8 11 19  15  45  6 11  1 11 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-19 31.6%   2nd Half:  8-21 38.1%   Game: 35.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-5  20.0%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  8-11 72.7%   2nd Half:  7-11 63.6%   Game: 68.2%    5


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HOME TEAM: Waverly-Shell Rock 23-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
01 Stensland, John..... *  1-3    1-2    6-6    1  1  2   3   9  2  4  0  1  25
04 Little, Jackson..... *  1-4    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   3   2  2  1  0  0  20
30 Velky, Luke......... *  2-3    1-2    2-2    0  0  0   2   7  1  0  0  1  19
42 Bahe, Jacob......... *  4-8    0-0    0-0    1  5  6   2   8  1  2  1  1  16
50 Phyfe, Austin....... *  6-9    2-4    3-3    2  7  9   2  17  3  4  3  3  30
02 Holmquist, Braden...    2-4    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   3   4  2  3  0  0  11
10 Seward, Jackson.....    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  3  3   2   3  1  1  0  0  10
14 McNally, Joey.......    1-1    0-0    0-0    2  1  3   0   2  0  0  0  0   3
22 Downing, Jordan.....    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  2  0  0  0  10
32 Newsom, Mosai.......    3-5    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   6  1  1  0  0  16
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   21-39   5-13  11-11   7 20 27  18  58 15 16  4  6 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-27 51.9%   2nd Half:  7-12 58.3%   Game: 53.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 38.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   0.0%   2nd Half: 11-11 100 %   Game: 100 %    0


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Officials: Marshall Cotton, Brad Van Roekel, William Dotson
Technical fouls: Atlantic-None. Waverly-Shell Rock-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Atlantic......................    9   12   13   11  -   45
Waverly-Shell Rock............   21   11   11   15  -   58
Fouled Out: Atlantic #35 G. Podhajsky (0:26.1 4th)

Points in the paint-ATLANTIC 20,WSR 20. Points off turnovers-ATLANTIC 18,WSR 11.
2nd chance points-ATLANTIC 9,WSR 2. Fast break points-ATLANTIC 6,WSR 4.
Bench points-ATLANTIC 0,WSR 15. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-ATLANTIC 4th-00:49, WSR 4th-03:01.
Largest lead-ATLANTIC None, WSR by 16 2nd-07:03.