Boys 1A semifinal: IMS vs. Rock Valley

12:03 p.m. — The 1A semifinal between IMS and Rock Valley should start right on schedule, at 12:15. The winner gets NU High in the state final at 6:05 Friday night.

12:04 p.m. — Starters for IMS (25-1): Gingerich, Shetler, Brokaw, Ney, Hershberger. Starters for Rock Valley (23-2): Bakker, Van Engen, Vande Vagte, Dykstra, Heemstra.

12:12 p.m. — It’s obvious that there’s more of a buzz in here this week than during the girls’ tournament. Who’d have believed it, say, 20 years ago?

12:13 p.m. — Intros now. Tip to come.

12:14 p.m. — Rock Valley is 5 inches taller than IMS at each starting position.

12:20 p.m. — Rockets jump in front 4-0 on baskets by VandeVegte and Heemstra.

12:20 p.m. — Rockets leaed 8-2. Ney has IMS’s basket. Lots of offensive rebounds by the Rockets.

12:26 p.m. — Then a barrage of IMS treys turns it around. IMS 13-8.

12:30 p.m. — IMS leads 15-14 after one period.IMS recovered nicely after an 0-6 start from the field.

12:32 p.m. — Hershbergere score and foul 18-14. RV answers 18-16.

12:34 p.m. — Ney scoop. 2 fouls on 6-9 Heemstra. 20-16.

12:36 p.m. — Dykstra score and foul. 20-19. Gevengoed inside, puts RV ahead.

12:37 p.m. — Hershberger working hard inside, draws foul. FTs: No good. Good. 21-21.

12:40 p.m. — Brokaw for 3, then Gingerich basket puts IMS up 5.

12:42 p.m. — 2 FTs end 6-0 IMS run. Heemstra scores in transition. 26-25, IMS.

12:45 p.m. — Gingerich FTs: Good. He’s a FT jump-shooter. Good, 28-25.

12:46 p.m. — Halftime. IMS 28-25.

12:59 p.m. — Eating while I type…Two pieces of pizza and a Diet Coke for $11.50. RV scores first. Dykstra baseliner puts Rockets in front.

1:00 p.m. — Heemstra putback and foul. Airs out the FT. 31-28.

1:03 p.m. — Gingerich scores on a pretty left-handed runner, then Ney for 3. RV ties it 33-33. Rocket fans are getting edgy.

1:05 p.m. — Two straight Heemstra baskets give Rockets a 37-33 lead. Timeout, IMS. 2:55 3rd.

1:07 p.m. — Heemstra transition basket and foul 40-33.

1:10 p.m. — Gingerich circus shot and foul. FT no good. 40-35.

1:11 p.m. — Vande Vegte FTs: 1-2. 41-35, 1:09 3rd.

1:12 p.m. — RV 41-35, end of 3rd.

1:15 p.m. — Dykstra in transition, then Heemstra FTs, 2-2. 45-35.

1:17 p.m. — Van Engen inside. 47-35. IMS is in serious trouble. 6 minutes left.

1:18 p.m. — Hershberger, then Heemstra. 49-37.

1:19 p.m. — RV fans: “They got our ball, we want it back.” Thought that cheer ended in the ’70s.

1:20 p.m. — Ney 2 FTs. 49-39, 4:54 left.

1:22 p.m. — RV misses front end of bonus, Hershberger score and foul. 49-41, 3:51 left.

1:24 p.m. — It was 12 moments ago. Ney 3 makes it 53-46, 2:28 left.

1:26 p.m. — Ney for 3. 55-51, 1:00 left.

1:27 p.m. — Bakker misses 2 FTs, IMS turnover. Vande Vegte 2 FTs. 57-51.

1:30 p.m. — Bakker steal, layup. Brokaw for 3. 59-54, 0:14 left.

1:34 p.m. — Final. Rock Valley 61, IMS 54.

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