Gladbrook-Reinbeck will play for a state championship for the second time in three years.

The Rebels (26-2) advanced to the Class 1A title game by upsetting top-ranked and unbeaten North Linn 58-53 in the semifinals Thursday morning (March 9, 2017).

Joe Smoldt led the scoring for Gladbrook-Reinbeck, tallying 19 points. Tyler Pierce added 17 and Caden Kickbush chipped in 12. Pierce's toughness in the post was vital for the Rebels in the second half, when the 6-foot-5 senior center scored 11 of his points.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but trailed 16-15 at the end of the first quarter. North Linn closed the half on an 8-0 run and owned a 33-26 advantage at intermission.

The Lynx (26-1) extended their lead to nine points on the first basket of the third quarter. Gladbrook-Reinbeck slowly cut into the deficit over the next six-minutes, 45-seconds, closing to within 42-40 at the end of the period.

Smoldt drained a three-pointer to open the final quarter, putting the Rebels up 43-42. Gladbrook-Reinbeck then scored the next six points as part of an 8-0 run and led the rest of the way.

Jake Hilmer scored a game-high 20 points to lead a pair of North Linn players who tallied double-figures.

With the loss, North Linn moves to the consolation championship at 10 a.m. on Friday (March 10). The victory extended Gladbrook-Reinbeck's winning streak to 18 games and advanced the Rebels into the title game at 6:05 p.m., also on Friday.



Gladbrook-Reinbeck vs North Linn, Troy Mills
03/09/17 10:30am at IOWA BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT -1A SEMIFINAL

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VISITORS: Gladbrook-Reinbeck 26-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Thede, Walker....... *  3-5    0-0    0-1    0  2  2   0   6  1  2  0  0  28
12 Kickbush, Caden..... *  3-9    2-5    4-4    2  7  9   2  12  2  3  0  1  31
20 Smoldt, Joe......... *  6-15   4-8    3-4    0  9  9   3  19  8  2  0  0  32
30 Roeding, Matt....... *  1-1    0-0    0-0    0  6  6   4   2  2  5  1  0  28
44 Pierce, Tyler....... *  6-9    0-0    5-7    1  4  5   2  17  2  0  0  1  26
23 Mussig, Thomas......    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   2
31 Skovgard, Mason.....    0-1    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   1   0  0  2  3  0  13
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   20-41   6-14  12-16   5 30 35  12  58 15 14  4  2 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-21 52.4%   2nd Half:  9-20 45.0%   Game: 48.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-9  44.4%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   Game: 42.9%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  0-0   0.0%   2nd Half: 12-16 75.0%   Game: 75.0%    2


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HOME TEAM: North Linn, Troy Mil 26-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
14 Hilmer, Jake........ *  7-21   0-1    6-8    4  2  6   3  20  8  3  0  3  31
22 Seber, David........ *  1-12   1-12   0-0    1  3  4   2   3  1  0  0  0  31
24 Miller, Ryan........ *  4-11   3-9    4-4    1  3  4   4  15  1  0  0  2  27
40 Boge, Trevor........ *  2-6    0-1    1-2    2  4  6   3   5  2  1  2  2  31
50 Waskow, Adam........ *  3-4    0-0    0-0    2  6  8   5   6  0  1  1  0  28
20 Pflughaupt, Bradley.    1-3    1-2    0-0    0  0  0   0   3  0  1  0  1   8
54 Johnson, Carter.....    0-1    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   0   1  0  0  0  0   4
   TEAM................                         2     2
   Totals..............   18-58   5-25  12-16  12 18 30  17  53 12  6  3  8 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-30 43.3%   2nd Half:  5-28 17.9%   Game: 31.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  5-12 41.7%   2nd Half:  0-13  0.0%   Game: 20.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-3  66.7%   2nd Half: 10-13 76.9%   Game: 75.0%    2


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Officials: Marshall Cotton, Brad Van Roekel, Rollie Wiebers
Technical fouls: Gladbrook-Reinbeck-None. North Linn, Troy Mil-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Gladbrook-Reinbeck............   15   11   14   18  -   58
North Linn, Troy Mil..........   16   17    9   11  -   53
Fouled Out - #50 A Waskow (:03.3-4th)

Points in the paint-GLD-REIN 22,N-LINN 24. Points off turnovers-GLD-REIN 7,N-LINN 11.
2nd chance points-GLD-REIN 1,N-LINN 9. Fast break points-GLD-REIN 2,N-LINN 2.
Bench points-GLD-REIN 2,N-LINN 4. Score tied-3 times. Lead changed-10 times.
Last FG-GLD-REIN 4th-01:04, N-LINN 4th-00:41.
Largest lead-GLD-REIN by 7 1st-06:10, N-LINN by 9 3rd-06:45.