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No. 1 P-P cruises to first round victory

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

DES MOINES - Nick Ford poured in a game-high 28 points to lead four players in double figures as No. 1-ranked Pomeroy-Palmer cruised past Iowa City Regina 74-58 in the first round of the Class 1A boys state basketball tournament Monday at Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines.

Pomeroy-Palmer, now 24-0, will face either Lynnville-Sully or Treynor in the semifinals on Thursday morning.

Pomeroy-Palmer held a 21-11 lead after the first quarter and 40-19 at the half. It was 53-38 entering the fourth period.

Dustin Thompson scored 13 points and Chris Hanssen added 12 for the Knights.

Thompson and Ford each had six assists, while Ford cleared six rebounds.

Pomeroy-Palmer was 22 of 48 from the field for 46 percent, including 6 of 19 from 3-point. Iowa City Regina was 19 of 39 for 49 percent. The Knights outrebounded Regina 32-19.



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