The Wapello Indian boys basketball team continues their run in the class 1A playoffs tonight when they travel to Clinton for a matchup with unbeaten Easton Valley. Wapello comes into the game with a mark of 16-3 on the season and ranked No. 13 in class 1A in the final Associated Press poll of the year. They were first round winners over Calamus-Wheatland 71-35 with Trenton Murray scoring 16, Maddox Griffin 16 and Caden Thomas 13 points. On the season, Wapello is led by Griffin at 18 points, eight assists and four steals per night. He and Rhett Smith are tied for the team lead with seven rebounds a game.
Easton Valley is unbeaten 20-0 this season after a 75-35 win against Prince of Peace last week to start the postseason. Kaleb Cornilsen scored 24, Porter Fuegen 14 and Cayden Deardorff 10 to lead the way. The River Hawks are ranked No. 5 in the final class 1A poll of the season from the Associated Press. On the season they are led by Cornilsen at 24 points, 10 rebounds and five steals per game. Carson Fuegen has the team lead with seven assists per night. The winner of this game takes the district seven championship and advances to the substate final Saturday to meet the winner of Springville and New London. Action starts tonight at 7p.m. at Clinton High School.