IOWA CITY, Iowa. (KCRG) - The Springville Orioles defeated the Pekin Panthers 72-65 on Saturday to clinch their first trip to the state tournament since 1975. With the win, the Orioles improve to 20-5 on the season.
Alex Koppes (Springville) had a game-high 24 points while teammates Rhenden Wagaman and Luke Menster added 18 and 15 respectively.
Springville now awaits seeding in the 1A state quarterfinal which begins on March 9th.