Springville earns berth to state for first time since 1975

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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.