The third time was not a charm for the Ankeny Centennial boys’ basketball team.
After losing twice to third-ranked Waukee Northwest during the regular season, the No. 10 Jaguars dropped a 55-37 decision to their CIML Conference rival in a Class 4A quarterfinal on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena. The Wolves (22-2) had won the first two meetings by scores of 56-42 and 74-48.
Centennial (16-8) shot just 22.9 percent from the field (11-of-48) and also committed 17 turnovers. The Jaguars–who were held to a season-low–made 7-of-20 attempts from 3-point range, but went just 4-of-28 from inside the arc (14.3 percent).
Drew Schreurs led Centennial with 12 points in his final game, making all four of his 3-point shots. Nick Vaske made a trio of treys in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 points.
Pryce Sandfort had 24 points and nine rebounds to pace Northwest, which will play No. 2 Waukee (23-2) in Thursday’s semifinals. Sandfort was held scoreless until midway through the second quarter, when his first basket ignited a 29-4 run that gave the Wolves a 40-18 advantage after three periods.
Check back later for complete coverage of the game. The Ankeny Fanatic weekly podcast will also feature an interview with Centennial coach Bob Fontana.