Iowa High School Boys' Basketball started off district play tonight in Class 2A and 1A. The Radio Iowa final top ten teams in both classes have the night off or a bye, but they will be taking on the winners of tonight's games on Thursday.
Area Davenport Class 2A schools that played tonight included Camanche, Louisa-Muscatine, and Durant-Bennett. Camanche (9-13) could not overcome Bellevue (8-14), losing by the score of 42-65. Bellevue will take on Northeast, Goose Lake (16-6) for the district semi-final round. In the same District 9 bracket, Durant-Bennett (7-15) lost to Tipton (2-20), 45-48, even though Durant-Bennett beat Tipton twice during the regular season. Tipton will face North Cedar (18-3) on Thursday. Louisa-Muscatine (7-15) also ended their season tonight with a loss to West Liberty (11-11), 47-58. West Liberty will go on to face Wilton (16-5) for Thursday night's matchup.
In Class 1A, two more schools within the 45 mile range of downtown Davenport include Calamus-Wheatland (10-12) and Prince of Peace Prep of Clinton (4-18). They took on each other in the first round of District 6 at Calamus-Wheatland with Calamus-Wheatland winning 63-48. Calamus-Wheatland will take on Preston (18-3) at Preston on Thursday.
Of the fore-mentioned teams, North Cedar is the only one that holds a spot on the Radio Iowa rankings. After winning the conference outright with a win over West Branch last week, #7 Knights now prepare to begin their post-season run with a start against Tipton. They have taken care of the Tigers twice this year, 70-53 and 67-51, but anything can happen on any given night. Go Knights!