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Iowa high school boys basketball state tournament quarterfinal recap: Hudson comes back to beat Grundy Center (3/5/2024)

Hudson trailed at the half

DES MOINES, IOWA - Two intentional fouls on fast breaks helped fuel a comeback from Hudson, who trailed by six at halftime, in  its 55-51 win over conference foe Grundy Center in Tuesday morning in a Class 2A quarterfinal game at Wells Fargo Arena. 

For the second time in the half Hudson star Camden Davis was fouled. hard while flying to the basket on a fast break. With 25 seconds to play and the score tied at 49, he was wrapped up and an intentional foul called. 

Hudson's Lyle Olsen moves the ball up the court in the Pirates' Class 2A quarterfinal win Tuesday morning. (Photo by Ryan Timmerman)

Hudson's Lyle Olsen moves the ball up the court in the Pirates' Class 2A quarterfinal win Tuesday morning. (Photo by Ryan Timmerman)

Davis, who entered the game shooting over 80 percent from the foul line but missed three on the day, cooly hit the pair of shots. The No.2-seeded Pirates kept the ball and the Spartans were forced to foul with time running out. Davis agains made two free throws to put the game out of reach.

Earlier in the fourth quarter, Grundy Center was up six when they intentionally fouled Davis. He only made one of the free throws, but Hudson scored on the extra possession and moments later only trailed by two points. 

Tanner Michael led Hudson with 21 points. Davis added 16 points and 12 rebounds. Jalen Kirkpatrick led Grundy Center with 18 points and 9 rebounds. 

See past live updates below. 

Final: Hudson 55-51

4th Qtr: Hudson 53-51 :4

Grundy Center scores and calls a timeout. Hudson will be inbounding the ball after the timeout. 

4th Qtr: Hudson 53-49, :20

Grundy Center has to foul and Davis makes both again. 

4th Qtr: Hudson 51-49, :25

Davis is fouled intentionally again on a runout and tempers flared after. Davis makes both free throws and Hudson has the ball. 

4th Qtr: 49-49, 1:15

We have our eighth tie with seven lead changes. 

4th Qtr: Grundy Center 47-46, 1:55

Grundy Center answers to take the lead. 

4th Qtr: Hudson 46-45, 2:35

Davis misses his third free throw of the day, but the one make gives Hudson the lead. 

4th Qtr: Grundy Center 45-45, 2:48

Michael is fouled hard going to the basket. The 87-percent free-throw shooter hits both shots for the seventh tie of the game. 

4th Qtr: Grundy Center 45-43, 4:02

Grundy Center commits its 15th turnover and Hudson then commits No. 13.

4th Qtr: Grundy Center 45-43, 4:02

There's a time out on the floor. Hudson is once again within two as we enter the final four minutes. 

4th Qtr: Grundy Center 43-41, 5:30

Michael scores Hudson's first fast-break points of the game. 4th Qtr: Grundy 43-38, 6:20

4th Qtr: Grundy 43-38, 6:20

Davis takes a steal and looks to dunk the ball on the break but is pushed and draws the intentional foul He misses one of the free throws but Hudson keeps the ball. Davis only has one field goal but has 10 rebounds. 

4th Qtr: Grundy Center 41-37

Davis hits one of two free throws to cut into the lead. 

End of 3rd: Grundy Center 41-36

Judd Jirovsky hit a late three-pointer to extend the Spartans' lead back to five. 

3rd Qtr: Grundy Center 38-36, 1:45

Tanner Michael has 12 points with back-to-back hoops to once again cut the lead to two. 

3rd Qtr: Grundy Center 36-32, 3:03

Grundy Center not letting Hudson tie the game. They get to within two and the Spartans answer. 

3rd Qtr: Grundy Center 29-27, 7:03

Hudson is picking up the pace and has scored on both of its possessions and Grundy Center comes up empty on its first two possessions, including a turnover. 

Here we go. 

We are almost set for the second half.

Grundy Center leading scorers

Jalen Kirkpatrick, 14

Tate Jirovsky, 6

Hudson leading scorers

Camden Davis, 7

Michael Tanner, 5

Lyle Olsen, 5

Halftime team stats:

*Grundy Center has out-rebounded Hudson 19-10

*Hudson is shooting 44% from the 3-point line

*Hudson known as a fast-break team has zero points on the break. 

*Grundy Center has 16 points in the paint. 

Halftime: Grundy Center 29-23

Hudson held the ball for the final shot but missed a jumper and the put back and time ran out. 

2nd Qtr, Grundy Center 29-23 :45

Fitzpatrick has the catch-and-shoot down. He nails his third triple to give the Spartans their biggest lead. 

2nd Qtr,  23-23 4:07

Oliver Thompson comes off the bench to hit a three and tie the game. It is the third tie of the game. 

2nd Qtr, Grundy Center 21-18 4:54

We have a timeout on the floor. Grundy Center has the lead again. 

2nd Qtr, 18-18 5:55

Hudson is pushing the tempo. Scored five quick points, and the game is tied. 

End of 1st, Grundy Center 16-11

1st Qtr, Grundy Center 16-11, :15

Kirkpatrick is hot. He nails another catch-and-shoot three to up his total to nine for the quarter and add to the Spartans' first lead of the game. 

1st Qtr, Grundy Center 13-11, :30

Jalen Kirkpatrick gives Grundy Center its first lead of the game with a deep three-pointer. 

1st Qtr, Hudson 10-10, 1:45

Grundy Center has the distinct size advantage and Tate Jirovsky has scored back-to-back buckets in the paint to tie the game. 

1st Qtr, Hudson 10-6, 3:49

Camden Davis, Hudson's all-time leading scoer and rebounder, hits a short hoop, his second of the quarter to give the Pirates their biggest lead of the quarter. 

1st Qtr, Hudson 8-5, 4:59

Collin Ugren hits Hudson's second three of the quarter to break a 5-5 tie. 

1st Qtr, Hudson 3-2, 6:08

Hudson's Lyle Olsen hits his 23rd three-pointer of year to put the Pirates on the board. 

We are underway. 

Good morning! We are almost set for tip-off. 

--Nate Olson | | @ndosports