SW junior Noah Tieskoetter found the basket for 8 points in the win over MFL MarMac in the the district 5 quarterfinals Thursday. (Photo by Becky Walz)
SW junior Noah Tieskoetter found the basket for 8 points in the win over MFL MarMac in the the district 5 quarterfinals Thursday. (Photo by Becky Walz)

It wasn’t exactly the start they were looking for, but the final outcome made South Winn fans happy as the South Winn boys’ basketball team (13-7) took a step further in postseason, defeating MFL MarMac in Dunkerton Thursday night, 58-56.

With the win, South Winn advances to face Dunkerton (18-4) in the District 5 semifinals today, Tuesday Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in Dunkerton. On the other side of the bracket, Don Bosco (15-6) faces Wapsie Valley (12-8) at 6:30 p.m. in Dunkerton. The district final is Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Oelwein.

MFL MarMac ends the year 12-9.

In the contest, South Winn rang up a 12-9 first quarter lead, before the Bulldogs broke through the scoring barrier in second frame. MFL MarMac connected for 16 points before the break to grab a 25-24 advantage.

With a slight lead established, the Bulldogs stretched their advantage to 42-39 with one quarter of action remaining. The season on the chopping block, the Warriors spread the floor in the fourth, coming on late to secure the win.

On fire for South Winn were Jacob Herold and Collin Wiltgen. Herold had 19 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocked shots. Wiltgen narrowly missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds. Contributing eight points each were Jaron Todd and Noah Tieskoetter. Todd added four steals under his name as well.