February nights in Iowa find many small town residents traveling the local two lane roads to follow their teenage boys and girls on the basketball tournament trail. The tournament trail end in Des Moines for the Hawkeye State's version of March Madness at Wells Fargo Arena.
While the boys began the road to state earlier this week. But for the girls, teams in the smaller classes inched one step closer. In Tiffin, Iowa at Clear Creek Amana High School my hometown team, North Mahaska took on nearby Lisbon to play for the right to go to state. And after the two teams battled each other to a two point NM lead after three, the Lisbon Lions only scored two points the rest of the game and lost 54-37. The Warhawks are one game away from returning to the state tournament, this year as the state's number one team in their class.