State boys' basketball notebook

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Seniors Kalehl and Kalund Brown are identical twins who both start for Cedar Falls. Kalehl wears the No. 10 and Kalund is No. 20 for the Tigers. An easier way to tell them apart? Look for the hair.

Kalehl sports a fro-hawk and Kalund has a high-top fade he says is more like NBA guard Brandon Jennings and less like ’90s hip-hop act Kid ‘n Play.

“Last year the guys just wanted me to get it cut and I had a ‘fro that was getting hard to manage,” Kalund Brown said. “I just got it shaved up.”

FREE BASKETBALL: Mount Pleasant’s 3-A quarterfinal loss on Tuesday was its second straight overtime game at the state tournament. The Panthers flipped the result in last year’s title game, using two overtimes to beat Western Dubuque.

KNIGHT GAMES: Carroll Kuemper’s appearance in today’s 3:45 p.m. Class 2-A semifinal will be its third straight in major boys’ team sports. The Knights advanced to the semifinals in baseball last summer and in football in the fall, but lost both.

1-A WONDERS: Boyden-Hull, Danville and Storm Lake St. Mary’s finished as the top three teams in 1-A last season and are all back in the semifinals again. Dominating isn’t description enough. During the past two seasons, the three schools have a combined record of 154-8.

STAR SEARCHING: Sioux City North made its fifth state appearance since 1990 in Wednesday’s 4-A quarterfinals. But a 57-46 loss against Cedar Falls meant a tournament win hasn’t come since 1983.

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