The No. 3 Freeman Academy/Marion boys (16-5) blew past No. 6 Irene-Wakonda (6-16) in the second round of the Region 5B Basketball Tournament in Marion Tuesday night, taking out the Eagles 61-34. The Bearcats will play Friday night for a spot in the SoDak16.
The FAM win came one night after a pair of Cornbelt Conference rivals saw their seasons come to an end of different courts Monday night, March 2, in the first round of the Region 5B Boys Basketball Tournament. No. 11 Freeman Public (1-20) lost to No. 6 Irene-Wakonda (6-15) 35-72 while No. 9 Menno (6-15) lost to No. 8 Centerville (7-14) 43-76.