Washington Evening Journal
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Sometimes postseason basketball is unforgiving, and the Union coverage area teams playing on Tuesday night felt that in spades. Four of the five Union area basketball teams in action saw their seasons come to an end.
The night saw the final cut of Union area girls basketball. Fairfield, the only area team to make a regional final dropped its Class 4A regional final at North Scott, leaving no girls teams left standing.
While the New London boys carried the torch with a thrilling Class 1A Substate semifinal victory over Springville, the other three small school boys' teams all came up short. Pekin and Mid-Prairie were both knocked out in Class 2A Substate semifinals, and Keota lost a heartbreaker in Class 1A.
There are now just three teams left in the Union coverage area. Washington and Mt. Pleasant are still alive in Class 3A boys semifinals, and New London is one win away from a state berth.