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BOYS HOOPS: Cole Gerken to play for Pima; Ironwood Ridge gets past Flowing Wells

Cole Gerken (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

IRONWOOD RIDGE/FLOWING WELLS GAME STORY HERE

Ironwood Ridge standout Cole Gerken scored 11 points in the opening frame of the 66-49 win over Flowing Wells Monday night and finished with a game-high 19.

Gerken committed to play for Pima Community College on Saturday and the senior standout is sitting at 980 career points.

“Pima offered me in my junior year but I waited to see all the other offers,” Gerken explained. “Pima was the best for my family, I get to play on scholarship and everyone can come and see me play.”

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