Emmitt Jueneman, Hanover, attempts a dunk against Wetmore in Saturday's 1A Division II sub-state final at Axtell. Photo by Sarah Kessinger

Hanover boys’ basketball team is bound for the first round of the Class 1A Division II state tournament after Saturday’s 74-37 win over Wetmore in the Axtell sub-state final.

Hanover was one of two area basketball teams to qualify for state. Valley Heights girls’ team was the other with a 63-41 win over Riverside in the VHHS gym. In other action, the Hanover girls lost 32-31 to Wetmore and the Frankfort boys lost to Clifton-Clyde, 46-32.