Second-seeded Linn County's boys basketball team earned a 77-62 victory over Hale on Monday night to advance to a 5:45 semifinal game on Thursday in the Northwestern Invitational Tournament in Mendon.

Chadley Waltz led his team with 19 points, and Cody Murrell and Jase White both had 15. Michael O'Kane was also in double-figures with 12 points.

Hale's Colton Harris led all scorers with 20 points, and Cardinal freshman Jaeden Sears added 16.

The Mustangs never trailed.