On Saturday, Assumption won their second-straight class 3A state title with a 59-32 win over previously unbeaten MOC-Floyd Valley while in class 4A, Iowa City West held off Ankeny in overtime for their first state title by a final of 61-54.
North Mahaska wrapped up their first state title and perfect season with a 40-31 win over Bedford in the class 1A championship game. Western Christian won their first championship in their first appearance with a 67-57 win over Pella Christian.
Bedford got 20 points and 13 rebounds from Caila Raymond en-route to a 55-54 win over Ar-We-Va (21-4) in the first round of the state tournament. The Bulldogs then topped LeMars Gehlen Catholic (21-4) in the semis on Wednesday holding LeMars to one field goal in a 14 minute stretch to pull away with a 45-36 win. LeMars opened the state tournament with a 52-34 win over North Butler (21-2) behind Steph Rohe’s 16 points and 11 rebounds.
In the other half of the bracket, South Iowa Cedar League representative Lynnville-Sully (23-3) lost 54-43 to West Sioux (25-2) despite 20 points and 11 rebounds from Brianna James, but North Mahaska (27-0) topped the Falcons 46-38 Thursday after West Sioux knocked off North Tama (21-5) 47-35 behind 13 points each from Mallory Boyle and Abbie Agan in the first round.
Find full game box scores and stories from all class 1A state tournament games by clicking HERE.
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Estherville-Lincoln Central (24-3) fell to Western Christian (24-3) 47-45 in the first round before the Wolfpack ended a 52-game win streak for OA-BCIG (26-1), the defending champions, with a 62-54 win. OA-BCIG hadn’t lost since the semifinals in 2010. The Falcons defeated West Marshal (20-6) 48-41 behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from Jessie Pauley in the first round
Pella Christian (22-3) sent West Hancock (25-1) to their first loss in the opening round, knocking off the Eagles 66-63 behind 17 points from Jasmine Schelhaas and advanced to play IKM-Manning (24-3). The Wolves handled previously unbeaten Bellevue (25-1) by a final of 71-55 but the Eagles were too much for the Wolves, knocking out IKM-Manning 60-49 with a fourth-quarter 8-0 run to seal the win.
Find full game box scores and stories from all class 2A state tournament games by clicking HERE.
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Bishop Heelan (24-2) got a combined 43 points from MaKayla Augustine and Madison Yohe to run away from Dubuque Wahlert with a 77-60 win before the Crusaders squared off against MOC-Floyd Valley (27-0) who knocked off Bondurant Farrar (22-3) to remain unbeaten 50-37. The Lady Dutch were too much for the Crusaders in the semifinals as MOC-Floyd Valley outlasted Bishop Heelan with a 63-53 overtime win behind Alexis Conway who scored eight of her 16 points in the extra period and added 12 rebounds, seven blocks, six assists, and five steals. Assumption will be the opponent in the championship game.
Davenport Assumption (23-2) took care of Glenwood (22-2) in the first round behind 23 points from Danielle Moore by a final of 54-41. The Knights dominated Ballard (19-7) for the second-straight season in the state semifinals with a 70-29 win after the Bombers sent Benton Community (24-1) to their first loss 50-34 in the opening round. It’s the seventh-straight season Ballard has lost in the state semifinals.
Assumption won the state title for the second-straight season, knocking off MOC-Floyd Valley 59-32. Assumption led by 16 in the second quarter after a 22-3 run erased an early deficit, and was in control the rest of the way. It’s the third title the last five years for Assumption, all of them coming under different coaches.
Find full game box scores and stories from all class 3A state tournament games by clicking HERE.
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2nd-ranked Iowa City West (24-1) held off #7 Iowa City High (17-7) for the third time this season when Ally Disterhoft blocked a three-point attempt at the buzzer to send West to a 55-52 win. Tatum Klein scored 18 for the Women of Troy who knocked out Waukee in the semifinals Friday.
Sixth-ranked Waukee (20-6) upset #3 Mason City (21-3) on a buzzer-beating layup from Amy Nestingen for a 49-47 win in the first round. The Warriors connected on 13-of-14 2nd half shots to overcome their halftime deficit, but IC-West returned the favor in the semifinals, shooting 74% in the second half to get to the championship game for consecutive years with a 64-50 win.
The Rams, who lost to Ankeny 33-29 in early January, knocked off Ames (16-8) with a 17-0 first half run that set up the final of 56-37, before Southeast Polk’s season came to an end after losing the rubber-game against Ankeny. The only team to beat the Rams this season did so a second time, winning 47-45 as Ankeny goes for their 11th state title.
Iowa City West blew a 12 point halftime lead as Ankeny forced overtime, but West scored the first eight points of the period to squeak out a 61-54 win for their first state title in their second-straight trip. Ankeny, who was looking for their 11th state title, has their championship-game record drop to 9-2.
Find full game box scores and stories from all class 4A state tournament games by clicking HERE.
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