Posted On: 03/2/20 10:11 AM
We are out at the state tournament all day today and will be bringing you updates all game long both on Twitter and via this live update page. You can watch all of the games here. We will be updating this blog at the end of each game with a short blurb on the game as well as leading scorers. Be sure to follow along on Twitter as we will be updating there all day long.
5A Quarterfinal: #2 Iowa City High (59) vs. #7 Prairie (40) Box Score
Prairie never led in a game that saw Iowa City High get off to a 12-0 start and didn’t look back. Prairie closed the gap on an 8-0 run but that was the closest that they would get for the rest of the game. Iowa City High was led by Aubrey Joens with 18 points and eight rebounds. Ella Cook had 13 points and nine rebounds for Iowa City High and played a big part in the post. She only missed one shot from the floor and was very instrumental in what City High was trying to go.
5A Quarterfinal: #3 Johnston (75) vs. #6 Southeast Polk (69) Box Score
Johnston controlled the first half before Southeast Polk made a run in the third quarter to take the lead. Johnston led by as many as eight points in the first quarter before Southeast Polk started chipping away. Brooke Woodyard scored 24 points in the game for Southeast Polk and was a big reason that Southeast Polk found themselves with a six-point lead late in the third quarter. Maya McDermott hit a 3-pointer to tie the game and Anna Gossling followed with a 3-pointer of her own late in the game to give Johnston a lead for good.
Maya McDermott (J): 30 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Kendall Nead (J): 22 points
Anna Gossling (J): 14 points
Brooke Woodyard (SEP): 24 points, 7 rebounds
Brooklin Dailey (SEP): 13 points, 6 rebounds
Grace Larkins (SEP): 11 points
5A Quarterfinal: #1 Waukee (76) vs. Sioux City East (36) Box Score
Waukee got off to a hot start on the back of their press and had no trouble at all taking down Sioux City East. They forced 17 turnovers while only having three of their own when the starters checked out. Waukee shot the ball at a 55 percent clip and didn’t show any signs of slowing down all game long. They eased by Sioux City East and will look to have a repeat tomorrow.
Katie Dinnebier (W): 24 points, 4 steals
Megan Earney (W): 13 points, 6 rebounds
Taryn Reitsma (W): 11 points, 10 rebounds
Kennedy McCloy (SCE): 11 points
Nyamer Diew (SCE): 8 points, 7 rebounds
Kyley Vondrak (SCE): 8 points
5A Quarterfinal: #4 Cedar Falls (49) vs. #5 Waterloo West (51)
Cedar Falls looked to be in control throughout the game as they held a 28-19 advantage at the half and forced Waterloo West to shoot just eight percent in the first quarter. Waterloo West led by 15 points with 3:43 left to go in the third quarter and then Waterloo West started their run. At the time Cedar Falls was ahead 38-23 and Waterloo West closed on a 12-2 run to cut the deficit to 40-35 at the end of the third. Waterloo West never led in the second half until freshman Sahara Williams stole a pass and hit a shot to give Waterloo West the two-point win with 13 seconds left.
3A Quarterfinal: #1 Dike-New Hartford (56) vs. #8 Jesup (43)
Dike-New Hartford got off to a slow start and trailed by three at the end of the first quarter. They righted their ship in the second quarter as they outscored Jesup 20-9 to take a 33-25 lead into the second half. Senior Ellie Foster scored 20 of her 21 points in the first half after hitting 8-of-12 shots from the floor. Jesup was able to keep it close but never could pull it to where they were able to get a real run at the lead in the second half. Their Cinderella run ended and it wasn’t due to a lack of effort.
3A Quarterfinal: #5 North Polk (68) vs. #4 Red Oak (40)
North Polk got off to a hot start and never looked back as they opened up a 20-10 first-quarter advantage and it never got much closer than that. North Polk shot the ball really well from the outside as they made 10-of-14 from behind the arc. Maggie Phipps went off with 27 points and didn’t miss a shot from behind the arc. North Polk was knocking shots down all game long and they played tremendous defense to bring home the win.
3A Quarterfinal: #2 Clear Lake (60) vs. #7 Assumption (46)
Both teams struggled to shoot the ball throughout the game and were neck and neck for most of the first half. Through the first half the teams were a combined 2-of-20 from beyond the arc. At the half, Clear Lake held a narrow 24-19 lead but then they opened it up in the second half. Assumption held a two-point lead with 5:06 left in the third quarter but then Clear Lake blew it open and pulled out a big 60-46 win. Although they didn’t shoot it that well, they found a way to advance.