ANKENY - In five years, only one team not named Iowa City West has won the boys' team tennis state championship in Class 2A.
The Trojans' daunting tennis legacy only makes the latest opportunity more enticing for Linn-Mar.
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DES MOINES — Games of area interest Saturday at the girls’ state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena:
No. 1 Marion (24-1) vs. No. 8 North Scott (20-5)
Time: 6 p.m.
Coaches: Corby Laube is in his 14th year coaching at Marion, including his fourth with the girls’ program. Combined, he has a record of 199-118. T.J. Case has a 73-22 mark in four years at North Scott.
Top players: Chloe Rice (5-10, jr.) is a Saint Louis commit and leads Marion at 15.4 points per game. Kayba Laube (5-9, fr.) adds 14.3 points per contest. UNI recruit Karli Rucker (sr.) scores at a 13.1-point clip for North Scott. Rylie Rucker (soph.) adds 8.5 ppg.
How they got here: Marion advanced with a pair of defensive gems, 46-38 against No. 14 Boone and 33-24 over No. 4 Pella.
North Scott whipped No. 2 Nevada, 57-27, in the quarterfinals, then eliminated No. 6 Cedar Rapids Xavier, 58-49, in the semifinals.
BC Moore computer projection: Marion by 7.
OTHER GAMES FRIDAY
Class 3A championship: No. 1 Sioux Center (26-0) vs. No. 2 Pocahontas Area (26-1), 4 p.m.
Class 5A championship: No. 2 West Des Moines Valley (23-2) vs. No. 5 Cedar Falls (23-2), 8 p.m.