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Girls' state basketball: Tuesday's capsules

South Tama, Monticello and Regina set for first-round action

Monticello’s Madison Fellinger (20) competes for a loose ball in a girls’ basketball game against Cascade on Jan. 30. The Panthers face Clear Lake in a Class 3A quarterfinal at the girls’ state basketball tournament at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Monticello’s Madison Fellinger (20) competes for a loose ball in a girls’ basketball game against Cascade on Jan. 30. The Panthers face Clear Lake in a Class 3A quarterfinal at the girls’ state basketball tournament at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

DES MOINES — Capsules for Tuesday’s games involving area teams at the girls’ state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.

Class 3A quarterfinals

South Tama (15-9) vs. No. 1 Crestwood (23-0)

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Top players: Jessica Musgrave (5-9, jr.) is the unquestioned leader for South Tama. She does it all, averaging 22.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 5.7 steals per game. Crestwood’s big scoring weapons are Shannon Pisney (5-9, sr.) and Sharon Goodman (6-2, soph.), who average 19.9 and 19.3 points per game, respectively. Ellie Friesen (5-6, sr.) adds 12.6 points and a state-best 9.0 assists per game.

Coaches: Todd Dale is in his first season at South Tama and owns a 15-9 record. Doug Sickles possesses a 219-117 mark in 15 years at Crestwood.

State-tournament history: South Tama is making its fourth appearance, and its first since 2011. Crestwood has qualified for the second straight year, the fourth time in five seasons and the seventh time all told.

BC Moore computer projection: Crestwood by 45.

No. 9 Monticello (19-5) vs. No. 5 Clear Lake (22-2)

Time: 3:15 p.m.

Top players: Veterans Lauren Ries (5-10, sr.) and Taylor McDonald (5-6, sr.) are the backbone for Monticello. Ries averages 16.9 points per game, and McDonald adds 14.7 while Jordan Kuper (6-2, soph.) posts 9.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest. Sara Faber (5-8, soph.) is Clear Lake’s lone double-digit scorer at 16.9 points per game.

Coaches: Donnie Kremer has compiled a 264-116 record in 16 seasons at Monticello. Bart Smith is in his seventh year at Clear Lake, where he is 131-37. He owns a 204-55 mark in 11 years overall.

State-tournament history: Monticello has qualified for the fourth time, the first since 2011. Clear Lake is in the field for the fifth time, including the fourth in the last five years.

BC Moore computer projection: Clear Lake by 1.

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Class 2A quarterfinals

No. 7 Iowa City Regina (21-4) vs. No. 8 Grundy Center (22-1)

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Top players: Mary Crompton (5-8, sr.) has played the last 16 games for Regina after missing the first nine with injury. The Illinois State signee leads the team in scoring at 18.3 points per game. Alex Wiese (5-11, jr.) adds 15.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Hailey Wallis (5-9, jr.) paces Grundy Center at 14.4 points per game, and Brooke Flater (5-11, jr.) adds 10.6 ppg.

Coaches: Jeff Wallace is in his eighth season at Regina, his second season in his second stint there. He owns a 166-35 record. Matt Lindaman owns an 87-27 mark in five years at Grundy Center.

State-tournament history: Regina is making its seventh appearance, its fourth in a row. This is the sixth appearance for Grundy Center, the first since winning the 2A championship in 2005.

BC Moore computer projection: Regina by 11.

Tuesday's other games

Class 4A quarterfinal: No. 2 Lewis Central (22-0) vs. No. 9 LeMars (17-6), 10 a.m.

Class 3A quarterfinal: No. 7 Davenport Assumption (16-8) vs. No. 8 North Polk (21-3), 1:30 p.m.

Class 3A quarterfinal: No. 2 Sioux Center (22-2) vs. No. 10 Red Oak (21-2), 5 p.m.

Class 2A quarterfinal: No. 2 Treynor (22-1) vs. No. 11 West Sioux (21-3), 6:45 p.m.

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