Mar 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm | Print View
That's a wrap for the 2017 Iowa high school girls' state basketball tournament.
Champions were crowned Saturday night in 3A, 4A and 5A. Get caught up:
Class 5A: No. 2 West Des Moines Valley 71, vs. No. 5 Cedar Falls 59
Valley ended the first half on a 14-4 run and staved off a late Cedar Falls threat.
Cedar Falls cut an 18-point lead to 61-54 with 2:40 remaining, but Zoe Young drained a 3-pointer on the possession after a timeout and Valley held on.
Young had a game-high 21 points, while Hannah Fuller contributed 16, Alex Honnold 13 and Jamie Feldt 11 for Valley.
Cynthia Wolf led CF with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Valley shot 50 percent from the field (26-52), while Cedar Falls was 16 of 47 (34 percent).
Class 4A: No. 8 North Scott 52, No. 1 Marion 40 (OT)
Top-ranked Marion let a six-point lead with 7:25 to go slip away, and North Scott outscored the Indians 13-1 in the overtime period.
Mia Laube hit a pair of free throws to tie at 39 with 17 seconds left after Grace Boffelli and Karli Rucker put the Lancers in front with a free throw each.
Kayba Laube stole the ball on North Scott's last regulation possession, but couldn't get a shot off before the horn.
Rucker had a game-high 24 points, hitting 8-of-17 shots, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, and added six rebounds and two assists.
Mia Laube led Marion with 11. Chloe Rice had 9.
Class 3A: No. 2 Pocahontas Area 61, No. 1 Sioux Center 38
A 14-2 run to start the second quarter turned a 20-19 Pocahontas Area lead into a double-digit rout, and the Indians marched to their second straight state title from there.
Pocahontas led 38-24 at halftime and Sioux Center never got closer than 11 in the second half.
Elle Ruffridge, the state's all-time leading scorer, had a game-high 22 points and ended her illustrious career with 2,951 points.
Ruffridge also set the record for career state tournament points with 250. She hit 6-of-8 3-pointers and added seven rebounds and four assists in the title game.
Payton Hjerleid added 12 for Poky, Faith Meyer 11. Jessica Harald led Sioux Center with 9.
Springville (1A) and Western Christian (2A) took home titles Friday night.