116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
DES MOINES — Capsules for Tuesday's games involving area teams at the Iowa girls' high school state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.
Class 2A quarterfinals
No. 1 Maquoketa Valley (23-0) vs. Rock Valley (16-9)
Time: 7 p.m.
Top players: Most of Maquoketa Valley's attack goes through its three seniors — Ella Imler leads at 14.4 points and 4.5 assists per game, and Taya Tucker and Emerson Whittenbaugh provide 13 points and seven rebounds apiece. Rock Valley counters with seniors Abby Hemmstra and Lexie Van Kekerix, who score 16.6 and 16.5 points per contest.
Coaches: Scot Moenck is in his 15th year at Maquoketa Valley, where he has compiled a 272-76 record. He is 311-104 in 18 seasons overall. Jordan TeGrootenhuis is 81-58 in six years at Rock Valley.
Tournament history: Maquoketa Valley is making its sixth appearance, its first since 2013. The Wildcats were 2A runners-up in 2003. Rock Valley is in the field for the fifth time, its first since 2004. The Rockets won three straight titles between 2001 and 2003 behind Deb Remmerde.
BC Moore computer projection: Maquoketa Valley by 6
No. 5 North Linn (21-2) vs. No. 4 Nodaway Valley (23-0)
Time: 9 p.m.
Top players: North Linn is a balanced squad, with all five starters averaging at least eight points per game. Freshman Kamryn Kurt leads at 13.0 points per game, while senior Ellie Ware adds 12.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, and shoots 56.5 percent. Maddax DeVault is the player to watch for Nodaway Valley. The junior scores at a 24.1-point clip. Freshman Lindsey Davis adds 13.6 points per contest.
Coaches: Brian Wheatley owns a 325-83 record in 16 years at North Linn. Brian Eisbach is 65-14 in three years at Nodaway Valley.
Tournament history: The defending 2A champion, North Linn has qualified for the seventh time, including six times in the last eight years. Nodaway Valley is a first-time qualifier.
BC Moore computer projection: North Linn by 1.
Tuesday's other games
Class 3A quarterfinals
No. 3 Unity Christian (22-2) vs. No. 8 Roland-Story (17-4), 9 a.m.
Class 4A quarterfinals
No. 1 Glenwood (19-3) vs. Dubuque Wahlert (13-9), 11 a.m.
No. 4 DeWitt Central (16-2) vs. No. 6 North Scott (15-2), 1 p.m.
No. 2 Ballard (21-1) vs. No. 9 Harlan (17-5), 3 p.m.
No. 3 Dallas Center-Grimes (20-2) vs. No. 7 Bondurant-Farrar (15-5), 5 p.m.
Comments: (319) 368-8857; email@example.com