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Monday's Iowa high school girls' state basketball scores, recaps and highlights

The 2018 Iowa high school girls’ state basketball tournament tipped off Monday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines with four Class 5A quarterfinals and three Class 4A quarterfinals.


No. 3 Grinnell 70, No. 7 Mason City 51

Grinnell outscored Mason City 24-9 after the Mohawks got within 46-42 in the fourth quarter for its first-ever state tournament victory.

Sienna Durr filled up the box score for the Tigers with 24 points, 17 rebounds and five assists. She was 11 of 14 from the floor. Kameron Moore poured in 22 points and Naomi Jackson added 16.

Iowa commit Megan Meyer scored 15 points to lead the Mohawks (14-10).

No. 1 Marion 71, No. 14 Fairfield 39

The top-ranked Indians pulled away from a 21-17 halftime advantage with a barrage of 3-pointers.

Marion (24-0) tied a state tournament record with 14 treys; it shot 48.3 percent from deep. Kayba Laube was 4 of 10 from long range, while Chloe Rice was 3-for-3. Rice led Marion with 15 points and Laube had 14. Riley Wright also hit three 3s and finished with 13.

Amber Nichole Buch scored 14 points for Fairfield (19-5).

Full story: Marion ties tournament record with 14 3-pointers



No. 5 Center Point-Urbana 69, No. 6 Boone 47


CPU stormed to an 8-1 lead and never trailed in the first Class 4A quarterfinal. Boone cut it to 11-8 after one, but the Stormin' Pointers (22-3) built a 32-23 halftime lead.

CPU's inside duo was the difference, as Boone's posts got in foul trouble early. Allison Wooldridge scored 17 points before fouling out and Callyn Fox added 14 points and eight boards.

Caitlynne Shadle led Boone (22-2) with 17 points and surpassed 1,000 for her career. 

Full story: Another state semifinal for CPU




No. 10 Indianola 64, No. 2 Cedar Falls 63

Indianola trailed by 14 in the first quarter but came back to win on Maggie McGraw's two free throws with 11.7 seconds left.

Cedar Falls had an out-of-bounds play under the basket with 2.0 seconds to play, but Kiana Barney's shot from the block bounced off the rim. Emerson Green gave the Tigers a one-point lead 14 seconds earlier, but McGraw was then fouled in the backcourt.

McGraw (28) and Grace Berg (27) combined for 55 of the Indians' 64 points. Berg added nine rebounds, McGraw five boards and three blocks.

Green paced the Tigers with 27 points on 11-for-19 shooting.

No. 9 Iowa City West 63, No. 3 West Des Moines Dowling 53 (OT)

West rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and upset Dowling.

Lauren Zacharias' chase-down block at the regulation buzzer kept it tied. Her 3-pointer with 1:05 left put West up one, then Josie Filer tied it with a free throw. Zacharias and Caitlin Clark traded layups to make it 47-47.


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Cailyn Morgan led the Women of Troy with 20 points. She was 11 of 12 from the free-throw line. Rachael Saunders added 13, Zacharias nine.

Clark had 22 points for Dowling, though it took her 27 shots.

Full story: A big block by Zacharias and a big comeback for West



No. 1 Iowa City High 78, No. 12 West Des Moines Valley 62

Ashley Joens tied a Class 5A state tournament record with 36 points as the top-ranked Little Hawks (24-0) rolled to the semifinals. Joens was 10 of 20 from the field and 13 of 14 from the free-throw line. Her sister, Aubrey, hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 points.

City High shot 58.6 percent in the first half, including 6 of 11 from 3-point range to build a 47-34 lead at the break and knock out the defending champs.

Maryland commit Zoe Young led Valley with 28 points and seven rebounds.

Full story: Joens sisters guide No. 1 City High past Valley



No. 4 Johnston 73, No. 6 Waukee 48

Maya McDermott scored 25 points on 11-for-19 shooting and Johnston outscored Waukee 40-22 in the second half to advance to the semifinals.


Regan Nesheim had 14 points and nine rebounds and Jennah Johnson added 14 for the Dragons (21-3), who beat Waukee 47-46 in the regular season.

Paityn Rau led the Warriors with 12 points and eight rebounds.

More coverage

• Our girls’ state basketball tournament predictions

• A closer look at Monday’s area games

• 4A No. 1 Marion is talented, deep and hungry

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