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Tuesday's Iowa high school girls' state basketball scores and recaps

The Iowa high school girls’ state basketball tournament continued Tuesday with quarterfinals in three different classes. Class 4A wraps up in the morning, then all four 3A first-round games take the floor, followed by a pair of 2A quarterfinals.


No. 8 Grundy Center 46, No. 7 Iowa City Regina 45

Regina got three looks in the final 8.5 seconds but couldn't get any to fall and was bounced from the 2A state tournament.

Playing without injured forward Alex Wiese (15.4 points, 10.6 rebounds per game), the Regals shot just 38.3 percent in a back-and-forth game.

Kylie Willis had 12 points for Grundy Center, Brooke Flater 11. Illinois State commit Mary Crompton scored 20 points for the Regals on 8-for-17 shooting and also led the team with six rebounds.

Full story: Grundy Center edges short-handed Regina

No. 2 Treynor 56, No. 11 West Sioux 30


Treynor started the game on an 8-0 run and never let up in a 26-point quarterfinal victory to return to the semifinals.

Kayla Chapman led the Cardinals with 20 points while Madelyn Deitchler contributed a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. 

West Sioux shot just 30.6 percent and was led by Payton Schwiesow and Abbie Ericson with eight points apiece.


No. 2 Sioux Center 76, No. 10 Red Oak 60

Sioux Center jumped out to a 25-9 lead after one quarter and never trailed in booking a return trip to the Class 3A semifinals.

Lexi Toering was 10 of 12 from the field and led the Warriors with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Victoria Rensik added 16, while Jordyn Van Mannen and Camryn Cleveringa each had 13.

Red Oak's offense was produced almost exclusively by four players: Sierra Athen (19), Hannah Vial (14), Ellie Rengstorf (13) and Sophie Walker (11) scored all but two of the Tigers' points.

No. 9 Monticello 61, No. 5 Clear Lake 50

Monticello never trailed after Lauren Ries' 3 midway through the first quarter put the Panthers up 9-7, but the Lions were in it to the end.

The Panthers (20-5) led 33-26 at halftime, built a nine-point lead early in the fourth quarter and held off every Clear Lake (22-3) push, eventually winning by 11 after late free throws.


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Ries scored 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Jordan Kuper pitched in with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor McDonald was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line and totaled 14 points and five assists. Jordyn Barragy led Clear Lake with 20 points.

Full story: Peaking Panthers take down another top-5 foe

No. 8 North Polk 64, No. 7 Davenport Assumption 47

North Polk limited Assumption to 14-for-60 shooting (23.3 percent) and will get a shot at No. 1 Crestwood in the semifinals.

The Comets (22-3) led 26-22 at halftime, then scored 38 points in the second half with a balanced effort. Maggie Phipps (13), Katie Brown (12) and Jaedon Murphy (10) were each in double figures. 

Bailey Brown hit four 3-pointers for Assumption (16-9) and totaled 18 points and seven rebounds.

No. 1 Crestwood 66, South Tama 28

Ellie Friesen approached triple-double territory with nine points, nine rebounds and 10 assists and top-ranked Crestwood cruised to the semifinals.


Sharon Goodman scored 20 points and Shannon Pisney added 19 as the Cadets (24-0) shot 48.9 percent from the field and scored 32 points in the paint.

Jessica Musgrave carried South Tama (15-10) with 14 points and 10 boards. She was held to 4-for-20 shooting.

Full story: No. 1 Crestwood roll past South Tama


No. 9 Le Mars 52, No. 2 Lewis Central 43

Le Mars built a 25-11 halftime lead on the strength of 3-point shooting, then watched it nearly evaporate when Lewis Central went on a 14-2 run in the fourth quarter to get within 37-33 with 5:20 left.

But the Bulldogs made 15 of 20 free throws and hung on to hand the Titans their first loss. Le Mars (18-6) was 6 of 14 from 3-point range in the first half will play Grinnell in Thursday's semifinals.

Jaelynn Dreckman led three Bulldogs in double figures with 16 points. Madison Dreckman added 13 and Jenn Schneider had 10.


Lewis Central (22-1) had 20 turnovers. Maegan Holt produced a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Monday: Scores, recaps and highlights

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