The Class 2A and 1A semifinals happened Friday at the Iowa women’ state basketball event. This is how they performed out.
Grundy Middle fifty nine, Cascade forty nine
A dominant third quarter fueled Grundy Middle’s 10-level win over Cascade.
The highest-seeded, undefeated Spartans (24-zero) outscored Cascade 21-9 within the third body and took a 37-26 lead into the fourth quarter. Hailey Willis led the best way with 25 factors, including a ten-for-14 mark from the charity stripe. Maddie McMartin added 10 factors.
For No. four Cascade (23-2), Nicole McDermott scored a recreation-high 26 points and recorded 4 steals. Abby Welter added 10 factors and 5 rebounds.
Despite being outscored 22-8 within the paint, Grundy Middle out-rebounded Cascade 38-28. An enormous distinction got here in bench manufacturing, where the Spartans had 10 factors and the Cougars had zero.
Treynor fifty eight, Central Decatur 53
Behind a scoring explosion from Konnor Sudmann, Treynor topped Central Decatur to advance to the 2A state title recreation.
Sudmann led all scorers with 34 factors on eight-of-13 capturing and a 14-of-16 day from the free-throw line. Kayla Chapman added nine factors and three steals.
Alli Masters (24 factors) and Emma Atwood (19) each logged double figures for No. 2 Central Decatur, which lost regardless of outscoring the No. three Cardinals (25-1) within the paint, off turnovers, in transition and off the bench.
The important thing difference? Treynor made 27 free throws, whereas Central Decatur (23-1) attempted simply 10.
The Cardinals will play Grundy Middle at 5 p.m. Saturday in the 2A remaining.
Newell-Fonda eighty one, Marquette Catholic fifty six
Prime-seeded, undefeated Newell-Fonda remains the 1A favorite after dispatching No. 5 Marquette Catholic in Friday’s semifinals.
The Mustangs (26-0) pressured a staggering 39 turnovers, which they become 34 factors. Meanwhile, they committed 11 turnovers, which Marquette Catholic (22-three) became only eight points.
Macy Sievers (sixteen points), Megan Morenz (12), Emma Stewart (11) and Olivia Larsen (10) scored double digits for Newell-Fonda. Sievers added 10 steals, providing for a uncommon factors-steals double-double.
Tori Michel led Marquette Catholic with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double and Macey Kremer scored 12 points.