Another day and another buzzer-beater at the girls’ state basketball tournament. Ashley Rogers fired a 21-footer from the top of the key that banked in as the horn sounded giving Dubuque Wahlert a 49-46 win over second-rated Davenport Assumption in the class 3A opening round.It was Roger’s first three-pointer of the season, she says they were going to take it down in the post, but they pulled it out and she took the shot. Gene Klinge led West Central of Maynard to 12 state tournament appearances. In his first season at Waukon they are into the 3A semifinals. The top rated Indians jumped out to a 26-12 lead at the end of one then held off a furious second half rally by Denison-Schleswig for a 70-58 win. He says they got out to a great start, and then weathered the storm. Klinge says he told them they had to win the third quarter. Monarch coach Don Lyons says the second half comeback showed the character of his team. He says everyone left knowing that the kids have the heart of thoroughbred. He says he’s awfully proud of the kids. Sarah Wernimont scored back-to-back hoops as midway through the fourth quarter as fourth rated Atlantic broke away from a 32-all tie with Spencer in a 40-35 win. She says they expected a battle and they were lucky to win. Atlantic scored 18-points in the opening quarter to build an 11 point lead and hung on despite scoring just 15 in the entire second half. Spencer coach Bob Martindale says his team had chances but could not convert. He says they had chances to win, but missed some key free throws.
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