There will be a new champion in class 3A at the girls state basketball tournament as M-O-C Floyd Valley upset top ranked and defending champion Waukon 83-76. Waukon’s winning streak ends at 52 games and close the season at 24-1. Dutch coach Todd Tidgren says his team was poised for the upset. He says they used the David and Goliath story from the bible and the movie Hoosiers to motivate the team. He says he told his team that Waukon had three good scorers, but we have six good scorers. M-O-C had 11 three pointers and several came when Waukon appeared to be taking control. Tidgren says they were shooting well so, they wanted to get everyone the ball. Waukon coach Gene Klinge says they didn’t defend the three and a few times when he thought they defended the three, they still made the shots. Klinge says he hasn’t seen anyone shoot that well against them since he’s been at Waukon.Courtney Boyd had 18-points as sixth ranked Keokuk advanced to the 3A semis with a 54-47 win over number five Denison-Scleswig, the school’s first win at the girls tournament. Keokuk jumped out to an early 12-2 advantage and withstood several Lady Monarch rallies. Denison could not buy a basket. The Lady Monarchs made only 12 of 42 shots in the game and missed all 19 three point attempts. Denison coach Don Lyons says they couldn’t even bounce one in off the rafters, and says it was just a tough situation. Lindsey Swanson led the way for the Lady Monarchs with 23 points.
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