Mount Ayr held North Sentral Kossuth to just 30% shooting for the game as the Raiderettes claimed a 54-45 win in a class 1A quarterfinal. Mount Ayr coach Thad Streit says they knew they would shoot a lot of threes and had to defend them. He says his team has found different ways to win during the post season. Streit says they have the winning mentality and are tough and never quit.
Known as a strong shooting team North Sentral Kossuth connected on only four of 24 from three point range. Eagles coach Joel Klocke says some days it’s not meant to be, but he says his team had a heck of a year. Klocke says they were happy to get to state, but not happy to lose in the first game.
Martensdale-St. Marys played its usual harassing defense and was rewarded with a trip to the Class 1A semifinals. The top-ranked Blue Devils came up with 20 steals and held Lynnville-Sully to 10 field goals in a 57-32 first-round victory on Monday. Sophomore Morgan Halverson led the Martensdale-St. Marys offense with 21 points on 7-for-9 shooting, including a 5-for-6 effort from 3-point range.
Ashley Markert got her hands on the ball at just the right time for Manson-Northwest Webster. With her team clinging to a one-point lead, Markert stole the ball with 39 seconds left and her sister Morgan followed with two free throws, helping the second-ranked Cougars slip past No. 8 MFL-Mar-Mac 37-34 Monday night in the opening game of Class 2A play
Beating a team three times in a season can be difficult, but OA-BCIG pulled it off. Third-ranked OA-BCIG got balanced scoring and played solid defense in defeating Lawton-Bronson 55-37 on Monday night in a first-round Class 2A game