Bellevue Marquette edged sixth ranked North Mahaska 34-32 in a Class 1A quarterfinal round game.
Senior guard Paige Daugherty says they made history by being the first girls team from their school to make it past the first round at state. Daugherty finished with seven points. Defense has been the key all season for Marquette and Monday’s game was no different.
She says they were shaky on offense at the start and their defense pulled them through and that is what has carried them through this point of the season. North Mahaska shot a chilly 24 percent for the game but had one last chance to tie the game but missed at the buzzer.
Kate Ray led North Mahaska with 11 points as they close the season with a 23-3 mark. Bellevue Marquette did not have a payer reach double figures but they got enough to improve their record to 16-6.