CIML girls’ basketball teams will begin their journey to the state tournament starting Wednesday.
Regional quarterfinals will be played in classes 5-A and 4-A.
Three 5-A games involve CIML schools, all starting at 7 p.m. — Ottumwa at Burlington, Fort Dodge at Ames and Des Moines North at Des Moines Roosevelt.
Two 4-A regionals feature CIML programs. Des Moines Hoover will play host to Newton. No. 4-ranked Indianola will play in a Saturday semifinal against Carlisle or Knoxville.
Teams receiving 5-A quarterfinal byes will open Saturday in semifinals: Des Moines Lincoln, No. 2 Ankeny, No. 3 Mason City, No. 4 Des Moines East, Marshalltown, No. 6 Waukee, Johnston, Urbandale, No. 7 Southeast Polk, West Des Moines Valley and No. 8 West Des Moines Dowling Catholic.
— John Naughton