State girls' basketball: Mason City joins all-CIML semifinals in 5-A

State girls' basketball: Mason City joins all-CIML semifinals in 5-A

Video

State girls' basketball: Mason City joins all-CIML semifinals in 5-A

By

Mason City rained threes on top of Iowa City West and the scores came from every corner of the court and from just about every player in white. The Mohawks defeated the defending state champion Women of Troy 72-53 in a Wednesday night quarterfinal at Wells Fargo Arena.
Mason City (21-3) will play West Des Moines Dowling (20-4) in the semifinal on Friday. West finished 18-6 with a lineup full of sophomores surrounding all-stater Ally Disterhoft.
Mason City finished with a five-player state tournament record 14 3-point baskets. Two six-player teams once made 14 threes Elk Horn-Kimballton and AHST of Avoca.
The Mohawks hit six of seven threes against West’s zone in the first quarter in busting out to a 22-13 lead. They came from Jadda Buckley, Myah Mellman, freshman Makenzie Meyer and reserve Allison Scott. The Mohawks made four more threes in the second period and ended the half with a 40-27 lead.
Mason City made 10-of-13 threes in the half and shot 61 percent overall. West shot a serviceable 47.6 percent from the field but just couldn’t keep up. The Women of Troy made two threes. Turnovers were not really an issue even with West’s young lineup but it couldn’t find a way to stop the hail storm of threes.
Disterhoft finished with 31 points. Mellman had 25 and Buckley 16.

IOWA CITY WEST (53)–Disterhoft 12-23 6-7 31, Whitehead 1-2 0-0 2, Craig 4-11 0-0 10, Larson 1-1 0-0 2, Morgan 2-2 1-2 5, Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Talfolla 1-2 0-0 3, Bauer 0-0 0-0 0, Mason 0-1 0-0 0, Kraft 0-0 0-0 0, Kessler 0-0 0-0 0, Fairfield 0-1 0-0 0, Schneider 0-0 0-0 0, Breitbach 0-0 0-0 0, Harder 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-43 7-9.
MASON CITY (72)–Vorba 1-2 0-0 3, Buckley 6-10 0-0 16, Meyer 3-6 0-2 7, Mellman 6-10 8-8 25, Rush 2-8 2-2 7, Notermann 0-0 0-0 0, Cornick 1-1 0-0 2, Whitehill 0-0 0-0 0, Hewett 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 2-4 2-2 8, Danielson 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Wolters 0-1 0-0 0, Pederson 1-2 0-0 2, Koehler 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-45 12-14.
Iowa City West 13 14 17 9–53
Mason City 22 18 15 17–72

3-point goals–Iowa City West 4-15 (Craig 2-6, Disterhoft 1-6, Tafolla 1-2, Fairfield 0-1), Mason City 14-22 (Mellman 5-8, Buckley 4-5, Scott 2-4, Vorba 1-1, Meyer 1-3, Rush 1-1). Rebounds–Iowa City West 19 (Morgan 7), Mason City 26 (Rush 9). Assists–Iowa City West 10 (Craig 6), Mason City 18 (Buckley 7). Fouls–Iowa City West 11, Mason City 15. Fouled out–None.

More USA TODAY High School Sports
Home
https://usatodayhss.com/2013/state-girls-basketball-mason-city-joins-all-ciml-semifinals-in-5-a
State girls' basketball: Mason City joins all-CIML semifinals in 5-A
I found this story on USA TODAY High School Sports and wanted to share it with you: %link% For more high school stories, stats and videos, visit http://usatodayhss.com.