Which central Iowa girls' basketball team earned its first state berth since 1981?

Which central Iowa girls' basketball team earned its first state berth since 1981?

News

Which central Iowa girls' basketball team earned its first state berth since 1981?

By

Pella Christian defeated Woodward-Granger in a 2-A girls’ basketball regional final 65-36 at Pleasantville Monday night. That sets up a state tournament rematch with Western Christian of Hull, which beat Pella Christian in last year’s Class 2-A final.
Both teams qualified for the state tournament Feb. 25-March 2 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Class 3-A, 2-A and 1-A fields have been set. Class 5-A and 4-A regional finals will be held Tuesday.
In other games:
*Earlham girls’ basketball coach Kristin Sheffield got a glimpse of history Monday.
Sheffield led her team to the state tournament for the first time since the school’s 1981 six-on-six squad.
Morgan Johnson scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures in a 79-55 win over Twin Cedars of Bussey in a Class 1-A regional final at Truro.
Angie (Arnburg) Ridgely, a freshman guard on the 1981 squad who is now a kindergarten teacher in Earlham, approached the first-year coach after the game.
“She told me it’s hard to believe it’s been 32 years since the last state tournament,” Sheffield said.
*Panorama of Panora advanced to state with a 52-40 win over Manson-Northwest Webster at Rockwell City.
State tournament pairings in Classes 3-A, 2-A, 1-A: at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines
Monday, Feb. 25
10:00 – 1-A quarterfinal Villisca (21-4) vs. No. 2 Newell-Fonda (22-2)
11:45 – 1-A quarterfinal No. 4 Ar-We-Va (21-3) vs. Bellevue Marquette (16-6
1:30 – 1-A quarterfinal No. 7 Colo-Nesco (23-2) vs. No. 5 Burlington Notre Dame (21-3)
3:15 – 1-A quarterfinal Earlham (16-9) vs. No. 1 Central Lyon (23-2
5:00 – 2-A quarterfinal Pella Christian (19-5) vs. No. 1 Western Christian (Hull)
6:45 – 2-A quarterfinal No. 7 Panorama (Panora) (23-2) vs. No. 10 Aplington-Parkersburg (20-3)
8:30 – 2-A quarterfinal No. 2 Lawton-Bronson (24-1) vs. Iowa City Regina (19-4)
Tuesday, Feb. 26
10:00 – 2-A quarterfinal No. 3 IKM-Manning (23-1) vs. Maquoketa Valley (Delhi) (19-5)
11:45 – 3-A quarterfinal No. 1 Davenport Assumption (22-2) vs. Red Oak (13-11)
1:30 – 3-A quarterfinal No. 5 Bondurant-Farrar (17-6) vs. No. 4 Cascade (22-2)
3:15 – 3-A quarterfinal No. 2 MOC-FV (Orange City) (23-1) vs. Mid-Prairie (Wellman) (18-7)
5:00 – 3-A quarterfinal No. 3 Estherville (21-3) vs. No. 9 Spirit Lake (16-8)
Monday, Feb. 25
10:00 – 1-A quarterfinal Villisca (21-4) vs. No. 2 Newell-Fonda (22-2)
11:45 – 1-A quarterfinal No. 4 Ar-We-Va (21-3) vs. Bellevue Marquette (16-6)
1:30 – 1-A quarterfinal No. 7 Colo-Nesco (23-2) vs. No. 5 Burlington Notre Dame (21-3)
3:15 – 1-A quarterfinal Earlham (16-9) vs. No. 1 Central Lyon (23-2)
5:00 – 2-A quarterfinal Pella Christian (19-5) vs. No. 1 Western Christian (Hull)
6:45 – 2-A quarterfinal No. 7 Panorama (Panora) (23-2) vs. No. 10 Aplington-Parkersburg (20-3)
8:30 – 2-A quarterfinal No. 2 Lawton-Bronson (24-1) vs. Iowa City Regina (19-4)
Tuesday, Feb. 26
10:00 – 2-A quarterfinal No. 3 IKM-Manning (23-1) vs. Maquoketa Valley (Delhi) (19-5)
11:45 – 3-A quarterfinal No. 1 Davenport Assumption (22-2) vs. Red Oak (13-11)
1:30 – 3-A quarterfinal No. 5 Bondurant-Farrar (17-6) vs. No. 4 Cascade (22-2)
3:15 – 3-A quarterfinal No. 2 MOC-FV (Orange City) (23-1) vs. Mid-Prairie (Wellman) (18-7)
5:00 – 3-A quarterfinal No. 3 Estherville (21-3) vs. No. 9 Spirit Lake (16-8)

Latest

More USA TODAY High School Sports
Home
https://usatodayhss.com/2013/which-central-iowa-girls-basketball-team-earned-its-first-state-berth-since-1981
Which central Iowa girls' basketball team earned its first state berth since 1981?
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.