Girls’ basketball teams in Classes 1-A and 2-A moved one step closer to the state tournament Tuesday. The final 32 is set in both classes.
In 1-A, Martensdale-St. Marys beat Grandview Park Baptist 49-36 in the first game of a Region 6 quarterfinal doubleheader at Ankeny Centennial, while Ankeny Christian got past Guthrie Center 62-48 in game two.
The two will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in a semifinal at Ankeny Centennial. The other semifinal in Region 6 pits Colo-Nesco against Coon Rapids-Bayard at Colo-Nesco.
In 2-A, Des Moines Christian advanced the Region 6 semifinals with a 45-39 win against Woodward-Granger at Urbandale. Freshman Beth Zimmer scored 12 points for the Lions, who host Van Meter at 7 p.m. Friday. Van Meter beat Pella Christian 62-55 on Tuesday. Fort Dodge St. Edmond hosts West Marshall in the other Region 6 semifinal.