Riley Kilbride's big second half helped Burlington Notre Dame win their opening game in the 2016 Iowa High School Girl's Basketball State Tournament (Feb 29, 2016).

Notre Dame beat Kee, 56-44

Kilbride scored 24 of her 25 points in the final two quarters and fourth-ranked Notre Dame shook off a sluggish start to beat No. 5 Kee High 56-44 to move into the Class 1A semifinals for the fourth straight year.

Gabrielle Koelker added 14 points for the Nikes and Emma Lynch pulled down 12 rebounds while scoring six points. Kilbride and Koelker have been on all four of Notre Dame's state tournament teams. Both will play at St. Ambrose next season.

Kee, making its state tournament debut, led throughout the first half and was up 41-37 after Chloe Severson converted a three-point play with 6:01 left.

But Kilbride knocked down three 3-pointers and a pair of free throws as Notre Dame ran off 15 straight points. Her final 3, from deep on the left wing, made it 52-41 and all but put it out of reach after the Nikes trailed by as many as nine points.

Kilbride missed all five of her shots in the first half and had just a single free throw to show for the opening 16 minutes. But she hit a 3 midway through the third quarter, then scored on a fastbreak layup 90 seconds later and that seemed to get her going. She also had five of Notre Dame's 14 steals.

Mikayla Gavin led Kee with 13 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, while freshman Makayla Walleser scored 11 and Ashlee Schwartzhoff added nine.

Notre Dame, the 2014 state champion, will take a 24-1 record against top-ranked Turkey Valley in a semifinal game at 10 a.m. Thursday. Kee finishes 22-3 after setting a school record for victories.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU


Kee vs Burlington Notre Dame
02/29/16 11:45 AM at Wells Fargo Arena-Des Moines, Iowa

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VISITORS: Kee 22-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
15 Schawartzhoff, Ashle *  4-13   0-4    1-4    5  1  6   1   9  1  6  0  3  32
23 Severson, Chloe..... *  2-3    0-0    1-1    2  4  6   3   5  1  1  1  1  18
25 Cooper, Ellie....... *  0-4    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   4   0  2  5  0  1  30
41 Gavin, Mikayla...... *  4-8    0-0    5-6    6  7 13   1  13  1  1  1  0  24
53 Cooper, Kendra...... *  2-8    0-0    0-0    2  3  5   1   4  2  2  0  2  30
13 Wood, Nicki.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0  0+
21 Burroughs, Jordyn...    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
31 Cooper, Courtney....    1-3    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   0   2  0  1  0  0   5
33 Walleser, Makayla...    4-12   1-2    2-3    1  3  4   4  11  0  4  0  1  21
35 Mathis, Claudia.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
43 Gruber, Madelyn.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
45 Welsh, Casey........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   17-51   1-7    9-14  18 20 38  15  44  7 20  2  8 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-26 42.3%   2nd Half:  6-25 24.0%   Game: 33.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-3  33.3%   2nd Half:  0-4   0.0%   Game: 14.3%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-3  66.7%   2nd Half:  7-11 63.6%   Game: 64.3%    1


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HOME TEAM: Burlington Notre Dame 23-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
12 Myers, Johanna...... *  2-5    1-3    0-1    0  1  1   4   5  0  0  1  2  29
20 Kilbride, Riley..... *  6-17   4-7    9-12   3  0  3   3  25  1  3  0  5  31
24 Hedges, Ashey....... *  2-5    0-1    2-2    1  4  5   3   6  2  5  0  2  26
30 Koelker, Gabrielle.. *  4-7    0-0    6-8    0  0  0   3  14  4  2  0  3  30
44 Lynch, Emma......... *  3-9    0-0    0-0    2 11 13   3   6  1  5  4  0  31
14 Rogerson, Reagan....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  0  0  0   2
22 Hoanbrecker, Kaelyn.    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
40 Delaney, Hannah.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  2   9
   TEAM................                         4  2  6
   Totals..............   17-43   5-11  17-23  10 19 29  18  56  8 15  5 14 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  5-20 25.0%   2nd Half: 12-23 52.2%   Game: 39.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-3   0.0%   2nd Half:  5-8  62.5%   Game: 45.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-8  75.0%   2nd Half: 11-15 73.3%   Game: 73.9%   2,1


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Officials: Todd Thompson, Kurt Walderbach, Ben Hauge
Technical fouls: Kee-None. Burlington Notre Dame-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Kee...........................    8   17    9   10  -   44
Burlington Notre Dame.........    4   12   19   21  -   56