Pella's Ciara Buchheit never has to worry about getting enough arch on her shots. She gets plenty.

The 5-foot-9 senior hit two rainbow 3-pointers during a second-half run that turned the game around and enabled fourth-ranked Pella to beat No. 5 Lewis Central 47-43 to complete the Class 4A quarterfinal round of the 2017 Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament.

Pella outscored Lewis Central 12-1 during the burst, erasing a 26-24 deficit and building a 36-27 lead late in the third quarter. The Lady Dutch had to battle the Titans throughout the fourth quarter, but they had the cushion they needed to stay ahead.

Buchheit finished with nine points and eight rebounds for Pella, the state runner-up a year ago. Kiara Bradley led the Lady Dutch with 18 points and Katie Vander Molen added nine.

Lewis Central, in the tournament for the third time in five years, got 17 points and eight rebounds from freshman Megan Witte. Maegan Holt scored 11 for the Titans and Alissa Pomrenke had seven.

Down 10 early in the fourth quarter, Lewis Central ran off six straight points to cut the lead to 39-35 but could not get any closer. Vander Molen sank two free throws and Chloe Van Vliet got loose for two fastbreak layups, stretching the lead to 45-36 with 1:30 left.

Lewis Central again got within four with just under a minute to play before Bradley came up with a key steal in the closing seconds to help thwart the Titans, who had won 18 straight.

Pella improves to 20-4 heading into a semifinal game at 11:45 a.m. Friday against top-ranked Marion. Lewis Central finishes 22-2.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU



Lewis Central vs Pella
03/01/17 11:45 a.m. at Des Moines, Iowa - Wells Fargo Arena

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VISITORS: Lewis Central 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
02 Pomerenke, Alissa... *  2-4    1-2    2-2    1  4  5   3   7  0  0  0  1  27
05 Rigatuso, Natalie... *  0-2    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   3   0  3  2  0  0  28
15 Holt, Maegan........ *  2-9    1-4    6-6    1  4  5   5  11  1  1  0  1  26
22 Paulson, Madison.... *  2-6    1-4    0-0    0  0  0   3   5  1  7  0  1  22
23 Witte, Megan........ *  5-13   0-0    7-11   3  5  8   2  17  0  2  0  3  28
03 Paulsen, McKenna....    1-3    1-2    0-0    0  1  1   2   3  0  2  0  1  18
20 Parks, Madi.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   1
44 Wilson, Whitney.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   0  1  0  0  0  10
   TEAM................                            1  1
   Totals..............   12-38   4-14  15-19   6 17 23  18  43  6 15  0  7 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-19 31.6%   2nd Half:  6-19 31.6%   Game: 31.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-5  20.0%   Game: 28.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-4  100 %   2nd Half: 11-15 73.3%   Game: 78.9%   2,1


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HOME TEAM: Pella 20-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
10 Pingel, Annika...... *  2-3    2-2    0-2    0  2  2   1   6  1  1  0  0  30
12 Bradley, Kiara...... *  4-10   2-3    8-10   1  5  6   3  18  0  6  0  2  26
14 Buchheit, Ciara..... *  3-5    2-4    1-1    2  6  8   4   9  2  1  2  2  26
24 Vander Molen, Katie. *  2-9    2-7    3-4    0  1  1   2   9  3  4  0  0  28
32 Van Vliet, Chloe.... *  2-6    0-1    1-2    3  2  5   4   5  2  2  0  0  17
04 Lambert, Kloe.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
22 Wichhart, Kara......    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  1  0  1   6
34 Holterhaus, Emily...    0-2    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   0   0  1  5  0  1  22
42 Bradley, Caroline...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
   TEAM................                         1  3  4
   Totals..............   13-36   8-18  13-19   9 21 30  15  47  9 20  2  6 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  5-20 25.0%   2nd Half:  8-16 50.0%   Game: 36.1%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-13 30.8%   2nd Half:  4-5  80.0%   Game: 44.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-2  50.0%   2nd Half: 12-17 70.6%   Game: 68.4%   2,1


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Officials: Rich Choponis, Will Dotson, Dave Rittman
Technical fouls: Lewis Central-None. Pella-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Lewis Central.................   10    9   10   14  -   43
Pella.........................   11    4   22   10  -   47
Fouled Out: Lewis Central: #15 M. Holt (:10.7-4th)

Points in the paint-LEWIS-C 12,PELLA 10. Points off turnovers-LEWIS-C 15,PELLA 17.
2nd chance points-LEWIS-C 7,PELLA 10. Fast break points-LEWIS-C 0,PELLA 4.
Bench points-LEWIS-C 3,PELLA 0. Score tied-4 times. Lead changed-6 times.
Last FG-LEWIS-C 4th-00:03, PELLA 4th-01:30.
Largest lead-LEWIS-C by 7 2nd-02:38, PELLA by 10 4th-05:46.
LEWIS-C led for 08:26. PELLA led for 20:26. Game was tied for 03:08.