Turkey Valley's incredible season continued during the opening round of the 2016 Iowa High School Girl's Basketball State Tournament (Feb. 29, 2016), but the Trojans had to work to make it happen.

Talented guard Shelby Reicks hit the key shots down the stretch and top-ranked Turkey Valley held off a feisty Mount Ayr team 55-51 to advance to the Class 1A semifinals.

Reicks, a 5-foot-10 junior, scored nine points in the final 2 minutes and finished with 17 to go with seven assists. Kayla Schaufenbuel gave the Trojans a big lift off the bench with 11 points and four rebounds and made a key steal in the closing seconds.

Unranked Mount Ayr kept it close throughout behind the 1-2 punch of Kelcie Shields and Megan Warin, the leaders in an all-junior starting lineup.

Shields, a 6-1 post, scored 25 points on 11-for-18 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds. Warin added 17 points, mostly on drives to the basket.

Turkey Valley appeared to be in control when Reicks hit two free throws for a 52-45 lead with 1:08 left. But Mount Ayr came back with six quick points and cut the lead to 52-51 on Shields' layup with 25 seconds remaining.

Reicks then drew a foul and sank a pair of free throws for a 54-51 lead. Seconds later, Schaufenbuel picked off a pass into the post, was fouled and sank a free throw for the final points.

Turkey Valley is making its state tournament debut and moves on with a 25-0 record. Mount Ayr, which made the final eight for the third time in seven seasons, finishes 18-8 and looks to have a bright future.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU


Mount Ayr vs Turkey Valley
02/29/16 10:00 am at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

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VISITORS: Mount Ayr 18-8
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
15 Larsen, Macy........ *  0-2    0-2    2-2    0  3  3   3   2  3  6  0  0  32
25 Glendenning, Blair.. *  0-0    0-0    0-0    1  5  6   3   0  2  2  0  0  30
31 Warin, Megan........ *  7-16   1-3    2-4    2  5  7   3  17  1  4  0  0  23
45 Shields, Tess....... *  0-2    0-0    3-4    2  5  7   2   3  4  2  0  1  31
53 Shields, Kelcie..... * 11-18   0-0    3-6    3  7 10   3  25  0  4  2  1  27
11 Hickman, Caylie.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   9
23 Klommhaus, Keirston.    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
43 Dolecheck, Kirsten..    1-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   2  0  1  0  0   1
51 Winemiller, Sara....    1-3    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   2  0  2  0  2   6
   TEAM................                         3  1  4
   Totals..............   20-42   1-5   10-16  11 27 38  16  51 10 21  2  4 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-15 66.7%   2nd Half: 10-27 37.0%   Game: 47.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-1  100 %   2nd Half:  0-4   0.0%   Game: 20.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-6  66.7%   2nd Half:  6-10 60.0%   Game: 62.5%    1


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HOME TEAM: Turkey Valley 25-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
02 Njus, Macie......... *  2-3    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   0   4  1  2  0  1  11
12 Reicks, Shelby...... *  5-12   1-1    6-7    2  1  3   4  17  7  2  0  2  32
34 Nymeyer, Sadie...... *  1-8    1-3    2-4    3  1  4   1   5  1  1  0  1  30
35 Kuennen, Morgan..... *  4-11   1-1    0-0    0  2  2   4   9  3  0  3  2  29
55 Lensing, Delaney.... *  1-3    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   3   2  0  0  0  1  14
04 Schaufenbuel, Kayla.    5-9    0-0    1-3    3  1  4   2  11  0  1  1  2  17
14 Kuennen, Taylor.....    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  1   3
22 Busta, Emily........    3-7    1-4    0-1    0  6  6   1   7  0  3  0  1  24
   TEAM................                         2  2  4             1
   Totals..............   21-54   4-9    9-15  12 16 28  15  55 12 10  4 11 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-26 53.8%   2nd Half:  7-28 25.0%   Game: 38.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-5  80.0%   2nd Half:  0-4   0.0%   Game: 44.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-3  33.3%   2nd Half:  8-12 66.7%   Game: 60.0%    0


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Officials: Steve Klein, Ross Hemsley, Jeff Bermel
Technical fouls: Mount Ayr-None. Turkey Valley-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Mount Ayr.....................   14   11    8   18  -   51
Turkey Valley.................   18   15    7   15  -   55
2016 Class 1A State Quarterfinal