A big advantage in free throws helped Treynor stay alive in the 2017 Iowa High School Girls State Basketball tournament.

The second-ranked Cardinals got 18 points from Konnor Sudmann, knocked down 26 of 37 free throws and remained unbeaten with a 60-54 victory over 10th-ranked Van Meter in the Class 2A quarterfinals Monday night (Feb. 27, 2017).

Van Meter went just 4-for-7 at the line but stayed in contention by making 10 3-pointers. McKenzie Roberts had three of those long-range baskets and led the Bulldogs with 20 points.

Sudmann sank all 12 of her free throws and handed out four assists. Madelyn Deitchler added 15 points for Treynor, which picked up 19 points off turnovers. Abby Tiarks scored 10 for the Cardinals and Kayla Chapman had nine, plus a couple of key plays on the defensive end in the final 90 seconds.

Emily Roberts added 11 points for Van Meter and CJ Jones scored 10.

Treynor fell behind 9-2 before getting on track. A 17-2 run propelled the Cardinals into a 29-19 lead late in the first half and they never trailed again, though they had to fend off the feisty Bulldogs until the end.

The Cardinals were clinging to a 54-52 lead when Van Meter missed a 3-point shot. Chapman grabbed the rebound and got the ball to Sudmann, who fed Tiarks for a layup that she turned into a three-point play and a 57-52 lead.

Chapman then came up with a steal and Deitchler sank a free throw to make it 58-52 with 46.2 seconds remaining. That was enough for the Cardinals to hold on.

Treynor will take a 26-0 record into a semifinal game at 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Van Meter, in the tournament for the first time since 2001, finishes 21-4.

This was career victory number 709 for Treynor coach Gail Hartigan, who is the state leader in victories among active coaches.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU



Van Meter vs Treynor
2/27/17 8:30 PM at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

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VISITORS: Van Meter 21-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
11 Jones, CJ........... *  4-8    2-4    0-0    1  2  3   4  10  3  3  1  0  32
15 Bright, Chelsea..... *  1-3    0-0    0-0    1  3  4   4   2  2  1  0  2  24
21 Roberts, Emily...... *  4-8    2-3    1-2    1  1  2   5  11  3  3  0  3  28
31 Folkerts, Ellie..... *  1-3    0-1    0-0    1  3  4   4   2  0  2  0  0  18
35 Roberts, Mackenzie.. *  7-14   3-7    3-5    2  5  7   5  20  1  2  2  0  31
03 Roberts, Kelsey.....    2-5    2-5    0-0    1  1  2   2   6  0  2  0  1  11
13 Parkins, Breana.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
25 Junge, Bailey.......    1-3    1-3    0-0    0  0  0   1   3  2  2  0  0   8
41 Barth, Natalie......    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   8
   TEAM................                            1  1             1
   Totals..............   20-45  10-23   4-7    8 17 25  25  54 11 16  3  6 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-24 41.7%   2nd Half: 10-21 47.6%   Game: 44.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-11 27.3%   2nd Half:  7-12 58.3%   Game: 43.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-2  50.0%   2nd Half:  3-5  60.0%   Game: 57.1%    0


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HOME TEAM: Treynor 26-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
24 Sudmann, Konnor..... *  3-7    0-0   12-12   1  1  2   1  18  4  2  1  3  32
34 Chapman, Kayla...... *  3-6    2-5    1-1    1  2  3   4   9  2  1  0  2  30
42 Tiarks, Abby........ *  4-8    0-0    2-3    1  2  3   3  10  1  0  0  0  19
44 Deitchler, Madelyn.. *  5-10   0-0    5-9    0  4  4   3  15  0  3  0  4  28
52 Robinson, Randi..... *  1-5    0-0    4-8    0  9  9   1   6  1  3  1  0  32
14 Carman, Sydney......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   6
40 Juelsgaard, Faith...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   4
50 Huisman, Sydni......    0-0    0-0    2-4    2  0  2   1   2  0  0  0  0   9
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   16-36   2-5   26-37   7 20 27  14  60  8  9  2  9 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-21 42.9%   2nd Half:  7-15 46.7%   Game: 44.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-3  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-2  50.0%   Game: 40.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-14 71.4%   2nd Half: 16-23 69.6%   Game: 70.3%   6,1


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Officials: Matt Shull, Josh Ragar, Pat Ensminger
Technical fouls: Van Meter-None. Treynor-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Van Meter.....................   11   13   14   16  -   54
Treynor.......................    7   22   15   16  -   60
FOULED OUT: VM #35 M. Roberts at 46.2 in the 4th
            VM #21 E. Roberts at 16.9 in the 4th

Points in the paint-VMETER 16,TREYNOR 20. Points off turnovers-VMETER 7,TREYNOR 19.
2nd chance points-VMETER 8,TREYNOR 11. Fast break points-VMETER 0,TREYNOR 2.
Bench points-VMETER 9,TREYNOR 2. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-4 times.
Last FG-VMETER 4th-00:36, TREYNOR 4th-01:03.
Largest lead-VMETER by 7 1st-04:10, TREYNOR by 10 2nd-01:01.
VMETER led for 10:11. TREYNOR led for 20:03. Game was tied for 01:46.