Top-ranked Western Christian overwhelmed Okoboji and claimed a 70-41 semifinal victory. It's the Wolfpack's fourth trip in five years to the Iowa High School Girls Basketball State Tournament championship game.

Western Christian, now 24-2, won titles in 2012, '13 and '14 before losing to North Linn in overtime in last year's semifinals.

The Wolfpack's winning streak now stands at 23 -- and the Wolfpack have a big opportunity to extend it.

Ashtyn Veerbeek had a double-double at halftime and finished with 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge for the Wolfpack, who'll seek their fourth title in five years at 8 p.m. Friday. The 6-foot-2 sophomore also blocked four shots and handed out three assists.

Moss, a 6-2 senior, added 20 points on 9-for-10 shooting, seven rebounds and four blocks, while Payton Harmsen scored 12 points.

Western never trailed in building a 31-19 halftime lead, then turned the game into a rout with a 24-1 run in the third quarter.

Veerbeek and Moss scored all but two of the points in that burst and Veerbeek had a hand in the basket they didn't score, leading a fast break and finding Karsyn

Winterfeld with a sweet bounce pass for a layup. The big run stretched the lead to 56-22, triggering a continuous clock for the rest of the quarter. Later, Veerbeek was driving for what looked to be a sure layup when she dished to Moss, who banked in a short jumper for a 63-28 lead. Both soon went to the bench and cheered as reserves finished the game.

Fifth-ranked Okoboji reached the tournament for the first time and ends a fine season with a 24-2 record. Emily Wintz led the Pioneers with 16 points and Cory Hoffman scored nine.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU


Okoboji vs Western Christian
3/3/16 1:30 PM at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

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VISITORS: Okoboji 24-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 Peschong, Megan..... *  2-6    0-1    0-2    1  4  5   4   4  2  2  1  0  22
10 McCabe, Brenna...... *  0-2    0-1    0-1    1  0  1   2   0  0  2  0  3  16
24 Adams, Shaelyn...... *  0-3    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   3   0  1  1  0  0  22
32 Mitchell, Molly..... *  1-5    0-0    2-2    0  6  6   2   4  0  1  4  0  19
40 Wintz, Emily........ *  4-10   0-0    8-10   2  2  4   3  16  1  3  0  0  23
12 Hoffman, Cory.......    2-4    2-4    3-3    0  0  0   0   9  2  1  0  1  14
14 Miller, Mallory.....    0-3    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  1  0  0  0   7
21 Barnett, Brooklyn...    0-3    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  1  0  1  12
23 Kopera, Breanne.....    0-1    0-0    2-4    0  0  0   0   2  1  0  0  0   7
30 Wittrock, Lindsey...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
34 Hromatko, Kailye....    1-4    1-1    0-0    1  0  1   2   3  0  2  0  1  10
50 Geohring, Grace.....    1-1    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   0   3  0  0  0  0   6
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   11-42   3-8   16-24   9 15 24  17  41  8 13  5  6 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-23 26.1%   2nd Half:  5-19 26.3%   Game: 26.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-2  50.0%   Game: 37.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-9  55.6%   2nd Half: 11-15 73.3%   Game: 66.7%    4


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HOME TEAM: Western Christian 24-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
03 Feenstra, Erika..... *  2-5    1-3    0-0    2  1  3   0   5  1  2  0  1  25
05 Harmsen, Payton..... *  4-7    4-5    0-0    0  4  4   3  12  4  2  1  2  22
10 Moss, Kaira......... *  9-10   0-0    2-6    2  5  7   2  20  0  4  4  0  23
11 Bousema, Erica...... *  0-3    0-2    0-0    1  3  4   4   0  6  0  0  2  24
32 Veerbeek, Ashtyn.... *  6-15   0-0   12-13   6 10 16   3  24  3  2  4  0  23
02 VanKley, Avery......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  1  0  0  0   2
13 DeJager, Jessi......    0-1    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   0   2  0  0  0  0   4
15 DeJong, Cori........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
21 Marra, Jordyn.......    1-1    1-1    0-0    0  1  1   0   3  0  1  0  0   8
22 Buren, Alyssa.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
23 Wynja, Janae........    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  1  1  0  2  10
24 Heemskerk, Kailey...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  1  0  1   4
30 Bousema, Emma.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
34 Winterfeld, Karsyn..    2-5    0-2    0-0    0  0  0   5   4  0  1  0  0  11
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   24-48   6-13  16-21  12 26 38  22  70 16 14  9  8 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-27 33.3%   2nd Half: 15-21 71.4%   Game: 50.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  3-4  75.0%   Game: 46.2%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-13 76.9%   2nd Half:  6-8  75.0%   Game: 76.2%    2


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Officials: Carson Hattel, Ben Applegate, Larry Jacobus
Technical fouls: Okoboji-None. Western Christian-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Okoboji.......................   11    8    4   18  -   41
Western Christian.............   14   17   27   12  -   70
Western Christian's #34 Winterfeld fouled out at 3:38 in the 4th.