Mason City needed a clutch performance from its star and Makenzie Meyer delivered. As a result, the Mohawks will play in a championship game for the first time at the Iowa High Girls Basketball State Tournament in Des Moines.

Meyer, a University of Iowa recruit, scored 15 of her team's final 24 points and finished with 20 as the ninth-ranked Mohawks beat No. 5 Keokuk 57-45 in the Class 4A semifinals Friday morning (March 5, 2016).

Freshman Megan Meyer, Makenzie's sister, added 17 points and Rachel Danielson scored eight for Mason City, which will play for the title at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Makenzie Meyer came through after Mason City let most of a big lead slip away. Keokuk rallied with a 15-2 run spanning halftime after trailing 30-13, drawing to 32-28 on Michaela Davis' 3-pointer.

After Megan Meyer sank a free throw, her older sister went to work. She made two free throws, dropped in a runner in the lane, then drove the length of the court for a layup after getting a rebound. That made it 39-28, and the Mohawks stretched the lead to 41-28 on Jacqueline Rier's layup in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.

Keokuk came back again and twice got to within five points. But the Mohawks answered with free throws both times to stay in control.

Makenzie Meyer sank six straight free throws before converting a three-point play in the final minute to finish it off. She went 10-for-11 at the line and Megan was 5-for-6.

Paige Kayvan led Keokuk with 14 points, Makenzie Pezley scored 12 and Davis finished with eight.

Mason City, toughened by playing a Class 5A schedule, takes a 17-8 record into the finals. The Mohawks were the first Iowa team to beat Keokuk, which finishes 22-3.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU


Keokuk vs Mason City
3/4/16 10:00 AM at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

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VISITORS: Keokuk 22-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
00 Davis, Michaela..... *  2-6    1-5    3-3    3  2  5   4   8  3  8  0  4  31
12 Walters, Kelsey..... *  1-2    0-0    3-3    1  1  2   3   5  1  0  0  2  18
14 Pezley, Makenzie.... *  4-9    1-5    3-4    1  1  2   5  12  1  3  2  2  28
24 Kayvan, Paige....... *  3-10   1-5    7-9    0  3  3   1  14  0  2  0  0  29
32 Wessel, Alyssa...... *  1-4    0-0    0-0    2  3  5   3   2  0  3  0  0  15
02 Wade, Brooke........    0-2    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   4   0  2  4  0  2  20
10 Hughes, Macey.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
20 Johnston, Skyler....    0-1    0-1    4-4    0  0  0   1   4  1  2  0  0  11
22 Ames, Kaci..........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
30 Kindig, Aryn........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
34 Hall, Jakala........    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
40 Murphy, Haleigh.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
42 Hasselbusch.........    0-2    0-0    0-2    1  1  2   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
44 Finch, Hailey.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
52 Arrowood, Abby......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
   TEAM................                         1     1
   Totals..............   11-37   3-17  20-25  11 13 24  21  45  8 22  2 10 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  4-18 22.2%   2nd Half:  7-19 36.8%   Game: 29.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1-8  12.5%   2nd Half:  2-9  22.2%   Game: 17.6%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 11-15 73.3%   2nd Half:  9-10 90.0%   Game: 80.0%    3

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HOME TEAM: Mason City 17-8
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 Danielson, Rachel... *  2-2    1-1    3-4    0  0  0   4   8  1  8  0  2  27
10 Meyer, Makenzie..... *  5-11   0-3   10-11   0  5  5   4  20  1  5  0  1  26
34 Pederson, Olivia.... *  1-1    0-0    0-0    2  0  2   1   2  2  0  1  0  19
44 Wolters, Marci...... *  1-7    1-3    2-2    1  3  4   3   5  2  0  1  0  24
50 Meyer, Megan........ *  5-7    2-3    5-6    0  3  3   4  17  0  6  0  3  30
12 King, Jenni.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
14 Voortmann, Katie....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
20 Rier, Jacqueline....    1-2    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   2  0  1  0  0  14
22 Faktor, Hannah......    0-1    0-0    0-2    1  0  1   1   0  1  0  1  2   7
24 Read, Abbie.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
30 Till, Kayla.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   5
32 O'Neill, Kiki.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
40 Baker, Bailey.......    1-1    0-0    1-1    1  1  2   1   3  0  0  0  0   8
42 Anderson, Kaylee....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
   TEAM................                         1  2  3
   Totals..............   16-32   4-10  21-26   6 16 22  18  57  7 20  3  8 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-22 50.0%   2nd Half:  5-10 50.0%   Game: 50.0%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-7  57.1%   2nd Half:  0-3   0.0%   Game: 40.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-9  66.7%   2nd Half: 15-17 88.2%   Game: 80.8%   2,1

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Officials: Marlin Schoonhoven, Rollie Wiebers, Marc Peterson
Technical fouls: Keokuk-None. Mason City-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Keokuk........................   10   10    8   17  -   45
Mason City....................   19   13    7   18  -   57
Class 4A State Semifinals
FOULED OUT: KEOKUK #14 Pezley at :56 in the 4th