Mason City is playing on at the 2016 Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament -- and Marci Wolters is a big reason.

Wolters, a senior, who averages a modest 6.6 points a game, hit what might have been the team's two biggest shots of the season as the ninth-ranked Mohawks knocked off top-ranked Western Dubuque 47-39 to open the Class-4A quarterfinals Tuesday evening (March 1).

With Mason City struggling to make a basket, Wolters swished consecutive 3-pointers to erase Western Dubuque's final lead and put the Mohawks up 38-33 with 2:16 remaining.

Mason City then did the rest at the free throw line, making nine of 10 in the final 1:23 to hand Western Dubuque its first loss. Rachel Danielson went 7-for-8 in that stretch, her only points of the game, and Makenzie Meyer made two.

Wolters finished 3-for-4 from 3-point range and led Mason City with 11 points. Meyer, who'll play at Iowa next season, added 10 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. Her sister Megan, a freshman, had a solid game with nine points and four rebounds.

Northern Iowa signee Megan Maahs put up 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Western Dubuque, the state runner-up each of the past two years. Morgan Pitz, playing despite a torn ACL, added 12 points.

Mason City appeared to be taking control when it opened a 21-14 lead midway through the second quarter. But Pitz hit two 3-pointers and a layup to cut the lead to 23-22 at halftime. It was 26-all after the two teams combined to shoot just 2-for-13 in the third quarter, and they went back and forth in the final period until Wolters stepped up from long range.

Mason City, which plays in the Class 5A CIML, takes a 16-8 record into a semifinal game at 10 a.m. Friday. Western Dubuque, unbeaten in the last two regular seasons, finishes 24-1.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU


Mason City vs Western Dubuque
03/01/16 6:45 PM at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

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VISITORS: Mason City 16-8
                          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... *  0-2    0-2    7-8    1  4  5   3   7  4  2  0  1  24
10 Meyer, Makenzie..... *  2-9    0-1    6-6    1  8  9   1  10  2  2  2  2  29
34 Pederson, Olivia.... *  1-2    0-1    0-0    0  2  2   1   2  0  0  0  1  23
44 Wolters, Marci...... *  4-10   3-4    0-0    3  2  5   2  11  0  3  0  1  25
50 Meyer, Megan........ *  2-5    1-1    4-5    0  4  4   2   9  1  1  1  1  29
20 Rier, Jacqueline....    2-2    1-1    0-0    0  0  0   1   5  1  1  0  0   8
22 Faktor, Hannah......    1-3    0-2    1-2    0  0  0   1   3  0  2  0  1   9
30 Till, Kayla.........    0-2    0-2    0-0    1  0  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   6
40 Baker, Bailey.......    0-4    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   0  1  1  0  1   7
   TEAM................                         2  2  4
   Totals..............   12-39   5-14  18-21   9 23 32  13  47  9 12  3  8 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-25 32.0%   2nd Half:  4-14 28.6%   Game: 30.8%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  2-5  40.0%   Game: 35.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-5  80.0%   2nd Half: 14-16 87.5%   Game: 85.7%   1,1


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HOME TEAM: Western Dubuque 24-1
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
11 Burds, Blair........ *  1-3    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   2   2  1  1  0  1  23
22 Dolphin, Abigail.... *  0-2    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   5   0  4  1  0  2  29
23 Pitz, Morgan........ *  4-13   2-6    2-2    2  3  5   4  12  1  4  1  1  29
50 Maahs, Megan........ *  8-21   1-5    3-5    4 10 14   3  20  2  3  3  1  32
51 Cartee, Jessica..... *  0-2    0-1    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  1  1  1  0  16
10 Simon, Madison......    0-3    0-2    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  1  0  0   7
42 Herbst, Quinn.......    2-2    0-0    1-2    1  2  3   3   5  0  1  0  0  22
52 Maahs, McKenzie.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                            1  1
   Totals..............   15-46   3-15   6-9    9 20 29  19  39  9 12  5  5 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-25 36.0%   2nd Half:  6-21 28.6%   Game: 32.6%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  1-11  9.1%   Game: 20.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-3  66.7%   2nd Half:  4-6  66.7%   Game: 66.7%    1


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Officials: Ben Applegate, Larry Jacobus, Duane Duncan
Technical fouls: Mason City-None. Western Dubuque-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Mason City....................   14    9    3   21  -   47
Western Dubuque...............    8   14    4   13  -   39
FOULED OUT: WD #22 Dolphin at :17.6 in the 4th