Senior Arika Wooldridge came through for Center Point-Urbana right when her team needed her the most at the 2016 Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament Tuesday afternoon (March 1).

With the second-ranked Stormin' Pointers locked in a tight Class-3A quarterfinal game with Mid-Prairie, Wooldridge scored her team's final six points and Center Point-Urbana escaped with a 48-43 victory to move into the semifinals.

Mid-Prairie fell behind after leading by seven points in the first half, but clawed back to trail 42-39 when Alex Rath buried a 3-pointer from the right wing with 3:25 left. Wooldridge then drew a foul and sank both free throws to put her team up five.

Rath's steal and layup cut the lead to three again and, with the Pointers in a delay game, Wooldridge got the ball near midcourt and drove hard to the basket for a layup that made it 46-41 with 46 seconds remaining.

After yet another steal and layup by Rath, the lead was back down to three. Center Point-Urbana got the ball inbounds to Wooldridge, she was fouled and made two more free throws for the final points.

Wooldridge, who'll play a Winona State next season, led the Pointers with 18 points and 11 rebounds and made all six of her free throws. Payton Hasleiet added 10 points for the winners and Wooldridge's younger sister Allison contributed nine points and nine rebounds.

Rath led 14th-ranked Mid-Prairie with 17 points and Ali Butters scored 12.

Mid-Prairie led 26-19 late in the first half but went 10 1/2 minutes before making another field goal. Center Point-Urbana outscored the Golden Hawks 16-3 during that stretch to open a 35-29 lead and was ahead the rest of the way.

Center Point-Urbana takes a 24-1 record into a semifinal game at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Mid-Prairie finishes 16-9.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU


Mid-Prairie vs Center Point-Urbana
03/01/16 3:15 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena-Des Moines, Iowa

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VISITORS: Mid-Prairie 16-9
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
13 Rath, Alex.......... *  6-9    2-4    3-7    1  1  2   4  17  2  4  0  1  32
25 Cayton, Emily....... *  0-3    0-0    1-2    2  3  5   3   1  5  2  0  5  31
31 Butters, Ali........ *  4-11   0-1    4-6    3  0  3   0  12  0  3  0  0  29
35 Hostetler, Ireland.. *  3-6    0-0    0-2    0  7  7   1   6  1  1  3  0  27
43 Rath, Addison....... *  1-6    0-0    2-2    2  2  4   4   4  2  3  0  0  15
05 Vilovchik, Anna.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
21 Wertz, Ally.........    1-5    1-5    0-0    0  1  1   0   3  0  2  0  0  19
23 Becker, Shae........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  2  2   0   0  0  1  0  0   5
51 Smith, Delaney......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0  0+
   TEAM................                         3  1  4
   Totals..............   15-40   3-10  10-19  11 18 29  12  43 10 17  3  6 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-21 47.6%   2nd Half:  5-19 26.3%   Game: 37.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 30.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  4-10 40.0%   2nd Half:  6-9  66.7%   Game: 52.6%    3


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HOME TEAM: Center Point-Urbana 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
15 Wooldridge, Allison. *  4-8    1-2    0-2    4  5  9   2   9  0  1  0  2  29
20 Hasleiet, Payton.... *  2-6    2-4    4-4    1  1  2   3  10  0  1  0  0  21
23 Sisk, LaMia......... *  3-8    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   2   6  2  0  0  0  21
25 Brecht, Olivia...... *  2-9    1-6    0-0    1  1  2   1   5  0  0  0  0  29
30 Wooldridge, Arika... *  6-11   0-0    6-6    4  7 11   2  18  2  4  3  2  29
22 Wilson, Madie.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   2   0  0  0  0  0   4
32 Boevers, Sydney.....    0-5    0-3    0-0    3  1  4   2   0  1  4  0  1  22
40 Holtz, Claire.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  2  0  0   5
   TEAM................                         1  3  4
   Totals..............   17-48   4-17  10-12  14 20 34  14  48  5 12  3  5 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-23 39.1%   2nd Half:  8-25 32.0%   Game: 35.4%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  3-9  33.3%   2nd Half:  1-8  12.5%   Game: 23.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  8-8  100 %   Game: 83.3%    1


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Officials: Von Bornholtz, Terry McMillen, Rich Larson
Technical fouls: Mid-Prairie-None. Center Point-Urbana-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Mid-Prairie...................   12   14    5   12  -   43
Center Point-Urbana...........   14    9   12   13  -   48