Third-ranked Springville jumped to a big lead, then held on down the stretch to beat No. 6 Kingsley-Pierson, 60-53, in a Class 1A quarterfinal game at the 2016 Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament Monday afternoon (Feb. 29, 2016).

Springville is relying four sophomores starters who are playing like veterans. The talented 10th-graders accounted for 54 of the Orioles' 60 points.

Center Mikayla Nachazel led with 24 points on 11-for-18 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds. Guard Rylee Menster had 16 points, six rebounds and four steals, while Madi Wagaman added eight points and Alyssa Jaeger six. The only senior who starts, Megan Wagaman, contributed six points, six rebounds and three assists.

Rachel Mercer led Kingsley-Pierson with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Sophomore Addison Hirschman scored 14, Alison Bailey had 10 and freshman Madison Goodwin added nine, all on 3-pointers.

Sharp ball movement and harassing defense helped Springville build a 51-35 lead with 5:30 left in the game. Goodwin then knocked down a couple of 3-pointers for the Kinsgley-Pierson and the Panthers started chipping away, eventually drawing to 55-53 on Hirschman's three-point play with 31.3 seconds remaining.

But Menster sank four free throws and Megan Wagaman made one to wrap up it for the Orioles, who won for the 24th time in 25 games.

Springville, the state runner-up last year, will play in a semifinal game at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

Kingsley-Pierson, in the tournament for the first time since 1967, finishes 21-3. The Panthers' 53 points were the most scored on Springville this season. Only three others teams scored more than 32 points on the Orioles.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU


Kingsley-Pierson vs Springville
02/29/16 1:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa

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VISITORS: Kingsley-Pierson 21-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
21 Sitzmann, Abby...... *  0-6    0-6    0-0    0  1  1   2   0  3  2  0  0  27
33 Mercer, Rachel...... *  6-12   5-11   0-0    0  0  0   4  17  2  1  0  2  28
41 Keck, Marina........ *  1-4    0-1    1-2    3  0  3   4   3  5  6  0  1  30
43 Bailey, Allison..... *  3-7    0-3    4-4    1  3  4   4  10  2  1  0  1  26
53 Hirschman, Addison.. *  5-16   0-2    4-5    7  7 14   2  14  0  3  2  0  26
15 Harvey, Brady.......    0-1    0-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  1  0  0   7
25 Goodwin, Madison....    3-8    3-7    0-0    0  1  1   4   9  0  1  0  1  10
51 Reinking, Emily.....    0-0    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   2   0  0  0  0  0   6
   TEAM................                         1  2  3             1
   Totals..............   18-54   8-31   9-11  13 16 29  23  53 12 16  2  5 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-25 24.0%   2nd Half: 12-29 41.4%   Game: 33.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-16 25.0%   2nd Half:  4-15 26.7%   Game: 25.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  3-4  75.0%   2nd Half:  6-7  85.7%   Game: 81.8%    1


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HOME TEAM: Springville 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
14 Wagaman, Megan...... *  1-3    0-1    4-7    1  5  6   3   6  3  1  0  0  27
22 Menster, Rylee...... *  3-7    1-2    9-14   2  4  6   1  16  2  5  0  4  32
30 Jaeger, Alyssa...... *  0-1    0-1    6-8    0  4  4   2   6  2  1  1  1  31
40 Wagaman, Madi....... *  3-3    0-0    2-2    0  1  1   0   8  3  2  0  1  29
50 Nachazel, Mikayla... * 11-18   0-0    2-6    3  7 10   3  24  2  3  0  3  29
32 Hoogland, Chrissy...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   3
42 Kane, Nichole.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   1   0  0  3  0  0   9
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   18-33   1-4   23-37   8 23 31  11  60 12 15  1  9 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-17 52.9%   2nd Half:  9-16 56.3%   Game: 54.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-1   0.0%   2nd Half:  1-3  33.3%   Game: 25.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  7-11 63.6%   2nd Half: 16-26 61.5%   Game: 62.2%   5,1


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Officials: Chris Hoffert, Chris Wiltgen, Casey Hoffert
Technical fouls: Kingsley-Pierson-None. Springville-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Kingsley-Pierson..............    5   14   12   22  -   53
Springville...................   15   10   19   16  -   60