Make way for a new champion in Class 1A at the 2016 Iowa High School Girls State Basketball Tournament.

In a rematch of last year's title game, Springville rallied from an early deficit and used a big advantage at the free throw line to beat defending champion Newell-Fonda 59-52 and complete the semifinal round Thursday afternoon (March 3)..

So it will be third-ranked Springville meeting No. 1 Turkey Valley in the championship game at 6 p.m. Friday. Springville will go after its second title after beating Newell-Fonda in the 2008 championship game. Turkey Valley is in the state tournament for the first time.

Springville, which starts four sophomores, earned its chance at another crown by overcoming 27 turnovers. The Orioles did it by outscoring Newell-Fonda 27-10 on free throws and outrebounding the smaller Mustangs 32-24.

Mikayla Nachazel led a balanced lineup with 15 points. Madi Wagaman scored 13, Alyssa Jaeger had 12 and Megan Wagaman added seven points and 11 rebounds.

Newell-Fonda beat Springville 45-43 in last year's title game on a basket with 2 seconds left. The Mustangs jumped to a 16-9 lead in this one but fell behind as the Orioles started to assert themselves inside and draw fouls.

Springville ran off eight straight points midway through the second quarter to take a 24-20 lead and were ahead the rest of the way. They led by as many as 12 before Newell-Fonda got to within five points in the final 2 minutes. But the Mustangs couldn't hit the shots they needed to get any closer.

Erin Gerke's 21 points led the Mustangs, who were seeking a fourth straight appearance in the finals. Maddi Morez scored 13 and Abby Smith had 10.

Newell-Fonda finishes 19-7 after their seventh state tournament appearance in the last nine years.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU


Newell-Fonda vs Springville
3/3/16 11:45 AM at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

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VISITORS: Newell-Fonda 19-7
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
11 Wilken, Jordan...... *  1-6    0-1    2-3    6  0  6   4   4  0  2  0  1  22
13 Gerke, Erin......... *  6-15   3-6    6-8    2  3  5   3  21  4  2  0  3  27
31 Smith, Abby......... *  5-6    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   4  10  1  1  0  0  13
35 Morenz, Maddi....... *  6-15   1-5    0-0    2  3  5   1  13  2  4  0  3  28
45 Sievers, Mallory.... *  1-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   3   2  1  1  0  0  17
15 Kay, Sydney.........    0-2    0-2    0-1    0  0  0   2   0  0  1  0  2   9
21 Stewart, Emma.......    0-2    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   2   0  1  0  0  0   8
33 Christiansen, Kate..    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   3   0  1  0  0  1   8
41 Larsen, Olivia......    0-6    0-3    0-1    2  0  2   4   0  2  2  0  1  17
43 Archer, Emily.......    0-0    0-0    2-4    1  0  1   3   2  0  2  0  0  11
   TEAM................                            1  1
   Totals..............   19-54   4-19  10-17  13 11 24  29  52 12 15  0 11 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  9-27 33.3%   2nd Half: 10-27 37.0%   Game: 35.2%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-9  22.2%   2nd Half:  2-10 20.0%   Game: 21.1%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-9  55.6%   2nd Half:  5-8  62.5%   Game: 58.8%   0,1


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HOME TEAM: Springville 25-1
                          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...... *  0-1    0-0    7-12   1 10 11   4   7  3  5  0  1  32
22 Menster, Rylee...... *  3-5    0-2    0-0    0  2  2   4   6  0  3  0  2  18
30 Jaeger, Alyssa...... *  2-4    0-0    8-8    1  3  4   4  12  1  2  0  0  17
40 Wagaman, Madi....... *  4-6    0-0    5-6    1  2  3   2  13  3  4  1  1  30
50 Nachazel, Mikayla... *  4-6    0-0    7-9    0  7  7   3  15  0  6  0  1  24
12 Williams, Sydney....    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
32 Hoogland, Chrissy...    0-0    0-0    0-2    1  2  3   3   0  0  2  0  0  15
42 Kane, Nichole.......    3-4    0-0    0-2    0  1  1   2   6  1  5  0  2  24
   TEAM................                            1  1
   Totals..............   16-26   0-2   27-39   4 28 32  22  59  8 27  1  7 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-15 53.3%   2nd Half:  8-11 72.7%   Game: 61.5%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-2   0.0%   2nd Half:  0-0   0.0%   Game:  0.0%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 13-14 92.9%   2nd Half: 14-25 56.0%   Game: 69.2%   6,1


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Officials: Scott Giles, Randall Blum, Steve Dick
Technical fouls: Newell-Fonda-None. Springville-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Newell-Fonda..................   18    7   13   14  -   52
Springville...................   12   17   14   16  -   59