A young Marion team hit a slew of early 3-pointers, then countered Harlan's comeback attempt to post a 46-38 quarterfinal victory during the 2016 Iowa High School Girls Basketball State Tournament.

With the win by the seventh-ranked Indians, the top four teams in the rankings were out of the tournament before the semifinal round. No. 1 Western Dubuque, No. 2 Lewis Central and No. 4 Ballard also were eliminated.

Marion starts three sophomores and two freshmen, but they played relaxed and easy from the start. The Indians' first six field goals were 3-pointers as they bolted to a 20-4 lead, forcing Harlan into a near impossible game of catchup.

The Cyclones went without a field goal in the first quarter, trailed 20-6 at halftime and were down 32-16 late in the third quarter. But they finally started hitting some shots and fashioned a 13-1 run that Taylor Frederick capped with a banked 3-pointer, cutting the lead to 33-29 midway through the fourth quarter.

Harlan twice more got the lead down to four, the last time at 38-34 on Emma Ahrenholtz's corner 3 with 2:18 remaining. The Indians stemmed the comeback there by making six free throws down the stretch, getting a key offensive rebound from Mia Laube along the way.

Laube rebounded Chloe Rice's missed free throw and that resulted in two more free throws for Rice, who made both for a 45-36 lead with 39.2 seconds left.

Freshman Sophie Willette led Marion with 12 points and Rice, a sophomore, scored 10. Freshman Maddie Knapp added nine points in three 3-pointers.

Jordyn Moser and Taylor Frederick, veterans of Harlan's title teams, led the Cyclones with 13 points each. The 5-foot-7 Moser also grabbed 14 rebounds. Frederick was bottled up early by a collapsing defense but broke free for 10 fourth-quarter points.

Story Courtesy of IGHSAU

Marion vs Harlan
03/02/16 11:45 a.m. at Wells Fargo Arena- Des Moines, Iowa

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VISITORS: Marion 20-4
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
04 Rice, Chloe......... *  1-8    0-2    8-10   0  5  5   1  10  2  2  0  3  32
05 Smith, Caitlyn...... *  1-7    1-6    0-0    2  4  6   1   3  2  1  0  1  29
10 Wright, Randi....... *  0-0    0-0    3-4    0  4  4   3   3  0  0  3  1  14
21 Laube, Mia.......... *  1-5    1-2    1-2    1  3  4   3   4  3  2  1  1  20
22 Willette, Sophie.... *  5-10   2-6    0-0    1  4  5   0  12  2  1  0  1  20
03 Knapp, Maddie.......    3-8    3-8    0-1    0  1  1   1   9  1  1  0  1  14
23 Herold, Elle........    1-4    1-2    0-0    0  1  1   1   3  0  0  0  0  12
32 Sade, Isabella......    1-2    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   4   2  0  2  1  3  13
33 Jordan, Tessa.......    0-2    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   2   0  0  0  0  1   6
   TEAM................                         2  1  3
   Totals..............   13-46   8-26  12-17   8 23 31  16  46 10  9  5 12 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  6-25 24.0%   2nd Half:  7-21 33.3%   Game: 28.3%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-17 35.3%   2nd Half:  2-9  22.2%   Game: 30.8%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-2  100 %   2nd Half: 10-15 66.7%   Game: 70.6%    1


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HOME TEAM: Harlan 20-3
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
12 Bruck, Allison...... *  1-5    0-2    0-1    0  4  4   2   2  1  1  0  2  25
14 Klein, Clare........ *  0-1    0-1    2-2    0  3  3   3   2  0  4  0  2  28
34 Moser, Jordyn....... *  4-15   2-6    3-4    4 10 14   4  13  2  3  0  0  32
44 Frederick, Taylor... *  5-13   1-2    2-7    1  6  7   3  13  1  2  0  1  32
52 Ahrenholtz, Emma.... *  2-5    1-1    0-0    3  3  6   2   5  0  4  1  0  18
20 Juhl, Emily.........    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0+
24 Hansen, Bailey......    1-2    1-2    0-0    2  0  2   1   3  3  4  0  1  22
54 Hoffmann, Lexi......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   3
   TEAM................                            2  2
   Totals..............   13-41   5-14   7-14  10 28 38  15  38  7 18  1  6 160

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  2-15 13.3%   2nd Half: 11-26 42.3%   Game: 31.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-3   0.0%   2nd Half:  5-11 45.5%   Game: 35.7%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  5-10 50.0%   Game: 50.0%   2,1


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Officials: Rich Choponis, Dave Rittman, Scott Koch
Technical fouls: Marion-None. Harlan-None.
Attendance:
Score by Periods                1st  2nd  3rd  4th   Total
Marion........................   12    8   12   14  -   46
Harlan........................    2    4   13   19  -   38