Girls Basketball State Tournament – Day 3 Recap/Results
After the third day (March 2) of the 2016 Iowa High School Girls Basketball State Tournament, the semifinal games for all five classes are set. Semifianl games highlight day four at Wells Fargo Arena (Des Moines).
In Class 4A ... See Bracket
Pella is moving ahead in Class 4A after pulling off the second major upset of the quarterfinal round. The Lady Dutch held off a late charge by Lewis Central to pull out a 47-41 victory. (Read More, Box Score)
A young Marion team hit a slew of early 3-pointers, then countered Harlan’s comeback attempt to post a 46-38 quarterfinal victory. (Read More, Box Score)
In Class 5A Action ... See Bracket
Linn-Mar overwhelmed No. 5 Indianola 60-38 to start the quarterfinal round during the Class 5A opener. The Lions led by as many as 22 in the second half and never let Indianola get closer than 13. (Read More, Box Score)
Johnston beat Southeast Polk 60-48 in theire Class 5A quarterfinal game. The Dragons recorded their first state tournament victory since defeating Bonaparte, 19-11, in the 1934 consolation game. (Read More, Box Score)
Third-ranked Ankeny Centennial emerged from a tense back-and-forth game with Davenport North. The Jaguars went on to beat North, 56-52. (Read More, Box Score)
Cedar Falls fought a back and forth battle with Waukee before nailing the winning basket with :05 left in the game. The Tigers won 48-46 over defending champion Waukee. (Read More, Box Score)
On Thursday ...