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Posted February 27, 2012
Girls’ state basketball: Tuesday’s games

Tuesday’s games at the girls’ state basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines:


Benton Community (24-0) vs. Ballard (18-6)

Time — 8:30 p.m.

Coaches — Laurie Donald is 129-52 in eight seasons at Benton. Kelly Anderson is 18-6 in one year at Ballard.

Key players — With Madison Weekly out with a broken wrist, Kelsey Brecht (5-10, sr.) is Benton’s leading scorer at 9.7 points per game. Becca Bridgewater (5-6, sr.) adds 8.1 ppg, Sara Petrzelka (5-11, jr.) 7.8. Katie Ahrenholtz (5-11, jr.) paces Ballard at 15.1 ppg.

Tournament history — Benton is making its second appearance, and its second in a row. Ballard is here for a tournament-high seventh straight year and its 12th overall.


Class 2A quarterfinal — Pella Christian (21-3) vs. West Hancock (25-0), 10 a.m.

Class 2A quarterfinal — Bellevue (25-0) vs. IKM-Manning (23-2), 11:45 a.m.

Class 3A quarterfinal — Dubuque Wahlert (20-4) vs. Sioux City Heelan (23-1), 1:30 p.m.

Class 3A quarterfinal — Bondurant-Farrar (22-2) vs. MOC-Floyd Valley (25-0), 5 p.m.

Class 3A quarterfinal — Glenwood (22-1) vs. Davenport Assumption (22-2), 6:45 p.m.

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