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Posted February 28, 2012
Girls’ state basketball: Wednesday’s games

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

CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS

Iowa City High (17-6) vs. Iowa City High (22-1)

Time — 10 a.m.

Coaches — Bill McTaggart is 323-157 in 19 seasons, including 232-96 in 14 years at City High. B.J. Mayer is 212-114 in 14 years, including 85-34 in five┬áseasons at West.

Key players — Mickey Hansche (5-6, jr.)┬áleads City High at 15.5 points per game while Sierra Chambers (6-2, sr.) adds 13.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per contest. Ally Disterhoft (6-0, jr.) paces West at 16.9 ppg while Mckenzie Piper scores at a 13.3-point clip.

Tournament history — City High is making its sixth appearance. The Little Hawks were 4A champions in 2008. West is in the field for the second straight year; the Women of Troy were runners-up in 2011.

Cedar Rapids Xavier (18-5) vs. Ankeny (20-3)

Time — 1:30 p.m.

Coaches — Tom Lilly is 451-187 in 27 years, including 263-85 in 14 years at Xavier. Scott DeJong has a 490-111 mark in 24 years, including 366-97 in 19 seasons at Ankeny.

Key players — Katlyn Andersen (5-8, sr.) leads Xavier at 9.2 points per game. Kayla Armstrong (5-7, jr.) adds 8.4 ppg. Oklahoma recruit Maddie Manning (6-2, sr.) paces Ankeny at 16.1 points per contest.

Tournament history — Rich on both sides. Xavier is a qualifier for the ninth-time; the Saints won 3A titles in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Ankeny has qualified for the 25th time; the Hawkettes have won 10 championships.

OTHER GAMES

Class 4A quarterfinal — Waukee (19-5) vs. Mason City (21-2), 11:45 a.m.

Class 4A quarterfinal — Ames (16-7) vs. Southeast Polk (23-1), 5 p.m.

Class 1A semifinal — Bedford (25-1) vs. LeMars Gehlen (21-4), 6:45 p.m.

Class 1A semifinal — West Sioux (25-1) vs. North Mahaska (26-0), 8:30 p.m.

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