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Posted March 2, 2012
Girls state basketball: Saturday’s games

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

CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP

Iowa City West (24-1) vs. Ankeny (22-3)

Time — 8 p.m.

Coaches — B.J. Mayer is 214-114 in 14 years, including 87-34 in five¬†seasons at West. Scott DeJong has compiled a 492-111 mark in 24 years, including 368-97 in 19 seasons at Ankeny.

Key players — Ally Disterhoft (6-0, jr.) paces West at 16.9 points per game while Mckenzie Piper (6-0, sr.) scores at a 13.3-point clip.¬† Maddie Manning (6-2, sr.) leads Ankeny at 16.1 points per game; Shayla Starkenburg (6-0, sr.) adds 9.0 ppg.

How they got here — Second-ranked West fought past archrival Iowa City High, 55-52, in the quarterfinals, then scored 49 second-half points in a 64-50 semfinal win over Waukee. No. 4 Ankeny advanced with a 39-25 victory over Cedar Rapids Xavier and a 47-45 triumph over No. 1 Southeast Polk.

OTHER GAMES

Class 3A championship — MOC-Floyd Valley (27-0) vs. Davenport Assumption (24-2), 6 p.m.

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