Maquoketa Valley is head to Des Moines.
The Wildcats advanced to the girls’ state basketball tournament with a 39-30 Class 2A substate final win over North Butler last night in Oelwein.
Maquoketa Valley (19-5) snapped the Bearcats’ 19-game winning streak.
Heidi Hoeger led the Wildcats with 11 points and Brooke Wooten and Renee Huber added 10 each. They play IKM-Manning Feb. 26 in Des Moines.
“They’re a good team,” North Butler Coach Kevin Clipperton told the Mason City Globe-Gazette. “They didn’t make very many shots, it was all from the free-throw line. That’s where we knew we had to keep them off of. They were more aggressive and we had to finish around the hoop.”
COLO-NESCO 57, MESKWAKI 36 — The most successful season in the brief history of Meskwaki Settlement girls’ basketball came to an end in Newton in this Iowa Star Conference rubber match.
Meskwaki finishes 20-5.