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Author: Jeff Linder | February 28, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The Davenport Assumption students knew at 10-0.Mike Sconsa had a feeling earlier than that.Top-ranked Assumption solved the vaunted zone defense of No. 4 Cascade, drilling 10 3-pointers in a 63-26 Class 3A semifinal rout at the girls' state basketball tournament Thursday afternoon ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 27, 2013 | No comments

Thursday's games at the girls state basketball tournament:CLASS 2A SEMIFINALNo. 14 Maquoketa Valley (20-5) vs. No. 2 Lawton-Bronson (25-1)Time: 1:30 p.m.Coaches: Scot Moenck is 162-69 in 10 years, including 123-41 in seven years at Maquoketa Valley. Trish Martin is 43-7 in two seasons at Lawton-Bronson.Key players: ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 26, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The Cascade Cougars are devoted to defense."More than half of our practice is centered around defensive stuff, every day," said Holly Hunt.All that shifting and all those stances. Grunt work that isn't glamorous, or much fun.But Tuesday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 25, 2013 | No comments

Tuesday's games at the girls state basketball tournament:CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALNo. 14 Maquoketa Valley (19-5) vs. No. 3 IKM-ManningTime: 10 a.m.Tournament history: Maquoketa Valley is making its fifth appearance, its first since 2004. IKM-Manning is at state for the fourth time, all since 2009. The Wolves ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 24, 2013 | No comments

 Capsules on area teams that have qualified for the girls state basketball tournament:BENTON COMMUNITY (Class 4A)Coach -- Laurie Donald (9th year, 160-54)Top players -- UNI signee Madison Weekly (5-7, sr.) leads the Bobcats in scoring (18.8 points per game), assists (3.3) and steals (4.6). She ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 15, 2013 | No comments

It's not Apollo 13, but Aaron Feddersen is facing the task of bringing his team back to Earth."It will be a challenge," the girls basketball coach at Williamsburg High School said. "The kids were so proud and excited (Wednesday). As much as you want to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 8, 2013 | No comments

Mike Sconsa isn't fooled by his opponent's record, and he isn't comforted by the ease of victory in the last encounter."I'm trying to get that across to my team," said Sconsa, whose fourth-ranked Cascade Cougars (19-2) host Dyersville Beckman (8-13) in a Class 3A quarterfinal ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 8, 2013 | No comments

CASCADE -- The lead was all but gone. Collapse was lurking around the corner."Yeah, I was getting a little nervous," Haley Dudley said. "But you can't let nerves get the best of you. You have to stay strong."Class 2A fifth-ranked North Linn was super-strong early, suddenly ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 8, 2013 | No comments

CASCADE -- Using a typically suffocating zone defense, Cascade moved to the head of the pack of the Tri-Rivers boys' basketball race.The Cougars allowed just two points in the second quarter and two more in the third, and defeated North Linn, 42-26, Tuesday night.Haris Takes ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 7, 2013 | No comments

CASCADE -- North Linn is explosive. Cascade is stingy.And Tuesday's Tri-Rivers Conference girls basketball showdown is a prime example of contrasting tempos."They like to slow the game down, and we like to push the pace," North Linn Coach Brian Wheatley said. "Whoever controls tempo is ...

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