GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL
Springville wins 2nd straight 1A title
DES MOINES (AP) — Mikayla Nachazel scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Springville shut down Turkey Valley 45-36 Friday night to win its second consecutive Class 1A state championship.
Rylee Menster added 14 points and four assists for the Orioles (25-2), who won their third title overall and became the first 1A team to repeat since Rock Valley in 2002 and 2003. It was a rematch of last year's championship game, which Springville won 48-47.
Springville also won the state title in 2008.
Nachazel, a 5-foot-11 junior, had a double-double by halftime (10 and 10) and was voted captain of the all-tournament team for the second straight year.
Shelby Reicks and Sadie Nymeyer each scored 13 points for Turkey Valley (22-3), which made a late run after falling behind by 14 but couldn't get the stops it needed to climb all the way back.
Western Christian holds off Treynor for 2A title
Western Christian survived a wild finish and the foul troubles of its star to win another state championship.
Erica Bousema sank two free throws with 12.5 seconds left for the winning points and the fourth-ranked Wolfpack held on to beat No. 2 Treynor 51-48 for its fourth Class 2A championship in the last six years.
Western got it done even though star junior Ashtyn Veerbeek managed only five points and spent time on the bench because of fouls. Veerbeek had been dominant in her first two games at state, putting up 55 points and 29 rebounds, and was voted captain of the all-tournament team.
Bousema led Western Christian with 17 points, including four 3-pointers, Karsyn Winterfeld scored 12 points with three 3-pointers and Erika Feenstra added seven
Madelyn Deitchler led Treynor with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Konnor Sudmann scored 15 and Randi Robinson had eight.