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B/G Forest City vs. Bishop Garrigan 7

Bishop Garrigan senior Jenna Boelter during a game vs. Forest City this season.

CHRIS ZOELLER, The Globe Gazette


Bishop Garrigan girls advance to state

The No. 15 Golden Bears upset No. 5 Kingsley Pierson in overtime 73-67 to advance to their first state tournament since 2000.

Senior Jenna Boelter hit the game-tying 3-pointer with three seconds left in regulation and racked up a total 34 points on the night. 

Garrigan (17-7) enters the tournament as the No. 8 seed and will take on No. 1 Springville (21-3) on Wednesday, Feb. 28. 

West Hancock girls fall to Lansing Kee in overtime

The Eagles endured a heart-breaking loss to Kee on Wednesday, Feb. 21. 

Freshman Rachel Leerar helped the Eagles stay ahead for most of the fourth quarter, making four from the line to keep the Eagles ahead 38-35 with 56 seconds left. Kee would come back with a layup and Leerar would make another free throw to make it 39.

But Kee would add two in the final 11 seconds to tie it up 39-39. The Kee-Hawks had the opportunity to seal the win with one second left, but the shot would bounce off the rim and send the two into overtime, 39-39.  

Overtime nerves would get the best of the Eagles as the Kee-Hawks capitalized on turnovers. West Hancock would go scoreless in the final minutes, resulting in defeat 46-39.

The Eagles finished their season with a 21-3 record. 


NIACC 99, Ellsworth 70

IOWA FALLS - Mikayla Homola scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Taylor Laabs scored 24 points to lead No. 13 NIACC to a 99-70 victory over Ellsworth in an ICCAC women's basketball contest Wednesday.

NIACC led 23-16 after the first quarter and pushed its lead to 44-33 at the half. The Lady Trojans outscored the Panthers 55-37 in the second half to pick up their 21st win of the season.

NIACC connected on 18 of 58 3-point goals as the Lady Trojans gained their 13th straight win over Ellsworth in the series.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Selena Shady and Adria Stewart both scored nine points. Kenlie Pytleski scored eight points with seven rebounds and six assists.

NIACC returns to action Saturday at home against DMACC. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in the NIACC gym.

​Reach sports reporter Leah Vann at 641-421-0526.

Follow her on twitter at @GG_LeahVann


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