HS Girls State Basketball: Cascade Ends Season Just Short Of Title Game Appearance

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The 6th-seeded 23-3 Cascade Cougars had their season come to a close in disappointing fashion yesterday afternoon. Second-seeded Treynor improved to 27-0 with a 43-41 victory as they overcame a 13-point deficit to spoil the Cougars dreams of a title game appearance. Cascade, which had allowed only 36 points a game coming into the tournament, led 37-24 late in the third quarter and 40-35 with 6 1/2 minutes left. Lisa Tucker led the way with 12 points. Cascade, in the tournament for the fourth time in five years and sixth time total since 2002 is now 6-6 in state tourney games. The Cougars say good bye to seven seniors.

The 1A, 2A and 3A title games are set for tonight ans Saturday afternoon. This evening at 6pm, in 1A, defending champion Springville and Turkey Valley meet in a rematch of last years championship contest. In 2A, Western Christian of Hull will face Treynor and Saturday afternoon at 4pm, Sioux Center and Pochahontas area play.

4A and 5A semifinals are today.