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Fillies regional basketball game

Clint Cole - DCN Dani Heritage, a senior shown above in a game against Grinnell earlier in the season, leads the Fillies with 16.8 points per game and 166 rebounds this season.Buy Photo
Clint Cole - DCN Dani Heritage, a senior shown above in a game against Grinnell earlier in the season, leads the Fillies with 16.8 points per game and 166 rebounds this season.

The Fillies are heading to the state tournament next week. The DC-G girls’ basketball team defeated Lewis Central on Tuesday in the regional finals and punched their ticket to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Fillies won by a final score of 52-37 on Tuesday in Atlantic.

The Fillies took control of the game right away, outscoring Lewis Central 15-4 in the first quarter. They were, however, outscored in the second quarter 12-9 and went into the half with a 24-16 lead.

They scored 12 points in the third quarter and extended their lead to 36-26 as they entered the fourth quarter, where they sealed the game, outscoring Lewis Central 16-11.

Dani Heritage, a senior, had another big game for the Fillies posting a double-double as she went 8-of-10 from the floor, including three treys, and led the team with 22 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.

Lexi Rosa, a junior, led the team in rebounding, pulling down 12 rebounds while scoring eight points on a 4-of-6 effort from the field. Rosa also led the team in blocked shots, with three of the team’s six total blocks.

Allie O’Brien only went 2-for-8 from the floor, but went 4-of-5 from the free-throw line and had eight points in the game. O’Brien also had two assists and two steals.

The Fillies will start state tournament action on March 4 against Carlisle, who beat Perry 57-50 in the regional finals. The Fillies played Carlisle in their first game of the season back on Nov. 26 and won in blowout fashion by a score of 62-27.

If they win on Tuesday they will play either undefeated Harlan or North Scott in the semifinals on March 6 for a chance to play in the finals on March 8.

DC-G’s game against Carlisle at the state tournament begins at 8:30 p.m. on March 4 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Winterset

The DC-G girls’ basketball team won its first game of the post-season in the regional semifinals. The Fillies beat Winterset 42-28 on Feb. 22 in Grimes.

DC-G’s Dani Heritage dominated the game recording a double-double with team-highs in points and rebounds. She went 5-of-12 from the field for 13 points and had 15 rebounds in the contest. She also had three steals and two blocks.

Allie O’Brien had 12 points in the game on a 4-of-8 shooting performance while also grabbing seven rebounds. Tara Baker had the team’s only 3-pointer of the night as she finished with seven points and four rebounds.

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