The Van Meter girls’ basketball played their first game of the post season on Tuesday after posting a 15-6 record in the regular season. The Bulldogs beat Pella Christian 62-55 in the regional quarterfinals.
It was close the whole game as the biggest lead for the Bulldogs was only 11 points, but they were able to hold on for the victory and advance to the regional semifinals.
The Van Meter girls will play against Des Moines Christian in the semifinals on Friday. Des Moines Christian had a first-round bye in the regional tournament.
The Bulldogs have played Des Moines Christian twice this season and lost both games.
In their first matchup back on Jan. 10 the Bulldogs were run out of the buildling losing by a score of 70-41. It was a closer game on Feb. 11 as they only lost by 10 by a final score of 54-44.
The Van Meter girls finished off the regular season on Feb. 13 with a record of 15-6 after 12 3-point field goals lifted them to a 68-54 win over Ogden on the road in a game that was rescheduled from Feb. 4 due to weather.
Freshman Mackenzie Roberts had a double-double as she hit seven treys and was 10-of-18 from the field and had a team-high 31 points and tied with teammate Katie Agey for a team-high 11 rebounds. Roberts also had a team-high eight blocks.
Agey also had a double-double as she went 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 9-of-14 overall en route to 25 points to go along with her 11 rebounds. Agey had three steals as well.
No other Van Meter player scored more than five points in the finale against Ogden.