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MOC Floyd Valley Headed Back to Girls State Basketball Tournament

MOC logoThe MOC Floyd Valley Lady Dutch are State Tournament bound after a 59-30 win Saturday night over South Central Calhoun in the Region 1 title game played at Cherokee. The Lady Dutch will make their second straight appearance in the State 3A Girls Basketball Tournament in Des Moines.

At the end of the first quarter it was a two point game with MOC Floyd Valley in front 13-11. The Lady Dutch outscored the Titans 10-0 in the second quarter to roll into halftime in front 23-11. At the end of the third quarter the lead was up to 35-18 as they rolled to a 59-30 win.

Alexis Conaway led all scorers with 23 points on the night including an 8-of-8 performance at the free throw line. She was joined in double figures by Katie Landhuis with 13 points including a pair of three point buckets. Emily McDonald added 12 points with 6 buckets coming from close range underneath.

South Central Calhoun was led by Haley Birks with 9 points on the night.

With the win second ranked MOC Floyd Valley improves to 23-1 on the season while the Titans end the season at 19-5.

The Lady Dutch open State Tournament play on Tuesday February 26th as they go against 18-7 Mid-Prairie at 3:15 in the lower bracket. Also in the lower bracket will be a 5pm opening round game matching third ranked Estherville Lincoln Central and 9th ranked Spirit Lake. E-LC comes in at 21-3 while Spirit Lake’s record is 16-8.

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