One dimension was enough.
The third-ranked Indians took 26 shots behind the 3-point line, made 10 of them and held off the Raiders, 51-46, in a Class 3A regional semifinal last night at Marion High School.
“I love seeing a zone. It’s only the second one we’ve seen all year,” said Brittany Fish, who hit four first-half treys to help stake the Indians (22-1) to a seemingly comfortable lead.
Marion will face No. 14 Dubuque Wahlert in the regional final at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Manchester. Wahlert (17-6) beat Western Dubuque, 58-38, Saturday. The winner advances to the state tournament March 2-7 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Wahlert handed the Indians their only loss. A hunch: the Golden Eagles won’t play a zone.
Anamosa (16-7) was bent on stopping the Indians’ inside game.
“(A zone) is what we do,” said Raiders Coach Jack Leighty. “We’re going to stick with what we do. We wanted to make them an outside-shooting team.”
The Indians obliged. Paige was 5 of 10 from the arc. Fish made 4 of 11.