A peek at Thursday’s matchups


CASCADE (23-3) vs. HINTON (25-0)

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Key players: Chanda Goedken (5-11, sr.) leads Cascade at 10.4 points per game. Holly Hosch (6-0, jr.) adds 9 points and 6 rebounds per game. Britni Freed (5-10, sr.) is Hinton’s leader at 17.8 ppg. Mackenzie Small (5-9, jr.) and Ashton Moody (5-9, soph.) add 14.3 and 11.5 ppg, respectively.

Coaches: Mike Sconsa is 97-20 in five seasons at Cascade. Joel Small has an 89-22 record in five years at Hinton, and is 110-43 overall.

How they got here: Cascade advanced with a 49-34 win over Denver. Hinton got past Central Decatur, 54-45, in the first round.


WAUKON (21-2) vs. BALLARD (24-1)

Time: 6 p.m.

Key players: Mary Halvorson (5-11, jr.) is Waukon’s leader, averaging 16 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Carissa Berger (5-6, jr.) adds 11.5 points per game. Amanda Zimmerman (6-2, sr.), an Iowa State signee, averages 16.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per game to pace Ballard. Ally Jensen (5-7, sr.) and Taylor Greenfield (6-1, soph.) add 13.0 and 12.7 ppg, respectively.

Coaches: Waukon’s Gene Klinge is 931-216 in 47 years of coaching. He has spent the last six years at Waukon. Merle Olberding has a 320-69 mark in 16 seasons at Ballard.

How they got here: Waukon defeated Keokuk, 56-39, in the first round. Ballard whipped Harlan, 60-36, to advance to the semis for the fourth straight year.


Class 2A semifinal: Manson-NW Webster (26-0) vs. IKM-Manning (24-2), noon

Class 3A semifinal: Sioux City Heelan (19-4) vs. Pella (24-1), 7:30 p.m.


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