Montezuma advances in the Girls’ 1A State High School Basketball Tournament. The Bravettes defeated CAM 59-45 Wednesday night (2/27) in the state quarterfinals in Des Moines. Montezuma was down by 12 at one stage in the first quarter. Bravettes Coach Janel Burgess said nine first half turnovers were responsible for that.
“Most definitely. If you don’t get a shot on goal here, we’re really going to be in trouble, right? So I would think that probably six or seven of our turnovers came in that first quarter within about the first four and a half minutes. And that doesn’t let you have a flow, and then you do get a little tight. But I thought we did a good job of just maintaining.”
Montezuma took a three point halftime lead thanks to a Shelby Conger three-pointer in the final seconds of the first half. After that, the Bravettes never trailed. Shateah Wetering had 17 points, 7 rebounds and four steals for Montezuma. They’ll now play West Hancock in the 1A girls’ semifinal Friday afternoon (3/1) at 3:15. KBOE-FM’s live coverage of Montezuma girls’ state basketball will start at approximately 3:00.