(2A) 2016 IGHSAU Iowa Farm Bureau Girls State Basketball Championships

(2A) 2016 IGHSAU Iowa Farm Bureau Girls State Basketball Championships


>>Welcome to downtown Des Moines, home of the golden dome, of our state capital. The eyes, will be aimed across the river tonight, at Wells Fargo Arena. For our night cap game of Iowa High School hoops. It’s our second game of the even here on statewide Iowa Public Television. Hello, everybody. I’m Paul Yeager, and throughout the night, IPTV sports will continue to bring you highlights, analysis and features from right here at our onsite sports desk. And we’ll make sure to show case all the pageantry of the Iowa girls High School athletic John Jon, Iowa Farm Bureau state basketball champ championships. The but first, wife to keep up those high expectations, that great first game, let’s bring in Brad Brad Brad Wells and Molly Parrott for their call.>>Brad: Yes, two parochial powers here in whats 2A. Winners of the last four A state championships, Western Christian, winning three, prior to a year ago, Unity Christian, the defending champs in class 2A. Alongside Molly Parrott, I am Brad Wells, and molly, two teams, very familiar with themselves, go ahead head-to-head in the title game.>>Molly: Only 16 miles separate these two High Schools and very strong communities between them X they have kind of dominated the landscape with 2A basketball the last several years. Europe, the defending state champion, but they did play once this year. Western got the beast of that dual.>>Brad: We take a look at Unity Christian in our player spotlight, as a senior, eighteen.>>Molly: Eighteen does it all for Unity Christian. She’ll — Ann keel. A great halftime teacher. Hire three older brothers, toughened her up on the farm growing up Brad Wells love that physical play. It’ll be a great match up. Inside.>>Molly: Ashtyn Veerbeek dominated the second half, very strong, very physical, you can see her there just the finish, let’s turn it over to the announcer. NCAA Tournament the Iowa bankers association presents the student athlete achievement award to a opportunity athlete who excels in the court, in the classroom and in their community. The recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship to the College of Her choice. The 2016 student athlete achievement award winner is Gwen Reicks from complanate High School. Permanenting the award is Jim congratulations, to g, gwen Reicks, and Jim Blahey, and the Iowa Banks Association for their sponsorship of this award.>>Brad: Unity Christian Knights. 24-1 on the season, taking on Western Christian, the Wolfpack at 24 and 2. OwnLadies and gentlemen. It’s time for championship basketball. Let’s meet the nonstarters, from the visiting team from Unity Christian number three. Just. Number 5. Katy cough Meyer. Number 15. Cori DeJong. Number 21. Mikayla Turek. Number 2325, Jori b. Number 33, Cori DeJong. And number 45, Daniel Kroeze. Assistant coaches from home team F Western Christian. Number 2. Avery VanKley. Number 13. Jessi DeJager. Number 15. Torino. Number 21. Jordyn Marra. Number 22, Alyssa Buren. No. 23, Jane. Number 24. Kailey Heemskerk. Number 30, Emma Bousema. And number 34. Carolina. Assistant coaches, Travis, and now, it’s time for your targeting Lineup, for the 2A championship game. From Unity Christian, a senior, number 11. Chandra Zomermaand. Western Christian. A junior, number 3. Erica Bousema. For the Knights. Senior, number 13. Alyssa Buren — A Lisa feder. Number 5. Katelyn Gloeckner. From Unity Christian, a senior, number 31. Anna Kiel. For Western Christian, a senior, number 10. Ir Amos. Junior number 11. Erica Bousema. And junior number 31, Joseph Lupe. Your head coaches, from Unity Christian. Please turn your taken to the area in front of the scorer’s bench. Our officials, as a sign of this championship game but the Iowa girls, High School athletic union. The referee, Justin Stockdale. First umpire, John Conlin, and your second umpire, Ryan eke land. State tournament at the basketball state championships. Let’s take a look at the keys of the game.>>Molly: Unity Christian have 25 turnovers against Regina A. also need balance and scoring while Anna Kiel is the star, she needs some help. They had three players in double figures in that semitime game.>>BJ: And for Western Christian Wolfpack 24-2.>>Molly: Wolfpack to get the basketball inside. And a very, very tough one-2 punch. Yesterday, coach said get the ball inside. They can’t stop us. Actually, they continue with the offensive efficiency. They shot 56% from the field yesterday in the semi’s. 46% from the feel, in the quarter times.>>Brad: Western Christian had a 36 point lead at one point, in their win, over Okibogee. And Western Christian, took care of business, taking care of previous unbeaten, Iowa Regina in the semifinals. The 2A title game is underway. And Western Christian controls the tip and has the opening possession of the game. Off to the right wing. Zone defense to start play, here in the first quarter, and a steal from Anna Kiel, coming around the backside of Vermette.>>Molly: First defensive possession can you tell, Western Christian wants to make it very difficult.>>Brad: Unity Christian goes right inside to Anna keep and she’s able to finish. Top of your screen. A turnover on their opening possession. Get past. Three-ball on the wake and Western Christian answers with a three.>>Molly: A little bit, head coach, told us yesterday, she’s my daughter. She wears her heart on her sleeve, just like I do. You’ve got to see a little piece that have emotion right there.>>Brad: Two peas from the same pod. Very emotional. Unable to bet the finish. And it’ll be two free-throws for Chandra Zomermaand.>>Molly: As we mentioned in the pregame, these two schools, as we have been told, 16-mile system all that separates them. These young lady went to grade school together, before going separate ways and choosing one grade school over the other.>>BJ: Less than 20 miles, separating hull, Iowa and Orange City, Iowa. They both halved over 200-miles to get here to Des Moines, to battle for the class two A championship.>>Molly: You can see here, the first couple of pegs, wearing jersey 35 in the blue. She’s been chasing after after Veerbeek.>>BJ: Tip. Out of bounds. By feders, the 5’9″ senior. Great match up and a foul, Veerbeek put it on the floor, top of the key. Goes against clear get it inside, the finish isn’t there, but a whistle and a foul will bring two free-throws to the hands of junior, Erica Bousema. Very efficient. About 46% field goal push. The ninth long athletic wing. And the foul charged to Joseph Lupe. There you see Western Christian coach. Second free-throw is good. Tied at four. Just over two minutes into the opening quarter. Over to Noteboom. Around the end, can’t get it to go. On the Rebound. Cleared. Cleared by moss for the Wolfpack. Rebound to Kiel. And Unity Christian once again, cleared. Here’s the kick-out. And blankesp oo r. The senior of the night. Good production for the Knights. To seem, off the glass and good! . Erica seem.>>Molly: Unity Christian paying such close attention. This might be a game for the Wolfpack must rely on some other role players to do special scoring.>>Brad: Nice job by Zoellerman. and Unity Christian is back in front. Position, out and the Rebound to Kiel. Here’s Fedders, going inside. Anna Kiel inside. Another from Anna Kiel, as unity continues to go inside.>>Molly: And volleyball players who are watching, don’t take any offense to the at the same time, but often times, you find strong volleyball players who play in the post, don’t necessarily love the aspect of the game. They like to stay on their side of the net. Anna Kiel is definitely an exception to that. She loves the play. In fact, is often one to initiate it.>>Brad: Story coming up at halftime on Anna Kiel. And find out a little bit more why she likes contact inside. A part of her upbringing, her family culture. Stay tuned for that coming up at halftime. Western Christian, down two. They have got a couple. Halfway down and pop out. Here’s Veerbeek. Kicks it out. Three on the way. Short. Kiel, once again. Clears after western gets just one shot on the offense of end.>>Molly: She averages 18 points, 24 Rebounds yesterday in the semi’s. And also, seven blocks.>>Brad: Yeah. Pretty decent. A kick violation. Will remain with Unity Christian. Brooke Zevenberen. In for the game. As we get another look at Anna Kiel. Fires the three. She’s 0-2 on the season from tropical land. Make it 0-3. This is Veerbeek. Looking to score her first basket of the game. Won’t go. And Unity Christian once again.>>Molly: So far. Play by head coach>>Brad: The drive by Fedders. And on the floor is Anna Kiel. Keeps her foot on the grouped, and awarded the time-out.>>Molly: Heads-up play.>>BJ: Let’s look at why Anna Kiel, for unity Christian is so vital for this team.>>Molly: She does such a great job of establishing that low-block possession. Competitive spirit in her, if western is going to allow her the low block position, you have to defend her before she gets to the spot. That’s almost when you have to do the work. Before she gets to that low block position. Once she gets there. She doesn’t have a size advantage. She’s six foot. Veerbeek is 6’2″ for western. For the physical play she’s able to elevate just enough. She gets in that low block position, it’s going to be pretty hard to stop.>>Brad: And that first pull after a celebration. Very volleyball-esque. Again, a feature coming up on Anna Kiel at halftime, that you won’t want to mis. Unity Christian basketball inside. Guess who? Anna Kiel. The kick-out. And Blankespoor scores. With the finish. The 6-foot junior for Unity Christian up six Iwatching a year from now, and there’s not some talent around here. She’s a heck of an athlete, can you see right there. She’s able to one dribble. Get to the rim and finish. I really like her up side.>>Brad: Kiel has a steal. And Zomermaand. Directed in traffic. Inside. Kiel. Not this time. And Bousema. They’re going to push the pace. And it’s good. And winter field. The big basket.>>Molly: Got a little bit of a piece of Anna Kiel’s shot. Trying to make it difficult for Anna Kiel to shoot over the top of her. Raven. No question, she was the 2A volleyball player of the year. But she’s 6’2″. Does a lot of things well, gets out and place basketball or volleyball or maybe both. The foul is called on her. Shot from Zomermaand is no good. And Ashtyn Veerbeek. The 6402 Sophomore. She can bring it up the floor as she shows right there. Really good ball control with her hand. Tough shot inside. Can’t go. And still scoreless here in the first quarter.>>Molly: She wasn’t able to finish that. She like that is nice head fake. Tries to get her defender up in the air, and then tends to drive around.>>BJ: Anna Kiel inside. Draws a double team. A traveling violation. And turns it the other way.>>Molly: It’s important that market players for the Wolfpack, whether that’s knocking down outside shots. Maybe penetrating in and dumping it off to the 6’2″ post player. When you’re facing the zone, you don’t necessarily have to bomb away from three. Maybe some penetration. Certainly have to move the basketball on the pass.>>Brad: Three from the Corner. No good. Long Rebound. Out to Western Christian.>>Molly: But of course, if you can knock town some shots and three, it doesn’t hurt either.>>BJ: Western did not get anything to fall here early on. And the strip and Unity Christian, going the other way. Here’s Zomermaand. Under five. Shot inside. No. For Noteboom. And it’s a 4 point game. At the end of the first quarter. Unity Christian with the lead. Let’s send it up to.>>Paul: Thank you ve, and we talk these two teams. See them in action. You wonder, how did they get here? Well, here’s the part of the program where we get to tell you that. Western Christian, back, they know the route very, very well. They played Okabogi, the pioneer, not too terribly far away in the neighborhood. Position, a dominant player for the Wolfpack. She 20 points. The volleyball star. She’s the cover girl of the program this career, and she gets the and one and finishes with 24 points and 15 Rebounds. Western won 70-41. They have to continue. But Unity Christian, also, no stranger to playing at the state tournament. Blankespoor, she had a pretty darn good game. They went to her early. Anna Kiel gets the assist, as the seven points were in. And Anna Kiel. Off the block and 24 Rebounds, and 18 points. There’s one of those 24. And the Unity Christian Knights they win it 63 had of 45. And let’s go back down the court to Brad and molly.>>Brad: Thank you very much, Paul. There you see the class 2A tournament bracket, as western Christian the number one seed and unity Christian, the three seed. Make their way to that title game.>>Molly: Western Christian, so dominant against Okabogi, and he told his quad to get the basketball into his twin towers. Veerbeek and Ashtyn Veerbeek. Regina made it very interesting in the fourth quarter, thanks to some very good three-point shooting.>>BJ: Lead late in the first half, early in the second quarter. And unity, able to hang on and they’re leading by four here in the first half. 7:47 here in the second quarter.>>Molly: Good look there. Really like the control she has over this squad. Does a great job of being a floor general, kind of a coach on the court.>>Brad: 85% free-throw shooter, was on the 2015 all-tournament team a year ago, part of their state championship run. And Zomermaand gets them both. A six-point lead for Unity Christian.>>Molly: Unity Christian, picks up the pace a little bit hare. They change up the pace. Pressure defense on in the back court.>>Brad: Reach-in foul from behind. Chasing down the 5’7 senior. Payton Harpsen. And Veerbeek down on the baseline. Attacks. Bousema for three. They’re putting a smaller, more athletic player on Ashtyn Veerbeek. Noteboom for the most part, drawing that defensive assignment. If Veerbeek gets in a position to get by her defender or post up, there are other blue jerseys around to help out. So far, it’s working Western Christian gets it back. Very even team. Both have a very solid guard and a couple of big kids to play and very physical.>>Molly: Similar to the teams we have in the tournament in all classes, with having two six footers a piece in the starting Lineup.>>BJ: And the screen on Western Christian. And that goes against Ir Amos, the 6 point senior. 27 points yesterday in the Wolfpack’s semifinal. Up top. Zomermaand.>>Molly: Comes off a screen, getting squared up and hit.>>BJ: Zomermaand. Scheduled to play basketball at Northwestern. Is one of two 1000-point career scorers on the floor, for unity Christian. Top of the three, and throws it ahead for Kiel. Tough pass. And really hard to handle for Kiel. Passed right through her back that time.>>Molly: One of the things that coach mentioned yesterday for unity, so many of these student athletes, are multi sport athletes. Small school, can’t afford to specialize, and he said, we want our kids to be competing in the offseason. Sure, they work out together. And he talked about a cross fit program that his team did in the offseason, and helped them out physically, and fill out a little bit. But better than having them in the gym, and, wonderful experiencing on basketball-specific skill all the time, he wants them to be competitive. He thinks that’s a real key.>>Brad: Many of them play volleyball, cross country. Track. Do multiple things. A cross fit summer program. Unity Christian with the basketball and the lead. Inside to Anna Kiel. Here comes the double team. Kick out. Three. No good for Fedders. And the Rebound.>>Molly: You can tell these work teams X to, coaches are very familiar with each other.>>Brad: Inside.>>Molly: Will probably do some late night scouting but at the same time, were able to drop things quickly, just because they know each other so well.>>Brad: Zomermaand, backs it out. Approaching the five-minute mark here in the second quarter. Zomermaand. On the drive. Zomermaand inside to Kiel. Tough shot. Among traffic and draws the foul.>>Molly: There’s that physical play, that Anna Kiel does not shy away from. Again, for western to be successful against Anna Kiel. You’ll notice that Ashtyn Veerbeek is not drawing that defensive assignment. She’s coming over to provide some help defense. But if position, alas Anna Kiel to continue establishing that low block or right in the middle of the paint position, it’s hard to stop her.>>Brad: Kiel thought it was moss on her back and turned towards the 6’2″ Veerbeek and went right between both of them. And credit to Anna Kiel. If they’re not going to stop your bread and butter. Don’t go away from it it.>>Absolutely. Word processor, looking for an answer offensively here. Veerbeek. Kicks it out to seem. And call for it inside. Has it taken away. Unity Christian wants to run. Zomermaand. Inside to Kiel. They want to keep feeding her. Blocked away. But a foul is called. Looks like Veerbeek has a clean block. Butt foul goes against Janae Wynja.>>BJ: Point guard had a shooter wide open and instead, saw Anna Kiel, establishing that low block position. Go right to her. Maybe it’s something going on the offensive end.>>Brad: Unity Christian makes it a double digit lead at 10 points. Inside. Veerbeek, trying to get going. Rolls off the rim once again. Substitution coming in. Inter. 5’9″ junior. 5 points in the quarter time round, match up. For the Wolfpack. From the right wing. Payton Harmsen. Trying to spark the Wolfpack here in this second quarter.>>Molly: She is six of her first 11 points.>>BJ: On the wing with it, this is Zevenbergen. And Fedders, up top. Guarded loosely, inside. Here’s the kick out. Anna Kiel, and a trip. Not shying away from getting the basketball inside, whether it’s Blankespoor or Anna Kiel.>>Molly: Both of these teams, pretty unique for schools of their size to start two six footers and then some.>>Brad: Here’s Kiel inside. Again, more contact. And it draws another whistle. This one goes against Erica Bousema. And Anna Kiel, the 6-foot senior for Unity Christian back to the free throw line.>>Molly: She already has eight points in this game.>>BJ: And her first missed free-throw. With her team up by seven. 3:50 to play. Free-throw is good. It’s an eight-point lead. [BUZZER] Brings it to the front for a lead. Harm, to seem. Back to harm. Bows for three. It’s good Erica Bousema. Had two 3-pointers in the quarter final round, a big one for the quarter here in the championship game. One time, 10-point Unity Christian lead is now just five. Goes inside to Anna Kiel. One on one and an easy two. A quick move to the basket Iabsolutely. She’s showing that solid versatility, able to turn her right shoulder over her left shoulder over the back D. she get fouled or commit the foul? Going to her strong side. The opposite way, the defense plays to that shoulder so she shows the versatility. Very quick and over the hoops. You read the defense perfectly.>>BJ: Has a good feel for what’s wine her. Harmsen for Western Christian. Moss, gets it to seem. Knock today away. But seem. Lost T chase together down and it’s Unity Christian basketball. Western Christian, clearly rattled by this defensive game plan of the night. Not quite sure how to attack T. clearly getting frustrated, just not knocking down shot like they D. very efficient shooting team on the season.>>Brad: Veerbeek average 15 points, still cores. Inside, she’s 0-5 and every time a shot goes up, there’s at least one blue they’re making it difficult.>>Brad: Zomermaand. Gets her own mis, and can’t connect. The second time and a time-out taken by Wolfpack head coach,dale Harmsen. As Unity Christian, holing a 7-point lead here. In this second quarter. Coming up at the half. The youngest of six children. Unity Christian Anna Kiel, lessons from home to, her family on the court. Spend in quality time with the Unity Christian senior coming up at halftime. After the first half, highlights and analysis. Growing up on a farm, also interviewed her brothers, nice speaker on a really nice young lady, and had a chance to chat with her yesterday in the media room. And she’ll be a nice A dig. Newer members of the community, come to town. So we come to cheer for her.>>Brad: Country, she’ll Abe solid addition to the volleyball squad, with over a thousand career kills. Has over a thousand career points on the basketball floor. And looking for a state title. Their team up seventh. All goes against Brooke Zevenberen.>>Molly: Speaking of Anna Kiel, volleyball player, good look at Ashtyn Veerbeek at the free throw line. See if she can get on the board for the first time and the reason I say speaking of volleyball. Ashtyn Veerbeek’s mom ridiculously, successful head volleyball coach at Western Christian High School. In her 17th season there, they have won nine state titles, of course the runner up six times. Are you kidding me in going to state 16 of 17 years. Amazing.>>Brad: That is domination by Western Christian. And volleyball head coach Tammy Veerbeek and she is cheering on her Sophomore daughter, Ashtyn Veerbeek. Hoping the Wolfpack can come back to add to their lead. And for a three.>>Molly: Great by Anna Kiel. Kick together out to the shooter, doesn’t the force the issue. A look at Fedders, student athlete at the next level. Played basketball and golf.>>BJ: And the block by Anna Kiel. And Winterfield, with the put-back to go. Zevenbergen in trouble other looking for . Zomermaand off the screen. And Zevenbergen. Here’s Kiel. She’s going inside to Anna Kiel!>>Molly: Veerbeek is pretty good defensive positioning there. But Anna Kiel is able to get her arms up around the arms of Veerbeek and is able to finish.>>Brad: Bousema answers. For western. And it’s a 6-point game W less than 15 seconds to go here in the first half. Tip away. ZONE at the horn. No good. But it’s a 6 point Unity Christian lead an exciting first half.>>Molly: Absolutely. And western isn’t quite sure what think of this. We’ll see what kind of game plan coach comes up with at of the half. We’re seeing some I think this is, defensively his team hasn’t seen this year.>>Brad: Unity Christian is the raining state champions from 2015. And Western Christian, seeking it fourth tight Nell five years. Let’s send it up to Paul.>>Paul: Thank you very much, Brad and molly for your work in the first half. Two school that is know each other extremely well and it’s kind of feeling that way. Sometime sometimes can you over think and think, and find out what’s going to happen. And chase knows pretty much everything Western Christian interesting to D. and coach, so Anna Kiel kind of quiet early Obut all of a sudden, 13 points. I know you don’t want to rely completely on her but she is very important to your team.>>Oh. She’s the best player on the floor. And we knee her to be great tone and she’s been pretty good so far.>>Paul: So item zoos like they were seeing on your outside and forcing them inside. Is that the way you see it.>>Yeah, and we’ll take what’s inside. We have got to take what the what the defense gives us. We’ve been a little impatient on a few things. We have got to keep going inside out and good things happen when we do it that way, but where we’re at. I like the defense that we’re playing and offense is, we’re doing okay on offense. We’re not shooting the lights out of the bucket, but we have got a little bit of a lead, not a very comfortable one, but we’ll see how the second half goes.>>Paul: Head coach, and I’m glad I didn’t have to interrupt you this year.>>I appreciate you being nice to me.>>Unity Christian Knights up 26-20 on the half. Let’s go right back down to the floor. We have got a whole bunch of great people to be honored.>>Announcer: Jack north basketball award is given annually to the top senior that receives the most all-tournament votes. Named in honor of the late Iowa girl athletic informations direct — director executive director of the IGHSAU the awardee is Nichole Miller. Mi Cole, the reigning Ms. Iowa basketball averaged 27.7 points a game, helping reach the class 2A championship game. She recorded back to back 30 point games, scoring 31 in a first round victory over Des Moines Christian and adding niter in a state semifinal win over Western Christian. Her efforts led her to be captain of the two A all-tournament team and first team all-state. Ladies and gentlemen, the basketball Jack north award winner. Mi Cole Miller. [Applause]. Nichole Nichole is unable to accept her award in person. Accepting on her behalf are her parents, David and sherry Miller. Congratulations. [Applause]. Cooley scholarship, honoring the long time union executive secretary is a $15,000 scholar upon should, given annually to, individual that represents Dr. Cuey. Ray AFN was selected from — from High Schools across Iowa. You’ll are hard pressed to find someone as biz easy this year’s scholarship winner, ray Ann ranks first in her class with a 3.99GPA. She is involve in student government, choir, drum A band, large group and individual speech. Her leader theater group — ray Ann was the three time state qualifier in cross country and was a member of state qualifying for 800 meter relay team. Ladies and gentlemen, congratulations to the 2016 recipient of the CUEY scholarship. Ray Ann Clemens [Applause]. The character coach of the year award, honors a worthy recipient, who embodies the six pillars of character. Trust other airworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Rather than spotlight winning records and isolated acts of heroism, the award was conceded to recognize individuals whose coaching lives and achievements, demonstrate earning commitment. Scott racker, Chuck long, permanent tonight’s award. The 2016 recipient of the character award is Williams A $1,000 cash award will be made to further enhance character development initiatives. A 1996 graduate of Mt. Vernon. Returned to her Alma Mater in 2005 and served as an assistant coach in track and volleyball and became a had coach in both sports in 2711. The volleyball teams have reached the state tournaments four tiles. Reaching the state semifinals three times with one runner up finish. 2015 track and field being placed second in class 2A. Maggie and her husband are the proud points. And congratulation to the 2016 character talent coach of the year, Meggi re Wilham of Mt. Vernon. A&M company, are the 2016 recipients of the executive directors award. Accepting the award is A&M products president, along with Patty Austin, Andy off the in, Eileen Billheimer, Sally west, Mike ORNAL A&M products have been supplying the state trophies, medals and custom made A awards for approximately 40 years. The company is a family owned business that manufactures and distributes award fist are High Schools and High School associations, which include the Iowa girls High School athletic union, dial a High School athletic association, the Iowa High School speech and music association. Congratulations and thank you to A&M product fist are your years and service to the Iowa girls athletic association [Applause]. Iowa coach has demonstrate aid successful career, while making notable contributions towards school, community, and the coaching profession. Presents the stink award, is IGHSAU executive director, basketball administrator and also, Mr. Bab garner, the executive director of the national federation of state High School association. 2016 recipient is Dr. Tony Kakas. he’s won over 500 career games and led seven trips to the Iowa girls state basketball tournament. He’s reached the state times in 1999 and 2002. Dr. Papas has won numerous awards but 2016 has been especially rewarding. Named the 2016 national girls coach of the year, and also the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Morgen HOOTEN award. Dr. Papas is in the Iowa girls coaching association’s basketball hall of fame and was selected to coach in the 2011 girls McDONALD High School All-American game. Turnover Papas has been extremely generous to the game of possible, and is a highly regarded clinician, and has directed many basketball clinics throughout the state. Congratulation to the 2016 gold flack distinction winner. Dr. Tony papas. [Applause]. Congratulations, Tony. The Jack north Commemorative tive award, is the awards to an individual. The award has been given just 15 times, in the 87 year history of the IGHSAU. The 2016 recipient of the Jack north award is Craig Schneider, Craig has been active in away away, officiating for over 50 years. He’s officiated basketball for 33 years, working 17 state tournaments with 10 girls and 11 boys, state championship games. 18 state championship football games, offering umpiring High School softball for 33 creaser, with 24 state tournament appearances and 16 championship games. His out standings Oofficiating resume, with numerous honors, included in the inducted Iowa High School principal’s hall of fame. Was named official of the career, 2004 and was given the national contributor award in 2012. Craig, a native of Hartlle, is a diamond supervisor at the state soft ball tournament. And a bench supervisor here at the bask tournament. Prior to that, he was a long time basketball presenter, Craig and his wife, of 48 years, Connie, now reside in spirit lake. The couple have two daughters. Christie and Ann. The 2016 recipient of the Jack north award. Craig. Congratulations, Craig. There have only been 11 recipients of the Iowa girls High School athletic First Lady award since it IPTV inception in 1978. The award has honored out standing women. This year yeah, the girls athletic union is honoring one of tell us own, awarding the 2016 First Lady award to senior associate director, Karen brown. For 39 years, Karen has dedicated her professional life to making girls High School athletics in Iowa second to none. Karen A I native, began her career at the IGHSAU right out of High School, as a receptionist, before becoming a secretary, to former IGHSAU executive director, Dr. Cooley. She’s held positions as administrative assistant, associate director and currently is the senior associate director. Karen’s work at the IGHSAU has been largely behind the scenes. She’s the primary liaison with the High School girls senior Board of Directors and the representative council, and manages to schedule the many event that take place place during the athletic state tournament. She is also the IGHSAU’s general office and human resources manager in addition to her work with the IGHSAU, Karen serves as the executive Vice-President of the Iowa association, a position she’s held since 2002 the Iowa girl’s athletic is extremely proud to present this year’s recipient, Karen brown. With Karen tonight is her husband, Rick, along with children, Ben and Blair. Karen, on behalf of the Iowa girls, the IGHSAU staff, and Board of Directors and representative council, congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work.>>Brad: Paul: And thank you for the narration of those awards and very deserving people, at halftime, we like to have a good discussion with the friends at Farm Bureau, Craig, good to have you up here. Always nice to have you to sit and chat. Why do we get to continue to have that conversation? Why your you involved with this championship?>>Oh. Well, Paul, when you think about our partnership, with girls High School athletic union, and this is one of the best tournaments in the country, and the show case is great things about away away. You think about the hard work, determination and dedication these young ladies put in here, and the passion they put on the floor tonight. It’s very rewarding to see that. Investing in Iowa’s youth is personality. We invest in I aways like scholarships, awards, recognition programs, tournaments like this. We just think it’s important to celebrate what they’re doing so well.>>Molly: And there’s so many, if all Corners of the state. Southeast, northeast, doesn’t matter where you go, these Iowa kids are just special.>>It’s wonderful. We enjoy it so much and we do a lot things. We also, at the Iowa Farm Bureau. Help sponsor governor’s recognition program for academics. We put money into the Iowa Hall of Pride which helps celebrate the arts, athletics and everything school has something to show case. And hull pride as well.>>Paul: Always good to z you thank you much for stopping by. And an essential component for any High School basketball team, ebbing tends in the players and coaches on the court, to the families in the stands. A player’s family does more than just cheer on their daughters and sisters throughout. They help Shea them into young women they become and as the youngest of six children, Unity Christian senior Anna Kiel applies lessons if her home family to her family on the court.>>My mom said I was a unique soul, and that’s when I started watch ming one, her brother, she was playing around in the gym, watching her older sister play, and her older sister was making some big mistrick on the court.>>She started playing offense, when she was on defense and defense when she was on offense. And my brother, when I was running by, he quickly grabbed me and sat me on his lap, and he said, you’re going to watch this because you are not going to do this when you’re older. I’m the youngest of six. We always would be playing, and they will not go easy on me.>>With sports, it’s made our kids and our family, more united.>>Growing up is a good way to learn how to fight fair. They all grow up. You’re not the end little flower in the field when you’re one of 6. We home schooled our children. There’s a wonderful little Christian school on the road. And they allowed us to do any activities. So it was a really nice way to get the kids out of the house, to get them interacting with other kids, in a transition into High School was awesome.>>Being in sports with those girls beforehand that, really helped knowing people, and not every new face is new.>>I don’t want get nervous for games, why don’t I get nervous because when we walk-on to that court, I know I’ve got the best player on the court on my team. Just a combination of hard work and athleticism last year, Anna Kiel led us in scoring, Rebounding, assists, and steals. She led us in every category. Multi sport athlete. Track, volleyball and she excels.>>I don’t think it wears out your body as much, being involve in a sport. You’re note continually pounding your legs on the ground.>>Usually, you know, great volleyball players don’t like to be physical. Anna’s far in that. That comes from playing with oller brothers. You either give it or you take it. And I think she’s learned to dish it out.>>I think there’s a few times she hits the ground pretty hard, and we told her to get back up and get back at it. If you’re going to get knocked down on a basketball court.>>If we knocked her down, she’d get back down, and then knock us down sometimes.>>One time. Yup. And I think my brother was sick then. But I still beat him.>>We all knew she had potential.>>Any time you can win 40 games in a row is an unable believable accomplishment.>>We hadn’t lost since my Sophomore year. We ended up being state runner up. That was bitter we were last at the end of the season, but a lot of teams wish they could have been there. So we were thankful for that, too. Michael chandler it 27-0 in a two-way title.>>we didn’t lose at all my junior year.>>Runners up, a year ago. Champions up. I don’t think the team and the coaches really thought about having 40 wins. They just played the game.>>I’m going to be going to Iowa state next career and I’m going to be playing volleyball there. Not basketball. So that’s a little different.>>One of the things that she’s looking forward to degree doing at Iowa state is working on one sport, and just channeling yourself to see how good she can really get.>>There was a ton of teams after her, including the two local teams. But she said coach, if I do not try T I’m always going to regret not try together.>>It’s like we’re living our dreams through Anna and yeah, it’s just fun to watch her. You need a family. You knee to have people around you, to support you, you can’t play it alone. Just find your role. And do it well.>>We’re back here at halftime, joined by two of the coaches in the semifinals. Johnad a.m.s and Matt bull customer from Iowa city, Regina A and problems at home, unity is off to a good start. And Anna Kiel. You saw firsthand how good she can be.>>Just keep feeding her the ball. I think she’s doing a good job, attacking outside. And getting the ball to her inside. I think they have really good chance of keeping lead.>>If you’re bill Harmsen, what do you do to keep Kiel from get the ball.>>Yeah, she’s a tough one. You have Zomermaand outside so you can’t the focus too much on the inside game with Ann A. but she’s tough to stop. Probably makes touches a little bit tougher for her. I’m probably not the one to ask. And she’s been so quiet in the first half. You’ve got to worry. She’s probably going to break free soon.>>she will. She’s a phenomenal player, and being just a Sophomore, the sky’s the limit. But she’ll get touches here in the second half and they’ll get her some better looks and I’m sure she’ll finish those.>>Thank you much for I don’t knowing us. Guys, let’s go start that — thank you much for joining us, and let’s get started int second half. Low turnovers and pretty even on the Rebounds.>>Molly: You like to see a clean basketball game, esthetically pleasing and low turnover margin. Definitely know that Western Christian wants to pick things up on the offense, and not their best shooting half. In fact, they have really, part of their success is they touch off the basketball well all season long. 28% in the first half. And Western Christian, they’re in the middle of a 28 game winning streak. They lost two of their first three games to start the season. Haven’t lost yet, so we’ll see how they bounce back and see what kind of resiliency, this western Christian squad has.>>BJ: And there is Anna Kiel’s dad Virgil, you saw him in our halftime feeter and we’re urn way here in the third quarter. Unity Christian starts with the basketball, working on a 6–point lead from this halftime. A good first half and a turnover to start the third quarter.>>And already, that first possession. Erica Bousema, wearing jersey number 11 in the white she was 41ing Anna Kiel. Make it much more difficult for Kiel to touch.>>Western Christian goes inside. Position, her first basket of the game. Her first point of the game, looks like coach Harmsen has the same game plan he had in the second half for we’re and that was get the ball inside to the twin towers. First possession here, moss, see if she can make something happen again.>>BJ: Tough defense by Western Christian. Forces another Unity Christian turnover and it’s the Wolfpack down by four. Harmsen on the wing, up top. Looking to get it inside. Deep three from Harmsen and no good. And a Rebound by Anna Kiel. In the first half. 13 points, eight Rebounds for Anna Kiel. Jump shot on the way. Good. Nice, physical athlete. She’ll play soccer next year. Vermette has to kick it out. Clemson gives it to moss. Seem. Back into position. Skip-pass, over in the Corner. Bousema, she can knock them down from three, but does not get that one to go, as she’s 1-4 in the game. From downtown. Away from Fedder, no good. Zomermaand gets it back from Kiel. In the corner. Now, inside. Blocked by Veerbeek. 6’2″ Sophomore turn today back. Western, playing with a nice dense intensity on defense. Need to keep it rolling on the offensive end, and Veerbeek, her first feel goal of the game.>>BJ: Versatility, again. Doesn’t just have to go low on the block, and go to the hole, she’s able to keep the basketball on the floor there. A couple dribbles. Four points for Ashtyn Veerbeek. Averages 15. Had 24 in the semifinal round and 21 points in the quarter final round here at the state tournament. Let’s take another look at the Sophomore, at 6’2″. Does it on both ends of the floor.>>Brad: Good blocked shots there. Able to retrieve the basketball. And as we had mentioned, put the ball on the floor, going all the way to hole. Unity Christian. Throwing some different things. Done adjust in the first half. We’ll see how A justment continues in the second.>>Brad: Veerbeek missed one from close and there’s Kiel with another Rebound. And Anna Kiel turns it over. Basket by seem. It’s a two point ball game. Unity Christian. And head coach, wants to talk it over.>>Molly: Unity Christian only had three turnovers in the vier first half. So far in the second half, already, four. Seven for the game. Clearly, related a little bit. The Wolfpack certainly has the momentum. These first couple minutes of the second half.>>BJ: Molly, we talked about these work schools being less than 20-mile ace part. Let’s take a look at how far they came. Very close, up in the Northwest Corner. You see up in SIOUX County, but well worth the trip to decide a 2A championship.>>Molly: These are two quads to have that pass. Pretty well paved. I don’t know if it’s that directive route. But let’s check in with bill Harmsen. Head coach of Western Christian. Stray in front. If you guys got to go to the short Corner. That’s okay. Do not go to the Corner. All right in now, listen. Offensively, keep working the ball. Be patient. Get out and run now. This is ours. Let’s go. Wolfpack.>>Molly: Great piece of work by our Iowa Public Television crew.>>BJ: Be be patient. Don’t force it. Get it out and run.>>Molly: Looks like he could hoop a little bit back in his days. Played at the University of Sioux Falls.>>BJ: Brings an intensity to the sideline to see his daughter taking Harmsen. Number tie. Bring her intensity out on the floor. Moss and out of bounds. It’ll remain Knights’ basketball. Anna Kiel already with a double-double in this game.>>Brad: Blankespoor, a catch-and-shoot. In and out, no good. On the run is Bousema. Looking for seem. Gets — FEENSTRA inside. They know each other so well, Anna Kiel. Doing a lot of the work by herself N the first of the night. Western, wanted to make some other players The 5’7″ senior, a lefty, carry withing the right hand.>>Molly: An unforced error for the point guard for the night. I wouldn’t say she necessary had a huge advantage. But this is an unforced error in the situation. Five turnovers for the half.>>Brad: Inside. Position, Rebound to Blankespoor. Seven points in both the semifinal and quarter final rounds, they’re doing it with Rebounds, assists. Blocked sots. And Kiel gets tied up inside. Takes Bousema to the floor.>>Molly: Gets tide up and Anna Kiel decides F I’m going down, you’re going down with me. Like a serious take down.>>Brad: Pop with the hip, to get your opponent up in the air, right? Jump shot. Blocked away. Western Christian on the run. Harmsen now in trouble. Barely stolen away by Zomermaand. And it remains western. Winterfield. Replacing Feenstra. Another look at the block. Moss. Great help defense.>>Molly: They did a nice job with a little bit of a dribble weave. And got in there.>>Brad: Fedders comes away with the steal. Into the lane. Shot no good. Rebound to moss.>>Molly: I think it’s important, that unity remembers what got them the lead. Summer, western making it difficult for Anna Kiel to catch it in the second half. We have got to try to go in. If they top time and time again, that’s one thing. But look like they’re maybe too hesitant to work the ball around. Trying to get it going and there’s a steal by winter field. Feenstra checks back in for Bousema. Less than two minutes to go here in the third quarter. Unity Christian, a 6 point lead at half. As Western Christian’s only lead of the game, an early 3-2 lead, after Harmsen 3-point shot. Noteboom. No good. Western looking to bet it inside. Once again, this is position. Now inside. To Veerbeek. A lot more patient on the offensive end in the second half. And a turnover, committed by the unity Christian Knights. Let’s take a look at Ashtyn Veerbeek. Starting to get rolling.>>Molly: I wouldn’t be surprised in Harmsen challenged her at the half. She’s a player who has dominated much of the season and dominated for the first two games at the state tournament thus far. She only had two points at the half. But both of those free-throws so you’ve got to love the way she’s responded in the second. Less than a minute to go now. Inside to moss. This time, no good. Kiel with the Rebound. And Zomermaand lost T. on the run, is winter. And the finish, as Western Christian up by four. With 35 second to the go here in the third.>>Molly: There’s a little bit of a problem. Unity, had 25 of them yesterday, eight turnover this is quarter alone, after a very clean first half. In the corner. Community Christian, looking for something here, to finish this third quarter. Gets fouled on the shot. She’ll head to the free throw line. Moss, the 6’2″ senior whistled for the foul. One of the returners from laster’s state qualifying team.>>Molly: Coach hollering out some instructions. We asked him about getting into coaching, he said, that was a season in my life, when I didn’t have kids left.>>Brad: The team became his family.>>Molly: Exactly, and you N several years later, he has daughters of of his own, hollering loudly for the night.>>Brad: A second grader, fifth for head coach. Jay And there’s a take away. Right before the horn. As we finish the third with a two-point game. Western Christian, a very strong third quarter performance. Let’s take a listen now into the Unity Christian huddle. Got three defensive players. Same thing with you. If you’re out here, this is the attack.>>Do I stay here?>>After but in to Jose from here. Look for the three. Get on it right there. Hey. Come on. Let’s go get it. Come on.>>Brad: All right. Just six points in the third quarter. Offensive adjustment. Unity Christian, hoping to make, as they head into the fourth.>>Molly: And that’s a great will example. We say the humble spirit of a guy hike him. He’s the head coach, but he doesn’t have to be his way all the time. That entire time-out was led by an assistant coach, who clearly knows the offenses and the zone offense, probably better than he does. So I love to see that out of the head coach, who will let an assistant coach, kind of take the show a little bit. If they have that strength.>>Western Christian. Starting fourth quarter. Just as they did the third quarter. Forcing a Unity Christian turnover. The Wolfpack, looking around the perimeter. Finding a three. Bousema. Nod with, and a foul on the Rebound against Ashtyn Veerbeek. That’s her first permanent foul. Love the tenacity out of the Sophomore. Sun Constitution. Zevenbergen heads to the bench — substitution. Zevenbergen heads to the bench. Here’s Blankespoor. Out to Fedders for a three. United Nations getting it going.>>Molly: That last time-out. You’re up within three. Shoot it.>>Brad: And they regain the lead. At 35-34. Harmsen, the answer. No good. Long Rebound. And a foul on the Rebound. They called out on.>>Molly: I believe so. That’s her second personal foul. Here’s a look at Unity Christian’s offense.>>Molly: Fedders, nice job of moving without the basketball. Pop up. Along that arc.>>BJ: And another turnover, right through the hands of Fedders, that time. Western Christian, quickly to the offensive end. Inside to Veerbeek. Blocked by Kiel. A jump ball is called, on the step by Kiel. She was sandwiched every time she caught the ball by a jersey Deidra, unity Christian, led nearly the entire first half but Western Christian, a very strong second half. We have got ourselves a ball game here. With six and a half to play. And Unity Christian, working with a one point lead. Inside to Blankespoor. The tough shot inside. Can’t get the put-back to go, and a foul on Noteboom on the Rebound.>>Molly: Just getting a little too eager in there. And that is four, on Noteboom. Brooke Zevenberen. 5 fought 9 freshman. Played six minutes yesterday in the semifinal game. Could not score. Played four minutes and in the opening round game. And their deep can’t ham it inside.>>Molly: That’s the strength of this quad. Takes a little too much mustard on that pass. Anna Kiel is really the star of the show in the first half X in the second. Kind of been a none factor, thank to the Wolfpack defense. She’s 0-1 from the feel. 13 points, 12 Rebounds on the game, but no points here in this second half. Over to Fedders and keep an eye on number 13 from three-point land. If you’re the Western Christian defense. No good. Fedders with an offensive Rebound. Blocked and the baseline. And now, a traveling violation. That’s another turnover. On unity Christian. Substitution for western. Winterfield checks in. Who will step up for the night. And someone’s got to knock down a shot. Seeking it 40 title. If five years B you unity Christian, get to defends it title. End zone can’t it to go. Inside, blocked away. Here come the Wolfpack. Down to moss. Lay-up, good. Western Christian, back in front. No good for Blankespoor. Unity Christian. A little bit of hesitation on the offensive end, when they’re open, about 10-17, they’re hesitating ever so slightly. Got to be ready to pull that trigger.>>You missed types, too. A shot that they had tipically make aren’t going. And Veerbeek. She’s playing physic. Right inside at Anna Kiel. The block and going coast to coast W the pass ahead timous. The Wolfpack, that defensive stop into some quick points. Substitutions there, checking in for Western Christian. And Noteboom back into the game for Western Christian. Free-throws. Veerbeek had 10 points, and it’s a three-point western Christian lead. Fedders from the wing. Put-back. Offer in, no good. And it’s going to stay here.>>BJ: That’s the third personal foul on Ashtyn Veerbeek. The Sophomore.>>Brad: Noteboom. Good.>>Molly: Shots from about that free-throw territory in the second half.>>Brad: She’s got eight points. She is play withing four fouls though. Keep an eye on on her, this defensive end of the floor. Virs inside. There’s a steal by Noteboom. On the run. Left-handed lay-up. Good. Double figures for Noteboom. And unity Christian, back in 41. Playing with four personal fouls. Noteboom, the 5’10” senior. 11 points yesterday, here. The tale and the finish and she’s got 10 points for Unity Christian. And it’s the Knights in 41. We go in now, inside the Western Christian huddle. Bill Harmsen.>>I want you to take two huge steps and come right back we’re going to see if we can go right inside. If it’s not there, payton we’re going to go to three out. If when you get T you’re going to hold, come right across, come righ back. So one, two, come back.>>Am I get together.>>Yup, then you go on the wing. All right. Here we go. Wolfpack.>>Wolfpack!>>The back and forth adjustments with 3:12 to play. Western Christian, and bill Harmsen, trying to direct that Wolfpack crew to their fourth title. What the Wolfpack did, able to ebbing cute here. Inside they go. To Veerbeek. A foul called inside. On Kiel. That’s just her second permanent foul. But it’ll be two free-throws for Ashtyn Veerbeek.>>Veerbeek was listening in the huddle. And make a couple steps like you’re going to screen cross X that’s exactly what she did. Free-throw is good. You talked about Veerbeek being the head coach of the Western Christian Christian volleyball squad. As of right now, she said, I would choose basketball over volleyball, if I were to continue playing at the college level. Less than three to play here in the 2A title game. Iowa Farm Bureau state championships on Iowa Public Television. Spiritual lifing earlier tome. 3A, 4A, 5A coming up tomorrow. Rips down the reign. Northwestern Christian, working with a one-point lead. Tyce the basketball. Bousema in the Corner, goes inside timous, nearly lost it and did. Zomermaand. Comes away with it, Unity Christian, an opportunity to take the lead here. Approaching the two minute mark. Fedders. To Kiel. Now to Zomermaand. Jump shot from the baseline. Blankespoor. Good.>>Molly: I like the way they work the basketball around a little bit. Before settling for that jumper. Unity Christian back on top. Harmsen inside to Veerbeek. No good. Rebound stays right to the Wolfpack. Three ball won’t go. Here’s Veerbeek in the lane. That won’t go. Kiel, holding on. For dear life. And it’s a jump ball: Three shots with the hoop. Good hustle bye kind of one of the cardinal sins though, you don’t the to save it onure your Oappointment’s end. She gets very lucky, Wolfpack was unable to convert.>>BJ: Underneath seconds to play. Here in the 2A title game. Unity Christian, a one–point lead and the basketball. Zomermaand. Kicks it out to Noteboom. Inside. Noteboom. Tips it over to Fedders. Shot from the right block. No good. And Fedders, comes away with it. Here’s the offensive Rebound. Under a minute to play. Unity Christian and the clock here. No shot clock. In High School girls basketball in the state of Iowa. Bousema to Miss the foul. It is the fifth team foul on Western Christian. Unity Christian, just four team fouls here in the second half. If the tables were turned, in this one point game. A foul wouldn’t necessarily send western to the free throw line.>>And we’ll see what head coach will draw up here in this huddle. Let’s go back to the Western Christian huddle.>>Have been you’re doing great. I want you to guard Kiel. We’re going to go way off the inbammedder and see if we can’t anticipate a tale off the IPTV bounder. Then everybody else is going to get up. We are not going to foul Chandra Zomermaand, but we want to blank Blankespoor. We’ll allow her to catch. We will foul Noteboom. And Fedder and we’ll foul. If you can get up and get a tale, that’s that’s ideal. Then we’ll go get a lay-up. We get a top and a tale, best way is a 4fure out but I want to get the ball inside. If we don’t have a lay-up. Four out. You’re going to be in. She’s in. All right in any questions about what we’re doing here? You go ahead and take Josie here. Wolfpack. Get a tale, get a steal.>>Molly: You can tell these teams know each other so well. Typically, you listen in on a huddle, they’re talking jersey numbers. They’re talking first names. Last names. They all know exactly what he’s talking about. Unity Christian and a one point lead. She’s an excellent free-throw shooter. The last person that the Wolfpack wants to foul, but they might have to eventually. And there’s a foul, and it will be Chandra Zomermaand to the free throw line. 10-10 at the free throw line on Tuesday, and the quarter time game. 4-5 yesterday in the semi’s. And excellent free-throw shooter for unity Christian on the season, shooting 5%.>>Molly: And she does just enough there. And an offensive Rebound for Unity Christian. And Zomermaand gets it right back and she’ll go right back to the free throw line others foul by Harmsen. The percentages are going to play in her favor here, we’ll see, but obviously, it’s a big moment. Right at her, she got fouled, saying that was my bad. You’ve got to make your free-throws. Anna Kiel. Giving her a few words of encouragement there, between free-throw attempts. Missed another one. That’s a two point lead. For Unity Christian. Less than 30 to play. Here in the ball game. Bousema. Out to Harmsen. And a time-out taken by Western Christian head coach, bill Harmsen with 13.8 on the clock. They have got the basketball, trail Unity Christian by two.>>Molly: The Wolfpack.>>Brad: Let’s go right back into the huddle with Western Christian and coach bill Harmsen.>>If we can go to Payton right here, we will. If that happens, Ashtyn you are going to go hard, over block. We’re going to see if we can go directlily there to stall. That’s what I want to see. We’re going to go here, hard. You screen, go to the basket. Peyton we’ll come up and try to ball screen here. Go, go, see if we have got a foul or a tip right here. Questions on that? We have one time-out. We have got to foul right away. Here we go.>>All right. 13.8 second on the clock. Coach Harmsen trying to draw up a winner in this class 2A title game.>>Only four team fouls so they do have a couple to give, before that bonus situation,.>>And bounce pass to Harmsen. Playing straight up. Inside to Veerbeek. Tough shot up. No good. Rebound by Veerbeek. And she gets fouled, with six and a half seconds on the clock.>>Molly: I don’t think anybody in the arc — arena is surprised, the ball ends up in Veerbeek’s hands. She is just relents. Awfully smooth, from that charity stripe tonight.>>Brad: Down a point. In and out, no good. Unity Christian. With the Rebound, and a jump ball is called. Both arrow favors western Christian. And now, another time-out taken by the Wolfpack.>>That might have worked out even better for Western Christian there, currently, you’re still down. But you can have a pretty good shot here, with the ball on your own hoop.>>Brad: Let’s go to the Unity Christian huddle. Go hanuman to man down here. Switch everything underneath. Switch everything underneath. Turn corner. Don’t foul. You are going to switch everything. Do you understand that? All right. Good screen. And then go get the Rebound. Step inside that thing.>>Got to be physical. It’s got to be physical. Come on. All right, molly, playing trait up defense. And bocked out. That’s the plan here, with 4.4 to go. Doesn’t appear they’re going to foul to try and disrupt the western offense. But they do have one foul to give. If you wanted to try to disrupt the offensive play, the offense is slow, but it doesn’t look like unity is going to do that.>>BJ: Western Christian with the ball. Down one. Feenstra. No good. Position, the ball is tipped away. Final horn and Unity Christian defends their title! There’s note enough kicks on the slot. To end up with the ball if in her hands. A day late and a dollar short. One of the last things, a player holler “Box out! Box out! ” and they did it just enough so everyone’s finger tips were on the basketball. But nobody could quite secure it on the Jedi.>>Brad: Looks like Anna Kiel tip today away from position, just enough to,a Lou Unity Christian to win back to back state titles here in title II A and definite their only loss of the season which was to Western Christian in January. Kiel is a little quiet on the offfensive end, but she was part of a big defensive top there. She kept Ashtyn Veerbeek from touching the ball that last possession.>>Unity Christian. Sandra Zomermaand. Emily Nguyen from Iowa city Regina A Mary Cronson. From Western Christian. Ashtyn Veerbeek. [Cheers and applause]. Your 20162A all-tournament captain, from Unity Christian Anna Kiel!>>Well, Western Christian may have held Anna Kiel scoreless in the second half, but 13 points, 15 Rebounds in the title game. Anna Kiel, Chandra Zomermaand for Unity Christian on that alternative team. Western Christian with moss, and Ashtyn Veerbeek.>>Molly: I don’t think anybody’s too surprised by particularly, the four young ladies from these two squads, being selected tonight. Nice honor for the six of those young ladies chosen. And you see the friendship. How about that right there.>>Molly: Can you tell these young ladies know each other well. As said in the huddles. They’re referring to each other by first name, last name. There were many moments when Anna Kiel and position were talking to each other. Smiling at each other. I think that’s a pretty long-standing volleyball connection between the two of them.>>Dave killerson, George Tracy and Greg Thomas. Your class 2A runner up is the Wolfpack and coach bill Hudson! Ladies and gentlemen, our 2016 class 2A state champions, the Knights from Unity Christian! Push the reigning champs, defend their 2015 crowd, with the 2016 title. And defend their only loss of the season, a priests loss to Western Christian. They get them in the title game, in a 25-1 record for Unity Christian for the 2A title. Let’s send it up to Paul now W the class 2A highlights.>>Paul: For the night. We have had two outstanding championship games. We have got to show you this one again. These are some of the great heights. Early Oit was Anna Kiel. Zomermaand. Inside to Ann A drop-step. Turn around. She had only had two point in the first half. 11 in the second half. A lot of the moves like that, she comes up, but gets around Ashtyn Veerbeek for two more and Kiel in the second half was not the only one going on. Veerbeek the other wake drives and scores. Ashtyn Veerbeek tonight. Great game for her. 11 points, and then it’s a transitioned from Noteboom. And the steal, and — and DIERDRA. And Western Christian defends their title. Let’s find out.>>Molly: Joined by Anna Kiel. Anna, how do you sum up the way this culminate it is your High School basketball career in.>>it’s amazing. It’s such a great feeling especially to do it with your best friend. It’s been a big journey and I enjoy the ride. Thank you much for I don’t knowing us. And head coach, Jay, thank you for joining us. Talk to us about some of the A justments. What did you do to western in the first half. What did they do in the second. What ended up being the difference?>>We tried to take away some of the inside game. Veerbeek has been a great player and we just tried to limit what she does. That’s been a key to her success. And we were able to do is that and force them to shoot more from the out of bounds. And you kind of roll the dice there, and hope they don’t get hot. Defense wins championships. There’s great, great, defense wins championships because their offense wasn’t so good.>>Molly: What’s going through your head the last couple of possessions there for western in.>>You know, it’s just come on, girls, one more stop. The defense again. One more stop and how fitting that we top them, you know, for the final play, with the one-point lead at the end of the game.>>Molly: All right, thanks, coach, congratulations.>>Thank you.>>Molly: We’ll send it back up to Paul.>>Paul: Thank you, molly, defending the championship from last year, in a 42-41 instant classic here at the Iowa girls athletic state championships. The first one of the 49-48 spiritual life. 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