State Champs! Valley Wins Class 5A State Girls’ Basketball Title
The Valley High School varsity girls’ basketball team beat Southeast Polk 65-60 in the title game of the Class 5A Iowa high school state tournament on Friday, March 1, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
This is the Tigers’ second state title in three years; Valley’s last championship was in 2017. This is the second state tournament title in program history.
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Championship Reception! pic.twitter.com/v110nUNFiA— Valley Tigers (@vhstigers) March 2, 2019
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In Friday’s win, Senior Zoe Young paced the Tigers with 23 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and four blocks. Fellow senior standout Shea Fuller recorded 22 points. Juniors Alex Honnold and Grace Plummer each contributed nine points.
Fuller was named to the Class 5A all-tournament team, and Young was named captain of the squad.
Congratulations, Valley girls’ basketball!
Valley’s State Tourney Journey
- Quarterfinals: def. Iowa City High, 66-59 (OT)
- Semifinals: def. Johnston, 76-64 (OT)
- Finals: def. Southeast Polk, 65-60
2018-19 Valley Girls’ Basketball Roster
- Anna Bernhard, Soph.
- Kate Cairney, Jr.
- Elise Carver, Soph.
- Hayley Chappell, Soph.
- Shea Fuller, Sr.
- Maggie Hall, Jr.
- Alex Honnold, Jr.
- Grace Plummer, Jr.
- Meredith Rieker, Fr.
- Jasmine Spann, Sr.
- Emily Strawn, Soph.
- Megan Weis, Jr.
- Zoe Young, Sr.