Letting loose: D-NH girls throttle Panorama, return to state

The Dike-New Hartford girls are returning to the state tournament after a 50-15 win against Panorama in Johnston on Monday night. (Jake Ryder photo)

JOHNSTON – The bus carrying the Dike-New Hartford girls basketball team to Monday's regional final with Panorama made a stop on the way to Johnston High School.

 

"We all got off the bus and wanted to run laps," D-NH senior Carlee Dove said. "We were so excited. Everyone was just ready to play."

 

When D-NH head coach Bruce Dall finally unleashed his seventh-ranked Wolverines on No. 6 Panorama, all that energy transferred into a one-sided rout of the Panthers, a 50-15 win that sent Dike-New Hartford back to the state tournament.

  

D-NH will play Cascade at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Class 2A state quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, a rematch of last year's quarterfinal won by Cascade, 61-44. The Cougars went on to win the state title.

  

D-NH led 13-6 after the first quarter and went on a startling 32-7 run over the course of roughly 16 minutes of game time between the middle of the first and third quarters. Panorama made just four field goals in the game.

  

Katie Knock scored 16 points to lead all scorers. Ellie Foster added 13 points and Morgan Weber scored 11 points.

 

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