The Fillies are heading to the state tournament next week. The DC-G girls’ basketball team defeated Lewis Central on Tuesday in the regional finals and punched their ticket to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Fillies won by a final score of 52-37 on Tuesday in Atlantic.

The Fillies took control of the game right away, outscoring Lewis Central 15-4 in the first quarter. They were, however, outscored in the second quarter 12-9 and went into the half with a 24-16 lead.

They scored 12 points in the third quarter and extended their lead to 36-26 as they entered the fourth quarter, where they sealed the game, outscoring Lewis Central 16-11.

Dani Heritage, a senior, had another big game for the Fillies posting a double-double as she went 8-of-10 from the floor, including three treys, and led the team with 22 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.

Lexi Rosa, a junior, led the team in rebounding, pulling down 12 rebounds while scoring eight points on a 4-of-6 effort from the field. Rosa also led the team in blocked shots, with three of the team’s six total blocks.

Allie O’Brien only went 2-for-8 from the floor, but went 4-of-5 from the free-throw line and had eight points in the game. O’Brien also had two assists and two steals.

The Fillies will start state tournament action on March 4 against Carlisle, who beat Perry 57-50 in the regional finals. The Fillies played Carlisle in their first game of the season back on Nov. 26 and won in blowout fashion by a score of 62-27.

If they win on Tuesday they will play either undefeated Harlan or North Scott in the semifinals on March 6 for a chance to play in the finals on March 8.

DC-G’s game against Carlisle at the state tournament begins at 8:30 p.m. on March 4 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Winterset

The DC-G girls’ basketball team won its first game of the post-season in the regional semifinals. The Fillies beat Winterset 42-28 on Feb. 22 in Grimes.

DC-G’s Dani Heritage dominated the game recording a double-double with team-highs in points and rebounds. She went 5-of-12 from the field for 13 points and had 15 rebounds in the contest. She also had three steals and two blocks.

Allie O’Brien had 12 points in the game on a 4-of-8 shooting performance while also grabbing seven rebounds. Tara Baker had the team’s only 3-pointer of the night as she finished with seven points and four rebounds.