The Dallas Center-Grimes girls’ basketball team scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to eke out a 60-57 victory on Tuesday at Grinnell.
The Fillies trailed through three quarters, 43-35. But they switched to a zone in the fourth quarter, limited Grinnell to 14 points in the frame and iced the game from the free-throw line. Allie O’Brien, who hit a big 3 and had a crucial steal with under a minute to play, and Dani Heritage each hit two free throws and Rachel Lowary was 4-of-4 from the line down the stretch.
"We have gone back to the fundamentals and I think we are gaining confidence," said coach Mike Levenhagen. "Last night’s game (against Grinnell) was a perfect example of people stepping up to do what needed to be done."
Heritage had 19 points and 10 rebounds. O’Brien had 12 points and six steals, and Lexi Rosa finished with 10 points and eight boards.
DC-G scored a decisive 71-53 victory over Class 3A No. 6 North Polk on Jan. 11. The Fillies, ranked 11th in Class 4A, used a 21-point second quarter to create a bit of separation.
Heritage had 19 points and 11 rebounds to pace the Fillies, while Rosa added 12 points and nine rebounds. O’Brien finished with 10 points, five rebounds and three assists, and Paige Lowary contributed nine points and five rebounds.
The Fillies added a 56-22 victory over Oskloosa on Jan. 10. Selena Nolte came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting. Heritage sank a trio of 3-pointers and finished with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals, and both Rosa and Rachel Lowary scored six points.