IF-A vs. Clear Lake Regional GBB

The length and height of Clear Lake's Kaitlyn VanderPloeg gave Iowa Falls-Alden fits during Wednesday's Class 3A Regional Semifinal. The Lions senior led all scorers with 18 points as the second-ranked hosts won, 54-41.

The Clear Lake gymnasium has not been kind facility to the Iowa Falls-Alden basketball team during the past decade, as several ranked Lions teams have created havoc with the program's patented full-court pressure defense.

Wednesday's Class 3A Regional Semifinal may not have played out how many might have predicted, as a strong start by the Cadets forced the Lions to abandon one of their greatest weapons.

Hailey Bridgewater

Hailey Bridgewater connected on this three-ball early in the fourth quarter to cut Clear Lake's lead to 44-36. The Cadets could not complete the comeback, and ended the season with a 14-8 record.

Marlee Lancaster

Senior point guard Marlee Lancaster looks for a teammate to pass to after driving along the baseline.

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