Spirit Lake Girls Basketball Season Ends At Wells Fargo Arena
Tue 3-3-2015 
The fifth-ranked Cadets shot 60 percent from 3-point range and led almost all the way in beating No. 11 Spirit Lake 58-46 in a first-round game.
Madison Sickles made 6 of her 9 shots and scored 17 points to lead the Cadets (22-2), who got their first-ever state tournament victory a year ago. Freshman Shannon Pisney added 12 points and seven rebounds and Karlee Grabau had 11. Pisney and Kate Grover, who finished with eight points, each hit a pair of 3-pointers.
Emma Dau led Spirit Lake (18-7) with 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting. She also grabbed four rebounds and handed out three assists. Joie Veldman scored 11 for the Indians, who ran off eight straight victories to reach the state tournament after losing four of five games midway through the season.
Crestwood, making its fifth trip to state, steadily built a 25-13 halftime lead, then blew it open in the third quarter. Grover started and finished a 12-0 run with 3-pointers and the Cadets cruised from there.
Crestwood was also 14-16 at the free throw line compared to Spirit Lake's 4-6. The Indians say goodbye to 2 seniors in Emma Dau and Katy Brevik.
Crestwood improves to 22-2 and will face Pocahontas in the semifinals Thursday March 5th.
Spirit Lake Coach Rick Reinking