Sioux Center girls win 3A basketball championship

Published: Mar. 3, 2023 at 10:25 PM CST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) - The Sioux Center Warriors have won the 3A Iowa Girls Basketball Championship game.

The final score between the Benton Bobcats and the Warriors was 62-47.

The Warriors came into the championship game with an overall record of 20-5 and were the 6-seed in the tournament. Their first tournament game was against West Marshall where they came away with a 79-51 victory. Then in the semifinals, the Warriors had a nail-bitingly close game with Solon, where they came out on top 44-46.

The Bobcats had a 23-3 overall record going into the game, with the 4-seeded team beating Des Moines Christian and Vinton-Shellsburg to get to the championship.

SportsFource was at the championship game Friday night and spoke after the game with Warriors’ senior Willow Bleeker about what this title means to the team.

“We had believed we could do this,” said Bleeker. “We believed in each other all season. We’ve seen great competition, a lot of teams here at state and so, just being able to show that we are good and show that we belong here even as the #6 seed, which has just made it even that much sweeter getting the win.”

Congratulations to the Warriors on an outstanding season!