Central Lyon girls fall in 2A championship game

Published: Mar. 4, 2023 at 6:34 PM CST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) - The Central Lyon Lions finished their season as the runner-ups in the Class 2A Iowa Girls Basketball State Championship game.

The final score between the Dike-New Hartford Wolverines and the Lions was 64-49.

The Lions came into the championship game with a flawless season of 24-0 and were the 2-seed in the tournament. Their first tournament game was against Panorama where they came away with a 66-30 victory. Then in the semifinals, the Lions went up against the Pocahontas Indians, beating them 65-44.

The Wolverines had a 25-1 overall record going into the championship game, with the 1-seeded team beating Appleton-Parkersburg and Sibley-Ocheyedan to get to the finals.

It was the second year in a row that Central Lyon and Dike-New Hartford met in the Class 2A state championship game.

“You know, I just hope they remember these kids. They’ve done a great job for our program, those little girls in the stands up there, they’ve advanced our program so much, and I appreciate the efforts that they’ve given me, I appreciate just the way I’ve been able to challenge them and they step up. They’re just a fun group to coach and I’m proud of what they’ve done,” said Heather Grafing, Centra Lyon head coach.