Support quality local journalism. Become a subscriber.

Didn't get a chance to finish your story? Purchase a day pass digital subscription and you'll receive unlimited online access for one day (24 hours). You will have immediate access upon completion of your purchase.

State bound.jpeg

Jesup fans celebrate with their girls basketball team that qualified for the State Tournament with a win at BCLUW over Roland-Story on Saturday.

CONRAD — The Jesup girls basketball team grabbed an early lead Saturday and then held on against Roland-Story to qualify for the Class 3A State Tournament.

The eighth-seeded J-Hawks, now 20-4 overall this season, will open the tournament quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Arena against first-seeded Dike-New Hartford, 22-1, at 5 p.m. Monday, March 2.

The J-Hawks win at BCLUW High School over Roland-Story, 53-47, broke the record of 19 wins in a season during the 5-on-5 era. The last Jesup team to win 19 games was in the 1999-2000 season, the only other time the J-Hawks qualified for State.

The 1999-2000 team lost to North Cedar, 48-35, in the first round, according to tournament records.

Jesup and Dike-New Hartford have met twice this season, with the Wolverines winning 66-40 in Dike and 56-35 in Jesup.

Dike-New Hartford placed first in the North Iowa Cedar League East with a 16-0 conference record. Jesup was second at 12-4.

SCORING BY QUARTER

Jesup 17 11 17 8 —53

Roland 8 15 16 8 —47

Trending Food Videos