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UNI recruit sets Girls State 3 point mark in victory


DES MOINES (KWWL)-- Jessie Pauley filled the stat sheet with some impressive numbers and led OA-BCIG into the Class 2A championship game. 

The top-ranked Falcons improved to 25-0 with a 67-44 victory over No. 8 Monticello and will play for the state title at 8 p.m. Friday night. 

Pauley has signed to play at Northern Iowa and she showed why the Panthers wanted her. 

For starters, she scored 33 points. She hit 12 of 17 shots, including all seven of her 3-point attempts. The seven 3-pointers ties the single-game state tournament record. 

The 5-foot-10 guard also grabbed 15 rebounds, blocked six shots, handed out three assists and made three steals. 

During one stretch, when the Falcons went on a 26-4 run to open a 46-21 lead, Pauley swished a 3 from the top of the key, stole the ball and banked in a short jumper, knocked down two more 3s to end the first half, then drilled three 3-pointers to open the second half. 

 Morgan VanDerSloot added 10 points for OA-BCIG, while Ashley Zobel and Lexi Olerich scored seven each. 

Monticello lost for just the second time in 27 games, ending a memorable season that included a school record for victories and the school's first conference championship. 

Kelsie Etten led the Panthers with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Brooke Stahlberg added 12 points, six steals and two blocks.


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