Lady Knights win state basketball championship

Knights react after winning the Class 3A state title March 5 in Des Moines.

By Michael Becker

After finishing the season with a record of 25-2, the Davenport Assumption Lady Knights brought home gold. On Feb. 28, the Lady Knights traveled to Des Moines with a common goal: a state title. Led by seniors Melissa Youngblut and Emma Ambrose and sophomores Kate Fennelly, Hailey Schneden and Danielle Moore, the Lady Knights brought home their second state championship in school history.

After winning the quarterfinal contest against Sergeant Bluff-Luton 67-60, the Lady Knights faced the number one team in the state, Ballard. In the semifinal dual, the Lady Knights outlasted the Ballard Beavers 56-42. In the finals, the Lady Knights brought home gold against Mount Vernon, 50-39.

The moment of victory will be cherished forever. “It was an awesome experience, and it was super fun!” exclaimed Danielle Moore about her first state championship. After a long and exciting week, the Lady Knights were welcomed home to a plethora of supportive and loving fans in the Assumption auditorium. “I was very happy we won, especially for the seniors,” said Kathryn Matson of the state championship win.


(Becker is a junior at Assumption High School.)

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