DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Audrey Faber scored 19 of her 26 points in the second half and No. 5 Dowling Catholic fended off No. 9 Southeast Polk 66-55 on Saturday night for the Class 5A championship.
Dowling Catholic (23-3) reversed the outcome of last year's title game, won 43-34 by Southeast Polk, and claimed its fifth state title.
Luci Sarcone added 14 points and nine rebounds for Dowling Catholic and Hayden Butler scored 11 points.
Becca Hittner finished with five points but was named captain of the all-tournament team.
Sierra Mitchell came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers for Southeast Polk. She led the Rams (18-7) with 12 points.