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City High Girls' Season Comes to Bitter End

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DES MOINES Kiera Washpun crumpled to the ground, her head in her hands.

For Haley Lorenzen, the agony lingered longer.

"I kept trying, but it wasn't my (day)," she said. "And it wasn't the right (day) for me not to perform."

Top-ranked Iowa City High's "Big Three" combined to shoot 11 of 44 from the floor, enabling No. 5 West Des Moines Dowling to come from behind and break the Little Hawks' hearts, 49-44, in a Class 5A semifinal at the girls' state basketball tournament Friday afternoon at Wells Fargo Arena.

"It wasn't just the last six or seven minutes," Lorenzen said. "We came out strong, then we let them get the momentum, and things started to fall apart. I obviously didn't play my best game at all."

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