STATE BASKETBALL: Johnston, Centennial, Pella on to Championships

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DES MOINES - The CIML continues to dominate 5A girls basketball.

Johnston beat Linn-Mar 51-39 in Friday's semifinals to advance to the title game, while Centennial beat Cedar Falls 57-31 in the other 5A semifinal to make their first trip to the title game.  The Dragons and Jaguars met once during the season with Johnston winning handily.

The Pella little Dutch are on to the 4A Championship after getting by Marion 54-48.  Pella has never won a girls state basketball title, and is making just their 2nd appearance in school history.