Valley, Pocahontas Bring Home State Titles

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DES MOINES - The 2017 girls state basketball tournament is in the books.

In Class 3A Pocahontas area, led by Elle Ruffridge, defended its title beating Sioux Center 61-38.  Ruffridge, the state's all-time scoring and assist leader, finished with 22 points.

In Class 5A, Valley won its first girls basketball championship beating Cedar Falls 71-59.  Zoe Young led the way with 21 points, Hannah Fuller, all-tournament captain, scored 16.

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