DES MOINES — Marissa Schroeder won the duel and left with a scoring record. Addison Hirschman's team won the game and earned a rematch against the defending champion.

Schroeder, Bellevue Marquette’s standout senior, erupted for an Iowa Class 1A girls state basketball tournament record 38 points Monday, but Hirschman’s supporting cast was a bit better.

No. 7 Kingsley-Pierson forced 18 turnovers and converted 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to stave off No. 6 Marquette 65-61 in a quarterfinal tilt at Wells Fargo Arena.

“We’ve been in pressure situations like that this season,” said Hirschman, whose squad made two foul shots with no time remaining to beat Newell-Fonda in the regional final. “We know how to get out of it well.”

Hirschman and the Panthers had no solution for Schroeder.

The 6-foot-1 post waged a back-and-forth, one-on-one tussle with Hirschman, a South Dakota State recruit.

Schroeder eclipsed Burlington Notre Dame Taylor Hickey’s previous 1A single-game mark of 27 points a minute into the fourth quarter.

By the conclusion, Schroeder converted 13 of 24 field goals, made 12 of 14 free throws and had 11 rebounds to go along with three blocks and three steals.

“If I was going to play up to (Hirschman’s) level, I had to be in attack mode and make sure I was on my ‘A’ game,” Schroeder said.

Schroeder, headed to play basketball at Loras College, admitted there was motivation facing off against Hirschman.

"I wanted to see how my game would match up against someone like that," Schroeder said.

Hirschman compiled 22 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks.

“It was so fun,” Hirschman said of the one-on-one encounter. “She’s an amazing player — phenomenal. It was so much fun playing someone like that.”

The Mohawks (21-4) raced out to a 10-0 cushion. The Panthers (24-1) regrouped to collect the school's first five-player state tournament victory and set up a semifinal showdown with top-ranked Springville at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Kingsley-Pierson lost to Springville in last year’s quarterfinals.

“We had a different mindset this year and it worked,” Hirschman said. "We're excited to play them again."

Hirschman’s teammates pushed the Panthers to the finish line.

Bri Jensen tallied 18 points while Madison Goodwin and Allison Bailey combined for 17 points, 13 in the second half.

“Everyone just stepped up and did an amazing job today,” Kingsley-Pierson coach Nicole Goodwin said.

Marquette's Teona Richman joined Schroeder with a double-double — 13 points and 10 rebounds. The rest of the Mohawks were a collective 4-for-22 from the field with a dozen turnovers.

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“We were up against a lot, but I thought we handled it pretty well,” Marquette coach Jim Kettmann said. “We were ready to go and we didn’t let up at all.”

Schroeder, whose 537 points are a single-season record for Marquette, had been to the state tournament multiple times as a spectator but never as a participant.

Even though it was a one-game stay, it was a performance she won't forget. 

“I like to think of it that I could have been sitting in the stands for this game, but instead I got to experience Wells for the first time in my four years,” she said. “It is a great way to go out.

“Win or lose, this was an experience I will never forget for the rest of my life.”

Kingsley-Pierson 65, Bellevue Marquette 61

KINGSLEY-PIERSON (24-1) — Bradi Harvey 1-3 2-2 4, Bri Jensen 4-9 8-10 18, Madison Goodwin 3-9 0-0 8, Allison Bailey 2-5 5-7 9, Addison Hirschman 9-16 1-2 22, Madison Wurth 0-1 0-0 0, Jayde Barto 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 20-46 18-23 65.

BELLEVUE MARQUETTE (21-4) — Taylor Banowetz 0-1 0-0 0, Annika Frank 2-7 1-2 5, Marissa Schroeder 13-24 12-14 38, McKenna Michels 1-8 0-2 3, Teona Richman 5-9 3-4 13, Lizzy Parker 0-0 0-0 0, Ashley Koos 1-2 0-1 2, McKenna Hingtgen 0-2 0-0 0, Tori Michel 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-55 16-23 61.

Kingsley-Pierson;13;22;12;18;—;65

Bellevue Marquette;16;15;13;17;—;61

3-point goals — Kingsley-Pierson 7-19 (Hirschman 3-5, Goodwin 2-6, Jensen 2-4, Harvey 0-2, Wurth 0-1, Barto 0-1); Marquette 1-6 (Michels 1-4, Frank 0-1, Schroeder 0-1). Rebounds — Kingsley-Pierson 31 (Hirschman 10, Jensen 7); Marquette 35 (Schroeder 11, Richman 10). Assists — Kingsley-Pierson 12 (Hirschman 7); Marquette 7 (Koos 2, Michels 2). Turnovers — Kingsley-Pierson 22, Marquette 18. Total fouls — Kingsley-Pierson 17, Marquette 15. Fouled out — none.

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