SPIRIT LAKE - No. 13 Spirit Lake limited Humboldt to just three fourth-quarter points on the way to a 56-49 victory in a Class 3A region semifinal on Wednesday.
The Indians (18-5) are now one game away from their second straight trip to the state tournament as they travel to Sheldon tonight to face sixth-ranked Unity Christian (19-4). The Knights advanced to the region final with a 76-40 victory over Sheldon. Game time is 7 p.m.
The Indians led 16-14 after one quarter with Humboldt taking a 34-30 lead after halftime and a 46-40 lead after three quarters.
Emma Dau led the Indians with 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 9-of-12 from the free throw line. She also pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out three assists.
Joie Veldman chipped in 14 points while Bailey Loveall had 10, Bailee Newman had five and carter Hassel had three.