DES MOINES — The plan wasn’t overly complicated, and top-ranked Crestwood of Cresco’s execution was spot-on.

Never allowing unranked South Tama room to breathe, the Cadets rolled to a 66-28 Class 3A first-round victory Tuesday at Wells Fargo Arena at the girls’ state basketball tournament.

Crestwood (24-0) held the Trojans (15-10) to 7 of 39 shooting and smothered South Tama star forward Jessica Musgrave, forcing her into a 4 of 20 day.

“I didn’t talk to them long after the game,” Cadets head coach Doug Sickles said. “I just said you followed the game plan. We wanted to come out and squeeze Musgrave, and this isn’t an individual game, we had to do it collectively as a team and I thought those kids did that today.”

Musgrave finished with 14, but South Tama’s other five starters combined for four points.

Crestwood led 14-3 at the end of one and was up 31-4 in the second quarter before leading 40-12 at halftime. The Cadets had several multiple-point runs and the killer was a 19-3 surge over the first 4 minutes, 29 seconds of the second quarter.

South Tama was just 3 of 20 from the field in the first half.

Crestwood guard Ellie Friesen matched a 3A state tournament record with 10 assists as part of a nine-point, nine-rebound game. Eight of the 10 assists came in the first half.

Much of the second half was played under a continuous clock.

“I think we just continued to do what we have all season,” Friesen said. “If I keep getting my girls the passes that can get them the best shot, that is what I have to do.

“Our defense was fantastic, too, and we relied on that to get our offense going.”

Sharon Goodman led the Cadets with 20 points and 10 boards, while Shannon Pisney chipped in 19.

The Cadets who aree making their fourth appearance in the past five seasons, erased bad memories of a first-round loss to Cherokee last year.

“I thought last year was probably a learning curve,” Sickles said. “As a collective unit we have talked a lot in practice about the pitfalls that grounded us last year. We didn’t shy away from those and worked hard in practice to improve those areas.”

Crestwood will play Thursday at 5 p.m. against fifth-seeded North Polk (22-3), a 64-47 winner over Davenport Assumption.

“It feels much better,” Friesen said. “We came into this game with so much more confidence. We knew what we had to do and what our goals were. There really weren’t any nerves and it felt just like another game and that is fantastic.”

Crestwood 66, South Tama 28

SOUTH TAMA (15-10) — Sadie Smith 0-3 1-2 1, Jaelin Berger 1-3 0-0 3, Jessica Musgrave 4-20 6-10 14, Madison Rohach 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor Ray 0-1 0-0 0, Abrielle Morgan 0-0 0-0 0, Tylese Rosenberger 0-2 0-0 0, Carissa Musgrave 2-9 0-0 6, Makayla Backen 0-0 1-2 1, Shelby Slaven 0-0 0-0 0, Enriqueta Diego 0-0 2-2 2, Zoee Buffalo 0-0 1-2 1, Aubrey Roberts 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 7-39 12-21 28.

CRESTWOOD (24-0) — Emily Friesen 1-4 0-0 3, Shannon Pisney 6-10 7-9 19, Brynn Bodermann 3-6 0-0 7, Ellie Friesen 3-7 2-2 9, Sharon Goodman 8-12 4-6 20, Taylor Shelton 0-2 0-0 0, Laken Leinhard 0-2 2-2 2, Kennedy Gaul 0-0 0-1 0, Kaylee Thomas 1-1 0-0 3, Annie Mast 0-1 1-2 1, Brooklyn Ferrie 0-1 0-0 0, Samantha Balk 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-47 16-22 66.

South Tama 3 9 6 10 — 28

Crestwood 14 26 17 9 — 66

3-point goals — South Tama 2-12 (Berger 0-1, J. Musgrave 0-1, Rohach 0-1, Ray 0-2, C. Musgrave 2-7). Crest 4-13 (Em. Friesen 1-3, Bodermann 1-3, El. Friesen 1-5, Lienhard 0-1, Thomas 1-1). Rebounds — South Tama 24 (J. Musgrave 10). Crestwood 39 (Goodman 10). Assists — South Tama 3 (Three with one). Crestwood 15 (El. Friesen 10). Turnovers — South Tama 10 (Berger 2, Rosenberger 2). Crest 5 (Em. Friesen 2 , El. Friesen 2). Totals fouls — South Tama 20, Crestwood 16. Fouled out — None.