The wait is over for the Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial girls’ basketball teams.
The Hawkettes and Jaguars now know their postseason opponents.
Fifth-ranked Ankeny Centennial (12-2) earned a No. 1 seed in Class 5A Region 5 and will host a semifinal game against Urbandale (3-7) on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. The two teams have not met this season.
No. 11 Des Moines Roosevelt (8-1) will host Des Moines North (6-5) or Ottumwa (5-7) in the other semifinal game. The highest remaining ranked team will host the regional final on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
Centennial will host Roosevelt in its regular-season finale on Saturday. It could be a preview of the regional final to be held 10 days later.
Ankeny (8-6), meanwhile, has earned the No. 2 seed in Region 1. The Hawkettes will host a semifinal game against Ames (8-9) or Sioux City West (5-15) on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m.
Ankeny and Ames could meet for the third time this season. The Hawkettes posted a 66-55 victory at Ames on Jan. 23 and will host the Little Cyclones on Friday in their regular-season finale.
No. 2 Waukee (7-1) will host Des Moines East (0-11) in the other semifinal game. With a victory, the Warriors would also host the regional final on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.
Ankeny dropped an 81-38 decision at Waukee on Dec. 21. A second meeting between the two teams was cancelled last month due to some COVID-19 issues with the Warriors, who paused their season for three weeks.