Mackenzie Dubbert's three-point play with 16.3 seconds to play proved to be the difference for Northeast (Cairo) Saturday in MSHSAA Class 2 quarterfinal action.
The junior's points were enough to give Cairo a 38-36 win over New Haven at Moberly Area Community College.
New Haven's season ended at 18-10 while Cairo (24-6) moves to the Class 2 State Tournament next week in Springfield.
Playing in front of a large and vocal crowd from the school eight miles away from the venue, New Haven was able to take a 12-10 lead after one quarter.
Cairo surged forward in the second quarter as New Haven scored just two points. It was 20-14 for the Lady 'Cats at halftime.
Cairo held a nine-point lead late in the third quarter before New Haven went on a run to cut it to 27-25 at the end of the third quarter.
The Lady Shamrocks got a three-point basket from senior Emily Scheer early in the fourth quarter to go ahead. The teams traded the lead several times before Cairo got the winning bucket and free throw with 16.3 seconds to play.
New Haven had a final chance, but a shot at the buzzer missed.
New Haven played its "Iron Five" throughout the game and all five graduate after this season. They are Scheer, Lauren Gerlemann, Emily Engelbrecht, Kate Ruediger and Mackenzie Bauer.
Full game coverage will be in the Wednesday Missourian.