Friday's high school basketball roundup: Ashley Joens surpasses 2,000 career points

Iowa City High’s Ashley Joens (10) is the 19th player in Iowa high school girls' basketball history to surpass 2,000 career points. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Iowa City High’s Ashley Joens (10) is the 19th player in Iowa high school girls' basketball history to surpass 2,000 career points. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Metro recaps and Gazette area scores from high school basketball games on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

Metro girls

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 84, Dubuque Wahlert 46

Iowa City High senior Ashley Joens became the 19th player in state history to score 2,000 points in her career as the top-ranked Little Hawks defeated Wahlert in Iowa City.

Joens scored 31 points and had 12 rebounds as City High (21-0) clinched its sixth straight division title with the win. Wahlert fell to 6-15.

5A No. 9 Iowa City West 65, Waterloo West 33

Logan Cook had 23 points to lead No. 9 West in Iowa City.

Emma Koch added 13 points and Rachael Saunders had 11 points for West (14-7).

NaTracia Ceaser led Waterloo West (11-11) with 18 points.

4A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 47, Linn-Mar 40

The Saints used a big first quarter, racing out to a 14-3 lead at Linn-Mar.

Amelia Ivester led Xavier (13-8) with 16 points. Emily Jasper had 11 points and nine rebounds, and Libby Arnold added 10 points.

Megan Murphy had 15 points to lead Linn-Mar (3-18).

5A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Prairie 46, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 45 (OT)

A nightmarish shooting night morphed into a dreamy finish for Sarah Schmitt.

Without one of her backcourt running mates and burdened by an uncharacteristically cold touch, Schmitt came through at the end, hitting a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left in overtime to give Prairie a 46-45 MVC win over Kennedy.

Read Jeff Linder’s full story.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 57, 5A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Washington 53

The first one was lucky, the second one pure.

Jenna Griffith made a late 3-pointer off the backboard that tied the game, then an even later one that swished through and gave her Jefferson team a lead and eventual win.

The sophomore guard came in averaging 6.8 points a game but finished with a game-high 19.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW ADVERTISEMENT

Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

Area girls

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

5A No. 2 Cedar Falls 85, Waterloo East 30

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 57, 5A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Washington 53

5A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Prairie 46, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 45 (OT)

4A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 47, Linn-Mar 40

Dubuque Hempstead 53, Dubuque Senior 42

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 84, Dubuque Wahlert 46

5A No. 9 Iowa City West 65, Waterloo West 33

NORTHEAST IOWA

Decorah 51, Charles City 40

OTHERS

Mount Pleasant 38, Washington (Iowa) 34

CLASS 1A REGIONAL FIRST ROUND

Region 3

Clarksville 73, Waterloo Christian 35

Region 4

Midland 46, Lone Tree 12

Region 5

BGM 58, Twin Cedars 19

Metro Boys

3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 66, Linn-Mar 64

Top-ranked Xavier (3A) used a big fourth quarter to escape with a victory in Marion.

Trailing 45-39 after three, the Saints won the final quarter, 27-19.

Matthew Mims had 29 points and eight assists and Jackson Joens and Kyle Moeder each added 11 points for Xavier (13-5).

Trey Hutchseon had a game-high 28 points for Linn-Mar (8-11).

Dubuque Wahlert 65, Iowa City High 59

The Little Hawks led 58-54 with two minutes to play, but the Golden Eagles surged in the final minutes in Dubuque.

Peter Timmerman had 19 points for Wahlert (7-12). Matt Bandy added 13 points, Jack Jaeger had 12 points and Craig Collins 11 points.

Ry Threlkeld-Weigand had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, for City (5-13). Antonio Turner had 18 points and Keshawn Christian added 12 points.

Cedar Rapids Prairie 76, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 59

Griff Clark had 20 points and Kris Murray added 19 points for Prairie at Kennedy

Keegan Murray added 11 points and Logan Burg and Harrison Cook each had 10 points for Prairie (10-9).

Jack Wetzel had 17 points to lead Kennedy (8-11). Jackson Foley had 12 points and Zach Drahous added 10.

Iowa City Regina 67, Benton Community 52

Regina improved to 17-3. The Bobcats are 12-8.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 85, Cedar Rapids Washington 74

Doing it once was impressive. Doing it twice ... well, you describe it.

Kyler Bell tied the Cedar Rapids Jefferson single-game record with eight 3-pointers Friday night in an 85-74 win over Cedar Rapids Washington.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW ADVERTISEMENT

Thank you for signing up for our e-newsletter!

You should start receiving the e-newsletters within a couple days.

That’s actually the second time this boys’ basketball season the senior guard has had a great eight. Make that the second time in two weeks he’s done it.

Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

West Delaware 39, Marion 34

Derek Krogmann was not himself, but he was still plenty good.

The West Delaware junior accounted for nearly half of his team’s points with 18 as the Hawks rallied for a 39-34 victory against Marion in a Wamac game at Marion.

Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

Area boys

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE

4A No. 5 Cedar Falls 80, Waterloo East 57

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 85, Cedar Rapids Washington 74

Cedar Rapids Prairie 76, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 57

3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 66, Linn-Mar 64

4A No. 2 Dubuque Senior 47, Dubuque Hempstead 44

Dubuque Wahlert 65, Iowa City High 59

4A No. 3 Iowa City West 79, Waterloo West 51

WAMAC

Iowa City Regina 67, Benton Community 52

Independence 54, Dyersville Beckman 53

West Delaware 39, Marion 34

Western Dubuque 62, South Tama 55

RIVER VALLEY

Iowa City Regina 67, Benton Community 52

NORTHEAST IOWA

Crestwood 62, Oelwein 52

Decorah 79, 3A No. 6 Charles City 66

UPPER IOWA

Riceville 63, Lansing Kee 40

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR LEAGUE

1A No. 6 Lynnville-Sully 68, Baxter 42

Sigourney 56, Twin Cedars 48

OTHERS

Central Lee 75, Highland 60

Lone Tree 78, Holy Trinity 56

3A No. 2 Mount Pleasant 69, Washington (Iowa) 30

New London 73, Iowa Mennonite 50

CONTINUE READING

MORE IOWA FOOTBALL RECRUITING ARTICLES ...

Give us feedback

Have you found an error or omission in our reporting? Tell us here.

Do you have a story idea we should look into? Tell us here.