Tuesday's high school basketball roundup: 4A No. 3 Cedar Falls edges 3A No. 1 Xavier

Cedar Falls' AJ Green pulls down a rebound during a game at Cedar Rapids Kennedy earlier this season. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Cedar Falls' AJ Green pulls down a rebound during a game at Cedar Rapids Kennedy earlier this season. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Metro recaps and Gazette area scores from high school basketball games on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

Metro boys

4A No. 3 Cedar Falls 64, 3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 58

Northern Iowa recruit AJ Green and No. 3 Cedar Falls were too much for 3A No. 1 Xavier, 64-58, in Cedar Falls.

Green had 35 points — shooting 9 of 9 from the field and 11 of 12 from the foul line — to lead the Tigers (12-3). Matthew Mims had 29 points for the Saints (10-5).

4A No. 1 Iowa City West 72, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 35

The top-ranked Trojans got back in the win column in Iowa City after a weekend loss out of state.

Patrick McCaffery scored 32 points and Jalen Gaudet added 14 for Iowa City West (13-2).

Jack Wetzel and Jackson Foley each had 12 points for Kennedy (7-9).

Cedar Rapids Washington 63, Dubuque Wahlert 58

Both teams came in with identical records, but the Warriors left their home gym one better.

Campbell Mitvalsky had 13 points for Washington (7-9). Nolan Potter added 11 and Drew Christensen and Ross Snitker each added 10 points.

Peter Timmerman led Wahlert (6-10) with 28 points.

Cedar Rapids Prairie 68, Iowa City High 44

The Hawks led the Little Hawks 23-11 after one quarter in Iowa City.

Kris Murray led Prairie (8-8) with 13 points. Keegan Murray and Mason Hook each added 12 points, and Griff Clark chipped in 11.

Keshawn Christian had 16 points for City High (4-12).

Marion 45, Vinton-Shellsburg 24

The Indians held the Vikings to their second-lowest point total of the season in Marion.

Chase Zielke had 19 points to lead Marion (9-9).

Waterloo East 70, Linn-Mar 68

Trey Hutcheson had 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Lions in a loss at Waterloo.

Greg Hall added 17 points for Linn-Mar (8-8).

Calamus-Wheatland 87, Cedar Valley Christian 31

The Warriors led 57-21 at the half in Springville.

Jacob Looney had 26 points for C-W (13-6). Cole Telecky led Cedar Valley Christian (2-16) with 17 points.

Iowa City Liberty 62, Washington (Iowa) 54

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Iziah Paulson scored 33 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Lightning (6-12) in Washington.

Luke Turner led Washington (5-11) with 12 points.

4A No. 10 Dubuque Senior 73, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 61

The Rams got 24 points from guard Marshaun Carroll and 18 from guard Carter Stevens to withstand a Jefferson rally.

Ozzie Meiborg scored 18 points and Willie Guy III 16 for Jefferson.

The real story here is Noah Carter, who scored 17 points. He nearly lost his leg earlier this season.

Iowa City Regina 63, West Branch 48

Four players reached double-figures in scoring as the Regals won their sixth game in a row.

Senior forward Jocoa Kerschen led the Regals (14-3, 14-1 RVC) with 13 points, while senior Zach Seaman, sophomore Masen Miller and 6-foot-9 sophomore center Even Brauns scored 11 points apiece.

Regina led by as many as 16 points in the first half at 30-14, but a game-high 19 points by West Branch senior Ben Thompson helped the Bears pull within nine points on four occasions.

— Douglas Miles

Area boys

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

4A No. 3 Cedar Falls 64, 3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 58

Cedar Rapids Prairie 68, Iowa City High 44

Cedar Rapids Washington 63, Dubuque Wahlert 58

Dubuque Hempstead 76, Waterloo West 69

4A No. 10 Dubuque Senior 73, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 61

4A No. 1 Iowa City West 72, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 35

Waterloo East 70, Linn-Mar 68

WAMAC

Center Point-Urbana 61, Benton Community 60 (OT)

Clear Creek Amana 73, Williamsburg 70

DeWitt Central 76, Anamosa 63

Maquoketa 61, Mount Vernon 46

South Tama 67, Independence 58

Marion 45, Vinton-Shellsburg 24

West Delaware 51, Solon 37

RIVER VALLEY

Camanche 71, Northeast 47

2A No. 2 Cascade 56, Monticello 44

Iowa City Regina 63, West Branch 48

Mid-Prairie 65, West Liberty 53

North Cedar 63, Bellevue 58

Tipton 69, Wilton 56

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 75, Maquoketa Valley 42

Cal-Wheatland 87, Cedar Valley Christian 31

Easton Valley 69, Bellevue Marquette 55

Edgewood-Colesburg 70, East Buchanan 47

Lisbon 73, Midland 40

1A No. 2 North Linn 88, Central City 35

NORTHEAST IOWA

3A No. 6 Charles City 62, Crestwood 52

Decorah 56, Prairie du Chien (Wis.) 54

Waukon 79, MFL MarMac 48

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

Belle Plaine 69, Keota 49

1A No. 7 Lynnville-Sully 75, BGM 42

Montezuma 76, HLV 26

North Mahaska 78, Colfax-Mingo 29

Sigourney 51, Iowa Valley 44

Tri-County 67, English Valleys 35

UPPER IOWA

Lansing Kee 75, West Central 49

Postville 57, Turkey Valley 51

South Winneshiek 68, Clayton Ridge 31

Starmont 70, North Fayette Valley 67

Waukon 79, MFL MarMac 48

OTHERS

Highland 61, Lone Tree 54

Iowa City Liberty 62, Washington (Iowa) 54

Iowa Mennonite 64, Louisa-Muscatine 53

North Tama 71, Garwin GMG 64

Union Community 49, Sumner-Fredericksburg 47

Metro girls

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 65, Iowa City Liberty 45

The Cougars raced out to an 18-5 lead after one quarter in North Liberty.

Hailey Dolphin had 14 points, Madi Friauf and Sadie Powell each added 12 points for Kennedy (10-7).

Cora Saunders had 15 points and Sam McPherson 11 points for Liberty (5-12).

5A No. 9 Iowa City West 83, Dubuque Senior 33

The Women of Troy cruised to a 25-10 first-quarter lead in Dubuque.

Lauren Zacharias had 15 points to pace Iowa City West (12-7). Cailyn Morgan, Rachael Saunders and Emma Koch each added 14 points.

4A No. 1 Marion 78, Vinton-Shellsburg 21

Tuesday night at Vinton was closer than the first contest, a 72-2 win by No. 1 (4A) Marion.

Kayba Laube had 15 points to lead Marion (18-0).

Calamus-Wheatland 58, Cedar Valley Christian 45

The Warriors upset Cedar Valley Christian in Springville, winning the fourth quarter 23-11.

Addison Luepker had 17 points for Calamus-Wheatland (3-17). Maggie Cach had 19 points for CVC (9-11).

2A No. 7 Iowa City Regina 55, West Branch 38

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Regina junior post player Alex Wiese scored 23 points and corralled a season-high 25 rebounds as the Class 2A seventh-ranked Regals bullied West Branch, 55-38, in a River Valley Conference game Tuesday night at Regina High School.

“She’s just relentless,” Regina Coach Jeff Wallace said of Wiese

Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

Area girls

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 65, Iowa City Liberty 45

5A No. 9 Iowa City West 83, Dubuque Senior 33

Waterloo East 58, Charles City 46

WAMAC

3A No. 15 Anamosa 55, DeWitt Central 41

4A No. 5 Center Point-Urbana 63, Benton Community 25

4A No. 1 Marion 78, Vinton-Shellsburg 21

Mount Vernon 54, Maquoketa 40

Solon 49, West Delaware 40

South Tama 62, Independence 36

Western Dubuque 36, Dyersville Beckman 34

Williamsburg 50, Clear Creek Amana 45

RIVER VALLEY

2A No. 13 Bellevue 38, North Cedar 35

3A No. 11 Camanche 48, Northeast 25

2A No. 6 Cascade 50, 3A No. 9 Monticello 36

2A No. 7 Iowa City Regina 55, West Branch 38

Mid-Prairie 59, West Liberty 39

Wilton 60, Tipton 40

TRI-RIVERS

Bellevue Marquette 61, Easton Valley 46

Calamus-Wheatland 58, Cedar Valley Christian 45

Edgewood-Colesburg 47, East Buchanan 36

Maquoketa Valley 75, Alburnett 43

Midland 59, Lisbon 42

2A No. 1 North Linn 75, Central City 23

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

Belle Plaine 46, Keota 27

English Valleys 51, Tri-County 34

Lynnville-Sully 57, BGM 47

1A No. 3 North Mahaska 78, Colfax-Mingo 29

Sigourney 63, Iowa Valley 31

UPPER IOWA

1A No. 10 Lansing Kee 49, West Central 21

North Fayette Valley 60, Starmont 50

Prairie du Chien (Wis.) 49, MFL MarMac 40

South Winneshiek 37, Clayton Ridge 18

OTHERS

Garwin GMG 60, North Tama 52

Lone Tree 44, Highland 39

Louisa-Muscatine 56, Iowa Mennonite 46

Meskwaki 66, Latimer CAL 33

Sumner-Fredericksburg 58, Union Community 22

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