Friday's high school basketball roundup: Iowa City West ties state record with 79th straight home win

Iowa City West boys' basketball coach Steve Bergman talks with his team during a timeout in a home game last January. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Iowa City West boys' basketball coach Steve Bergman talks with his team during a timeout in a home game last January. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Metro recaps and Gazette area high school basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

Metro boys

4A No. 1 Iowa City West 79, Dubuque Wahlert 41

The top-ranked Trojans remained undefeated and tied Palmer’s state record with their 79th straight home win.

Seybian Sims led with 21 points, followed by Evan Flitz with 15 points and Patrick McCaffery with 13 for West (8-0).

Peter Timmerman had 13 points to lead Wahlert (2-6).

West's next home game is Tuesday against Linn-Mar.

Linn-Mar 60, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 46

The Lions won the rebounding battle 40 to 22 and upset the 10th-ranked Cougars at Linn-Mar High School.

Trey Hutcheson had 20 points and eight rebounds for Linn-Mar (5-3). Nolan Ruff added 14 points.

Foley had 11 points to pace Kennedy (5-3).

Waterloo West 60, Iowa City High 58

The Wahawks won it in the final minute at Iowa City High.

Antonio Turner had 21 points and Keshawn Christian added 19 points for the Little Hawks (2-6).

Isaiah Johnson had 20 points for Waterloo West (5-3).

Central City 60, Cedar Valley Christian 30

The Wildcats raced out to a 24-7 lead after one quarter in Central City. Nick Reid led CC (5-7) with 16 points.

Kyle Gustafson had 21 points for Cedar Valley Christian (1-10).

Western Dubuque 63, Marion 56

Western Dubuque Coach Dennis Geraghty earned his 500th career win Friday night in Epworth.

Cedar Rapids Prairie 54, 3A No. 4 Cedar Rapids Xavier 51

Whatever the words of motivation were at halftime, Jeremy Rickertsen might want to file them for future use.

Trailing by 26 points at intermission, the Cedar Rapids Prairie boys’ basketball coach delivered a simple message – win or lose, there needed to be more effort.

The Hawks proceeded to roar back for a 54-51 victory.

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Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 63, Cedar Rapids Washington 56 (OT)

They aren’t big. They’re small, in fact.

But they’ve got heart.

“Our guys are fighters,” Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Brandon Horman said Friday, after his boys outlasted Cedar Rapids Washington, 63-56, in overtime.

Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

Metro girls

4A No. 1 Marion 55, 4A No. 10 Western Dubuque 21

Class 4A top-ranked Marion won a low-scoring battle in Marion.

Marion came in averaging 69.8 points per game, the fifth-highest total in the state, all classes. But the Indians were also giving up just 23.6 points per game defensively.

The Indians (10-0) led 12-5 after a quarter and 28-12 at the half. Chloe Rice led the attack with 14 points.

McKenzie Maahs led Western Dubuque (6-3) with seven points.

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 76, Waterloo West 36

The top-ranked Little Hawks sank 10 3-pointers and won big in Waterloo.

Ashley Joens had 25 points to pace City (10-0). Aubrey Joens had 14 points, Paige Rocca 12 points, Rose Nkumu 11 points and Ella Cook 10 points.

NaTracia Ceaser had 17 points for Waterloo West (5-6).

5A No. 3 Iowa City West 76, Dubuque Wahlert 28

The third-ranked Women of Troy rolled over the Golden Eagles in Dubuque.

Emma Koch had 17 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Iowa City West (8-2). Lauren Zacharias added 16 points and Cailyn Morgan and Matayia Tellis each added 11 points.

Tracy Krystal had 16 points for Wahlert (3-8).

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 48, Linn-Mar 31

Hailey Dolphin led Kennedy with 19 points.

Macey Miller had 17 points for the Lions in a loss.

Cedar Valley Christian 62, Central City 36

Maggie Cach had 22 points and Molly Hembera added 18 points, shooting a combined 16-of-19 from the free throw line in Central City.

CVC (7-5) shot 21-of-32 overall at the foul line.

Madison Tritle led Central City (4-9) with 13 points.

5A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Prairie 56, 4A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Xavier 30

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No extensive analysis needed on this one. Cedar Rapids Prairie made shots, and Cedar Rapids Xavier didn’t.

Sid McCrea collected 20 points and five assists, and Class 5A 12th-ranked Prairie shot 56 percent from the floor in a 56-30 non-conference girls’ basketball triumph between the Metro rivals Friday night at Prairie High School.

Read Jeff Linder’s full story.

5A No. 14 Cedar Rapids Washington 80, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 61

Chris James didn’t raise his voice, just stood on the sideline with his hands clasped behind his back. The Cedar Rapids Washington girls’ basketball coach must have known his team his team had a counter-run on the way.

The Warriors sure did, scoring 16 straight points in the final five minutes of the third quarter to finally put away stubborn Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 80-61, Friday night at Washington.

Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

Area boys

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Cedar Falls 69, Waterloo East 53

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 63, Cedar Rapids Washington 56 (OT)

Cedar Rapids Prairie 54, 3A No. 4 Cedar Rapids Xavier 51

Dubuque Hempstead 59, 4A No. 6 Dubuque Senior 50

4A No. 1 Iowa City West 79, Dubuque Wahlert 41

Linn-Mar 60, 4A No. 10 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 46

Waterloo West 60, Iowa City High 58

WAMAC

Benton Community 68, Solon 61

DeWitt Central 64, Clear Creek-Amana 52

Dyersville Beckman 59, Center Point-Urbana 45

Independence 63, Mount Vernon 40

Maquoketa 51, Vinton-Shellsburg 44

West Delaware 62, South Tama 44

Western Dubuque 63, Marion 56

NORTHEAST IOWA

Charles City 77, Waukon 72

New Hampton 50, Oelwein 48

Spring Grove (Minn.) 55, Decorah 54

Waverly-Shell Rock 57, Crestwood 42

RIVER VALLEY

Camanche 72, Durant 55

2A No. 2 Cascade 58, Tipton 32

Monticello 61, Wilton 31

North Cedar 59, Mid-Prairie 50

Northeast 56, West Branch 37

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

HLV 59, Tri-County 47

Iowa Valley 38, North Mahaska 33

Keota 68, Colfax-Mingo 63

Lynnville-Sully 79, English Valleys 16

Montezuma 65, Belle Plaine 56

Sigourney 63, BGM 57

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 75, Calamus-Wheatland 57

Central City 60, Cedar Valley Christian 30

Clinton Prince of Peace 54, Maquoketa Valley 52

Edgewood-Colesburg 70, Bellevue Marquette 55

Lisbon 70, East Buchanan 59

1A No. 2 North Linn 96, Easton Valley 58

Springville 67, Midland 46

UPPER IOWA

Clayton Ridge 59, Lansing Kee 35

Elkader Central 53, Starmont 36

MFL MarMac 79, West Central 39

OTHERS

Aplington-Parkersburg 80, Union Community 51

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 71, BCLUW 36

Iowa Mennonite 63, Mediapolis 46

Janesville 65, Meskwawki 58

Jesup 42, Sumner-Fredericksburg 31

3A No. 6 Mount Pleasant 82, Washington (Iowa) 49

New London 82, Highland 39

Area girls

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

5A No. 2 Cedar Falls 71, Waterloo East 36

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 48, Linn-Mar 31

5A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Prairie 56, 4A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Xavier 30

5A No. 14 Cedar Rapids Washington 80, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 61

Dubuque Hempstead 71, Dubuque Senior 44

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 76, Waterloo West 36

5A No. 3 Iowa City West 76, Dubuque Wahlert 28

WAMAC

4A No. 6 Center Point-Urbana 59, Dyersville Beckman 19

Clear Creek Amana 50, DeWitt Central 38

4A No. 1 Marion 55, 4A No. 10 Western Dubuque 21

Mount Vernon 43, Independence 28

Solon 44, Benton Community 42

South Tama 57, West Delaware 52

Maquoketa 71, Vinton-Shellsburg 57

RIVER VALLEY

3A No. 11 Camanche 77, Durant 34

2A No. 7 Cascade 53, Tipton 46

Mid-Prairie 53, North Cedar 41

Monticello 83, Wilton 74

West Branch 52, Northeast 22

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 49, Calamus-Wheatland 37

Bellevue Marquette 40, Edgewood-Colesburg 26

Cedar Valley Christian 62, Central City 36

East Buchanan 56, Lisbon 35

2A No. 14 Maquoketa Valley 80, Clinton Prince of Peace 27

2A No. 1 North Linn 76, Easton Valley 26

1A No. 1 Springville 67, Midland 37

Starmont 46, Elkader Central 41

NORTHEAST IOWA

3A No. 2 Crestwood 67, Waverly-Shell Rock 40

New Hampton 59, Oelwein 31

Waukon 59, Charles City 22

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

HLV 35, Tri-County 34

Keota 39, Colfax-Mingo 36

Lynnville-Sully 52, English Valleys 29

1A No. 11 Montezuma 56, Belle Plaine 26

1A No. 3 North Mahaska 62, Iowa Valley 31

Sigourney 78, BGM 43

UPPER IOWA

1A No. 13 Lansing Kee 57, Clayton Ridge 20

MFL MarMac 75, West Central 36

OTHERS

Aplington-Parkersburg 60, Union Community 28

Highland 43, New London 37

1A No. 7 Janesville 63, Meskwaki 40

Mediapolis 75, Iowa Mennonite 49

Mount Pleasant 44, Washington (Iowa) 30

2A No. 15 Sumner-Fredericksburg 43, Jesup 32

Wapello 46, Columbus Community 22

Winfield-Mount Union 42, Lone Tree 39

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