Tuesday's high school basketball roundup: Cedar Rapids Washington knocks off No. 8 Linn-Mar

Cedar Rapids Washington head boys' basektball coach Justin Decker. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Washington head boys' basektball coach Justin Decker. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Metro recaps, Gazette area scores and live coverage from high school basketball games Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

Metro boys

Cedar Rapids Washington 57, 4A No. 8 Linn-Mar 55

Cedar Rapids Washington upset No. 8 Linn-Mar, 57-55, as the Lions suffered their second loss in as many nights.

Collin Westmoreland led the Warriors (3-4) with 17 points.

The score was tied 48-48 with three minutes to play.

Trey Hutcheson led the Lions (4-3) with 25 points, 10 rebounds.

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 61, Iowa City High 50

The J-Hawks raced out to a 19-4 lead after one quarter in Iowa City.

Willie Guy had six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points for Jefferson (2-5).

Keshawn Christian had 14 points to lead City High (2-4).

Marion 61, Vinton-Shellsburg 45

Marion kept Vinton-Shellsburg winless in Vinton.

Chase Zielke had 16 points to lead Marion (4-3).

Springville 84, Cedar Valley Christian 33

Zach March scored 18 points, Kyle Koppes had 17 points on five 3-pointers for the Orioles in Springville. Springville (4-5) led 43-20 at halftime. Zach Slama led Cedar Valley Christian (1-8) with 14 points.

4A No. 1 Iowa City West 70, Cedar Rapids Prairie 57

Patrick McCaffery had 30 points for the Trojans in Iowa City. No. 1 West improved to 6-0. Kris Murray had 27 points for Prairie (3-3).

Fort Madison 68, Iowa City Liberty 45

Up 21-16 at half, Fort Madison exploded in the second half in North Liberty. Kaleb Cresswell had 25 points for Fort Madison (4-3). Andre Brandon had 14 points to lead Liberty (3-5).

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 68, 3A No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 56

No one expects to have two starters quit your team one game into the season. But that’s what happened at Cedar Rapids Kennedy, and the Cougars have seemed to work through it just fine.

Further proof was Tuesday night’s 68-56 win over Class 3A second-ranked Cedar Rapids Xavier. Some have stepped up to fill the void, others have made the most of opportunities they might not have gotten otherwise, and Kennedy goes into the holiday break feeling pretty good about itself.

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Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

2A No. 3 Cascade 69, 2A No. 10 Iowa City Regina 50

Cascade senior John Supple scored 24 points as the Cougars outscored Regina by 18 points in the second half of a 69-50 victory in a River Valley Conference game.

Cascade (8-0, 7-0 RVC) led by one at halftime, 31-30, and started the third quarter with a 13-1 explosion.

Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

Metro girls

5A No. 3 Iowa City West 75, 5A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 71

No. 3 Iowa City West outscored No. 13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 8-1 in the final minute to avoid the upset at Prairie High School. Cailyn Morgan had 21 points.

Sarah Schmitt led Prairie (5-4) with 22 points. Sidney McCrea added 19 points.

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 89, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 44

Ashley Joens scored 25 points to lead four in double figures as the top-ranked Little Hawks won at Jefferson. Rose Nkumu added 19 points for City High (8-0).

Erica Oler had 11 points and seven rebounds for Jefferson (3-7).

4A No. 1 Marion 72, Vinton-Shellsburg 2

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Things went about as bad as possible in a game between undefeated and top-ranked Marion and winless Vinton-Shellsburg.

Eleven players scored for Marion (8-0), led by Kayba Laube with 14 points.

Cedar Rapids Washington 61, Linn-Mar 54

The Warriors forced the Lions into 26 turnovers at Linn-Mar.

Caitlin Riley had 19 points and six steals for Washington (6-3).

Macey Miller and Ally Johnson each scored 11 points for Linn-Mar (2-8).

1A No. 1 Springville 59, Cedar Valley Christian 19

Rylee Menster and Mikayla Nachazel each scored 18 points to lead Springville (8-2).

2A No. 8 Cascade 51, 2A No. 6 Iowa City Regina 39

Cascade rallied from a 26-13 second-quarter deficit with a 17-0 burst that bled into the third quarter.

Cascade senior post Abbie Ruggeberg led all scorers with 17 points, while sophomore guard Nicole McDermott added 14 in a 51-39 RVC victory.

Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

5A No. 15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 60, 4A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Xavier 46

When you’re playing against a good point guard, you’re hesitant to put on a press defense. It’s that whole getting-burned-for-layups thing.

But in the second quarter Tuesday night, Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ basketball coach Tony Vis kind of figured his team had to give it a try anyway. It worked.

The Cougars turned a one-point deficit into a 13-point halftime lead and went on to knock off Cedar Rapids Xavier, 60-46, at Xavier’s Ron Thillen Gymnasium.

Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

Area boys

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Cedar Falls 73, Dubuque Wahlert 67

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 61, Iowa City High 50

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 68, 3A No. 2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 56

4A No. 1 Iowa City West 70, Cedar Rapids Prairie 57

Dubuque Hempstead 69, Waterloo East 59

4A No. 5 Dubuque Senior 59, Waterloo West 56

Cedar Rapids Washington 57, 4A No. 8 Linn-Mar 55

WAMAC

Anamosa 43, DeWitt Central 39

Maquoketa 56, Mount Vernon 45

Marion 61, Vinton-Shellsburg 45

South Tama 50, Independence 47

Solon 65, West Delaware 58

Clear Creek Amana 80, Williamsburg 66

RIVER VALLEY

2A No. 3 Cascade 69, 2A No. 10 Iowa City Regina 50

West Branch 68, Mid-Prairie 59

Tipton 66, West Liberty 45

Durant 76, Wilton 31

NORTHEAST IOWA

Charles City 56, New Hampton 48

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

BGM 67, Tri-County 41

Colfax-Mingo 71, Iowa Valley 40

HLV 63, English Valleys 31

Montezuma 74, Keota 44

Belle Plaine 65, North Mahaska 31

UPPER IOWA

Turkey Valley 59, MFL MarMac 49

South Winneshiek 72, Postville 56

TRI-RIVERS

Bellevue Marquette 63, East Buchanan 26

Easton Valley 71, Maquoketa Valley 60

1A No. 2 North Linn 105, Midland 8

OTHERS

Fort Madison 68, Iowa City Liberty 45

Lone Tree 56, Highland 55 (OT)

Iowa Mennonite 74, Louisa-Muscatine 51

Union Community 61, Sumner-Fredericksburg 54

Area girls

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

5A No. 2 Cedar Falls 66, Dubuque Wahlert 34

5A No. 15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 60, 4A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Xavier 46

Cedar Rapids Washington 61, Linn-Mar 54

Dubuque Hempstead 60, Waterloo East 41

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 89, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 44

5A No. 3 Iowa City West 75, 5A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 71

Waterloo West 59, Dubuque Senior 52

WAMAC

Anamosa 53, DeWitt Central 39

4A No. 3 Center Point-Urbana 64, Benton Community 28

Clear Creek Amana 49, Williamsburg 29

4A No. 1 Marion 72, Vinton-Shellsburg 2

Mount Vernon 66, Maquoketa 40

Solon 49, West Delaware 40

South Tama 60, Independence 16

4A No. 7 Western Dubuque 54, Dyersville Beckman 35

RIVER VALLEY

2A No. 8 Cascade 51, 2A No. 6 Iowa City Regina 39

Iowa City Liberty 44, Northeast 33

Tipton 79, West Liberty 48

West Branch 54, Mid-Prairie 50

Wilton 46, Durant 33

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 52, Lisbon 37

Central City 47, Calamus-Wheatland 28

East Buchanan 51, Bellevue Marquette 45

Edgewood-Colesburg 55, Clinton Prince of Peace 15

2A No. 11 Maquoketa Valley 67, Easton Valley 41

2A No. 1 North Linn 90, Midland 12

1A No. 1 Springville 59, Cedar Valley Christian 19

NORTHEAST IOWA

Decorah 41, Spring Grove (Minn.) 39

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

BGM 60, Tri-County 33

Iowa Valley 36, Colfax-Mingo 28

1A No. 9 Montezuma 55, Keota 19

1A No. 3 North Mahaska 81, Belle Plaine 31

Sigourney 55, Lynnville-Sully 45

UPPER IOWA

Elkader Central 39, Clayton Ridge 32

MFL MarMac 48, Turkey Valley 40

OTHERS

Highland 44, Lone Tree 25

Iowa City Liberty 44, Northeast 33

Louisa-Muscatine 54, Iowa Mennonite 46

Sumner-Fredericksburg 56, Union Community 20

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