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Friday's high school basketball roundup: Joens, Mims lead Xavier boys past Jefferson

Cedar Rapids Xavier's Jackson Joens  after a home win over Linn-Mar earlier this season. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Xavier's Jackson Joens after a home win over Linn-Mar earlier this season. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids-Iowa City metro recaps and Gazette area scores from high school basketball games on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

Metro boys

3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 78, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 71

Jackson Joens led Xavier (4-1) with 29 points, including four 3-pointers, and seven rebounds. Matthew Mims added 26 points, including 10 of 14 at the foul line, and nine assists.

Kyler Bell led Jefferson (1-4) with 25 points.

4A No. 3 Dubuque Senior 64, Iowa City High 62

The Little Hawks gave the third-ranked Rams a run, but couldn’t complete the upset in Dubuque.

Antonio Turner and Jeremy Kambomba led City High (1-3) with 17 points each.

Sam Link led Senior (4-0) with 17 points.

Easton Valley 96, Cedar Valley Christian 22

The pace was too much for Cedar Valley Christian in Miles.

Easton Valley (5-1) led 54-13 at the half.

Kyle Gustafson had 14 points for CVC (1-5).

Iowa City Regina 57, West Branch 41

The Regals improved to 5-0 in West Branch.

Marion 61, Center Point-Urbana 37

The Indians got 13 points from Matthew Brase and 12 from Chase Zielke in Marion.

Jaffer Murphy added 10 points for Marion (3-2).

Dylan Harris had 12 points for CPU (4-3).

Linn-Mar 83, 4A No. 6 Cedar Rapids Prairie 67

 

 

Trey dominated this game. Scratch that. Make that the trey.

The Linn-Mar Lions went the distance Friday night, putting up a shooting display among the best in school history and riding it to an uber-impressive 83-67 boys’ basketball win over Cedar Rapids Prairie.

It seemed like everything from 3-point range was going in for Linn-Mar (4-1). Almost everything did.

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Cedar Rapids Kennedy 60, Cedar Rapids Washington 54

Just when it seemed as if Washington was all the way back, the Cougars always had an answer.

Kennedy sophomore forward Jack Wetzel scored a season-high 25 points, while senior guard Derrick Diggins added 17 as the Cougars held off Washington, 60-54, in a Mississippi Valley Conference boys’ basketball game Friday night at Kennedy High School.

Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

Metro girls

5A No. 3 Iowa City West 69, Waterloo East 36

The third-ranked Women of Troy bounced back from back-to-back losses with a big win in Waterloo.

Five players scored in double figures for West (5-2), led by Audrey Koch with 13 points.

4A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Xavier 52, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 48

The Saints won the fourth quarter, 20-14, to rally past the J-Hawks at Xavier High School.

Emily Jasper had 14 points and Libby Arnold added 13 points for Xavier (6-3).

Erica Oler had 21 points and 18 rebounds to lead Jefferson (3-6). Kaylee Donner had 10 assists and Lindsey Culver added 12 points.

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 79, Dubuque Senior 31

The Little Hawks took their No. 1 ranking out for a cruise, and won big in Iowa City.

Ashley Joens had 27 points, Rose Nkumu scored 15 points and Paige Rocca added 11 points for Iowa City High (6-0).

Alli Udelhofen scored 13 points for Senior (3-5).

2A No. 6 Iowa City Regina 53, West Branch 36

The Regals led by just three points at halftime in West Branch, but won the second half, 26-12.

Alex Wiese scored 15 points for Regina (6-2).

Tatum Koenig led West Branch (3-4) with 18 points.

Cedar Valley Christian 70, Easton Valley 44

Cedar Valley Christian had three players in double-figures in Miles.

Elizabeth Fields led CVC (5-2) with 19 points, followed by Molly Hembera with 16 and Abby Scroggs with 14.

4A No. 1 Marion 52, 4A No. 3 Center Point-Urbana 35

Not what the final score indicated.

Exactly what the Marion Indians needed.

Kayba Laube scored 13 fourth-quarter points to boost Class 4A top-ranked Marion to a 52-35 Wamac Conference West Division girls’ basketball win over No. 3 Center Point-Urbana on Friday at Center Point-Urbana High School.

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Cedar Rapids Washington 64, 5A No. 15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 55

What the Warriors may lack in size, they more than make up in speedy, versatile scorers.

Senior Vanessa Eniola scored a season-high 24 points, while junior Sammy Mia added 20 as the Warriors defeated Kennedy, 64-55, in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Friday night at Kennedy High School.

Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

5A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 63, Linn-Mar 27

Josh Bentley was asked if he was more pleased with his offense or defense Friday night. The Cedar Rapids Prairie girls’ basketball coach easily could have picked either.

Yet he went an entirely different direction.

“I was happy with our energy,” Bentley said, following his team’s 63-27 win over Linn-Mar.

Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

Area boys

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Bolingbrook (Ill.) 83, 4A No. 10 Cedar Falls 81

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 60, Cedar Rapids Washington 54

3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 78, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 71

Dubuque Hempstead 57, Dubuque Wahlert 47

4A No. 3 Dubuque Senior 64, Iowa City High 62

Linn-Mar 83, 4A No. 6 Cedar Rapids Prairie 67

WAMAC

Benton Community 75, Williamsburg 70

Marion 61, Center Point-Urbana 27

West Delaware 54, Mount Vernon 45 (OT)

Dyersville Beckman 70, Solon 60

South Tama 70, Clear Creek-Amana 52

Western Dubuque 58, Anamosa 30

NORTHEAST IOWA

Decorah 59, New Hampton 45

Charles City 56, Oelwein 47

Waverly-Shell Rock 53, Waukon 47

RIVER VALLEY

North Cedar 46, Bellevue 45

2A No. 3 Cascade 57, Monticello 34

Northeast Goose Lake 68, Camanche 59

Mid-Prairie 45, West Liberty 36

Tipton 82, Wilton 34

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR LEAGUE

Belle Plaine 60, BGM 47

HLV 57, Iowa Valley 51

1A No. 5 Lynnville-Sully 79, Keota 50

Montezuma 85, Sigourney 23

Tri-County 44, North Mahaska 33

TRI-RIVERS

Calamus-Wheatland 80, Prince of Peace 57

Central City 62, East Buchanan 52

Easton Valley 96, Cedar Valley Christian 22

Bellevue Marquette 64, Lisbon 63

Alburnett 50, Midland 27

Edgewood-Colesburg 63, Springville 45

UPPER IOWA

Postville 55, North Fayette Valley 49

South Winneshiek 80, Lansing Kee 42

Turkey Valley 84, Starmont 35

OTHERS

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 76, West Marshall 66

2A No. 7 Aplington-Parkersburg 67, Jesup 50

Wapello 78, Lone Tree 51

Mediapolis 69, Highland 43

Wapsie Valley 48, Union Community 36

Area girls

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

5A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 64, Linn-Mar 27

Cedar Rapids Washington 64, 5A No. 15 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 55

Dubuque Hempstead 60, Dubuque Wahlert 41

5A No. 2 Cedar Falls 67, Waterloo West 34

4A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Xavier 52, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 48

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 79, Dubuque Senior 31

5A No. 3 Iowa City West 69, Waterloo East 36

WAMAC

Anamosa 45, 4A No. 7 Western Dubuque 44

Clear Creek Amana 58, South Tama 36

Dyersville Beckman 57, Solon 43

Independence 48, Vinton-Shellsburg 40

DeWitt Central 62, Maquoketa 57

4A No. 1 Marion 52, 4A No. 3 Center Point-Urbana 35

Mount Vernon 44, West Delaware 31

Williamsburg 55, Benton Community 26

RIVER VALLEY

2A No. 10 Bellevue 51, North Cedar 43

2A No. 8 Cascade 50, 3A No. 13 Monticello 46

2A No. 6 Iowa City Regina 53, West Branch 36

Wilton 54, Tipton 39

3A No. 8 Camanche 55, Northeast 32

Mid-Prairie 58, West Liberty 47

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 42, Midland 39

Bellevue Marquette 58, Lisbon 23

Cedar Valley Christian 70, Easton Valley 44

East Buchanan 62, Central City 48

2A No. 1 North Linn 59, 2A No. 11 Maquoketa Valley 30

Calamus-Wheatland 44, Clinton Prince of Peace 38

1A No. 1 Springville 68, Edgewood-Colesburg 24

NORTHEAST IOWA

3A No. 2 Crestwood 76, MFL MarMac 25

New Hampton 57, Decorah 38

Oelwein 59, Charles City 51

Waukon 53, 4A No. 15 Waverly-Shell Rock 46

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

Belle Plaine 56, BGM 50

Colfax-Mingo 55, English Valleys 41

Lynnville-Sully 58, Keota 20

1A No. 3 North Mahaska 51, Tri-County 16

Iowa Valley 55, HLV 20

Sigourney 50, 1A No. 9 Montezuma 36

UPPER IOWA

1A No. 13 Lansing Kee 59, South Winneshiek 21

Turkey Valley 49, Starmont 33

OTHERS

Aplington-Parkersburg 38, Jesup 35

Keokuk 54, Washington (Iowa) 31

Mediapolis 69, Highland 43

Union Community 46, Wapsie Valley 32

Wapello 60, Lone Tree 16

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