Friday's high school basketball roundup: Iowa City West girls pull away from Xavier

Iowa City West's Logan Cook. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Iowa City West's Logan Cook. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

Metro highlights and Gazette area scores from Friday’s high school basketball games.

Metro girls

5A No. 2 Iowa City West 49, 4A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 30

Iowa City West never trailed in taking down Xavier, 49-30, in Iowa City.

The Saints trailed by nine at halftime, 26-17, and never got any closer. Maria Steffen led Xavier (3-2) with eight points.

Caitlynn Daniels added six points and Amelia Ivester led the team with seven rebounds.

Emma Koch led the Women of Troy (3-0) with 15 points. Logan Cook added 10 points.

4A No. 1 Marion 64, Solon 18

Top-ranked Marion shut down Solon in Marion.

The Indians (3-0) held the Spartans scoreless in the second quarter and led 37-7 at halftime.

Kayba Laube led the Indians with 13 points. Sophie Willette added nine points.

Gabby Marty led Solon (1-2) with seven points.

5A No. 1 Cedar Falls 83, Cedar Rapids Washington 62

The Warriors didn’t have an answer for No. 1 Cedar Falls in Cedar Rapids.

Five Tigers (2-0) were in double figures, led by Emerson Green with 17 points.

Anaya Barney had 16 points, as did Cynthia Wolf. Kamryn Finley had 15 points and Kiana Barney added 11 points.

The Tigers managed 17 of 25 from the foul line, while the Warriors were just 7 of 12.

Caitlin Riley led Washington (2-1) with 14 points and Jayla Johnson added 13 points, six rebounds and seven steals.

Sammy Mia added 11 points.

Dubuque Hempstead 69, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 66

The J-Hawks fell just short of their first win in Dubuque.

Jenna Griffith had 16 points, including five 3-pointers, and Arianna Hawkins, Lindsey Culver and Erica Oler each added 12 points for Jefferson (0-4).

5A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 59, Dubuque Wahlert 34

Sarah Schmitt scored 16 points and Mallory McDermott added 13 points as No. 13 Prairie won in Dubuque.

Prairie (3-0) led 35-12 at the half.

Waterloo West 51, Linn-Mar 50

A last-second shot rolled off the rim in Waterloo.

Linn-Mar (0-4) remained winless. But Ally Johnson tied a school record with seven 3-pointers.

The Lions finally get their first home game Saturday against Muscatine (0-3).

1A No. 14 Bellevue Marquette 48, Cedar Valley Christian 31

Marquette handed Cedar Valley Christian its first loss in Springville.

Molly Hembera and Emma Slagle led CVC (2-1) with 10 points apiece.

5A No. 3 Iowa City High 82, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 51

For opponents, facing Ashley Joens is a horror flick.

A slasher story, to be specific.

Joens feasted at the free-throw line — and everywhere else, for that matter — and led Class 5A third-ranked Iowa City High past Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 82-51, in a Mississippi Valley Conference girls’ basketball game Friday night at City High.


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Metro boys

Waterloo West 78, Iowa City Liberty 69

Liberty dropped its first home game at the new school.

The Lightning trailed by just two points, 61-59, with 6:09 left in the game.

Solon 55, Marion 54

Ben Krutzfeldt hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Spartans in Solon.

Solon trailed by eight points with a minute left to play, 50-42.

Bellevue Marquette 78, Cedar Valley Christian 16

Cedar Valley Christian struggled on offense and trailed 43-9 at halftime against Bellevue Marquette in Springville.

Zach Slama led CVC (1-1) with eight points.

Cedar Rapids Prairie 64, North Scott 54

They sort of picked up where they left off.

The Cedar Rapids Prairie boys’ basketball team was known last season for its rallies and good second-half play, and it continued that pattern Friday night in a 64-54 season-opening win over North Scott.

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Girls scores


Cedar Falls 83, Cedar Rapids Washington 62

Dubuque Hempstead 69, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 66

Iowa City High 82, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 51

Cedar Rapids Prairie 59, Dubuque Wahlert 34

Iowa City West 49, Cedar Rapids Xavier 30

Dubuque Senior 53, Waterloo East 52

Waterloo West 52, Linn-Mar 51


Center Point-Urbana 42, Anamosa 35

Dyersville Beckman 53, Williamsburg 51

Maquoketa 65, South Tama 49

Mount Vernon 54, Clear Creek Amana 41

Marion 64, Solon 18

West Delaware 43, Vinton-Shellsburg 26,

Western Dubuque 64, Benton Community 24


Bellevue 69, West Liberty 34

Cascade 49, Wilton 31

Camanche 57, Tipton 30

Mid-Prairie 57, Northeast 53 (OT)

Monticello 65, West Branch 58 (OT)

North Cedar 72, Durant 33


Bellevue Marquette 48, Cedar Valley Christian 31

Lisbon 51, Calamus-Wheatland 26

Maquoketa Valley 60, Edgewood-Colesburg 24

North Linn 75, East Buchanan 34

Central City at Easton Valley, no report

Midland 67, Clinton Prince of Peace 24

Springville 71, Alburnett 24


Waukon 48, New Hampton 32


BGM at HLV, no report

Iowa Valley 49, Belle Plaine 46

Tri-County 37, Keota 34

North Mahaska 52, Lynnville-Sully 43

Montezuma 78, Colfax-Mingo 32

Sigourney 56, English Valleys 31


North Fayette Valley 44, Clayton Ridge 35

Lansing Kee 45, Starmont 33

MFL MarMac 59, South Winneshiek 16

Turkey Valley 48, Elkader Central 35


Colo-Nesco 64, North Tama 30

Fort Madison Holy Trinity 40, WACO 16

Louisa-Muscatine 44, Lone Tree 20

Collins-Maxwell 43, Meskwaki 36

Jesup 42, Union Community 32

Highland 43, Winfield-Mount Union at Highland 34

Boys scores


Dubuque Senior 63, Davenport Central 49

Cedar Rapids Prairie 64, North Scott 54

Waterloo East 89, Burlington 67

Waterloo West 79, Iowa City Liberty 69


Western Dubuque 74, Benton Community 72 (2OT)

Center Point-Urbana 73, Anamosa 54

Mount Vernon 43, Clear Creek-Amana 42

Central DeWitt 70, Independence 51

Solon 55, Marion 54

Maquoketa 50, South Tama 43

West Delaware 59, Vinton-Shellsburg 23

Dyersville Beckman 56, Williamsburg 51


Spring Grove (Minn.) at Decorah, no report


Bellevue 72, West Liberty 45

Cascade 73, Wilton 10

Durant 45, North Cedar 33

Northeast Goose Lake 70, Mid-Prairie 45

Camanche 89, Tipton 67

Monticello 68, West Branch 58


HLV 48, BGM 42

Belle Plaine 69, Iowa Valley 39

Keota 77, Tri-County 54

Lynnville-Sully 61, North Mahaska 36

Montezuma 48, Colfax-Mingo 40

Sigourney 66, English Valleys 17


Bellevue Marquette 78, Cedar Valley Christian 16

Lisbon 62, Calamus-Wheatland 53

Central City at Easton Valley, no report

Clinton Prince of Peace 64, Midland 22

North Linn 111, East Buchanan 28

Edgewood-Colesburg 63, Maquoketa Valley 47

Alburnett 81, Springville 61


North Fayette Valley 44, Clayton Ridge 41

Lansing Kee at Starmont, no report

MFL/Mar-Mac 71, South Winneshiek 68

Turkey Valley 40, Elkader Central 39 (OT)

Postville 70, West Central 33


Colo-NESCO 62, North Tama 43

WACO 67, Fort Madison Holy Trinity 40

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 55, Grundy Center 43

Jesup 91, LaPorte City Union 83 (5OT)

Louisa-Muscatine at Lone Tree, no report

Meskwaki Settlement School 54, Collins-Maxwell 21

Muscatine 63, Washington 23

Wapello at Iowa Mennonite, no report

Highland 56, Winfield-Mount Union 43



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