Friday's high school basketball roundup: City High teams pick up big wins over Cedar Falls

Ashley Joens, pictured in a game earlier this season, scored 28 points in No. 3 City High's win over No. 1 Cedar Falls on Friday.  (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Ashley Joens, pictured in a game earlier this season, scored 28 points in No. 3 City High's win over No. 1 Cedar Falls on Friday. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Metro recaps and Gazette area scores from high school basketball games Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Metro girls

5A No. 3 Iowa City High 63, 5A No. 1 Cedar Falls 57

Third-ranked Iowa City High took down the No. 1 team in Class 5A, topping Cedar Falls, 63-57, on the road.

Iowa City High (3-0) led 44-43 going into the final quarter. Ashley Joens had 28 points, including 19 of 23 at the foul line.

Paige Rocca added 10 points and Rose Nkumu had nine points.

Emerson Green led Cedar Falls (3-1) with 18 points. Kiana Barney added 16 points. Kamryn Finley and Cynthia Wolf both fouled out.

4A No. 1 Marion 85, Williamsburg 19

The top-ranked Indians cruised to a Wamac win in Marion.

Chloe Rice led four players in double figures with 13 points. Leah Van Weelden and Riley Wright each added 12 points, and Kayba Laube had 11 points.

Marion (5-0) led 45-6 at halftime.

Charlotte Wetjen and Lizzy Donohoe each had five points for Williamsburg (1-5).

2A No. 6 Iowa City Regina 80, West Liberty 28

The Comets broke a 32-game losing streak earlier this week, but the sixth-ranked Regals forced them to start a new one in Iowa City.

Regina (3-2) hit 12 3-pointers and led at halftime, 57-16.

Kennedy Wallace had 19 points and Alex Wiese and Maeve Dunne each added 14 points.

Macy Akers led West Liberty (1-4) with 10 points.

Cedar Valley Christian 45, Clinton Prince of Peace 25

The Huskies held the Irish to just eight field goals in Springville.

Molly Hembera had 14 points and Maggie Cach added 12 points for Cedar Valley Christian (3-2).

Anabel Blunt had 10 points for Prince of Peace (0-5).

4A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Xavier 62, Linn-Mar 54

You never know how you’re going to react after you get beat badly. In Cedar Rapids Xavier’s case, that turned out to be pretty good.

The Saints got 18 points apiece from Emily Jasper and Caitlynn Daniels and overcame Linn-Mar, 62-54, in the girls’ portion of a girl-boy prep basketball double-header Friday night at Xavier’s Ron Thillen Gymnasium.

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Xavier (4-3) was coming off back-to-back lopsided losses to Iowa City West and Cedar Falls, both top-five teams in Class 5A. This was a recovery victory.

Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

5A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 72, Cedar Rapids Washington 57

They are three of a kind, with varied identities.

“Mallory (McDermott), she’s a scorer. She likes to shoot, and she probably gets away with more bad shots,” Cedar Rapids Prairie girls’ basketball coach Josh Bentley said.

“Sarah (Schmitt) is a slasher, a driver, and when you take that away, she can shoot from outside. Sid (McCrea) is the cerebral one. She’s the brains of the operation.”

The scorer, the slasher and the cerebral one combined for 64 points as Class 5A 13th-ranked Prairie outran Cedar Rapids Washington, 72-57, in a Mississippi Valley Conference battle Friday night at Washington High School.

Read Jeff Linder’s full story.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 48, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 27

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Kennedy junior post Auddie Alepra came out strong with eight first-quarter points as the Cougars stifled Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 48-27, Friday night at Jefferson High School.

“I thought our defense was as good as it has been all year,” Kennedy Coach Tony Vis said. “Our help side was really good, then I thought we hedged really well with each other. Communication piece was good. Any time you can hold a team under 30, you’ve got to be happy with your defensive execution.”

Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

Metro boys

Iowa City High 63, 4A No. 3 Cedar Falls 57

The Little Hawks upset the third-ranked Tigers at home

Cedar Falls (2-1) led at the half, 31-30.

Ry Threlkeld-Weigand led Iowa City High (1-1) with 18 points and Keshawn Christian added 16 points. The Little Hawks had eight 3-pointers, with four from Threlkeld-Weigand.

Clinton Prince of Peace 71, Cedar Valley Christian 27

The Huskies got behind 17-6 after one quarter and never caught up in Springville.

Kyle Gustafson had 14 points for Cedar Valley Christian (1-3).

Kaidion Larson and Patrick Mulholland each had 14 points for Prince of Peace (2-2).

4A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 62, Cedar Rapids Washington 47

Kris Murray had 17 points to lead No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie (2-0) at home.

Cedar Rapids Washington fell to 1-2.

3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 60, 4A No. 7 Linn-Mar 39

Linn-Mar led Cedar Rapids Xavier by three points after the first quarter Friday night.

The crowd on both sides of a packed Ron Thillen Gymnasium was super charged. It was an electric atmosphere, one usually reserved for the postseason.

Then the second quarter began, and Jackson Joens hit a 3-pointer for the Saints. Matt Mims followed with an and-one three-point play, Joens hit another trey, and another. The rout was on, suddenly and unexpectedly.

Read Jeff Johnson’s full story.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 59, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 58 (OT)

Jack Wetzel looked perfectly at ease in a high-pressure situation.

Faced with a late-game deficit, the Cedar Rapids Kennedy sophomore drilled a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left in overtime as the Cougars rallied past Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 59-58, in a Mississippi Valley Conference boys’ basketball opener Friday night at Jefferson.

Read Douglas Miles’ full story.

Area girls

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 48, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 27

5A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Prairie 72, Cedar Rapids Washington 57

4A No. 13 Cedar Rapids Xavier 62, Linn-Mar 54

5A No. 3 Iowa City High 59, 5A No. 1 Cedar Falls 54

Waterloo West 61, Waterloo East 50

WAMAC

Benton Community 45, Independence 31

4A No. 3 Center Point-Urbana 63, Clear Creek Amana 27

DeWitt Central 47, West Delaware 32

Maquoketa 64, Dyersville Beckman 55

4A No. 1 Marion 85, Williamsburg 19

Mount Vernon 52, 3A No. 12 Anamosa 25

South Tama 85, Vinton-Shellsburg 44

4A No. 11 Western Dubuque 48, Solon 35

RIVER VALLEY

Bellevue 51, Northeast 39

2A No. 8 Cascade 53, 3A No. 7 Camanche 34

2A No. 6 Iowa City Regina 80, West Liberty 28

Mid-Prairie 49, Wilton 44

3A No. 13 Monticello 48, North Cedar 29

Tipton 61, Durant 34

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 56, Central City 42

Bellevue Marquette 44, Calamus-Wheatland 35

Cedar Valley Christian 45, Clinton Prince of Peace 25

2A No. 11 Maquoketa Valley 60, Lisbon 36

Midland 37, Easton Valley 30

2A No. 1 North Linn 81, Edgewood-Colesburg 18

1A No. 1 Springville 47, East Buchanan 26

NORTHEAST IOWA

3A No. 2 Crestwood 62, Charles City 21

Waukon 58, Oelwein 11

Waverly-Shell Rock 48, Decorah 19

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

Belle Plaine 44, English Valleys 19

Colfax-Mingo 59, BGM 41

Iowa Valley 44, Keota 27

Lynnville-Sully 50, HLV 22

1A No. 3 North Mahaska 51, 1A No. 8 Montezuma 45

Sigourney 70, Tri-County 17

UPPER IOWA

1A No. 10 Lansing Kee 66, West Central 45

MFL MarMac 59, Elkader Central 15

North Fayette Valley 42, Starmont 38

South Winneshiek at Clayton Ridge, no report

OTHERS

Columbus Community 32, Iowa Mennonite 23

Colo-Nesco 69, Meskwaki 54

2A No. 14 Dike-New Hartford 58, Union Community 26

4A No. 10 Fairfield 62, Washington (Iowa) 47

4A No. 4 Grinnell 94, Oskaloosa 21

Highland 44, Louisa-Muscatine 41 (OT)

Jesup 48, Hudson 41

Mediapolis 56, Lone Tree 29

Area boys

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 59, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 58 (OT)

4A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 62, Cedar Rapids Washington 47

3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 60, 4A No. 7 Linn-Mar 39

4A No. 4 Dubuque Senior 69, 3A No. 10 Dubuque Wahlert 54

Iowa City High 63, 4A No. 3 Cedar Falls 57

4A No. 1 Iowa City West 65, Dubuque Hempstead 52

Waterloo West 94, Waterloo East 62

WAMAC

Independence 62, Benton Community 58

Center Pt-Urbana 59, Clear Creek Amana 53

DeWitt Central 47, West Delaware 46

Dyersville Beckman 67, Maquoketa 47

Mount Vernon 62, Anamosa 47

South Tama 51, Vinton-Shellsburg 30

Western Dubuque 54, Solon 43

RIVER VALLEY

2A No. 2 Cascade 59, Camanche 58 (OT)

Mid-Prairie 76, Wilton 58

Monticello 55, North Cedar 40

Northeast 70, Bellevue 52

Tipton 73, Durant 55

West Branch 89, Winfield-Mount Union 27

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 48, Central City 35

Calamus-Wheatland 50, Bellevue Marquette 43

Easton Valley 52, Midland 26

Lisbon 62, Maquoketa Valley 56

1A No. 2 North Linn 86, Edgewood-Colesburg 42

Prince of Peace 71, Cedar Vly Christian 27

Springville 63, East Buchanan 61 (OT)

NORTHEAST IOWA

Charles City 65, Crestwood 38

Waukon 65, Oelwein 45

Waverly-Shell Rock 57, Decorah 41

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

Belle Plaine 78, English Valleys 32

Colfax-Mingo 50, BGM 45

1A No. 5 Lynnville-Sully 86, HLV 35

Keota 71, Iowa Valley 64

Montezuma 59, North Mahaska 28

Sigourney 60, Tri-County 44

UPPER IOWA

MFL MarMac 51, Elkader Central 46

South Winneshiek 72, Clayton Ridge 54

Starmont 50, North Fayette Valley 43

Turkey Valley 56, Postville 52

OTHERS

Dike-New Hartford 56, Union Community 38

Highland 59, Louisa-Muscatine 54

Hudson 69, Jesup 54

Iowa Mennonite 71, Columbus Community 42

Lone Tree 53, Mediapolis 40

South Hardin 46, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 42

Colo-Nesco 54, Meskwaki 51

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