Center Point-Urbana claims 4A top-10 battle over North Scott at Rivalry Saturday

Allie Wooldridge scores 18 points in 44-39 triumph

CEDAR RAPIDS — Last year, Allie Wooldridge sat and watched the end of a Rivalry Saturday heartbreaker.

Saturday night, she sat and watched her teammate close out a big victory.

LaMia Sisk hit a one clutch free throw and Sydney Boevers added two more as Class 4A third-ranked Center Point-Urbana edged No. 6 North Scott, 44-39, in the Rivalry Saturday nightcap at Kohawk Arena.

“This game is going to help us a lot,” Wooldridge said. “We were playing a team that takes advantage of your mistakes. It’s great to get the win, and we’re also going to take a lot away from this game.”

With CPU (2-0) nursing a 41-39 lead, North Scott’s Sydney Happel got inside position on Wooldridge, who fouled her with 14 seconds left.

“I just didn’t want her to get the shot off,” Wooldridge said.

Wooldridge went to the bench with her fifth foul, and Happel missed both free throws. The Stormin’ Pointers got the rebound, then converted the requisite foul shots to seal the deal.

“It’s always tough not being in there at the end,” Wooldridge said. “Last year (against Grinnell), I fouled out and we lost.”

Last year’s state champion, North Scott (1-1) scored the first eight points of the game. But CPU answered quickly and took a 26-20 lead in the second quarter.

It was tied at halftime, and the final score matched the largest margin of the second half.

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A Drake recruit, Wooldridge led the Stormin’ Pointers with 18 points, hitting all 10 of her free throws. Adrianna Katcher added eight points and seven rebounds for the winners.

North Scott’s Rylie Rucker led all scorers with 23 points, and grabbed seven steals.

CENTER POINT-URBANA 44, NORTH SCOTT 39

At Kohawk Arena

CENTER POINT-URBANA (44): Adrianna Katcher 4-10 0-0 8, LaMia Sisk 1-5 1-2 3, Olivia Brecht 2-3 0-0 5, Allie Wooldridge 4-8 10-10 18, Callyn Fox 0-3 0-0 0, Karly Millikin 0-3 0-0 0, Raegan Dufoe 0-0 0-0 0, Rylee Clark 2-3 0-0 5, Madie Willson 0-1 0-0 0, Sydney Boevers 1-1 2-2 5. Totals 14-37 13-14 44.

NORTH SCOTT (39): Presley Case 4-11 0-1 9, Rylie Rucker 7-11 7-7 23, Sydney Happel 1-4 0-2 2, Chloe Engelkes 0-6 0-0 0, Grace Boffeli 2-6 1-2 5, Madison Case 0-6 0-0 0, Brooke Croson 0-1 0-0 0, Alyssa Perrin 0-0 0-0 0, Grace Hansel 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-46 8-12 39.

Halftime: North Scott 26, CPU 26. 3-point goals: CPU 3-12 (Katcher 0-3, Sisk 0-1, Brecht 1-2, Millikin 0-2, Clark 1-2, Willson 0-1, Boevers 1-1), North Scott 3-19 (P.Case 1-5, Rucker 2-3, Happel 0-1, Engelkes 0-4, M.Case 0-5, Croson 0-1). Team fouls: CPU 17, North Scott 14. Fouled out: Wooldridge, Happel. Rebounds: CPU 31 (Katcher 7), North Scott 28 (Boffeli 7). Assists: CPU 8 (Katcher 3), North Scott 4 (P.Case 3). Steals: CPU 12 (Dufoe 3), North Scott 17 (Rucker 7). Turnovers: CPU 23, North Scott 21.

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