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Iowa high school basketball roundup: Dec. 14 area scores, stats and more

Gazette area girls’ and boys’ basketball scores, stats and coverage for Friday, Dec. 14, 2018.

Girls

5A No. 5 Cedar Falls 67, 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier 57

Akacia Brown led the Tigers’ second-half rebounding assault, and Class 5A fifth-ranked Cedar Falls pulled away from 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier, 67-57, in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Friday night at Ron Thillen Gymnasium.

An elite volleyball player who has committed to Mississippi State University, Brown used her jumping skills to grab 12 rebounds in the second half alone. She finished with 14 boards to accompany 11 points off the bench.

Emerson Green paced the Tigers (7-0) with 17 points and seven assists; Ayana Barney tallied 16 points.

Read Jeff Linder’s story

5A No. 8 Iowa City West 67, Linn-Mar 51

When a team is struggling early, it is nice to have a veteran like Cailyn Morgan to take control.

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During the first half of Friday night’s game with Linn-Mar, the Women of Troy had trouble finding a rhythm with one exception. Morgan scored 16 of her game-high 22 points in the first half as West led just 26-21 at the break.

In the second half, Audrey Cook and Lauren Zacharias got into the act at West, ranked No. 8 in Class 5A, eventually pulled away for a 67-51 victory at Linn-Mar in a game between Mississippi Valley Conference foes that didn’t count in the league standings.

West (5-1) turned up the defense in the second half, going to a half-court trap that kept the Lions at bay.

Koch scored 13 of her 15 in the final 16 minutes for West (4-1). Zacharias had 12 of her 15 after the break. Freshman Emma Ingersoll-Weng contributed with 12 points.

Linn-Mar (2-6), got 15 points from junior Carly Printy and 11 from sophomore Keegan Krejca.

— Mike Condon, correspondent

5A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Washington 67, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 52

One team loved to pressure defensively. The other had a penchant for turning it over.

Thus, Cedar Rapids Washington’s girls’ basketball team was able to beat Cedar Rapids Kennedy 67-52 at Washington High School.

The Warriors, ranked 11th in Class 5A, led most of the way and moved to 6-0 overall. The Warriors forced Kennedy (1-6) to turn it over 33 times, which was telltale.

Guard Issa Truemper led Wash with 18 points, 14 of which came in the first half. Sydney Mitvalsky added 14 points for the Warriors, Caitlin Riley 13, Sammy Mia and Hannah Stuelke 11 each.

Sadie Powell led Kennedy with 18 points, 14 in the second half. Auddie Alepra added 13 points and 12 rebounds.

— Jeff Johnson, The Gazette

5A No. 9 Cedar Rapids Prairie 69, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 32

Ninth-ranked Prairie canned nine 3-pointers, led by Mallory McDermott with three.

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McDermott finished with 21 points for Prairie (4-2). Infinity Watkins led Jefferson (0-6) with 10.

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 71, Iowa City Liberty 26

The top-ranked Little Hawks had four players score in double figures Friday night in North Liberty.

Rose Nkumu led with 19 points, followed by Paige Rocca (14), Aubrey Jones (11) and Andie Westlake (10). City (5-0) led 45-20 at the half.

Jenna Saunders scored nine for Liberty (2-4).

4A No. 1 Marion 77, Maquoketa 41

Top-ranked Marion rolled to 7-0 at home. Kayba Laube had 26 points and Leah Van Weelden had 23 points in the win.

Marion hit 12 3-pointers, including six by Laube.

Nell Sybesma led Maquoketa (4-3) with 17 points.

Iowa City Regina 65, Northeast 26

Kennedy Wallace had six 3-pointers and led Regina with 26 points Friday night in Goose Lake.

Sam Greving added 13 points for Regina (4-3). Northeast fell to 2-6.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

5A No. 5 Cedar Falls 67, 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier 57

5A No. 9 Cedar Rapids Prairie 69, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 32

5A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Washington 67, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 52

Dubuque Hempstead 55, Dubuque Senior 37

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 71, Iowa City Liberty 26

5A No. 8 Iowa City West 67, Linn-Mar 51

4A No. 6 Western Dubuque 49, Dubuque Wahlert 39

WAMAC

Benton Community 49, Vinton-Shellsburg 36

3A No. 4 Center Point-Urbana 61, Clear Creek Amana 41

4A No. 12 DeWitt Central 39, Mount Vernon 25

Dyersville Beckman 52, Solon 18

4A No. 1 Marion 77, Maquoketa 41

South Tama 49, West Delaware 36

Williamsburg 56, Independence 33

RIVER VALLEY

Anamosa 53, West Liberty 48

2A No. 7 Bellevue 46, 2A No. 14 West Branch 40

2A No. 8 Cascade 50, 3A No. 15 Mid-Prairie 27

Camanche 62, Durant 45

Iowa City Regina 65, Northeast 26

Monticello 56, Tipton 47

Wilton 67, North Cedar 34

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 59, Springville 54

1A No. 12 Bellevue Marquette 51, Midland 30

Central City 52, Starmont 46

East Buchanan 64, Edgewood-Colesburg 16

Lisbon 54, Calamus-Wheatland 49

2A No. 9 North Linn 69, Maquoketa Valley 52

NORTHEAST IOWA

New Hampton 54, Decorah 30

Oelwein 49, Charles City 42

4A No. 13 Waverly-Shell Rock 47, 3A No. 6 Waukon 33

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

1A No. 3 Montezuma 26, Sigourney 24

Belle Plaine 37, BGM 27

1A No. 5 Lynnville-Sully 54, Keota 24

UPPER IOWA

1A No. 15 Lansing Kee 55, Elkader Central 30

North Fayette Valley 47, Postville 23

South Winneshiek 68, West Central 22

OTHERS

2A No. 11 Aplington-Parkersburg 59, Jesup 39

Collins-Maxwell 47, North Tama 31

Highland 57, Columbus Community 24

Iowa Mennonite 61, Winfield-Mt Union 39

Keokuk 63, Washington (Iowa) 39

Wapello 52, Lone Tree 41

Wapsie Valley 40, Union Community 31

Boys

Linn-Mar 65, 4A No. 1 Iowa City West 54

Chris Robertson has seen plenty of close games early in the boys’ basketball season.

Linn-Mar senior guard Greg Hall made sure his coach didn’t have to sweat through another one down the stretch Friday night. The Lions built a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter en route to a 65-54 upset of Class 4A No. 1 Iowa City West in a Mississippi Valley Conference game before a loud crowd at Linn-Mar High School.

The victory moved the Lions to 2-2 overall, 2-1 in MVC play.

Read Mike Condon’s story

Cedar Rapids Washington 61, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 58 (OT)

nother time, another gym, another official, and it might have been a charge. But Friday night, at Cedar Rapids Washington, with this official, it was a block.

And a Warriors win.

Mick McCurry’s three-point play with three seconds left in overtime gave Wash a 61-58 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy in a terrific boys’ basketball thriller.

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Read Jeff Johnson’s story

Cedar Rapids Prairie 72, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 62

Kris Murray scored 21 points and Keegan Murray added 19 points as the Hawks (3-1) won at Prairie High School.

Ozzie Meiborg led Jefferson (1-3) with 16 points.

Iowa City Liberty 61, Iowa City High 50 (OT)

Liberty won the overtime period, 11-2, and got a win over the Little Hawks at City High.

Ethan O’Donnell had 20 points for Liberty (4-1).

Carter Westlake led City (2-3) with 16 points.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

Cedar Rapids Prairie 72 , Cedar Rapids Jefferson 62

Cedar Rapids Washington 61, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 58 (OT)

Cedar Falls 79, 3A No. 9 Cedar Rapids Xavier 54

4A No. 7 Dubuque Senior 68, Dubuque Hempstead 47

Dubuque Wahlert 62, Western Dubuque 55 (2OT)

Iowa City Liberty 61, 4A No. 1 Iowa City High 50 (OT)

Linn-Mar 65, Iowa City West 54

WAMAC

Center Point-Urbana 58, Clear Creek-Amana 53

3A No. 2 Maquoketa 61, 3A No. 8 Marion 44

Vinton-Shellsburg 64, Benton Community 63

3A No. 3 West Delaware 66, South Tama 32

RIVER VALLEY

Cascade 53, Mid-Prairie 40

2A No. 3 Camanche 81, Durant 54

Iowa City Regina 60, Northeast 48

2A No. 10 West Branch 68, Bellevue 35

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 72, Springville 64

Bellevue Marquette 56, Midland 42

Central City 71, Starmont 40

Easton Valley 71, Cedar Valley Christian 26

Ed-Co 68, East Buchanan 56

2A No. 4 North Linn 84, Maquoketa Valley 36

NORTHEAST IOWA

Waverly-Shell Rock 58, Waukon 54

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

Belle Plaine 64, BGM 44

HLV 56, Iowa Valley 52

Lynnville-Sully 69, Keota 66

1A No. 4 Montezuma 72, Sigourney 42

North Mahaska 49, Tri-County 32

UPPER IOWA

Lansing Kee 66, Elkader Central 61 (OT)

North Fayette Valley 66, Postville 49

South Winneshiek 69, West Central 36

OTHERS

Aplington-Parkersburg 58, Jesup 45

Highland 71, Columbus Junction 45

North Tama 68, Collins-Maxwell 53

Keokuk 69 , Washington (Iowa) 64

Wapsie Valley 73, Union Community 41

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