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Iowa high school basketball roundup: Dec. 21 area scores, stats and more

Gazette area girls’ and boys’ basketball scores, stats and coverage for Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.

Girls

5A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 70, 5A No. 7 Cedar Rapids Washington 56

Sarah Schmitt said the message was simple before Friday night’s game with Cedar Rapids Washington.

“(Coach Josh) Bentley told us this was a business trip,” the Cedar Rapids Prairie senior guard said. “I thought we really did a good job taking care of business.”

After starting 1-2, both losses coming in the last second to ranked foes Marion and Iowa City West, the Class 5A No. 8 Hawks finally closed the deal against a ranked foe. They broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to down No. 7 and previously unbeaten Washington 70-56 in a Mississippi Valley Conference game at Washington High School.

Read Mike Condon’s story

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 61, 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier 60

After a close call with a short-handed Cedar Rapids Xavier squad, there will be plenty to work on before play resumes in two weeks for undefeated City High.

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“We caused some turnovers and that was probably the difference,” City High Coach Bill McTaggart said. “But our shot selection and ball movement was the worst it has been all year. Give credit to Xavier. We finally started to move the ball and when we move the ball, we get better shots. … We didn’t make them play much defense.”

City High (8-0) led by as many as 11 points at 30-19 early in the second quarter, but the Saints — playing without leading scorer Caitlynn Daniels (illness) — clawed back to within a point by halftime at 37-36.

Read Douglas Miles’ story

2A No. 7 Bellevue 52, Iowa City Regina 42

The Regals hung around, but couldn’t put together a run to upset Bellevue Friday night in Iowa City.

Sam Greving led Regina (4-5) with 14 points. Elly Gahan added 10 points.

Giana Michels led Bellevue (11-0) with 21 points. Lindsey Banowetz added 16 points.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

5A No. 3 Cedar Falls 61, Waterloo East 20

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 45, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 30

5A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 70, 5A No. 7 Cedar Rapids Washington 56

Dubuque Hempstead 69, Dubuque Wahlert 37

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 61, 4A No. 5 Cedar Rapids Xavier 60

5A No. 11 Iowa City West 71, Iowa City Liberty 26

Linn-Mar 56, 5A No. 14 Waterloo West 51 (OT)

Western Dubuque 53 Dubuque Senior 50 (OT)

WAMAC

Clear Creek Amana 61, Benton Community 35

3A No. 3 Center Point-Urbana 53, 4A No. 10 DeWitt Central 39

4A No. 1 Marion 63, West Delaware 20

Mount Vernon 48, Solon 24

South Tama 61, Independence 20

RIVER VALLEY

2A No. 7 Bellevue 52, Iowa City Regina 42

2A No. 8 Cascade 57, West Liberty 30

Durant 81, 3A No. 14 Monticello 77 (2OT)

Mid-Prairie 65, Northeast 38

Tipton 54, North Cedar 43

West Branch 46, Camanche 34

2A No. 15 Witon 55, Anamosa 44

TRI-RIVERS

1A No. 12 Bellevue Marquette 55, Calamus-Wheatland 34

Central City 57, Edgewood-Colesburg 38

2A No. 9 North Linn 64, East Buchanan 43

NORTHEAST IOWA

Prairie Du Chien (Wis.) 45, 3A No. 13 Crestwood 30

4A No. 8 Waverly-Shell Rock 57, Charles City 21

3A No. 8 Waukon 50, Decorah 20

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

Belle Plaine 39, HLV 19

1A No. 3 Montezuma 61, English Valleys 18

UPPER IOWA

MFL MarMac 47, 1A No. 14 Lansing Kee 28

Turkey Valley 47, South Winneshiek 43

West Central 49, Postville 47

OTHERS

Highland 51, Iowa Mennonite 25

Lone Tree 48, Columbus Community 27

Boys

4A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 79, Cedar Rapids Washington 65

There are 16 teams now in the Mississippi Valley Conference. As we head to the holiday break, only one has not suffered a conference loss.

You’re the winner if you predicted Cedar Rapids Prairie to be the big winner. The Hawks (6-1, 5-0) are your lone MVC unbeaten heading to 2019 after they eased past Cedar Rapids Washington 79-65 Friday night on the far southwest side of town.

“No, I wouldn’t have been shocked to hear that at the beginning of the season, except maybe that we’re the only ones,” said Prairie Coach Jeremy Rickertsen. “I knew we had the potential to win some games.”

Read Jeff Johnson’s story

3A No. 10 Cedar Rapids Xavier 59, Iowa City High 50 (OT)

Xavier outscored City High 11-2 in overtime.

Jake Beckmann had 16 points to lead Xavier (4-3) at home.

Davis Wagner added 14 points and Quinn Schulte had 12 points.

City High fell to 2-5.

4A No. 5 Iowa City West 77, Iowa City Liberty 30

Patrick McCaffery had 27 points as the fifth-ranked Trojans won big in Iowa City.

Nicholas Pepin, Marcus Morgan and Even Brauns each added 12 points for Iowa City West (6-1).

Andre Brandon led Liberty (4-4) with 10 points.

Waterloo West 66, Linn-Mar 58

Waterloo West jumped out to a 27-17 lead after one quarter and held on in Waterloo.

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Trey Hutcheson had 22 points and 11 rebounds for Linn-Mar (3-3). Hayden Passmore added 18 points.

Caleb Haeg had 21 points and Isaiah Johnson added 20 points for Waterloo West (5-2).

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

4A No. 10 Cedar Falls 81, Waterloo East 43

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 50, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 48

4A No. 8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 79, Cedar Rapids Washington 65

3A No. 10 Cedar Rapids Xavier 59, Iowa City High 50 (OT)

Dubuque Senior 68, Western Dubuque 51

3A No. 6 Dubuque Wahlert 65, Dubuque Hempstead 64

4A No. 5 Iowa City West 77, Iowa City Liberty 30

Waterloo West 66, Linn-Mar 58

WAMAC

Benton Community 79, Clear Creek Amana 78

DeWitt Central 55, Center Point-Urbana 53

3A No. 2 Maquoketa 49, Dyersville Beckman 37

Solon 57, Mount Vernon 53

3A No. 3 West Delaware 70, Marion 62

RIVER VALLEY

Anamosa 66, Wilton 41

Iowa City Regina 68, Bellevue 29

2A No. 2 Camanche 81, West Branch 57

Cascade 50, West Liberty 26

Monticello 64, Durant 45

Northeast Goose Lake 64, Mid-Prairie 50

Tipton 67, North Cedar 65

TRI-RIVERS

Calamus-Wheatland 64, Bellevue Marquette 41

Clinton Prince of Peace 62, Lisbon 41

Easton Valley 87, Fulton (Ill.) 38

Edgewood-Colesburg 76, Central City 68

1A No. 3 North Linn 81, East Buchanan 25

NORTHEAST IOWA

Charles City 81, Waverly-Shell Rock 43

Decorah 60, Waukon 49

Prairie Du Chien (Wis.) 46, Crestwood 35

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

Belle Plaine 61, HLV 40

BGM 71, Iowa Valley 46

1A No. 3 Montezuma 54, English Valleys 24

UPPER IOWA

MFL MarMac 72, Lansing Kee 48

North Fayette Valley 57, Clayton Ridge 29

South Winneshiek 59, Turkey Valley 47

OTHERS

Iowa Mennonite 51, Highland 48

Lone Tree 83, Columbus Junction 30

Meskwaki Settlement School 69, Tripoli 39

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