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Iowa high school basketball roundup: Jan. 25 area scores, stats and more

Gazette area girls’ and boys’ basketball scores, stats and coverage for Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.

Girls

5A No. 4 Cedar Rapids Prairie 49, 5A No. 10 Cedar Rapids Washington 46

Prairie claimed its 11th girls’ basketball victory Friday night, using a big third quarter and a just-as-key free-throw advantage to hold off No. 10 Washington, 49-46, in a Mississippi Valley Conference encounter at Prairie High School.

“We lost a couple of close games at the beginning of the season, and we’ve learned from that,” Prairie’s Mallory McDermott said. “Now we’re winning the close games. We’re a lot more confident at the end of games.”

Prairie (12-2 overall, 8-1 MVC) defeated the Warriors (12-2, 8-1) for the second time this season.

Read Jeff Linder’s story

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 63, 4A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 53

The 12th-ranked (4A) Saints were within a basket with three minutes to play, but couldn’t pull off the upset of top-ranked City High Friday night at Xavier.

Aubrey Joens had 26 points and Rose Nkumu had 21 points to carry the Little Hawks (14-0).

Emily Japser led Xavier (9-7) with 14 points. Aubrey Jones and Libby Arnold each scored 12.

5A No. 12 Iowa City West 67, Iowa City Liberty 22

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The 12th-ranked Women of Troy put the defensive clamps on the Lightning Friday night in North Liberty.

Lauren Zacharias had 16 points to lead a balanced scoring effort by West (11-3). Emma Ingersoll Weng added 14 points, Matayia Tellis had 12 points and Cailyn Morgan added 10 points.

Haley Napoli led Liberty (2-13) with seven points.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

5A No. 6 Cedar Falls 61, Waterloo East 35

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 54, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 26

5A No. 4 Cedar Rapids Prairie 49, 5A No. 10 Cedar Rapids Washington 49

Dubuque Senior 46, Western Dubuque 44

5A No. 1 Iowa City High 63, 4A No. 12 Cedar Rapids Xavier 53

5A No. 12 Iowa City West 67, Iowa City Liberty 22

Waterloo West 50, Linn-Mar 46

WAMAC

3A No. 3 Center Point-Urbana 53, Independence 14

Clear Creek Amana 48, Vinton-Shellsburg 37

Dyersville Beckman 42, Solon 35 (OT)

South Tama 37, Benton Community 34

West Delaware 41, Williamsburg 36

4A No. 6 DeWitt Central at Mount Vernon, ppd.

RIVER VALLEY

Camanche 62, Northeast 50

2A No. 6 Cascade 59, North Cedar 35

Anamosa at Monticello, ppd.

Durant at Iowa City Regina, ppd.

Tipton at West Liberty, ppd.

West Branch at 2A No. 13 Wilton, ppd.

TRI-RIVERS

Calamus-Wheatland 42, Midland 39

Central City 44, Edgewood-Colesburg 39

2A No. 14 Maquoketa Valley 67, Alburnett 43

2A No. 7 North Linn 76, East Buchanan 61

Springville 59, Starmont 40

Clinton Prince of Peace at Easton Valley, ppd.

NORTHEAST IOWA

New Hampton 52, Decorah 24

Oelwein 35, Charles City 31

3A No. 7 Waukon at 4A No. 5 Waverly-Shell Rock, ppd.

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

1A No. 5 Lynnville-Sully 61, HLV 24

1A No. 3 Montezuma 70, 1A No. 12 North Mahaska 56

UPPER IOWA

Elkader Central 38, 1A No. 15 Lansing Kee 36

MFL MarMac 62, Clayton Ridge 24

OTHERS

2A No. 12 Aplington-Parkersburg 64, Jesup 41

Keokuk 43, Washington (Iowa) 33

Lone Tree 35, New London 27

Meskwaki 64, Grand View Christian 48

Wapsie Valley 48, Union Community 20

West Burlington 59, Highland 39

Boys

Cedar Rapids Prairie 73, Cedar Rapids Washington 60

Kris Murray scored a game-high 25 points, with twin brother, Keegan, adding 17 and seven blocked shots.

Prairie made 17 of its 24 second-half field goals, a product of continually using its size to get to the rim.

“We were settling for quick shots,” Prairie Coach Jeremy Rickertsen said. “We talked at halftime about being a little more deliberate. Let things work and open up.”

Read Jeff Johnson’s story

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 57, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 52

Tied going into the final quarter, 43-43, the J-Hawks (7-6) took the lead and kept it at Jefferson High School. Blaze Bouzek had 15 points, followed by Willie Guy with 14 points and Ozzie Meiborg with 13 points.

Jack Wetzel had a game-high 23 points to lead Kennedy (6-7).

Cedar Rapids Xavier 59, Iowa City High 36

The Saints had no problem in a small gym as they beat the Little Hawks at South East Junior High in Iowa City.

The game had to be moved because of a water main break at City High.

Jake Beckmann had 21 points, including four 3-pointers, to pace the Xavier (6-7) offense.

Byron Benton had 10 points for City (3-10).

Linn-Mar 82, Waterloo West 48

The Lions raced out to a 19-5 lead after one quarter Friday night in Marion.

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Trey Hutcheson had 27 points, including five 3-pointers, Greg Hall scored 15 points and Hayden Passmore and Jaren Nelson each added 12 for Linn-Mar (8-4).

Waterloo West fell to 7-6.

4A No. 9 Iowa City West 61, Iowa City Liberty 34

Patrick McCaffery had 27 points as No. 9 Iowa City West won big at home.

Marcus Morgan added seven points for West (11-2).

Andre Brandon had 10 points for Liberty (6-8), which trailed 15-6 after one quarter.

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY

4A No. 8 Cedar Falls 63, Waterloo East 48

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 57, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 52

Cedar Rapids Prairie 73, Cedar Rapids Washington 60

Cedar Rapids Xavier 59, Iowa City High 36

Dubuque Wahlert 62, Dubuque Hempstead 58

4A No. 7 Dubuque Senior 71, Western Dubuque 57

4A No. 9 Iowa City West 61, Iowa City Liberty 34

Linn-Mar 82, Waterloo West 48

WAMAC

Benton Community 76, South Tama 33

Center Point-Urbana 65, Independence 39

West Delaware 46, Williamsburg 26

DeWitt Central at Mount Vernon, ppd.

Dyersville Beckman at Solon, ppd.

3A No. 1 Maquoketa at Marion, ppd.

RIVER VALLEY

Cascade 77, North Cedar 41

Anamosa at Monticello, ppd.

Durant at Iowa City Regina, ppd.

Tipton at West Liberty, ppd.

West Branch at Wilton, ppd.

TRI-RIVERS

Alburnett 74, Maquoketa Valley 44

Calamus-Wheatland 70, Midland 33

Edgewood-Colesburg 66, Central City 42

2A No. 1 North Linn 98, East Buchanan 41

Springville 88, Starmont 49

1A No. 9 Clinton Prince of Peace at Easton Valley, ppd.

NORTHEAST IOWA

Charles City 68, Oelwein 67

Lyle-Pacelli (Minn.) 63, Crestwood 60

New Hampton 58, Decorah 53

Waukon at Waverly-Shell Rock, ppd.

SOUTH IOWA CEDAR

BGM 75, Colfax-Mingo 37

1A No. 3 Montezuma 52, North Mahaska 26

Iowa Valley at Keota, ppd.

UPPER IOWA

North Fayette Valley 66, Postville 57

OTHERS

Aplington-Parkersburg 63, Jesup 36

Wapsie Valley 60, Union Community 57

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