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PREP GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
Prep girls' basketball: West wins second in a row

WATERLOO — The Waterloo West girls’ basketball team is feeling good.

With the postseason rapidly approaching, the Wahawks won their second straight game Tuesday night, turning back Dubuque Senior 61-46.

“This was a good win for us tonight,” West coach Tony Pappas said. “We got up big a few times, but they kept coming back. They played us hard but our girls responded well and made good plays when needed.”

The Wahawks (4-8, 11-10) built an early 9-1 lead, then fought off several Rams rallies to preserve the victory.

Senior’s first attempt to grab the lead came late in the first quarter when it closed within 9-8. West junior Na’Tracia Ceaser responded with a long-range 3-pointer to start a 13-0 run, and the Wahawks went on to lead 27-17 at halftime.

“We wanted to come in here tonight and push the ball hard and run the floor,” Ceaser said. “We worked for less turnovers and everybody played well to what we wanted to do. Plus it was senior night and we wanted to win it for them.”

The Wahawks never let up in the third quarter as they played relentless defense and stayed solid from the offensive end. Ceaser knocked down eight of her game high 25 points in the third.

“They played us pretty hard,” Ceaser said. “We really didn’t want it to be close, so when we started to get it going we kept pushing it and that was good. It was a very good win for us.”

The Rams eventually ran out of gas due to the constant pressure by West.

“We hit free throws when we needed (17-for-24) and kept making good plays,” said Pappas. “We are playing good now and we need to be playing our best to finish the rest of our games. They are all going to be tough ones.

“Like I said, we feel good about 11 wins and where we are right now.”

In addition to Ceaser’s big night, the Wahawks received 14 points from junior Jada Draine.

“We are playing well now but still have a lot of work to do,” said Ceaser. “If you compare us to the way we started the year up to now, we have made a very big jump.”

Wat. West 61, Dub. Senior 46

DUBUQUE SENIOR (6-14, 2-10) — Alli Udelhofen 7 8-14 24, Sachi Biehl 3 2-3 8, Ella Noel 1 0-0 3, Abby Marting 1 0-0 2, Becca Alveranga 3 1-2 7, Bridget Weber 0 0-0 0, Abbie Edminster 0 0-0 0, Grace Pope 0 0-0 0, Tessa Kemp 0 0-0 0, Leah Sullivan 0 0-0 0, Hannah Bakey 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 11-19 46.

WATERLOO WEST (11-10, 4-8) — Camryn Meyer 0 0-0 0, Aleah Cook 0 3-4 3, Kaitlyn Meyer 0 0-0 0, Jada Draine 5 2-2 14, Zia Collett 1 1-2 3, Gabrielle Moore 3 0-0 8, CeCe Young 0 0-0 0, Shiila Robinson 0 0-0 0, Meredith Eighmey 0 1-2 1, Na’Tracia Ceaser 8 5-6 25, Lauren Conrey 1 5-8 7, Ajla Dzelic 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 17-24 61.

Dub. Senior 8 9 14 15 — 46

Wat. West 12 15 15 19 — 61

3-point goals — Senior 3 (Udelhofen 2, Noel), West 8 (Ceaser 4, Draine 2, Moore 2). Total fouls — Senior 19, West 17. Fouled out — none.


Basketball
METRO PREP ROUNDUP
Metro prep roundup: No. 2 C.F. girls throttle Wahlert

DUBUQUE — Second-ranked Cedar Falls jumped on Dubuque Wahlert early and never let up Tuesday on the way to a 73-34 Mississippi Valley Conference girls’ basketball win.

The Tigers (19-1, 11-1) allowed just six first-quarter points while building a 28-6 advantage. They stretched it to 51-17 by halftime and cruised to their 16th consecutive win.

Senior guard Kamryn Finley scored 15 of her 20 points in the first half. Kiana Barney added 13 points and Cynthia Wolf 12.

DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD 58, WATERLOO EAST 43: Waterloo East battled back, but couldn’t overcome a sluggish first half in a Mississippi Valley Conference loss to Dubuque Hempstead.

The Trojans fell behind 30-10 at halftime and although they outscored the Mustangs in the second half, the deficit was too much to overcome.

Amanee Clark had 20 points and Kerris Roberts 15 for East (5-16, 0-12).

JESUP 58, COLUMBUS 32: Emily Treptow had 17 points and five steals to lead Jesup to a North Iowa Cedar League win over Waterloo Columbus.

Jaima Tonne added 12 points for the J-Hawks (12-9, 10-6) and Payton McHone finished with 10 rebounds. Columbus slipped to 4-17 for the season.

Boys’ basketball

DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD 89, WATERLOO EAST 56: Dubuque Hempstead had too much firepower for Waterloo East Tuesday as the 10th-ranked Mustangs claimed an 89-56 Mississippi Valley Conference win.

Treyshawn LaBeaux poured in 30 points for East (8-10, 4-9), but Hempstead (14-4, 10-3) held Trojan standout Tyrese Nickelson to 10. The Mustangs jumped in front 28-13 after one quarter and led 44-23 at halftime.

Lucas Duax finished with 29 points and Keith Johnson 25 for Hempstead, which knocked down 12 3-point shots.

Boxscores

Girls’ basketball

CED. FALLS 73, DUB. WAHLERT 34

CEDAR FALLS (19-1, 11-1) — Anaya Barney 3 0-0 6, Emerson Green 3 2-2 9, Kamryn Finley 7 3-4 20, Olivia Remmert 1 4-8 7, Mckenna Gleason 1 0-0 2, Lexi Godfrey 0 0-0 0, Kiana Barney 5 2-2 13, Cara Forsblom 0 0-0 0, Allison Eagen 2 0-0 4, Kaylie Kleinschmidt 0 0-0 0, Cynthia Wolf 3 6-7 12. Totals 25 17-23 73.

DUBUQUE WAHLERT (6-15, 2-10) — Maria Klein 1 4-4 7, Kaylee Osterberger 2 0-0 4, Emma Wachter 1 0-0 2, Anna Herrig 2 0-0 5, Krystal Tranel 4 3-3 14, Ellie Osterberger 0 0-0 0, Morgan Herrig 1 0-0 2, Allison Kutsch 0 0-1 0. Totals 11 7-7 34.

Cedar Falls 28 23 16 6 — 73

Dub. Wahlert 6 11 7 10 — 34

3-point goals — Cedar Falls 6 (Finley 3, Remmert 1, K. Barney 1, Green 1,), Wahlert 5 (Tranel 3, Klein 1, A. Herrig 1). Total fouls — Cedar Falls 16, Wahlert 18. Fouled out — none.

Boys’ basketball

DUB. HEMPSTEAD 89, WAT. EAST 56

WATERLOO EAST (8-10, 4-9) — Daquavion Walker 0 1-2 1, Tyrese Nickelson 4 1-2 10, Ja’Cee Clark 0 0-0 0, Stevie VanArsdale 1 2-2 4, Ramon Harrington 2 1-1 7, Jovahn Holmes 0 0-0 0, Treyshawn LaBeaux 12 2-2 30, Kendall Robinson 0 0-0 0, Lorenz Plum 0 0-0 0, J. Wise 2 0-0 4. Totals 21 7-9 56.

DUBUQUE HEMPSTEAD (14-4, 10-3) — Max Duax 0 0-0 0, Max Muehring 2 0-0 6, Lucas Duax 12 1-1 29, Wil Courtney 4 2-2 10, Tanner Meier 1 0-0 3, Cody Beck 1 0-0 3, Reed Snitker 1 0-0 2, Justin Blackman 0 0-0 0, Keith Johnson 8 8-8 25, Joey Kaesbauer 3 0-0 9, Tait Thoms 0 0-0 0, Bryan Black 1 0-0 2, Calvin Allison 0 0-0 0, Savoy Williams 0 0-0 0. Totals 33 11-11 89.

Waterloo East 13 10 9 24 — 56

Dub. Hempstead 28 16 17 28 — 89

3-point goals — East 5 (LaBeaux 4, Nickelson 1), Hempstead 12 (Muehring 2, L. Duax 4, Meier 1, Beck 1, Johnson 1, Kaesbasuer 3). Total fouls — East 10, Hempstead 12. Fouled out — none.

Girls’ bowling

WAT. WEST 2,733, I.C. WEST 2,372

IOWA CITY WEST (4-7) — Megan Brown 128-138 — 266, Chloe Beckler 173-191 — 364, Kylie Rohm 159-169 — 328, Jiordynn Brackett 116-136 — 252, Alexie Little 237-247 — 484. Baker rotation — 124-242-161-134-117 — 678.

WATERLOO WEST (6-5) — Rachel Bass 169-149 — 318, Emily Henry 137-174 — 311, Kira Gilbert 159-201 — 360, Kayley Fangman 169-204 — 373, Marissa Gates 221-218 — 439. Baker rotation — 182-225-147-153-225 — 932.

Boys’ bowling

WAT. WEST 3,256, I.C. WEST 2,938

IOWA CITY WEST (5-6) — Corey Roth 257-236 — 493, Josh Pelland 180-216 — 396, Jacob Fisher 201-189 — 390, Daniel Neese 216-174 — 390, Ryan Stark 186-166 — 352. Baker rotation — 152-207-184-171-203 — 917.

WATERLOO WEST (9-2) — Michael Buehner 267-237 — 504, Andrew Turner 186-227—413, Tristan Corcoran 223-200 — 423, Hunter Holman 214-188 — 402, Dalton Draeger 215-265 — 480. Baker rotation — 220-234-248-163-169 — 1,034.


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Preps to watch

Thomsen

Kolterman

Kiana Barney

Cedar Falls

Senior

Basketball

Barney continues to add to her legacy as a successful member of a Cedar Falls basketball program that has reached the past three state tournaments. The UNI recruit entered this week four 3-pointers shy of Cedar Falls’ career record of 108 set by Laura Johnson. She set a school single-season record as a junior by making 86.7 percent of her free throws. The returning second-team all-stater has more than 1,000 career points for a Tigers’ team currently ranked No. 2 in Class 5A. “Team is a big thing to her,” Cedar Falls coach Gregg Groen said. “She really does a lot for us, not only on the court, but off the court organizing team activities. ... I think she’s done a great job of stepping into that role as a senior leader.”

Colton Harberts

Dike-New Hartford

Junior

Basketball

Standing 6-foot-6, Harberts has given the Wolverines a valuable post presence. The D-NH junior averaged 26 points last week during wins over Wapsie Valley and Waterloo Columbus. Harberts leads the team with 17 points a game on 64 percent shooting. D-NH coach Greg Moore says his center has developed into a stronger defender and passer. “His size in the middle, in our conference, has been pretty big for us,” Moore added. “He’s really our only true post player. That presence, both defensively and offensively, has been important.” Harberts is also a starter on the football team.

Jack Thomsen

Union

Sophomore

Wrestling

Thomsen has been undefeated this season since moving from the 126-pound weight class to 120 after a fourth-place finish in the Keith Young Invitational. A seventh-place finisher in last year’s state tournament debut, the Union sophomore enters this weekend’s district meet ranked No. 4 in his Class 2A weight class by The Predicament. “He’s been working hard along with everyone else and stepping into somewhat of a leadership role,” Union coach Bart Mehlert said. “He does a lot of offseason wrestling. I think he’s confident and he’s put the work in. He has the weapons, he just has to put them to use.” Thomsen also competes in cross country.

Olivia Kolterman

Hudson

Senior

Basketball

Kolterman has been an important part of Hudson’s growth — from winless in the NICL East last season to an 8-8 league record this year. The senior came up big last week, leading her team to wins over Columbus and Union after scoring 20 and 19 points, respectively. Kolterman is averaging 10 points a game on 56 percent shooting and leads her team in rebounds. “She has had a great senior season and is a big reason for our improvement this season,” Hudson coach Jeff Curley noted. “We will look for her leadership as we enter regional play later this week.”

Codey Hicks

Janesville

Junior

Basketball

Hicks has dominated the paint with an Iowa Star North conference-leading 18.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. The returning second-team all-conference selection is also shooting 68.7 percent from the field and averaging 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks in his second full season of varsity action. “He worked hard to improve in the offseason and has been more assertive this season,” Janesville coach Troy Ersland noted. “He demands the ball on offense and has embraced being a leader and working on his leadership skills.” Hicks is also a member of the football and track teams, National Honor Society and a D.A.R.E. leader.

Gabby Schwarting

Osage

Senior

Basketball

Schwarting has combined lights-out shooting with accurate passing and quality defense for a 20-0 Osage team ranked No. 5 in Class 3A. The senior guard is making 44 percent of her 3-point attempts and 55 percent of her field goals, averaging 11.6 points per game. She has a team-high 65 assists and is near the team lead in steals (74) and rebounds (76). “She’s always been a great shooter, but even that has taken a step up this year,” Osage coach Chad Erickson said. “Defensively, she’s much improved. At the back of our press, she gets a bunch of steals and really understands the game and sees the floor.” Schwarting also throws shot and discus in track, plays shortstop in softball and runs on the cross country team. She plans to play basketball at Wartburg College.


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