Another Friday, another blowout
IOWA CITY– One week after blowing out Cedar Rapids Prairie in a continuous clock-shortened game the West High Trojans rolled over their counterparts from Waterloo East, 73-34, Friday, Feb. 7, at home. It was the second pummeling of East delivered by West this season; the teams met in Waterloo in January with Bergman’s Boys winning 83-40.
West jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the first period with six different players (Wyatt Lohaus, Nick Gallagher, David Dileo, Chike Ukah, Devontae Lane and Connor McCaffrey) scoring field goals. Tanner Lohaus ended the period with a basket at the buzzer for a 14-7 lead. In the second period, West powered ahead 32-14 prompting East coach Derek Sallis to call for a time-out in an effort to regroup. West took the half, 36-19.
In the third period, West extended their lead with Tanner Lohaus hitting back-to-back field goals to make it 49-25. Dileo scored on a put-back and nailed a 3-point shot shortly after for a 62-29 lead going into the final period.
Adam Klein nailed a 3-bomb in the fourth period to make it a 70-31 ballgame. Bergman did wholesale substitutions with Nick Spies, Alex Henderson, Malik Williams and Harley Shear seeing game time. Spies got the final bucket for West as the continuous clock burned down the last minutes.
The win improved West’s record to 14-2 overall while East’s record dropped to 3-13.
Bergman takes his crew on the road Friday, Feb. 14, for a men’s/women’s doubleheader at Cedar Rapids Xavier before a Saturday, Feb. 15, make-up game with Waterloo West.
Notes from the scorer’s table:
Wyatt Lohaus led West High with 21 points making 8-14 field goals.
Chike Ukah had a 16-point effort and led in rebounds with eight.
Tanner Lohaus put in nine points and was 4-4 in field goals.
Nick Gallagher made a seven-point showing, Adam Klein had five points and Connor McCaffrey had four. Devontae Lane and Nick Spiess both had two points to their credit while Wali Parks went 1-2 at the free throw line for one point.
Wyatt Lohaus, Klein, Dileo and Gallagher combined for West’s five of nine 3-point shots, with two for Lohaus.