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City High ends Women of Troy’s unbeaten streak

City High edges West, 74-73, in overtime

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– It’s always a battle royale when Iowa City’s West High and City High meet on the basketball floor. Tuesday, Dec. 13, was no exception as the Little Hawks took on the Women of Troy at West. Both teams entered the contest unbeaten with 5-0 records. When the final buzzer sounded, the Little Hawks had flown away with the 74-73 win, and broke West High’s win streak.
City pulled away in the first period, 17-12, and held a 31-24 advantage at halftime. The Women of Troy exploded in the third period with a 22-point effort to City High’s 16, but still trailed, 47-46, going into the fourth period. A 65-65 tie led to overtime where City pulled out the one-point advantage for the win.
Rachel Saunders and Logan Cook scored 19 points apiece for West with 18 from Maddie Huinker. Emma Koch had a seven-point night but led West on the boards with 10 rebounds.
City improved to 6-0, while West dropped to 5-1.
The teams meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at City High in a men’s/women’s doubleheader starting at 6 p.m.
The Women of Troy return from the Christmas and New Year break on Friday, Jan. 6, hosting Dubuque Wahlert with a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip-off. On Saturday, Jan. 7, West competes at the U.S. Cellular Center, in Cedar Rapids against Pella with an expected start at 5:10 p.m. The action starts at 9:15 a.m. with Camanche versus Bellevue and continues throughout the day.

SCORING: R. Saunders 19, L. Cook 19, M. Huinker 18, L. Zacharias 8, E. Koch 7, P. Beckner 2.
3-POINT GOALS: Saunders 3, Huinker 3, Zacharias 2, Cook 1.
FREE THROWS: Cook 4-6, Beckner 2-2, Saunders 2-3, Huinker 1-1, Koch 1-2.
REBOUNDS: Koch 10, Cook 9, Huinker 4, Zacharias 3, Saunders 2, K. McGrane 1, Beckner 1.
ASSISTS: C. Morgan 3, Zacharias 3, Huinker 3, Cook 2, Koch 2, Saunders 1.
STEALS: Zacharias 2, Saunders 2, Morgan 1, Huinker 1, Cook 1, Koch 1, Beckner 1.
BLOCKS: Saunders 1.