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Iowa City West rolls over City High, 78-27

West High senior Nate Disterhoft is surrounded by two West Des Moines Dowling Catholic Maroons in a preseason exhibition game Nov. 26, at West High. Disterhoft had five points and five rebounds against City High on Tuesday, Dec. 13. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Athletic contests between Iowa City High and Iowa City West High are usually high-drama affairs with the atmosphere of a regional final. However, the West High Trojans rolled over their rivals, 78-27, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at home in rather anticlimactic fashion.
The game started close with West edging ahead by two baskets for a 20-16 lead at the end of the first period. The rest of the game was solidly and decisively West High’s as they held the Little Hawks to two points in the second period, seven in the third and two points in the final eight minutes.
Nine Trojans scored in the affair with Connor McCaffery putting up a game-high 17 points, with little brother Patrick adding 15 while Devontae Lane and Seybian Sims posting 14 points each. West improved to 4-0, while City dropped to the basement of the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Valley Division with an 0-5 showing.
After their Christmas and New Year break, the Trojans hit the floor at home on Tuesday, Jan. 3, against Cedar Rapids Washington with a 7:30 p.m. varsity start. On Friday, Jan. 6, they will travel to Dubuque and Wahlert Catholic High School for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

SCORING: C. McCaffery 17, P. McCaffery 15, D. Lane 14, S. Sims 14, N. Disterhoft 5, I. Ono-Fullard 5, D. Eldridge 4, J. Anderson 2, J. Van Roekel 2.
3-POINT GOALS: C. McCaffery 3, P. McCaffery 1, Ono-Fullard 1.
FREE THROWS: P. McCaffery 4-4, C. McCaffery 2-3, Disterhoft 1-1.
REBOUNDS: Sims 8, Disterhoft 5, Lane 4, E. Flitz 3, P. McCaffery 3, C. McCaffery 3, H. Nasr 3, H. Henstrom 1.
ASSISTS: lane 9, P. McCaffery 5, Flitz 2, Sims 1, Anderson 1, Disterhoft 1, C. McCaffery 1, Eldridge 1, Henstrom 1.
STEALS: Lane 7, C. McCaffery 3, P. McCaffery 2, Flitz 1, A. Idris 1, Eldridge 1, Van Roekel 1.
BLOCKS: P. McCaffery 2, Henstrom 1.