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Iowa City West runs away from Linn-Mar, 80-59

Josh Van Roekel puts in two points for Iowa City West High in an MVC varsity contest Tuesday, Jan. 3, at home against Cedar Rapids Washington. Van Roekel scored 4 of the Trojans’ 80 points against the Linn-Mar Lions. (photos by Chris Umscheid)

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MARION– Bergie’s (Iowa City West High Coach Steve Bergman’s) Boys put up their third consecutive win after a pre-Christmas loss Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Marion at the expense of the Linn-Mar Lions. The West High Trojans licked the Lions, 80-59, and improved their record to 8-1 while dropping the Lions to 4-5.
West pulled ahead 22-15 in the first period and held a 40-32 advantage at the half. The Trojans led 53-44 going into the final eight minutes.
Devontae Lane led nine Trojan scorers with a game-high 23 points, including six 3-point baskets. Patrick McCaffery added 17 points with 13 from Seybian Sims and 11 from Connor McCaffery. Trey Hutcheson led the Lions with 11 points and was their only double-digit scorer.
Cedar Rapids Prairie visits the Trojans for a rematch on Friday, Jan. 20, with a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip off. The Trojans return to City High on Tuesday, Jan. 24, for a men’s and women’s doubleheader. The West boys blew away the Little Hawks, 78-27, on Dec. 13 in the West High gym.

SCORING: D. Lane 23, P. McCaffery 17, S. Sims 13, C. McCaffery 11, J. Anderson 5, J. Van Roekel 4, E. Flitz 3, N. Disterhoft 2, I. Ono-Fullard 2,
3-POINT GOALS: Lane 6, Flitz 1, Anderson 1, C. McCaffery 1.
FREE THROWS: Sims 3-3, Van Roekel 2-2, C. McCaffery 2-3, Lane 1-2, P. McCaffery 1-2.
REBOUNDS: P. McCaffery 6, C. McCaffery 5, Sims 2, Disterhoft 2, Anderson 1, Ono-Fullard 1.
ASSISTS: Lane 4, C. McCaffery 4, Flitz 3, Ono-Fullard 3, P. McCaffery 2, Sims 1, H. Odunsi 1.
STEALS: Lane 5, C. McCaffery 4, P. McGee 1, Sims 1, P. McCaffery 1, Ono-Fullard 1.
BLOCKS: P. McCaffery 3, Sims 1.