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Women of Troy improve to 5-0 with win over Mustangs

IC West claws back to beat Dubuque Hempstead, 59-44

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DUBUQUE– Coach B.J. Mayer and his Iowa City West High Women of Troy improved to a 5-0 record with a 59-44 win Friday, Dec. 9, at Dubuque Hempstead in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) varsity match up.
The Hempstead Mustangs won the first period, 12-11, and poured in 21 points in the second quarter while holding West High to 16 for a 33-27 halftime lead and a threat to the Women of Troy’s unbeaten record. However, West came out in the second half with a 13-6 advantage in the third for a slim one-point lead going into the final period. A 19-point effort by West, while holding the Mustangs to only five points, sealed the win.
Maddie Huinker and Logan Cook scored 16 points apiece to lead the Women of Troy with Huinker sinking three 3-point baskets and Cook grabbing a dozen rebounds.
West High was the fifth-ranked team in Class 5A in the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s weekly rankings released Thursday, Dec. 8. West moved up from seventh the previous week. Indianola (4-0) was the top-ranked team in the state with rival City High (4-0) in the number two spot after moving up from fourth the previous week. Cedar Falls (3-0) and Waukee (3-0) were in the number three and four spots, respectively.
SCORING: M. Huinker 16, L. Cook 16, E. Koch 8, C. Morgan 7, L. Zacharias 7, R. Saunders 3, P. Beckner 2.
3-POINT GOALS: Huinker 3, Morgan 1, Saunders 1.
FREE THROWS: Cook 6-6, Huinker 5-5, Zacharias 1-2.
REBOUNDS: Cook 12, Koch 8, Morgan 5, Beckner 5, Saunders 4, Huinker 3, A. Tauchen 2, Zacharias 1.
ASSISTS Cook 5, Zacharias 2, Huinker 2, Beckner 2, Morgan 1, Koch 1.
STEALS: Zacharias 6, Morgan 2, Saunders 2, Cook 2, Tauchen 1, Koch 1, Beckner 1.
BLOCKS: Koch 2, Cook 1, Beckner 1.