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Washington High School - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kennedy girls fall; Lions, Warriors climb

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls basketball team dropped from No. 1 all the way down to No. 6 in the new Class 5A rankings Thursday by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Kennedy (15-2) lost last week to Cedar Falls, which used the victory to jump from 10th to fourth in the rankings. Ankeny Centennial is the top-ranked team in Class 5A this week.

The Linn-Mar Lions (12-4) jumped from 13th to 10th in the Class 5A rankings. The Washington Warriors (11-6) claimed the 15th and final spot in the poll.

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Johnson sparks Wash girls by Trojans

WATERLOO – Jayla Johnson scored 14 points and had five steals to lead the Washington girls basketball team to a 79-37 win over Waterloo East in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Tuesday at East.

The Warriors (11-6) led 30-8 after the first quarter and 49-19 at halftime.

Payton Bruner scored 12 points for Washington and Vanessa Eniola added 11 points.

Waterloo East fell to 1-15.

WASHINGTON (79): Clark 2 3-4 8, Carey 2 1-2 6, Visser 2 1-2 7, V.Eniola 4 2-2 11, O’Donnell 0 2-2 2, M.Hoeger 0 0-0 0, Bruner 5 1-1 12, Puk 2 2-4 7, Riley 1 4-4 6, Mia 1 3-4 5, Johnson 6 1-3 14, D.Eniola 0 0-0 0, Levy 0 1-2 1. Totals 25 21-30 79.

WATERLOO EAST (37): Sisk 1 6-8 8, Clark 5 0-0 12, Roberts 6 2-4 15, Dickens 0 2-5 2. Totals 12 10-17 37.

Halftime – Washington 49, Waterloo East 19. 3-point goals – Washington 8 (Visser 2, Clark, Carey, V.Eniola, Bruner, Puk, Johnson), Waterloo East 3 (Clark 2, Roberts).

 

Washington boys fall to Waterloo East

The Washington boys basketball team led by a point at halftime, but struggled in the third quarter and suffered a 53-45 loss to Waterloo East in a Mississippi Valley Conference game Tuesday at Washington.

Keion Wills scored 15 points for the Warriors (5-9), who led 26-25 at halftime. The Trojans took control with a 17-9 run in the third quarter.

Hunter Strait added 12 points for Washington.

Isaiah Wade scored 18 points for Waterloo East (7-7).

WATERLOO EAST (53): Clark 4 1-1 9, Gafeney 2 4-5 8, Reed 0 0-0 0, Sanders 1 0-0 3, Phillips 0 0-0 0, Matlock 4 2-3 11, Wade 7 4-8 18. Totals 20 11-17 53.

WASHINGTON (45): Wills 5 3-5 15, Strait 6 0-0 12, Dawson 0 0-0 0, Bennett 0 2-2 2, Hobbs 1 0-2 2, Thomas 2 1-1 5, Williams 4 1-4 9, Potter 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 7-16 45.

Halftime – Washington 26, Waterloo East 25. 3-point goals – Waterloo East 2 (Sanders, Matlock), Washington 2 (Wills 2).

   

Washington boys fall in 5 overtimes

DES MOINES - The Cedar Rapids Washington and Des Moines Roosevelt boys basketball teams played for a long, long time Saturday night before they could determine a winner.

Roosevelt out-lasted the Warriors, 95-87, in five overtimes in a game that lasted 52 minutes. That's 20 minutes longer than a normal high school game, 12 minutes longer than a college game and four minutes longer than an NBA game.

The marathon affair was tied, 52-52, after four quarters. Both teams scored five points in the first overtime, both teams scored eight points in the second overtime, both clubs scored six points in the third overtime and both teams had six points in the fourth overtime.

The score was still tied, 77-77, entering the fifth overtime when Roosevelt finally took command with an 18-10 advantage.

Hunter Strait finished with 31 points for Washington (5-8). Keion Wills popped in six 3-pointers and added 28 points for the Warriors, but nobody else reached double figures.

Laveechie Williams did not play for Washington. He was called for two technical fouls in a game against Jefferson Friday night and had to serve an automatic one-game suspension.

Wills, Noah Dawson, Dallas Hobbs and Ian Thomas all fouled out for Washington, further depleting the team. Gatdoar Kueth and Jeremiah Chandler fouled out for Roosevelt.

Kueth scored 25 points for Des Moines Roosevelt (7-6). Chandler scored 20 points, Eli Dotson had 14 points and Ethan Shafer added 12 points.

WASHINGTON (87): Christensen 0 0-0 0, Westmoreland 0 0-0 0, Wills 10 2-5 28, Strait 8 11-17 31, Dawson 1 0-0 3, Beard 1 0-0 2, Bennett 2 4-4 8, Hobbs 1 2-4 4, Thomas 2 0-0 6, Potter 2 1-2 5. Totals 27 20-32 87.

ROOSEVELT (95): Chuol 0 7-8 7, Edwards 2 1-4 6, Norman 1 0-0 2, Shafer 5 1-3 11, Kueth 9 7-9 25, Dotson 5 4-4 14, Chandler 4 10-12 20, Parra 0 2-2 2, Thomas 1 3-3 5, A.Musa 0 0-0 0, N.Musa 1 0-2 2, Lin 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 35-47 95.

Halftime - Washington 30, Roosevelt 22. Regulation - Washington 52, Roosevelt 52. 3-point goals - Washington 13 (Wills 6, Strait 4, Thomas 2, Dawson 1), Roosevelt 4 (Chandler 2, Edwards 1, Shafer 1).

 

Clark shines as Wash girls pull upset

DAVENPORT - Joniqua Clark made a strong bid for a triple-double Saturday as the Cedar Rapids Washington girls basketball team upset 10th-ranked Davenport North, 80-69, in a non-conference game in Davenport.

Clark, a 5-foot-1 senior, finished with 23 points, nine steals and nine rebounds as the Warriors raised their record to 10-6.

Jayla Johnson tossed in 16 points for Washington and Anne Visser had 10 points.

Washington poured in 33 points in the third quarter to take control of the game.

Paige Bradford notched 27 points for Davenport North (13-3).

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