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IC West defeats CR Kennedy, 57-45

Women of Troy go 4-0 with win over Cougars
West High’s Logan Cook wins the tip-off against Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Auddie Alepra Tuesday, Dec. 6, at home. Cook led the Women of Troy with 19 points in a 57-45 Mississippi Valley Conference win. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

IOWA CITY– Undefeated and fifth in the state in Class 5A is where Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy stood after getting past the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars, 57-45, Tuesday, Dec. 6, at home.
West led throughout the game. The Women of Troy held an eight-point lead in the first period before Kennedy narrowed the gap at the end of the quarter. West took the first period, 15-12, and extended the lead to 31-21 at halftime, thanks in part to a buzzer-beating layup from Emma Koch. A 3-point bucket from Rachel Saunders in the third period made it 46-25 as West pulled away. Logan Cook sank a buzzer-beating layup to make it 48-31 going into the final period.
Cook led West with 19 points with 10 points each from Saunders, Maddie Huinker and Koch.
Kennedy dropped to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play.
Waterloo East visits the Women of Troy Friday, Dec. 16, with a 7:30 p.m. varsity tip-off. Cedar Rapids Prairie visits for the final game of 2016 on Tuesday, Dec. 20. West opens 2017 by hosting Dubuque Wahlert on Friday, Jan. 6.
SCORING: L. Cook 19, R. Saunders 10, M. Huinker 10, E. Koch 10, C. Morgan 3, L. Zacharias 3, A. Tauchen 2.
3-POINT GOALS: Morgan 1, Saunders 1, Huinker 1, Cook 1.
FREE THROWS: Saunders 3-3, Tauchen 2-2, Cook 2-2, Koch 2-3, Zacharias 1-1, Huinker 1-1.
REBOUNDS: Huinker 9, P. Beckner 4, Morgan 3, Zacharias 3, Koch 3, Tauchen 1, Saunders 1, K. McGrane 1, Cook 1.
ASSISTS: Morgan 2, Saunders 2, Koch 2, Tauchen 1, Huinker 1, Cook 1.
STEALS: Zacharias 3, Koch 3, Morgan 2, Huinker 2, Cook 2, Tauchen 1, Saunders 1. BLOCKS: Tauchen 2.