Girls Basketball Roundup: West High Races to Early Lead in Win over Dubuque Hempstead

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In its final game before the holiday break West High showed early it wasn’t looking ahead.

Class 5A third-ranked West High bolted to a 16-2 first-quarter lead on its way to a 73-47 win over Dubuque Hempstead on Thursday in a Mississippi Valley Conference contest in Iowa City.

Lauren Zacharias led four players in double figures with 16 points as West High improved to 7-2 on the season and enters the break riding a three-game winning streak.

Cailyn Morgan and Emma Koch each had 15 points and Logan Cook added 13 for West High.

Mackenzie Paulsen led Dubuque Hempstead (7-3) with 12 points while Morgan Krug added 10 for the Mustangs.

West High                    16 16  25  16  –  73

Dubuque Hempstead     2  13  16  16  –  47

West High (73) – Cailyn Morgan 15, Matayia Tellis 3, Lauren Zacharias 16, Logan Cook 13, Audrey Koch 4, Emma Koch 15, Paige Beckner 6, Grace Schneider 1.

Dubuque Hempstead (47) – Mackenzie Paulsen 12, Katie Schaul 2, Kaylie Springer 9, Morgan Krug 10, Madison Fleckenstein 8, Corinne Meier 2, Riley Kay 4.