Girls Basketball Roundup: Regina Knocks Off 4A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Xavier

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When Regina head coach Jeff Wallace revamped his team’s non-conference schedule prior to this season he did so for games like Saturday’s road test at Class 4A No. 11 Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Regina used a 10-2 run in the third quarter to break a 27-27 tie and never trailed again in a 49-44 win over the Saints in Cedar Rapids.

Mary Crompton and Greyson Dumont each scored 14 points and Kennedy Wallace has eight as Class 2A ninth-ranked Regina improved to 8-3 with its second straight win.

Regina used a 22-4 run that spanned eight minutes of the first and second quarters to build a 27-16 halftime edge.

Xavier opened the second half with 11 straight points to pull even at 27 but Regina had the games final run, a 10-2 spurt that helped the Regals build what proved to be insurmountable 37-29 lead after three quarters.

Regina made 4-of-5 free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

Caitlynn Daniels had a game-high 16 points for Xavier which dropped to 6-6 with its third straight loss.

Regina            14 13 10  12  –  49

CR Xavier        8   8  13  15  –  44

Regina (49) – Mary Crompton 14, Alexa Lehman 5, Greyson Dumont 14, Kennedy Wallace 8, Elly Gahan 6, Katie Dunn 2.

Cedar Rapids Xavier (44) – Aubrey Jones 2, Caitlynn Daniels 16, Julia Shoger 7, Libby Arnold 4, Maria Steffen 2, Amelia Ivester 8, Emily Jasper 5.

Top-Ranked City High Cruises Past Keokuk

New year, same old results for top-ranked City High.

Class 5A No. 1 City High improved to 11-0 with a 73-22 win over Keokuk (5-5) in a non-conference contest in Iowa City on Saturday.

Ashley Joens poured in a game-high 33 points to lead City High which opened the 2018 with a 76-36 win over Waterloo West on Friday.

City High led 36-8 after the opening quarter and built a 53-12 halftime lead while cruising to its sixth straight win of at least 35 points.

Rose Nkumu scored 11 points while Paige Rocca added nine and Aubrey Joens had eight.

City High       36  17  12  8  –  73

Keokuk            8    4    2   8  –  22

City High (73) – Rose Nkumu 11, Ayana Lindsey 4, Ashley Joens 33, Shevonna Norris 2, Ella Cook 4, Paige Rocca 9, Aubrey Joens 8, Sam Greving 2.

Keokuk (22) – Michaela Davis 6, Hailey Finch 2, Macey Hughes 3, Michenna Davis 2, Keaija Lacy 3, Cassidy Koeber 6.