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Author: Jeff Linder | January 3, 2012 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Washington Warriors played well enough to beat just about any girls' basketball team in the state Tuesday night.But Iowa City West isn't just anybody.Class 4A top-ranked West controlled the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 78-64 victory in a battle ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 16, 2011 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- For a large portion of the game, Cedar Rapids Xavier was Iowa City West's equal. At least.But the Class 4A top-ranked Women of Troy book-ended the contest with two big surges and earned a 56-37 Mississippi Valley Conference girls' basketball victory Friday ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 17, 2011 | No comments

 IOWA CITY -- Last year, the buzz was that the Iowa City West girls' basketball team was a year away.They weren't.West advanced its first state tournament, then made it all the way to the Class 4A final before bowing to Des Moines East.All five starters ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 26, 2011 | No comments

B.J. Mayer has awakened the sleeping giant."I talked to (former coach) Mark McDermott six or eight years ago, and I thought there were definitely some possibilities here," Mayer said.Mayer eventually succeeded McDermott, and possibilities have turned into results.Iowa City West has become a girls' basketball ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 6, 2011 | 1 comment

DES MOINES -- The trail is freshly blazed.Class 4A runners-up one year. Champions the next.Des Moines East did it Saturday. Iowa City West will try to repeat the feat in 2012."We're going to come back and get it next year," West's Jessica Shull said after ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 6, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The trail is freshly blazed.Class 4A runners-up one year. Champions the next.Des Moines East did it Saturday. Iowa City West will try to repeat the feat in 2012."We're going to come back and get it next year," West's Jessica Shull said after ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 5, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The fuse blew at the beginning of the fourth quarter.That's when top-ranked Des Moines East to turn a toss-up into completed perfection, scoring 12 straight points in less than three minutes and sprinting away from No. 3 Iowa City West, 52-40, to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 5, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- The fuse blew at the beginning of the fourth quarter.That's when top-ranked Des Moines East to turn a toss-up into completed perfection, scoring 12 straight points in less than three minutes and sprinting away from No. 3 Iowa City West, 52-40, to ...

Author: Jennifer Hemmingsen | March 4, 2011 | 26 comments

DES MOINES -- When Kiah Stokes hit the shot to force overtime, B.J. Mayer saw doubt in his players' eyes."There was fear there," he said. "I just told them that big-time players make big-time plays. Big-time teams make them too."And Iowa City West made them ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 2, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES -- A big third quarter for Washington.A bigger fourth for West.Third-ranked Iowa City West was a winner in its girls' state basketball tournament debut, rallying behind a 28-point fourth quarter to beat No. 6 Cedar Rapids Washington, 67-58, in a Class 4A quarterfinal Wednesday ...

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