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Trojans knock off Chiefs

West High 59, Keokuk 22
Devontae Lane contends with Keokuk’s Ryan Seabold in a varsity non-conference match up Tuesday, Dec. 9, at West High. Lane scored 13 points in the Trojans’ 59-22 win. (photos by Chris Umscheid)

IOWA CITY– The West High boys varsity cruised to a 59-22 win over the Keokuk Chiefs Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the first home game of the 2014-15 season. The non-conference win gave West a 3-0 record heading into Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play.
The Trojans held the Chiefs to four points in the first period, taking the quarter 12-4. The Chiefs attempted to rally back in the second quarter but West took a 30-14 lead into the locker room at the halftime break. The Trojans held Keokuk to only eight points in the second half while unleashing a 20-point barrage in the third quarter.
Coach Steve Bergman made wholesale substitutions in the fourth quarter giving his reserves valuable time on the floor.
Wali Parks, a junior, led the Trojans with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Connor McCaffery had 14 points and Devontae Lane put in 13.
West heads for Cedar Rapids and the Washington Warriors on Friday, Dec. 19, to close out 2014. Their first game of the New Year is set for Friday, Jan. 2, as Cedar Rapids Prairie visits with the varsity tip-off around 7:30 p.m.
Scoring: Wali Parks 15, Connor McCaffery 14, Devontae Lane 13, Tanner Lohaus 9,
Alex Henderson 4, Bryson Adcock 2, Bo Nock 2.
3-point goals: Henderson 1, McCaffery 1.
Rebounds: Parks 9, Lane 4, McCaffery 4, Lohaus 3, Adcock 2, Henderson 1, Nock 1, Dallas Majors 1.
Assists: Parks 3, Lane 2, Henderson 1, Lohaus 1, Majors 1, McCaffery 1, Ankit Choudhury 1.