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Trojans roll over the Cougars

McCaffery’s 32 points lead IC West past CR Kennedy

IOWA CITY– The 81st consecutive home win for the Iowa City West High Trojans went into the history books Tuesday, Jan. 30, as West High ran over the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 72-35, in varsity boys basketball action.
Patrick McCaffery led all scorers with a 32-point performance as the Trojans edged out their guests by one point, 11-10 in the first period before running away with the win. West held a 32-19 lead at halftime and was ahead 50-27 after three quarters of play.
The win came on the heels of a Saturday, Jan. 27, loss in Quincy, Ill., to Bishop Miege High School, one of the top-ranked programs in Kansas. West improved to 13-2 while the Cougars dropped to 7-9.
Jalen Gaudet produced 14 points for West with six from Seybian Sims, five from Dante Eldridge and four apiece from Evan Flitz and Dadrian Hoambrecker. Jacob Klein produced three points with two points each from Jayson Barnes and Dashawn Willis.
The Trojans travel to Waterloo West on Friday, Feb. 9, and will host Cedar Rapids Jefferson at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The regular season wraps up Thursday, Feb. 15, with a visit to Cedar Rapids Xavier while Cretin-Derham Hall High School from St. Paul, Minn., will take its shot at ending the home-win streak at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17.