Boys handily control Little Hawks

With the whole starting line up playing together once again, the Trojans took the home win against City High 61-28. Now with 10 consecutive wins, the Trojans are ranked No. 1 in the state.

The game started out fast as West took an early lead against City. Even Brauns ’20 played with passion early and converted many layups, giving him 10 points in the first quarter. Starting with a couple of minutes left in the first, Marcus Morgan ’21 was back on the court for his first time after a six-week injury, scoring five points on the night.

The second quarter was when West started pulling away as Brauns slammed home an early dunk, hyping up the crowd giving energy back to the players on the court. With a 19-point lead at half-time, student section member Ali Alwahdani ’20 was given a half-court shot to win free Chick-Fil-A for a year. His shot was just off the mark.

Alyssa Skala
A shot for free Chick-Fil-a for a year is missed by senior Ali Alwahdani.

Resuming back in the third quarter, Morgan scored on a three-pointer and Brauns kept blocking shots consistently. The Trojans lead the Little Hawks 54-19 after the third. 

With a 35-point lead entering the third quarter, Coach Bergman put in Mo Simpson ’21, Mikey Crutcher ’21, and Andrew Tauchen ‘21 and Zach Anderson ‘21. Crutcher added five points to the score in the fourth quarter, while the starters on the bench cheered loud and proud. The final score of the West vs. City boys game was 61-28. 

The boys will be back on home court next week as they take on Cedar Rapids Jefferson Feb. 4 at 7:30 pm.