Trojans take on the Little Hawks in double-header

On Sunday the City-West rivalry game found a new home at Xtream Arena in Coralville. Both basketball teams took on the Little Hawks in an exciting doubleheader to close out winter break.


Zoe Smith

The Trojans and Little Hawks shake hands after the girls’ game on Jan 8, 2023

Zoe Smith, Editor-in-Chief

Girls dominate the Little Hawks

The girls were up first against the Little Hawks. After an exciting one-point win against 2022 3A state champion Xavier on Thursday night, the Trojans were excited to bring that energy to this rivalry match. Meena Tate ’23 put the first points on the board for the Trojans in the first quarter. The energy continued from there and the Trojans walked away with a healthy six-point lead going into the second quarter. At half-time West was up 12, 34-22. Nate Frese’s force fought through the second half with the same intensity and the final score was 58-43. 

Tate led the girls with 18 points, Anna Prouty ’23 had 16 and Freshmen Grace Fincham had 12 points, filling in for starter Keiko Ono-Fullard who is out with an injury. 

Catch the girl’s basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 10 against Dubuque Hempstead. 


Boys fall in a one-point game


Shortly after the girl’s team triumphed over the Little Hawks, it was time for the boys to take the court at Xtream Arena on Sunday night. After West High Choir’s acapella group “Vox Novus” sang the national anthem, the second game of the double-header was underway. 

Sophomore Jack McCaffrey put the first points on the board for West high and with a low-scoring first quarter, West trailed City 12-13, going into the second quarter. The nailbiting match continued into halftime. The Trojans went into the locker room trailing by 3 points, 30-33. The back-and-forth continued and with two minutes left, the game was tied. City won the match with a last-second point, ending the game with a score of 64-63. Julian Mason ’24 led the team with 16 points. Brady Simcox ’23 was behind him with 12 points. 

You can catch the boys back home on Jan. 17th, against Fort Madison.