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CEDAR RAPIDS – Mikaela Morgan struggled early.
The junior, and younger sister of Northern Iowa freshman Jeremy Morgan, couldn't seem to finish close to the rim for much of the first half. But the Iowa City West team leader didn't waver under the frustration, crashed the boards and carried the Women of Troy (11-10) past Cedar Rapids Xavier, 49-38.
"Mikaela's been thrown a lot of things this year ... and she's handled things very well," said West Coach BJ Mayer. "The thing I was most proud of (tonight) was, she missed numerous easy shots early, but she just kept looking to score. And when the game was on the line, she stepped up and made some free throws and made some shots."
Morgan finished the game with 17 points and 12 rebounds on a night where West was without starting point guard Regan Stiegleder and needed a standout performance.
On the boys' side, West's Wyatt Lohaus led an 81-60 Iowa City West win at Cedar Rapids Xavier. Lohaus even had the opposing coach piling on the compliments.
"In my opinion, he is the best all-around, skilled guard that I've seen in this area since I've been alive. He's that good," Xavier Coach Ryan Luehrsmann said after the game.
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