University of Iowa commit Hannah Stuelke scored 33 points to lead Cedar Rapids Washington to a 68-36 win over Western Dubuque, at Washington High School, Jan. 3.
Stuelke, a 6-1 sophomore, made 15-of-20 shots from the field and added eight rebounds along with two blocked shots for the Warriors, who improved to 5-4 on the season, while Western Dubuque fell to 3-6.
Another slow start found the Bobcats in a 17-8 hole after a quarter. A competitive second period sent the teams to the break with Washington leading 34-21.
“We held our own in the first half,” said Western Dubuque coach Amy Ostwinkle. “Our girls came out with a lot of defensive intensity.”
A 20-9 third-quarter run made it 54-30 after three. When the Bobcats managed only six fourth-quarter points, Washington cruised to the 68-36 win.
“We just couldn’t contain number 44 (Stuelke),” said Ostwinkle. “We need to find a couple more consistent scorers.”
Jenna Fiedler’s 20 points, including four three-pointers, led Western Dubuque, but the rest of the lineup managed only 16 points combined.
Washington won the rebounding battle 33 to 21, and had 18 assists on the evening, while Western Dubuque managed only three.
Western Dubuque’s leaders against Cedar Rapids Washington were: scoring — Fiedler 20, Emma Gile seven, Ashley Costello three, Sierra Hill, Abigail Kluesner and Maddy Maahs two; rebounds — Gile and Kluesner six, Costello five, Hill and Maddie Goodman two; assists — Goodman, Hill and Maahs one; steals — Hill and Costello two, Gile and Maahs one; blocks — Costello and Gile two.