Class 5A fifth-ranked West High opened the season with a 69-61 road win over No. 10 Mason City on Tuesday.
Dani Craig had a game-high 25 points in her first game back from an ACL injury that cost the senior point guard her entire junior season as West High had three players in double figures.
Grace Tafolla and Ali Tauchen each added 10 points for West High which was playing without last year’s leading scorer Mikaela Morgan.
Eight different players scored for West High as Emily Halverson chipped in with nine points for West High which built leads of 20-8 after the first quarter and 35-23 at the half.
Iowa recruit Makenzie Meyer led Mason City with 22 points.
Dani Craig 25, Bella Lozano-Dobbs 5, Grace Tafolla 10, Ali Tauchen 10, Rachel Saunders 4, Logan Cook 4, Jessie Harder 2, Emily Halverson 9.
Makenzie Meyer 22, Rachel Danielson 10, McKenna Whitehill 13, Olivia Pederson 4, Bailey Baker 2, Marci Wolters 10.
• WEST BRANCH 61, BELLEVUE 30: West Branch had three players score in double figures in a 61-30 season-opening win at Bellevue.
Allyson Simpson led West Branch with 13 points and three assists while Maddy Russell and Trystin Luneckas each added 11 points and three steals.
Haley Poula chipped in with six points and 10 rebounds for the Bears.
• PEKIN 63, LONE TREE 30: Lone Tree fell to Pekin 63-30 in its season opener Tuesday at Lone Tree.
Sophomores Elena Sieverding and Madison Forbes each had seven points to lead Lone Tree while Derik Chandler had four points and three assists for the Lions.
• MEDIAPOLIS 86, IOWA MENNONITE 42: Iowa Mennonite dropped its season opener to Class 3A second-ranked Mediapolis 86-42 on Tuesday in Kalona.
Riley Schmieder led IMS with 18 points while Hannah Miller had 12 points for Iowa Mennonite.
• HIGHLAND 59, WINFIELD-MOUNT UNION 39: Highland defeated Winfield-Mount Union 59-39 in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday in Winfield.
Cheyanne Adamson had 20 points, six rebounds and four steals to lead Highland.
Kelsey Hora, Chelsey Lampe and Samantha Dutton all had eight points for Highland.
The Huskies rebounded from a 30-23 halftime deficit, outscoring Winfield-Mount Union 36-9 in the final two quarters.
Bridget Murphy added seven points for Highland.
Prep Boys Swimming
The City High boys swimming team fell at Pleasant Valley on Tuesday.
Senior Abe Eyman Casey won the 100 backstroke in 55.65 and junior Andrew Parr won the 200 individual medley in 2:12.89 to pace the Little Hawks.
Pleasant Valley 113, City High 57
200 medley relay –1. Pleasant Valley 1:47.49; 2. City High (Abe Eyman Casey, Cole Donahue, Andrew Parr, Eric Thomas) 1:49.17.
200 freestyle –1. Jack Stecker (PV) 1:50.63; 3. Eric Thomas (C) 2:02.31; 5. Jake Sammons (C) 2:12.66.
200 individual medley –1. Andrew Parr (C) 2:12.69; 5. Donald Hill (C) 2:27.37.
50 freestyle –1. Henry Friederichs (PV) 24.08; 4. Jacob Cabbage (C) 27.21; 5. Ryan VanDaele (C) 27.66.
Diving – 1.
100 butterfly –1. Nick Staver (PV) 52.63; 2. Abe Eyman Casey (C) 58.47; 4. Sam Naylor (C) 1:07.31.
100 freestyle –1. Jack Stecker (PV) 50.7; 4. Cole Donahue (C) 57.83; 5. Jake Sammons (C) 1:00.71.
500 freestyle –1. Sam Lundry (PV) 5:11.64; 2. Eric Thomas (C) 5:33.45; 3. Sam Naylor (C) 5:53.68; 4. Donald Hill (C) 5:58.58.
200 freestyle relay –1. Pleasant Valley 1:34.35; 2. City High (Abe Eyman Casey, Cole Donahue, Jacob Cabbage, Jake Sammons) 1:41.67.
100 backstroke –1. Abe Eyman Casey (C) 55.65; 5. Zach Fields (C) 1:14.5.
100 breaststroke –1. Nick Staver (PV) 58.96; 2. Andrew Parr (C) 1:07.96; 4. Cole Donahue (C) 1:10.41.
400 freestyle relay –1. Pleasant Valley 3:35.25; 2. City High (Eric Thomas, Sam Naylor, Jake Sammons, Andrew Parr) 3:55.34.