Women’s basketball readies for regional game on Saturday

Cedar Falls Tigers basketball ended the regular season with a 19-2 record, being third in class 5A.

After Cedar Rapids Kennedy defeated Dubuque Senior, 69-34, Cedar Falls will host Kennedy for their first game in the women’s basketball regionals. Kennedy has six wins against 16 losses so far this season.

The Tigers have had an outstanding season with 1,214 points, 121 blocks and 177 steals. They are also third in rebounds with 725 rebounds, averaging 34.5 rebounds per game.

Players to look for to the lead the team in the postseason are juniors Kiana Barney and Cynthia Wolf.

The last four games the juniors combined for a total of 105 points.

The girls are all pretty excited about the opportunity to go to deep into the playoffs.

“Oh my god, we work so hard, and we are getting more confident, and we have a lot of team chemistry and looking forward to spending more time with my girls and making it to State,” Barney said.

She has 39 points and 277 points this season and is a University of Northern Iowa commit.

Freshman Emerson Green, sister of junior Aj Green, is excited about the team getting this far also.

“We work really hard and are looking forward to finishing the year together and taking it as far as we can at the Well [the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines], and state champs,” Green said.

Although Green doesn’t get much playing time, she has 133 points, 46 assists and 23 blocks so far this season.

Game time for the game against Kennedy is this Saturday at 7 p.m. at home.

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