McTaggart Gains His 400th Career Win After Girls Defeat Ottumwa in Semi-Regional Final

City High dominated Ottumwa with a big victory (52-28) at home on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.

Jonathan House, Sports Editor

The Little Hawks girls basketball team took care of business at home against Ottumwa. In a game that was very one sided, the Little Hawks jumped out to an early lead, 17-0 at the end of the first quarter, holding Ottumwa scoreless for nearly nine minutes to start the game.

Bulldogs scored their first points early in the second quarter. The Little Hawks held a 39-9 lead at the half, and were able to play the bench players in the second half. Due to the large lead the Little Hawks had, officials used the continuous clock starting to begin the fourth quarter. City utilized every bench player at the end of the game.

“I was very pleased that we started off so well, and hopefully we’ll carry it over to Tuesday night,” head coach Bill McTaggart said of his team’s performance.

The game was also notable because McTaggart won his 400th career game.

“Actually, I forgot all about it,” McTaggart said, downplaying his accomplishment.

With the win, the Little Hawks will face Southeast Polk at 7 P.M. at City High on Tuesday night with the winner of that game advancing to the state tournament in Des Moines the following week.