Waukee Gives Girl’s Team Their First Loss of the Season


Natalie Green

Rose Nkumu ’20 dribbles the basketball during a game.

Frances Bottorff and Rowan Boulter

In the final week of the regular season, Waukee High School bumped the City High Women’s basketball team down to second place in the 5A rankings. City High lost to Waukee, ending the Little Hawks undefeated season. Going into Saturday’s game, City High was ranked number one, while Waukee was ranked fourth for 5A.

“We thought we were going to win, but it didn’t go our way,” Kelsey Joens ‘23 said. “The team and I were disappointed, but now we’re going to learn from our mistakes.”Out of everyone who played for City High, only three players scored points. Those players include, Aubrey Joens ‘20, Rose Nkumu ‘20, and Kelsey.

“We just weren’t making our shots, so we had to find different ways to score,” said Joens ‘23.

The final score of the game was 39-55. Resulting in City High’s lowest score of the season.

“We’ll just go back into the gym and work on what we didn’t do well and fix some things,” said Joens ‘23.