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Girls Basketball

About Girls Basketball

The girls basketball program saw a five win increase in its 2022-23 season, highlighted by wins over Waterloo East and Ottumwa. Back for his second season at the direction of the program, head coach Cole Cook returns 98% of offensive output from a season ago. Anisa Percival led the team in scoring a 9.6 points per game, tallying 211 on the season

Points of Pride


Best Season

Historically, Ames’ best season came in 2009 when a Trisha Nesbitt-led Little Cyclone team took down top-ranked and previously undefeated Linn-Mar in the state semifinals before dropping the title game to Sioux City North, 51-45. The Little Cyclones finished with a 23-3 record that year.


Career Points

Caroline Waite (Bradley) finished with 1,608 career points, passing former leader Barb Bennett on December 18, 2020 with a then-school single-game record 38-point performance.



Caroline Waite (Bradley) then broke her own record in a IGHSAU regional semifinal win with a 42-point tally in what proved to be Waite’s penultimate game in a Little Cyclone jersey.


Career Points

Ashley Iiams (Drake) also proved to be an effective scorer, collecting a prep career tally of 1,013 points, finishing sixth all-time on the Little Cyclone charts.

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