Basketball – Girls

About the Program

West High School is proud to offer girls basketball. The Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union sanctions our high school sports for girls. Our teams compete in the Missouri River Conference. Through involvement in athletics, students learn valuable life skills, including teamwork, leadership, and commitment.    

Meet the Coach 

Head Coach: Betsy Boetger 

Meet the Players

Student-athletes give their all, both on and off the court. Countless hours go into strength, conditioning, and practice to build strong athletes that are prepared to compete. Likewise, our athletes fulfill academic requirements in order to participate in sports.  

Stats & Highlights 

Our students are gracious in victory and defeat. While we compete to win, our athletes know, it’s how you play the game that matters.  

Notable Team Achievements 

Earned IGHSAU Distinguished Academic Achievement award for an overall team GPA between 3.25 and 4.0. 

Earned IGHSAU Distinguished Academic Achievement award for an overall team GPA between 3.25 and 4.0 

Ranked 15th in the state 

Freshman team Tournament Champions 

Ranked 14th in the state pre-season rankings 
Named MRAC Champions (First time in school history) 
Undefeated Conference Champions 12-0 (Second best season record in school history) 

Ranked 8th in the state preseason rankings (First time in school history) 

New team win/loss record of 18-5 
New team record for most points scored in a season (1,451) 
Placed ninth in the top ten state rankings for the first time in school history 

Notable Individual Achievements  

Lily Juhnke received IGCA Academic All-State and IBCA Academic All-State. (3rd girls basketball player in school history to receive this honor)

Lily Juhnke broke the 3-point season record with 41 3-pointers.

Bricelyn Comstock ranked ninth in Sioux City’s 5-Player scoring history with 670 points. 
Bricelyn Comstock broke the 3-point game record with 7 3-pointers.

Coach Boetger earned her 100th win in her coaching career at West High. 

Senior Bri Moore ranked ninth in Sioux City’s 5-Player scoring history with 628 points. She was also the leading scorer in Sioux City with an average of 14.5 points per game. 

Senior Rachel Knutson-Kobold set a new West High girls basketball record with the most made free throws in a season (122). She also ranked sixth in Sioux City’s 5-Player scoring history with 791 points. 

Senior Sammie Birkes set two West High girls basketball records with the most three-pointers in a high school career (99) and the most three-pointers in a single season (35). She also ranked fourth in Sioux City’s 5-Player scoring history with 975 points. 

Senior Tanya Meyer broke the all-time leading scorer in the history of the West High girls basketball program with 1,590 points. She was only the third player in Sioux City’s 5-player scoring history to surpass 1,500 career points and she lead the team in scoring for the season. During the 2013-2014 season, she was ranked number one in the state’s 5A class for scoring with 22.4 points per game and ranked fifth in the state’s 5A class for rebounding with 9.3 rebounds per game. She also made McDonald’s All-American Team. 

Tanya Meyer scored her 1,000th point as a junior. She also set seven new West High girls basketball records.  

  • Most points scored in a single regular season (450)

  • Free-throw percentage of 10-11 in a game (91%)

  • 172 total field goals for the 2012-2013 season

  • Lead the team with a 79.4% free-throw shooting percentage for the season

  • Earned a career-high of points made in a single game against East High (35)

  • Made the most field goals in a single game (12)

Students in Action

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