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West Burlington’s Samantha Dzawo | 2020 IGHSAU Girls Basketball

West Burlington senior Samantha Dzawo is a model student-athlete, excelling in the classroom and finding success on the basketball court. Her journey from Zimbabwe to Iowa helped her develop a love of the game. Watch her story in this 6-minute Iowa PBS Documentary video.

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West Burlington edges West Branch in District Final, 44-43

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West Burlington’s bench cheers after their teammate Darian Johnson (24) sinks two clutch free throws with 5-seconds on the clock to go ahead of West Branch, 44-43, in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington teammates celebrate after defeating West Branch in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington teammates celebrate with fans after defeating West Branch in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington Head Coach Ryan O’Hern maps out a path to victory over West Branch during a timeout in the closing seconds of the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington’s Cayson Shipp (0) goes to the basket around West Branch’s Simon Palmer (35) in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington’s Darian Johnson (24) finds a path to the basket around West Branch defenders in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington’s Max Slater (55) goes to the basket in front of West Branch’s Simon Palmer (35) in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) shoots a jumper over West Branch’s Gavin Hierseman (15) in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington’s Colton Sherwood (1) shoots a three over West Branch’s Trey Eagle (5) in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington’s Ethan Eilers (53) shoots over West Branch’s Thomas Gould (13) in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington’s Austin Applegate (33) shoots a three against West Branch in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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West Burlington’s Dylan McElderry (25) looks to the basket in front of West Branch’s Simon Palmer (35) in the Class 2A District 10 final Tuesday night at Washington. West Burlington won 44-43.
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Nikes down Lone Tree in Region-4 Semifinal, 69-49

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Notre Dame Teammates celebrate after defeating Lone Tree, 69-49, in Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington.
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Notre Dame’s Taylor Ackerman (10) is fouled by a Lone Tree’s Sara Branson (4) in the Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington. Notre Dame won 69-49.
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Notre Dame’s Katy Stephens (20) goes to the basket around Lone Tree’s Josie Mullinnix (12) in the Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington. Notre Dame won 69-49.
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Notre Dame’s Gabby Deery (22) looks to the basket against Lone Tree in the Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington. Notre Dame won 69-49.
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Notre Dame’s Rylie Todd (4) shoots over a Lone Tree defender in the Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington. Notre Dame won 69-49.
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Notre Dame Fans dress in costume to cheer for their Nikes against Lone Tree in the Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington. Notre Dame won 69-49.
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Notre Dame’s Hope Ward (30) goes to the basket against Lone Tree in the Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington. Notre Dame won 69-49.
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Notre Dame’s Reagan Engberg (14) looks to pass the ball against Lone Tree in the Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington. Notre Dame won 69-49.
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Notre Dame’s Abby Korschgen (24) goes to the basket against Lone Tree in the Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington. Notre Dame won 69-49.
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Lone Tree Head Coach, Ryan Shelman, talks to his team during a timeout in Class 1A Region-4 semifinal Friday night at Father Minett Gymnasium in Burlington.
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Falcons top Bears, 75-62 in District semifinal

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West Burlington teammates celebrate their win over Danville in the Class 2A, District 10, semifinal Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won 75-62. West Burlington will face West Branch in the District-10 Final at Washington Tuesday.
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West Burlington Fans celebrate as their Falcons defeated Danville, 75-62, earning their way to the Class 2A District-10 Final at Washington next Tuesday. West Burlington topped Danville, 75-62 in the Class 2A, District 10, semifinal Thursday night in West Burlington.
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West Burlington’s Cayson Shipp (0) delivers a basket around Danville’s Sawyer Nelson (32) in the Class 2A, District 10, semifinal Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won 75-62.
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West Burlington’s Darian Johnson (24) goes to the basket between Danville’s Cam Edle (13) and Conner Ourth (35) in the Class 2A, District 10, semifinal Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won 75-62.
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West Burlington’s Colton Sherwood (1) shoots a three over Danville’s Calin Vogelgesang (45) in the Class 2A, District 10, semifinal Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won 75-62.
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West Burlington’s Ty Hill (2) is fouled by Danville’s Cadence Williams (12) in the Class 2A, District 10, semifinal Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won 75-62.
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West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) hits a jumper over Danville’s Brady Hall (2) in the Class 2A, District 10, semifinal Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won 75-62.
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West Burlington’s Dylan McElderry (25) shoots in front of Danville’s Taylor Kennsett (40) in the Class 2A, District 10, semifinal Thursday night in West Burlington. West Burlington won 75-62.
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Lady Falcons’ Fantastic Season Ends at Regional Semifinal

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West Burlington’s Leah Collier (12) drives to the basket between Central Lee’s Kaylynn Summers (4) and Ella Sanders (44) in the Class 3A Region-7 semifinal Wednesday night in West Burlington. Central Lee won 42-36. West Burlington ended the season with a record of 18-wins and only 5-losses.
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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (10) shoots over Central Lee’s Kaylynn Summers (4) in the Class 3A Region-7 semifinal Wednesday night in West Burlington. Central Lee won 42-36. West Burlington ended the season with a record of 18-wins and only 5-losses.
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West Burlington’s Annaka Harris (2) and Natalie Vandenberg (4) block Central Lee’s Makayla Morrison (2) before crossing mid-court in the Class 3A Region-7 semifinal Wednesday night in West Burlington. Central Lee won 42-36. West Burlington ended the season with a record of 18-wins and only 5-losses.
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West Burlington’s Natalie Vandenberg (4) shoots over Central Lee’s Makayla Morrison (2) in the Class 3A Region-7 semifinal Wednesday night in West Burlington. Central Lee won 42-36. West Burlington ended the season with a record of 18-wins and only 5-losses.
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West Burlington Head Coach John Vandenberg talks strategy with the team during a timeout in the Class 3A Region-7 semifinal Wednesday night in West Burlington. Central Lee won 42-36. West Burlington ended the season with a record of 18-wins and only 5-losses.
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Falcons breeze by Mustangs in Region-7 Quarterfinal, 77-31

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West Burlington’s Abby Bence (20) drives around Davis County’s Sophie Spargur (14) in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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West Burlington’s Annaka Harris (2) goes to the basket around Davis County’s Hannah Schooley (4) in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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West Burlington’s Leah Collier (12) is fouled by Davis County’s Briley Lough (10) and Phoebe Moore (30) in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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West Burlington’s Samantha Dzawo (15) delivers the ball to the basket around Davis County’s Briley Lough (10) in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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West Burlington’s Natalie Vandenberg (4) shoots a basket in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (10) looks to the basket over Davis County’s Sophie Spargur (14) in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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West Burlington’s Riley Richards (13) goes to the basket between Davis County’s Phoebe Moore (30) and Sydney Henderson (24) in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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West Burlington’s Annaka Harris (2) battles Davis County’s Briley Lough (10) and Macy Hill (20) for a rebound in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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West Burlington’s Leah Collier (12) sends the ball to the basket past Davis County’s Briley Lough (10) in the Region-7 quarterfinal Saturday in West Burlington. West Burlington routed Davis County, 77-31.
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Wolves down Falcons, 75-65

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West Burlington’s Austin Applegate (33) shoots a three against Winfield-Mt. Union Friday night in West Burlington. Winfield-Mt. Union won, 75-65.
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West Burlington’s Cayson Shipp (0) battles with Winfield-Mt. Union’s Jared Arnold (42) and Christian Gerot (3) for a rebound Friday night in West Burlington. Winfield-Mt. Union won, 75-65.
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West Burlington’s Colton Sherwood (1) shoots a three against Winfield-Mt. Union Friday night in West Burlington. Winfield-Mt. Union won, 75-65.
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West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) sends the ball to the basket past Winfield-Mt. Union’s Bryce Wade (45) Friday night in West Burlington. Winfield-Mt. Union won, 75-65.
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West Burlington’s Darian Johnson (24) goes to the basket around Winfield-Mt. Union’s Ty Yocum (55) Friday night in West Burlington. Winfield-Mt. Union won, 75-65.
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West Burlington’s Ty Hill (2) fouls Winfield-Mt. Union’s Christian Gerot (3) late in the game Friday night in West Burlington. Winfield-Mt. Union won, 75-65.
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West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) leaps for a rebound over Winfield-Mt. Union’s Christian Gerot (3) Friday night in West Burlington. Winfield-Mt. Union won, 75-65.
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Nikes down Falcons, 52-41

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West Burlington’s Darian Johnson (24) goes to the basket around Notre Dame’s Sam Brueck (4) Tuesday night in Burlington. Notre Dame downed West Burlington, 52-41.
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West Burlington’s Colton Sherwood (1) shoots over Notre Dame’s Josh Smith (20) Tuesday night in Burlington. Notre Dame downed West Burlington, 52-41.
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West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) shoots a three against Notre Dame Tuesday night in Burlington. Notre Dame downed West Burlington, 52-41.
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West Burlington’s Dylan McElderry (25) looks to the basket around Notre Dame’s Josh Smith (20) Tuesday night in Burlington. Notre Dame downed West Burlington, 52-41.
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West Burlington’s Cayson Shipp (0) looks to shoot around Notre Dame’s Sam Brueck (4) Tuesday night in Burlington. Notre Dame downed West Burlington, 52-41.
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Notre Dame’s Mitchell Brent (2) is fouled by West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) Tuesday night in Burlington. Notre Dame downed West Burlington, 52-41.
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Notre Dame’s Axel Tjaden (24) hits a layup around West Burlington’s Ty Hill (2) Tuesday night in Burlington. Notre Dame downed West Burlington, 52-41.
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Falcons top No.11 Nikes, 61-51

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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (10) and Leah Collier (12) celebrate their win over 11th ranked (Class 1A) Notre Dame Tuesday night in Burlington. West Burlington topped the 11th ranked Nikes, 61-51.
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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (10), Leah Collier (12), Annaka Harris (2), and Samatha Dzawo (15) celebrate their win over 11th ranked (Class 1A) Notre Dame Tuesday night in Burlington. West Burlington topped the 11th ranked Nikes, 61-51.
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West Burlington’s Sydney Marlow (10) rebounds against Notre Dame Tuesday night in Burlington. West Burlington topped the 11th ranked Nikes, 61-51.
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West Burlington’s Abbey Bence (20) shoots a jumper against Notre Dame Tuesday night in Burlington. West Burlington topped the 11th ranked Nikes, 61-51.
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West Burlington’s Natalie Vandenberg (4) shoots a three over Notre Dame’s Taylor Ackerman (10) Tuesday night in Burlington. West Burlington topped the 11th ranked Nikes, 61-51.
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West Burlington’s Leah Collier (12) shoots around Notre Dame’s Gabby Deery (22) Tuesday night in Burlington. West Burlington topped the 11th ranked Nikes, 61-51.
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West Burlington’s Riley Richards (13) goes to the basket against Notre Dame Tuesday night in Burlington. West Burlington topped the 11th ranked Nikes, 61-51.
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West Burlington’s Riley Richards (13) has her shot swatted away by Notre Dame’s Katy Stevens (20) Tuesday night in Burlington. West Burlington topped the 11th ranked Nikes, 61-51.
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New London downs WB, 78-59

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New London’s Grant Swanson (12) reaches to block a shot by West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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New London’s Kade Benjamin (35) hits a layup against West Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington’s Ethan Eilers (53) goes to the basket around New London’s Kade Benjamin (35) Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington’s Colton Sherwood (1) shoots a jumper against New London Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington’s Marvion Jackson (35) shoots over New London’s Grant Swanson (12) Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington’s Darian Johnson (23) shoots over New London’s Kade Benjamin (35) Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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New London’s Markel Luckett (23) sends the ball to basket against West Burlington Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington High School Pep Band plays during a timeout.
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West Burlington’s Ty Hill (2) shoots a three over a New London defender Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington’s Austin Applegate (33) shoots a three against New London Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington’s Dylan McElderry (25) keeps the ball away from New London’s Jaxton Boyer (30) Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington’s Max Slater (55) drives by New London’s Devin Swanson (24) Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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West Burlington’s Jace Figuereo (4) goes to the basket against New London Thursday night in West Burlington. New London won, 78-59.
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New London’s Kade Benjamin (35)