Season opener sees Waukon girls basketball team pull away from Kee late


Leads all scorers ... Waukon girls basketball senior Maddie Ahlstrom drives to the hoop in the Indians’ 50-37 win at Kee to open the season Tuesday, November 20. Ahlstrom scored a game-high 16 points and posted team highs of five assists and seven steals. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Flying freshman ... Kee girls basketball freshman Reagan Mudderman glides to the basket in the Hawks’ 50-37 season-opening loss at home to Class 3A eighth-rated Waukon Tuesday, November 20. In her varsity debut, Mudderman finished with nine points. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

In a reversal of recent trends for the two teams, the end result of the last four years was also reversed as the now Class 3A top 10-rated Waukon girls basketball team came away with a 50-37 victory against a Kee girls basketball team working to overcome the graduation loss of a majority of the leadership from its own top 10-rated seasons in recent years. Having swept the Indians in each of the past four seasons since their intra-county match-up has been renewed, the host Hawks held a lead midway through the third quarter before the Indians ended that frame with a 9-0 run on the way to a 21-4 final outscoring that secured the Kee defeat.

The two teams traded blows and leads through the game’s first two and a half quarters, each squad’s pressure defense giving the other team fits at various times throughout the contest. The Indians ultimately came away with 20 steals, shooting nearly 50% from the field, with Kee not having any other statistics reported by press time.

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