Waukon boys basketball team falls in pair of narrow battles upon return from holiday break, 78-76 to Charles City and 63-54 to Dike-New Hartford

Celebrating a “grand” scoring landmark ... Waukon boys basketball senior Michael Sweeney (left) receives a commemorative game ball from Waukon boys basketball coach Jed Hemann (right) prior to the Indians’ home game with Charles City Friday, January 4 in honor of reaching the 1,000 point mark in his varsity basketball career. Sweeney’s final basket of the Tribe’s December 21 loss at Decorah pushed him past that scoring landmark, making him just the fourth Waukon boys basketball player to score 1,000 points in his career. That elite scoring list also includes all-time leading scorer and 1982 graduate Scott Sawyer (1,254 points), 2014 graduate Parker Hesse (1,173 points) and 2005 graduate Joe Miller (1,083 points). View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys basketball team returned from the holiday break looking to put an end to a four-game losing streak and yet winless Northeast Iowa Conference start to the season. The Indians came within a couple seconds and a couple points of doing both, falling by just a 78-76 result at home against Charles City Friday, January 4 before suffering a 63-54 loss to Dike-New Hartford Saturday, January 5 at Wartburg College in Waverly.

Now holding a 2-7 season record, the basketball Tribe will next play a busy schedule of three games this next week, including back-to-back nights hosting North Fayette Valley Monday, January 7 and then playing at MFL/MarMac Tuesday, January 8 before playing at New Hampton Friday, January 11. The Indians will then host Oelwein Friday, January 18.

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