Waukon girls basketball team falls to Crestwood, 56-53, in battle of NEIC leaders


Provides a spark ... Waukon girls basketball sophomore Margaret Wacker takes the ball hard to the basket and draws a foul on 6’3” Crestwood junior Sharon Goodman in the Indians’ 56-53 home loss to the Cadets Saturday, January 26. Wacker scored seven points, five of them book-ending a 10-0 Waukon run that tied the game with just under two minutes left to play, and she also posted two rebounds and four steals. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls basketball team was only able to play one of its two scheduled games from this past week, being dealt a step backward in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) season championship hunt with a loss in that match-up between two of the NEIC’s three single-loss teams at home against Crestwood Saturday, January 26. That game had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 but was postponed due to winter weather, the Indians battling back furiously from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter but coming up short in the end, 56-53.

The Lady Indians were next scheduled to host back-to-back nights of basketball, including Spring Grove, MN Monday, January 28 and Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, January 29, before also hosting Charles City Friday, February 1 and then playing at Oelwein Saturday, February 2 in a game rescheduled from Friday, January 18. However, both those Spring Grove and Prairie du Chien games have now been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

This very busy final stretch of the regular season will wrap up on the road with that January 26 postponement at Waverly-Shell Rock being made up Monday, February 4 and the Tribe then traveling to Decorah Tuesday, February 5. The Indians will then open Class 3A regional tournament play Saturday, February 9 at home against Oelwein.

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