Waukon basketball boys end regular season with three losses; Districts postponed

Honored for it ... Waukon boys basketball senior Michael Sweeney received a commemorative basketball from Waukon boys basketball coach Jed Hemann after he became the all-time leading scorer for the Waukon boys basketball program late in the third quarter of the Indians’ 70-68 home loss to Decorah Tuesday, February 5. Sweeney surpassed the previous record of 1,254 career points held for the past 37 years by 1982 Waukon High School graduate Scott Sawyer. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

The Waukon boys basketball team brought its regular season to a close this past week and was scheduled to get its postseason journey underway, but had that first-round Class 2A District 4 game postponed a day due to winter weather. That match-up at and against New Hampton scheduled for Monday, February 11 was postponed to Tuesday, February 12, to begin at 7 p.m.

Prior to that postseason postponement, the Indians closed out their regular season with three final losses in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play, falling at Waverly-Shell Rock, 67-48, Monday, February 4 in a game rescheduled from January 25 before also falling at home to Decorah, 70-68, Tuesday, February 5 and to New Hampton, 68-63, Friday, February 8.

The Indians ended their regular season with a record of 5-14, including a Northeast Iowa Conference mark of 1-11. A first-round win in their rescheduled postseason match-up would next advance them to the District 4 semifinals Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m., taking on Aplington-Parkersburg at Crestwood High School. The winner of that semifinals contest will then advance to the District 4 finals Tuesday, February 19 at Charles City against the winner of the Crestwood vs. Osage/North Fayette Valley semifinals match-up.

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