Waukon boys basketball team has season ended with 78-73 loss at New Hampton in first round of District play


All-time leading scorer ends career ... Waukon boys basketball senior Michael Sweeney soars to the hoop on his way to 18 points in the Indians’ 78-73 loss at New Hampton in the opening round of Class 2A District 4 Tournament play Wednesday, February 13. In the final game of his high school career for the Indians, Sweeney also dished out a team-high five assists and posted one each of rebounds and blocked shots, leaving the Waukon boys basketball career scoring lead at 1,299 points. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

After back-to-back nights of postponement, the Waukon boys basketball team had its 2018-2019 campaign brought to a close in the opening round of Class 2A District 4 Tournament play Wednesday, February 13. Originally scheduled for a Monday, February 11 date, winter weather moved the game to Tuesday, February 12 and then again to its final Wednesday date, but the game proved to be well worth the wait as the Indians battled their hosts, the New Hampton Chickasaws, neck-and-neck the entire game before ending up on the short end of a 78-73 final result to have their 2018-2019 season brought to completion.

The loss brings the Indians’ season to a close at a 5-15 overall record that includes a mark of 1-11 that placed the Indians seventh in the final Northeast Iowa Conference team standings. New Hampton went on to post yet another district tournament victory, pulling off a 55-54 stunner against Aplington-Parkersburg Friday, February 15 to advance to the District 4 championship game Tuesday, February 19 at Charles City against Crestwood.

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