Waukon girls basketball team opens home schedule with 43-36 win over South Winn

Waukon girls basketball senior Jackie Welch converts two of her 12 points in the Indians’ 43-36 win at home over South Winn Tuesday, November 25. In addition to her 12 points, Welch also posted a team-high seven rebounds and dished out a pair of assists in the contest. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on The Standard’s website, www.waukonstandard.com.

The Waukon girls basketball team opened its home season in victorious fashion, pulling out a 43-36 triumph over South Winneshiek Tuesday, November 25. The Indians methodically pulled away in the first two quarters of each half, but then also held off a late charge in each half by the visiting Warriors to help secure the victory.

“Our defense improved from our first game against Kee,” Waukon girls basketball coach Andy Sires said. “We did a much better job of getting back on defense and did not give up points in transition. Also, we stayed out of foul trouble.”

Despite drawing first blood on one of two free throws by senior Allie Schwartz, the Indians found themselves in a 1-4 hole before Schwartz hit from the other stripe a bit further out with the Tribe’s first field goal for a 4-4 scoring knot. The free throw line helped push the Indians to a 7-4 advantage, with two from senior Lyvia Bulman and another from Schwartz, before South Winn struck again at 7-6. The Indians would have the final say in the quarter, senior Thea Meyer hitting a jumper from the baseline before fellow senior Jackie Welch returned her own miss through the nylon for an 11-6 Indian advantage through one period of play.

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