Waukon boys basketball team splits home NEIC pair, defeats Crestwood, falls to W-SR

Strong to the basket ... Waukon boys basketball senior Asher Fahey takes the ball strongly to the basket in the Indians’ 56-43 home loss to Waverly-Shell Rock Friday, January 31. Fahey scored seven points and grabbed one rebound in the Indian loss. 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 experienced the opposite ends of the spectrum in hosting a pair of Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) teams this past week, both extending and ending a win streak with a win and a loss. The Indians first avenged a loss to Crestwood from earlier in the season with a 60-57 win at home Tuesday, January 28 over the Cadets before suffering their first Northeast Iowa Conference sweep of the season and having a five- game winning streak brought to a halt in falling at home to Waverly-Shell Rock, 56-43, Friday, January 31.

Now holding a 9-6 season record that includes a 3-5 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference play, the bucket Tribe was next scheduled to take part in one of its busiest weeks of the season, making up a December 2 season opener at Postville Monday, February 3 and then a January 24 postponement at Oelwein Tuesday, February 4 before hosting Charles City Friday, February 7. Another busy week awaits the basketball Indians the following week as the Indians will play consecutive nights at South Winneshiek, Monday, February 10, and at Decorah, Tuesday, February 11, before hosting New Hampton Thursday, February 13.

Postseason play is scheduled to begin Monday, February 17 at a site and against an opponent to be determined in the next few days by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. It is known that the Indians will play in a district consisting of teams from Dyersville Beckman, Crestwood, North Fayette Valley, Oelwein and Postville.

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