State-bound celebration!! ... Members of the 14th-rated Waukon girls basketball team celebrate their qualification for the 2021 Class 3A Girls State Basketball Tournament after hustling and muscling their way to a 60-37 triumph over sixth-rated and defending Class 2A State Runner-Up Osage Saturday, February 20 at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. The Indians (19-4) will now open their second trip to the season grand finale in the past three years with a first-round match-up against second-rated Clear Lake (18-1) to be played Monday, March 1 at 9 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. View and find out how to purchase this photo and more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Waukon girls basketball team earns its second State Tournament trip in three years with a 67-53 regional semifinals win over North Fayette Valley and a 60-37 domination of sixth-rated Osage in regional finals

The Waukon girls basketball team has played its way to every team’s ultimate destination for the second time in three seasons, making its way through a pair of teams this past week in Class 3A Regional Tournament play that each had half as many losses as the basketball Tribe’s now 19-4 season record. The 14th-rated Indians first disposed of 20-2 North Fayette Valley at home, 67-53, in the regional semifinals Wednesday, February 17 before powering through sixth-rated and defending Class 2A State Runner-Up Osage (21-2) by a 60-37 final result in the regional finals Saturday, February 20 at Waverly-Shell Rock High School to earn their first trip back to the season grand finale since the Tribe’s “final four” finish in 2019.

The Indians are now scheduled to open the Class 3A State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena Monday, March 1 at 9 p.m. against second-rated Clear Lake (18-1). The Lions’ lone loss on the season is to Waverly-Shell Rock, 46-33, to start out the new year 2021, a team that owns half the Indians’ losses this season, 49-40 in mid-December and 49-44 the very next night after defeating Clear Lake. The only other common opponent between the two teams is a 76-18 win for the Lions over Charles City to start this 2020-2021 campaign.

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