Waukon girls basketball team battles closely in first half but has season ended with 45-24 first-round State Tournament loss to Clear Lake

The Waukon girls basketball team had its 2020-2021 season come to a close where every team strives to be at the end of any season, as the 14th-rated Lady Indians fell to second-rated Clear Lake in the opening round of the Class 3A State Tournament Monday, March 1 by a final score of 45-24. The loss ends the bucket Tribe’s winter campaign with a 19-5 overall record, tying the most wins in a season recorded by the Lady Indian program in the past decade, the Tribe finishing 19-4 in both its 2018-2019 and 2010-2011 campaigns.

The Indians gave the returning State Semifinalist Lions all they wanted through much of the first half, holding a 12-11 lead over Clear Lake after one period and a 17-16 edge midway through the second frame. But single-digit vs. double-digit scoring in each of the game’s final three quarters left the Indians in holes of 21-17 at halftime, 32-20 after three quarters and the 45-24 end result.

Full details and photos of the Indians’ second Class 3A State Tournament appearance in the past three seasons will be printed in the March 10 edition of The Standard. With the win, Clear Lake advances on to the Class 3A State Semifinals this Thursday at 4 p.m., playing the winner of another first-round tournament opener that was scheduled to be played Tuesday, March 2 at 9 a.m. between third-rated Unity Christian and eighth-rated Roland-Story.

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