Waukon boys basketball team’s winless week includes pair of narrow losses early in the week and home loss to Class 4A third-rated Waverly-Shell Rock

Driving with determination ... Waukon boys basketball junior Dalton Frick takes the ball strong to the basket in between a pair of Prairie du Chien defenders in the Indians’ 51-47 loss to the Blackhawks Tuesday, January 23. Frick scored four points in the contest on a pair of back-to-back baskets late in the game. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

The Waukon boys basketball team played through a winless week of three games this past week, having two of those games get away by narrower results in non-conference play early in the week before falling a bit harder to the leading team in the Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC). On back-to-back nights to start the week, the Indians first fell at Independence, 66-61, in overtime Monday, January 22 before coming up a bit shy, 51-47, at home against Prairie du Chien, WI Tuesday, January 23. They then had Class 4A third-rated and NEIC-undefeated Waverly-Shell Rock pull away in the second half to an 85-62 defeat at home Friday, January 26.

Falling to a 6-9 season record, including an even 4-4 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that has the bucket Tribe tied for third place with Charles City behind NEIC-undefeated Waverly-Shell Rock and single-loss Decorah, the Indians were next scheduled to hit the road to play at North Fayette Valley Tuesday, January 30 and at Class 3A fifth-rated Decorah Friday, February 2. They will then wrap up their regular season schedule with a pair of final home games, hosting Charles City Tuesday, February 6 in this season’s NEIC finale before welcoming Jesup Thursday, February 8.

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