Waukon boys basketball team plays to 7-15 record during 2023-2024 campaign

The Waukon boys basketball team played its way to a season record of 7-15 during this past winter’s campaign, including a 4-6 mark in Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) play that placed the bucket Tribe in fourth place in the final NEIC standings. The season started with a pair of those wins over the two NEIC teams the Indians finished in front of in those final standings, with second wins over those same New Hampton and Crestwood teams making up part of a three-game winning streak in mid-January that would prove to be Waukon’s final wins of the regular season.

The remainder of this season’s regular season schedule wrapped up with an eight-game non-winning streak before a split of two Class 2A District Tournament contests brought this winter’s campaign to a close in a deja vu heart-breaking loss at North Fayette Valley for a second consecutive season.

Despite the win-loss results not ultimately reflecting it, veteran Waukon boys basketball head coach Jed Hemann noted some marked improvements that he saw from his charges as this past season progressed.

“Our guys made some nice improvements from the past season,” Waukon boys basketball coach Jed Hemann said. “Our team passing improved and assist numbers went up this past season. A lot of this was due to our movement without the ball and ability to find passing angles. In addition, we were able to use our effort and athleticism to force a high number of turnovers from our opponents. The movement without the ball and the effort that our guys play with are exactly what we expect from guys in our program. Those are areas that every member of our team can control and those attributes are important for our guys as we look to the future.”

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