Waukon boys basketball team opens Class 2A District Tournament with 57-48 win at home over North Fayette Valley; rematch with Beckman Tuesday night

Dropping one in down low ... Waukon boys basketball senior Aidan Jones converts a move down low in the Indians’ 57-48 home win over North Fayette Valley in the Class 2A District 7 semifinals Thursday, February 18. Jones finished the game with two points and one each of rebounds and assists. 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 took a successful first step down the postseason trail this past week, fending off another spirited effort from North Fayette Valley (NFV) in a Class 2A District 7 semifinal contest at home Thursday, February 17. Having pulled out just a 67-64 victory at home over the TigerHawks during the regular season in mid-January, the Indians used a 15-6 second quarter outscoring to end up accounting for the final scoreboard margin in a 57-48 Tribe victory that moved the Indians down that postseason road.

The win extended the Indians’ current win streak to five games and improved their season record to 15-5 to include a mark of 9-3 that represents the Tribe’s best NEIC result since the 2006-2007 season and ended up landing the Indians in second place after Decorah (10-2 in NEIC) edged Crestwood (8-4 in NEIC), 52-51, in a final NEIC regular season game played this past week. The Indians are now scheduled to play Dyersville Beckman Tuesday, February 23 in the Class 2A District 7 championship game, beginning at 7 p.m. Beckman owns the last loss the bucket Tribe has suffered this season and the Indians’ only loss in its last 12 games, a 70-65 non-conference defeat January 23 in the third game played by the Tribe during three a stretch of three consecutive nights of basketball.

The winner of that district finals contest advances on to play in the Substate 4 championship game this Saturday, February 27, beginning at 7 p.m. at a site to be determined, for the right to advance to the Class 2A State Tournament. That Substate opponent will be the winner of a West Branch vs. Anamosa district finals match-up.

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