Archive for December, 2008

Midseason NEIC review from Linder on Preps

Posted in Uncategorized on December 28, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

Midseason conference call: NEIC

December 29, 2008 by jtlinder

 

NORTHEAST IOWA CONFERENCE

The frontrunners: For the time being, it’s a two-horse race between Waukon (8-0, 4-0) and defending champion Crestwood (6-0, 2-0). The first meeting between the teams is Jan. 9 at Waukon.

Other contenders: The next layer consists of Charles City (5-2, 1-1) and Decorah (6-3, 2-2).

Potential spoiler: Oelwein (6-2, 1-2) played the role to perfection Dec. 23, tripping Decorah, 63-52, on the road. The Huskies didn’t fare as well when they met Crestwood and Waukon, but they’re capable of springing another shocker.

Biggest surprise: Decorah, when it jumped to a 6-0 start, a run that included a win over Cedar Falls of the MVC. The Vikings were extremely impressive through Dec. 12.

Biggest disappointment: Decorah, through the last three games. The slide began at Waukon. And what happened against Oelwein?

Leading scorer: Decorah senior Karissa Shindelar is averaging 21.0 points per game.

What to watch for: Jan. 9, at Waukon; Feb. 10, at Cresco. Those are the two get-togethers for the Waukon Indians and the Crestwood Cadets. The countdown is on for Waukon Coach Gene Klinge, who needs 20 wins to catch the late Bob Mullen as the state’s all-time winningest girls’ basketball coach. At the beginning of the season, I thought Klinge might catch Mullen late next season. Instead, it’s looking like early next season (unless, of course, the Indians finish 28-0 this year).

Who will win it: The sensible route would be to predict a Waukon-Crestwood co-championship. I do think the teams will split their home-and-home. I also think one, if not both, of them will drop another game somewhere along the line. Just a hunch: Waukon goes 11-1, Crestwood 10-2.

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Indians Start Slow, Get Past New Hampton

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

It just goes to show you can never underestimate your opponents.  The New Hampton Chickasaws came to town Tuesday night looking to spoil the Indians perfect record and their Holiday Break! 

New Hampton held a small lead in the early going, and then hung around all of the first half giving the Indians fits on the offensive end of the court.  The game was very tightly called (by “tightly” I mean poorly) as over 50 fouls were called in the game, making it hard for either team to find much of a rythm.  Waukon also had a season high 27 turnovers on the night.

Carissa Berger and Logan Hjerleid got some things going for Waukon late in the second quater however and the Indians went to the locker room with a 33-26 lead at halftime.

Halftime was probably not full of hot cocoa and Christmas carols!  Coach Klinge found a way to get the girls fired up for the second half.  They came out intense and all over the place outscoring the Chickasaws 22-6 in the third quater, taking a 55-32 lead into the fourth!  Waukon scrapped their way through a foul ridden fourth quarter and got good production out of the bench to finish with the 69-52 victory.

Mary Halvorson led the way for the Indians with 19 points, she added 5 rebounds, and 3 steals as well.  Carissa Berger also had a nice game for the Indians scoring 18 points and 7 steals adding to her conference lead in that catergory.  Logan Hjerleid was the third Indian in double digits on the night scoring 13 points.  Hjerleid also had a team high 9 rebounds along with 4 assists and 2 steals.

Keri Egan was also a good performer for Waukon as she logged 5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals as she gave minutes to both post positions thoughout the game.  Others scoring on the night for Waukon: Tatum Meyer 4,  Kristyna Herman 3, Brittany Schlake 3, Jordon Reiser and Leeta Sivesind also adding 2 each.

Even though it was a bit of an ugly win it was still a win against a conference foe and sends Waukon into the holiday break 8-0.  Waukons next game will be January 2nd @ Charles City.

 

JV wins hard fought game vs. New Hampton

The Indian JV also prevailed Tuesday night.  They were led in scoring by Dacia Brink with 13, Chelsey Dreckman 10, Sarah Wulner 10, and Chelsea McMillan 9.

 Final Score was 57-44, JV is now 6-1 on the season

 

Waukon Freshmen: The  Waukon Freshmen team also played Tuesday night.  They played a tough game vs New Hampton (their biggest rival in conference so far) without 3 starters.  The short handed Indians played intense defense, and looked to control the game.  They took a small lead into halftime but in the end the ball bounced New Hamptons way a couple more times than Waukon’s.  Final score of the game was New Hampton 37- Waukon 33.

Leading scorers for the game were Alyssa Smith with 12, Shelby Ahlstrom 10, Madison Reiser 6

 

 

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Waukon Downs Kee High

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

Waukon played the Kee Hawks from Lansing/New Albin in Lansing Monday December 22nd.  The Indians started out hot and took the lead and never looked back winning 67-35 before a packed house.

Waukon used good patience on the offensive end versus a zone defense from the Kee Hawks, great ball movement and interior passing led to multiple buckets by Mary Halvorson early on.  The Indians led 45-21 after the first half, and then slowed things down in the second half and controled the game.

Waukon showed improvement on defense taking two  charges on the evening and good help defense overall.  Unselfishness was also key as Waukon had 15 assists on the night as a team.  They also only had 11 turnovers as team, which was a season low.

Top performers on the night were: Mary Halvorson with 21 points, and 6 rebound.  Carissa Berger had a solid game with 10 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.  Logan Hjerleid had 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Tatum Meyer played a great control game and had 8 points, 3 steals.  Jordon Reiser and Brittany Schlake both had solid games scoring 6 points each, and Kristyna Herman had 4 points and 3 rebounds.  Chelsey Dreckman and Dacia Brink also added buckets for the Indians.

Waukon looks to hit the floor again tomorrow night vs conference foe New Hampton.  9th grade game starts the triple header at 4:45 pm in Waukon.

NEIC Standings

Team

Conference

Overall

Waukon

3-0

7-0

Crestwood

2-0

5-0

Decorah

2-1

6-2

Charles City

1-1

5-2

New Hampton

0-1

1-4

Oelwein

0-2

5-2

Waverly SR

0-3

1-7

 

The Waukon JV was also victorious tonite.  I am not sure of the final score at the moment but will update tomorrow when I get the official score.  JV is now 5-1 overall.

Upcoming Schedule

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

Waukon will Visit Kee High on Monday, and host New Hampton Tuesday.  These will be the last two games before Christmas Break.

The Charles City road game has been ppd. twice and now will be play Friday January 2nd, unless Mother Nature decides that it will not happen again!

Fourth Girls State Rankings

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

CLASS 1A RANKINGS

 

1

 

Springville

 

4-0

 

1

2

 

Newell-Fonda

 

5-0

 

2

3

 

AGWSR

 

4-0

 

3

4

 

Martensdale-St. Mary’s

 

6-0

 

4

5

 

Exira

 

8-0

 

5

6

 

North Butler

 

5-0

 

6

7

 

Akron-Westfield

 

5-0

 

7

8

 

Valley Community

 

3-1

 

8

9

 

New London

 

4-0

 

9

10

 

Woodbury Central

 

5-0

 

12

11

 

Midland

 

4-1

 

10

12

 

Essex

 

5-1

 

14

13

 

Bellevue Marquette

 

6-0

 

15

14

 

Wapsie Valley

 

4-0

 

NR

15

 

Mason City Newman

 

4-1

 

NR

 

Dropped Out: Highland (11), Villisca (13)  

 

CLASS 2A RANKINGS

1

 

MFL-Mar-Mac

 

6-0

 

1

2

 

Manson-NW Webster

 

4-0

 

2

3

 

North Polk

 

6-0

 

3

4

 

IKM-Manning

 

7-1

 

4

5

 

Spirit Lake

 

3-1

 

5

6

 

Tipton

 

6-0

 

6

7

 

Kuemper Catholic

 

4-1

 

7

8

 

Sigourney

 

6-0

 

8

9

 

PCM

 

4-1

 

9

10

 

Battle Creek-Ida Grove

 

3-1

 

10

11

 

Roland-Story

 

7-0

 

11

12

 

Mediapolis

 

3-0

 

12

13

 

West Fork

 

5-0

 

13

14

 

Denver

 

4-0

 

14

15

 

Hinton

 

6-0

 

NR

 

Dropped Out: Central Springs (15)

 

CLASS 3A RANKINGS

1

 

Ballard

 

5-0

 

1

2

 

Marion

 

4-0

 

2

3

 

Algona

 

5-0

 

3

4

 

Davenport Assumption

 

4-1

 

4

5

 

Harlan

 

5-0

 

5

6

 

Sioux City Bishop Heelan

 

3-1

 

6

7

 

Denison-Schleswig

 

5-0

 

7

8

 

Dallas Center-Grimes

 

5-1

 

8

9

 

Knoxville

 

6-0

 

9

10

 

Waukon

 

6-0

 

10

11

 

Pella

 

4-0

 

11

12

 

Spencer

 

4-0

 

12

13

 

Storm Lake

 

5-0

 

14

14

 

Anamosa

 

5-1

 

15

15

 

Decorah

 

6-1

 

13

 

Dropped Out: None 

 

CLASS 4A RANKINGS

 

1

 

Linn-Mar

 

7-0

 

1

2

 

Sioux City North

 

6-0

 

2

3

 

Ames

 

4-0

 

3

4

 

Cedar Rapids Washington

 

4-0

 

5

5

 

West Des Moines Valley

 

6-1

 

6

6

 

Cedar Rapids Xavier

 

5-1

 

7

7

 

Des Moines East

 

5-1

 

9

8

 

Ankeny

 

4-2

 

NR

9

 

Johnston

 

4-1

 

4

10

 

Waukee

 

3-2

 

8

11

 

Iowa City West

 

4-1

 

11

12

 

Iowa City High

 

5-1

 

12

13

 

Cedar Rapids Kennedy

 

3-2

 

13

14

 

Dowling Catholic

 

4-2

 

NR

15

 

Southeast Polk

 

3-2

 

14

 

Dropped Out: Cedar Rapids Jefferson (10), Des Moines Roosevelt (15)  

Gazette Super Ten

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

Super Ten, Dec. 17

December 17, 2008 by jtlinder

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL GAZETTE-AREA SUPER TEN (through games played Tuesday):

1. LINN-MAR (7-0)

Last Week: 1st. Offensive average: 73.4. Defensive average: 36.1. Streak: Won 7. Next up: At Dubuque Hempstead Friday.

2. MFL MAR MAC (6-0)

Last Week: 2nd. Offensive average: 59.8. Defensive average: 32.8. Streak: Won 6. Next up: At Turkey Valley Friday.

3. MARION (4-0)

Last Week: 3rd. Offensive average: 48.5. Defensive average: 30.8. Streak: Won 4. Next up: At Williamsburg Thursday, hosts Benton Community Friday.

4. SPRINGVILLE (4-0)

Last Week: 4th. Offensive average: 60.5. Defensive average: 32.5. Streak: Won 17. Next up: At Alburnett Friday.

5. CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON (4-0)

Last Week: 4th. Offensive average: 77.5. Defensive average: 44.8. Streak: Won 4. Next up: Hosts Cedar Rapids Jefferson Thursday, at Ballard Tournament Fri.-Sat.

6. TIPTON (6-0)

Last Week: 7th. Offensive average: 70.3. Defensive average: 37.7. Streak: Won 6. Next up: At Iowa City Regina Friday.

7. IOWA CITY HIGH (5-1)

Last Week: 8th. Offensive average: 55.8. Defensive average: 42.0. Streak: Won 3. Next up: Hosts Iowa City West Saturday.

8. CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER (5-1)

Last Week: 9th. Offensive average: 56.2. Defensive average: 39.5. Streak: Won 3. Next up: At Cedar Rapids Kennedy Friday.

9. WAUKON (6-0)

Last week: Not rated. Offensive average: 66.7. Defensive average: 41.0. Streak: Won 6. Next up: At Charles City Friday.

10. CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON (5-2)

Last Week: 6th. Offensive average: 59.4. Defensive average: 38.9. Streak: Lost 2. Next up: At Cedar Rapids Washington Thursday.

 Dropped out: Iowa City West (10).

Class-by-class top fives:

4A: 1. Linn-Mar (7-0), 2. Cedar Rapids Washington (4-0), 3. Iowa City High (5-1), 4. Cedar Rapids Xavier (5-1), 5. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (5-2).

3A: 1. Marion (4-0), 2. Waukon (6-0), 3. Anamosa (5-1), 4. Vinton-Shellsburg (4-1), 5. Decorah (6-1).

2A: 1. MFL MarMac (5-0), 2. Tipton (6-0), 3. Sigourney (6-0), 4. West Branch (7-0), 5. Turkey Valley (5-1).

1A: 1. Springville (4-0), 2. Valley Community (3-1), 3. Midland (4-1), 4. Highland (3-2), 5. Keota (5-1).

Waukon Blows Past Decorah

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2008 by waukongirlsbball

The 10th ranked Waukon Indians hosted the 13th ranked Decorah Vikings Tuesday December 16th in what was billed as a very important game for so early in the season.  The Indians responded with a fine effort and defeated the Vikings 64-39 on a snowy night in NE Iowa.

Waukon started out hot and led 11-2 at one point, but hot shooting from Viking Junior Karli Ramstead brought the Vikings back.  Another short run saw the Indians lead swell back to 7 but the Vikings expectantly battled back and led 27-26 at halftime.

A hard fought, up and down, back and forth game tilted the Indians way in the third quater as they outscored the Vikings by 16, and then held control and widened the gap in the fourth quarter.

Leading scorers for the game were: Mary Halvorson with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks.  Carissa Berger had 16, she was 6-6 from the FT line and also had 6 assists.  Kristyna Herman had a career game with 15 points 12 rebounds and also had 6 assists.  Jordon Reiser gave great minutes as well scoring 7 points, and Tatum Meyer scored 6 points, but was also one of the most valuable players of the game as she handled the Vikings pressure defense and only turned the ball over 4 times in a fast and furious paced game against a great Decorah defense.

Waukon moves to 6-0 on the season and 3-0 in NEIC play.  Overall it was a great win for Waukon and a great team effort.  They held Karissa Shindelar (the leading scorer in 3a @21.5ppg) to 10 on the night.  They shot 56% from the floor and were 12-17 from the line.  Waukon controled  the game and seemed to tire Decorah out in the second half despite the Vikings going 10 deep early on.

Coach Klinge gets win #916 and his first win vs Coach Angel and Decorah since the 04-05 season, and snaps an 8 game losing streak to the Vikings.

Waukon heads to Charles City Friday night to face the Comets.  JV will start at 6:15

 

The Waukon JV team lost a close tough ballgame to Decorah tonite.  Final score was 51-46.  Chelsey Dreckman and Megan Stewart were leading scorers for Waukon on the night.  It was a good team effort as nine girls contributed but came up a little short for their first loss.  Check the Waukon Standard for their final numbers.

The Waukon Freshmen team was victorious as well Tuesday, 53-41.  They were led in scoring by Mullen Wacker, Alyssa Smith, and Cassandra Berger.

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