Archive for December, 2012

Waukon’s Daneshia Snitker up for KCRG Athlete of the Week

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2012 by waukongirlsbball

Daneshia Snitker the states leading scorer will be one of 3 area athletes up for nomination for KCRG TV 9’s athlete of the week next week. Voting starts Tuesday night at 6 20 pm after all the athletes have been revealed. Voting will be open til 10 am Thursday morning and the winner announced on the Thursday night news at 10pm.

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Indians come from behind, defeat New Hampton

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18, 2012 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indians were looking to end their first half of the season on a high note as they faced off vs a tough New Hampton team who was also picked by most to finish higher than the Tribe in the NEIC.

Waukon battled to a 16-16 tie at the end of 1 period. Battled to a 26-26 tie at the halftime break. Fell behind by 8 in the 3rd period and battled to a five point deficet at the end of the 3rd period trailing 44-39.

And then flipped the switch and made a great comeback and pulled away to win 60-51. Waukon got great team efforts from all players that played. The Chickasaws really tried to shut down Daneshia Snitker who coming off a sprained ankle from the night before still battled to 20 tough points. Alyssa Collins took control scoring 9 of her 23 in a huge fourth quarter flurry. Collins added 10 rebounds and 5 blocks as well. Courtney Wikan came off the bench for an unreal spark on defense, and also had 3 or 4 great passes that led to buckets in transition. Eli Ronan played some great help defense in the post and pulled down multiple rebounds and hit two key baskets in the second half. Abie Mellick facing foul trouble and having to sit for a part of second half still dished out a team high 6 assists. Kiersten Christianson hit 3 huge shots in the 2nd half and dished out 3 assists to the post.

All of these efforts led to a win and a 9-1 finish to the first half of the season. Waukon has a nice start and will be looking to improve over the break. Coach Klinge records win number 995 of his career.

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Waukon downs Spring Grove for 2nd time this season.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2012 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians headed to Minnesota for the 2nd game of a home and away series with the Lions this season. Waukon got out of the gates fast on the offensive end of the floor, however the Lions were matching them bucket for bucket in the first 9 minutes of the game. Spring Grove hit a deep 3 pointer to give them a 22-20 lead with 7 minutes to go in the half.

Waukon answered and in a big way as the Tribe went on 17-2 flurry to end the half with a 37-24 lead.

The Indians jumped out early in the 2nd half as well as they outscored the Lions 12-5 to take a commanding 49-29 lead. Waukon slowed the pace of the game, went to all of the reserves and finished off with a 60-47 win. Waukon moves to 8-1 on the season. Indian head coach Gene Klinge recorded his 994 career victory.

Daneshia Snitker had a great night as she tied her career high pouring in 33 points. Alyssa Collins was solid inside as she knocked down 17 points including 5-5 from the charity stripe.

Snitker also notched her 782nd point of her career and passed former Indian great Christa Hammel (767 points) for fourth place on the Indians all time 5 on 5 scoring list. She now trails Sam Reiser(1559 points), Mary Halvorson (1444 points) and Mullen Wacker (807 points)

The Indians host New Hampton on Tuesday night in a NEIC showdown and the Indians last game before the holiday break.

Indians back on winning track, down Kee High

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2012 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians coming off their first loss on the season to Waverly-Shell Rock on Tuesday night looked to get things going again as they traveled to Kee High in Lasing to play the Kee Hawks. Waukon jumped out early 14-5 at the end of the first quarter, and then turned up the intensity and put the game away in the second quarter as they lead 37-16 a the break. The Tribe kept the heat on and finished with a 69-30 victory

Waukon used many players in their rotation as they held a large lead through most of the game and they are also preparing for their final two games before the holiday break as they travel to Spring Grove Monday, and then host New Hampton on Tuesday. Daneshia Snitker led the way with 20 points, she also had 4 rebounds and swiped 4 steals. Alyssa Collins scored 11 points had four rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Kiersten Christianson scored 10 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Abie Mellick added 9 points, 3 steals and a pair of assists. Courtney Wikan finished with 7 points, 4 boards and a pair of assists and steals.

Indians suffer first loss of season to Waverly-Shell Rock

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2012 by waukongirlsbball

The Indians hosted #4 ranked class 4A Waverly-Shell Rock on Tuesday December 11th. Waukon was cold shooting the ball in the early going and trailed 13-4 half way through the first quarter. However after a timeout and a talk Waukon played inspired and put on a 16-7 run to tie the game at 20 late in the first half. The Go Hawks answered with a 5-0 run to take the lead again 25-20. The Indians settled down and got a basket from Eli Ronan with under 30 seconds to go and trailed 27-25 at the break.

WSR hit a 11-3 run to start the 2nd half and take a 38-30 advantage. The Tribe fought back again and pulled to within 43-40 late in the 3rd period and got what looked like a clean steal by Daneshia Snitker which would have gave a runout layup, but was called for a foul and the Go Hawks capitalized once again another scoring run of 10-4. Waukon kept the pressure on but could not get within closer than 5 the rest of the way. WSR sank nearly all of their free throws in the final 2 minutes and won by a score of 66-53.

In a game of runs and also felt like a much closer game then the final score. The Indians will look to regroup and get back on the winning track as they travel to Kee High on Friday December 14th.

Indians figure out Spring Grove, go on to Win Big

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2012 by waukongirlsbball

Waukon was hosting the Spring Grove Lions in their last game of the week and looking to keep their early season winning streak alive. The Lions came out firing matching the Indians blow for blow in the first period and lead 17-16 after one period. Waukon looked to talk over how to go about stopping the Lions dribble drive aggressive offense…..The found the remedy and in a big way. Waukon outscored the Lions 21-8 in the 2nd period to take a 37-25 lead into halftime. The Tribe kept the pedal to medal in the start of the 3rd quarter and Daneshia Snitker scored back to back 3 point plays in the first minute of the 3rd period to widen the margin. Waukon cruised from there finishing with a dominating 78-48 victory and moved to 6-0 on the year.

Snitker led the way and kept pace with her state leading scoring average as she poured in 28 points, pulled down 5 rebounds and swiped 3 steals. Eli Ronan had a huge game as she scored 15 points, ripped down a team high 10 rebounds and also had 4 steals. Alyssa Collins proved to be a great post partner to Ronan as she dumped in 14 points, pulled down 8 boards and blocked 5 shots, along with a tie for team high of 3 assists. Kirersten Christianson was the 4th Tribe member to hit double figures as she had 13 points, 4 steals and 3 assists. Abie Mellick was the floor general again as she contained the Lions top scorer, scored 1 point from the charity stripe but swiped a team high 6 steals, dished out a pair of assists, and had two rebounds. Mellick pushed the pace when needed and also slowed it down towards the end when the game was in hand.

Waukon’s victory sets up a huge conference showdown as they host the Waverly Shell Rock who is 5-0 and ranked #4 in class 4A. The Indians moved into the state rankings at #14 in 3A Thursday. Waukon and Waverly have combined for the last four NEIC championships, with WSR winning the last two seasons. This game will go a long ways as to who will have the upper hand at the top spot this season.

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Indians defeat Decorah, Move to 5-0

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4, 2012 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team hosted the Decorah Vikings on Tuesday December 4th and looked to continue their early season winning streak. Waukon jumped out to an early lead and finished the quarter with a 20-13 advantage. Waukon’s Daneshia Snitker, the state of Iowa leading scorer per game was hot in the early going pouring in 11 1st quarter points. The Vikings tried to counter by running another defender towards her at times, but the Tribe answered in a big way with Alyssa Collins. Collins started dominating the paint as she did not face many double teams and scored 5 baskets of her own in the 2nd period and the Indians 35-22 lead into the lockeroom at halftime.

The Indians had a solid game and seemed to be in a bit of a lull in the 3rd period as Decorah outscored them 15-13 and the Indians could not quite slam the door shut on the game until the combo of Kiersten Christianson and Alyssa Collins scored the first 6 points of the 4th period. Waukon finished the game with a 66-51 victory moving them to 3-0 in the NEIC and 5-0 overall.

Alyssa Collins dominated the inside and led the Indians with 24 points, 9 rebounds, and swatted an amazing 8 shots along with altering many many other attempts by the Vikings. Daneshia Snitker was great again as she poured in 22 points and ripped down 7 rebounds and swiped a pair of steals. Kiersten Christianson had 7 points and 5 assists and Abie Mellick scored 3 points, dished out a career high 6 assists and swiped 3 steals. Christianson and Mellick both had a great part in some nice post feeds helping Collins to her big night.

Waukon will host Spring Grove on Thursday night.

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