Archive for December, 2017

Tribe Ends 2017 Part of Season on 3 Game Win Streak

Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon girls basketball team followed up their win over Waverly last week with a pair of wins this week before getting some time off for holiday break.

Waukon defeated Clayton Ridge on the road by a 62-43 score and then followed up Thursday December 21st with a 37-32 victory at Decorah.

The Indians are 6-3 overall and have a 4-1 record in the NEIC.

The Tribe next plays host to the MFL Mar-Mac Bulldogs on Tuesday January 2nd


Tribe Gets A Road Win over 4A #15 Ranked Waverly Shell-Rock

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Lady Indians started their 3 game road trip to end the pre holiday portion of the season Friday December 15th as they traveled to Waverly to take on the class 4A #15 ranked Go Hawks.

Its the longest bus ride each year for the Indians and it always seemed longer because of the results the past 7 years as Waukon had not beat the Go Hawks since February 1st 2010.

The Indians trailed 8-2 early on and seemed as if it might be another long ride home, However the Tribe rallied and ended the first period in a 13 all tie.  Waukon then cranked up the pressure to start the 2nd period and opened with three straight steals and transition baskets.  The Tribe took a 32-24 lead into the halftime break.

Waukon stayed hungry and aggressive into the third period as they stretched their lead to 13 on a three point bomb by Maddie Ahlstrom.

The Go Hawks did not go away as they clawed back during the 4th period at one point cutting the deficit to just 4 after a pair of long range shots.  The Indians kept calm and worked the ball against the Go Hawk press, valued the ball and earned trips to the charity stripe.  They did not shoot great in the end at the line but they shot well enough to pull out a 53-46 victory!

Ahlstom lead the Tribe with 17 points.  Annika Headington added 12 and Lauren Griffith dropped in 10 to lead the Indians.  The 3 headed post of Cooper, Berns, and Ross controlled the paint defensively and combined for 10 points as well for the Indians.

Waukon is now 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the NEIC.  Waukon’s three losses are to Crestwood, Kee High and Caledonia who is a combined 21-1 at this point of the season.

The Indians look to finish the 2017 portion of their season as they travel to Clayton Ridge Monday the 18th and then to Decorah Thursday the  21st.

Indians Defeated by 3A #2 Crestwood

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team hosted the Cadets of Crestwood on Tuesday December 12th and were defeated by a score of 66-37.

Crestwood is as good as advertised as they shot the ball extremely well from the floor and from the free throw line as they hit 14-18 freebies.

The Indians showed signs of life throughout the game however as they still had it at a ten point game more than half way through the 2nd quarter and had opportunities to cut into that lead.  However foul trouble put the Cadets on the line multiple times at the end of the first half seeing them baloon their lead 40-20 at the break.  Waukon came out and did not give up in the third period as they were outscored by just two points in the third frame.  Crestwood flexed their top talent however and put the game away.

Indians Split In Last Weeks Contests

Posted in Uncategorized on December 11, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team hosted the always tough Caledonia Warriors on Thursday December 7th in a non conference contest.  Waukon trailed early by the score of 12-4, and then rattled off 8 straight points to tie the contest early in the 2nd quarter.  The Warriors however answered with a run of their own to take a 31-20 lead into halftime.

Waukon struggled throughout the game vs Caledonia’s 3/4 court zone pressure and the Warriors were on fire from outside the arc draining 8 three pointers.  In the end the Indians were defeated by a score of 57 to 36.  Ten of the Indian’s 12 varsity players scored during the game and were lead by Junior post Brigid Berns with 7 points on the night.  Annika Headington had a team high 5 rebounds and Maddie Ahlstrom dished out a team high 3 assists.


The Indians did not have much time to recover or regroup as they traveled to Oelwein the next evening to take on the Huskies.  Waukon jumped out to an early lead using full court pressure and transition offense to take an early 17-3 lead.  The early offense propelled the Tribe to keep surging as they lead 33-6 at the half.

The Tribe’s pressure defense backed to the half-court fashion in the 2nd half but it did not drop in intensity.  All 12 Varsity players played aggressive defense throughout the game leading to an 58-11 victory.  The 11 points allowed is a new Waukon girls basketball record.  Previously held by the 02/03 team which gave up 14 points in their contest.

Junior guard Aubree Cota lead the Indians with 13 points on the night.  Maddie Ahlstrom finished with 11 points.  Annika Headington dumped in 10 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds with Sydney Ross and Brigid Berns.  Berns also scored 9 points for the Tribe.  Ally Goltz lead the team with 3 assists and Grace Howe lead the Tribe with 3 steals on the evening.

The Indians are now 3-2 on the season and host class 3A #2 ranked Cresco on Tuesday December 12th and then travel to Waverly Friday December  15th to take on the Go Hawks.

Waukon Girls Win Twice in 2nd Week

Posted in Uncategorized on December 5, 2017 by waukongirlsbball

The Waukon Indian girls basketball team hosted New Hampton Friday December 1st in their first NEIC matchup of the season.

The Indians and Chickasaws traded baskets throughout the first quarter ending in a 13 all tie.  New Hampton went on a 9-2 run and held a 22-15 lead mid way through the second quarter and seemed to have momentum in their favor.

The Tribe turned things around in a hurry and scored a slew of baskets in transition to end the quarter on a 19-2 run and hold a 34-24 halftime lead.

Waukon got a couple of buckets early in the 3rd period and then began using a slow down half court approach to try and get the trailing Chickasaws out of their packed in zone defense.  The Indians moved the ball around and ran about 4 minutes off the clock over about four possessions.

The Indians kept their pressure defense and transition offense on full alert however and outscored New Hampton 9-3 in the 3rd period.

Waukon held strong with their lead and finished off the game with a 48-32 victory.

Maddie Ahlstrom lead the Indians with 14 points, 2 assists and 3 steals.  Sydney Ross scored 9 points and tied for the team lead of 7 rebounds with fellow twin tower McKenzie Cooper.  Annika Headington also scored 9 points for the Tribe.


The Indians were on the road to Upper Iowa University for a non conference game vs Hudson and Saturday December 2nd.

Waukon used a variety of pressure defenses and scored on the run early and often vs the Pirates.   Waukon jumped out to a 35-9 lead at halftime with all Indian varsity players entering the game at some point of the first period.

The Tribe played the whole roster quite a bit in the 2nd half and worked on attacking half court defense with multiple lineup combinations.  End result was a 2nd win in as many days as the Tribe came out victorious 48-24.

Annika Headington lead the Tribe with 12 points as she was a perfect 8-8 from the charity stripe.  Maddie Ahlstrom scored 11 points and dished out 4 assists in limited action.  Lauren Griffith scored 9 points on 4-5 FG attempts on the day.  Six other Indians scored in the win and the teams overall defense was sharp again in the win.

Waukon hosts Caledonia MN on Thursday December 7th and then travels to Oelwein Friday the 8th to tangle with the Huskies.