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

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.


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