3A #7 Ranked Waukon Defeats #11 Ranked Crestwood

Waukon traveled to Crestwood Tuesday Dec 11th to take on the defending 3A State Champions.  Crestwood lost 4 starters from that team but has filled in their lineup around University Iowa Commit 6’3″ post player Sharon Goodman.

Both teams traded baskets in a highly contested first period ending in an 11 all tie.  Waukon started to distance as they claimed an 18-11 lead in the 2nd quarter with back to back 3 points makes by Maddie Ahlstrom.  Crestwood battled back and took advantage of a handful of Tribe mistakes in the latter part of the 2nd period.  Waukon held 24-23 point lead at the half.

The Indians played a tough 3rd period defensively and took a 36 to 29 lead into the final frame.  Waukon kept the defensive pressure on and packed the lane to hold Crestwood to 2 points in the final frame and posted a 42-31 victory moving them to 4-0 on the season.

Lauren Griffith and Maddie Ahlstrom led the Indians with 14 points.  Griffith posted a team high 12 rebounds, while Ahlstrom had a team high of 5 assists.  Annika Headington added 10 points while swiping a team high of 6 steals.

Mckenzie Cooper, Sydney Ross and Margaret Wacker combined for 1 point on the night but their team like effort defensively inside held Goodman to a season low of 17 points on the evening and helped the Indians outrebound the Cadets 36 to 27, both key points in the Indian Win.

Waukon hosts Class 4A #13 rated Waverly Shell Rock (5-1, 3-0 NEIC) Friday Dec 14th in a boys/girls triple header.

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