Cadet boys fall to Waukon, Clear Lake, R-P


CRESCO - Waukon held off a late rally by the Crestwood varsity boys’ basketball team on Jan. 23 as the Indians downed the Cadets, 85-77.
Facing off against Clear Lake Thursday at home, Lions’ guard Zach Lester nailed a three-pointer with five seconds left to give Clear Lake a 57-56 win.
Taking on Rushford-Peterson Saturday on the road, the Cadets battled hard before losing to R-P, 54-60.
Waukon 85, Cadets 77
Playing at Waukon on Jan. 23, a fourth quarter rally by the Cadets fell short as Waukon won, 85-77.
Waukon led 23-18 after one period and held a 48-39 halftime lead. The Indians took a 63-46 lead after three periods. Crestwood outscored Waukon 31-22 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough.
“I have to give credit to Waukon because they shot the ball very well and they put some good pressure on us,” Cadet Coach Lynn McCormick said. “We scored 77 points, which was good, but they shot the ball better. We had a poor third quarter (scoring only seven points) before going on a nice run in the fourth, but Waukon was just better than we were overall. Their pressure caused us to turn the ball over too often.”
Clayton Ollendieck led the Cadets with 25 points, including one three-pointer, had nine rebounds and one block. Nathan Martinek had 17 points, including four three-pointers, three rebounds and four assists. Zack Lane had 10 points, four rebounds and one steal.
Kristian Szajna had 10 points, seven assists, three steals and three rebounds. Shane Vokaty had five points, including one three-pointer, and two assists. Jacob Andera had four points, including one three-pointer.  Jon Henry had two points and two rebounds. Carter Henry had two points, five rebounds and one block. Boston Ferrie had two points and three rebounds.
Score by quarters
CW   18   21   7   31 - 77
Wak  23   25  15  22 - 85
C.L. 57, Cadets 56
Clear Lake’s Zach Lester hit the game-winning three-pointer with five ticks left to give the Lions a 57-56 win over the Cadets Thursday at home.
Crestwood had one last chance in the final seconds, but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer.
The game was a hard-fought, nip-and-tuck battle for four quarters. Crestwood grabbed a 10-5 lead at the 4:50 mark of the first period, but Clear Lake came back to take a slim 17-16 lead going into the second period. In the second quarter, Clayton Ollendieck nailed a three-pointer to give the Cadets a 24-21 lead before the Lions went on a 7-2 run to take a 28-26 halftime edge.
In the third period, a 9-0 run by the Cadets gave them a 35-30 lead. However, the Lions roared back with a 16-3 run over the final four minutes to grab a 46-38 lead going into the fourth.
In the fourth period, the Cadets chipped away at the lead. Ollendieck gave them a 53-52 edge at the 2:47 mark. After the Lions took a 54-53 lead, a two-pointer by Kristian Szajna and one free throw by Ollendieck gave Crestwood a 56-54 lead with 2:13 left. 
“At the end of the game, turnovers and missed free throws hurt us,” McCormick said. “Those two things have haunted us all year. We missed a couple free throws down the stretch and we turned the ball over in the final minute.
“Overall, our kids played hard. I thought we gave a great effort. We made a nice comeback in the second half, and we did some nice things. Our effort was outstanding. We just need to finish at the end. I think we can build on the good things we did,” McCormick said.
Clayton Ollendieck paced the Cadets with 20 points, had seven rebounds and two assists. Nathan Martinek had 12 points, including two three-pointers, three assists and two rebounds. Zack Lane had 11 points and six rebounds.
Kristian Szajna tallied seven points, including one three-pointer, had eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Jon Henry had six points, including one three-pointer, and four rebounds. 
Carter Henry had five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. Shane Vokaty had one assist.
Score by quarters
CW   16   10   12   18 - 56
CL    17   11   18   11 - 57
R-P 60, Cadets 54
The Cadets played hard against Rushford-Peterson Saturday, but they came up short as R-P won, 60-54.
“This was a great effort by our kids against a very good team,” McCormick said. “Turnovers hurt us, but we really battled hard. If we can cut down on the turnovers, we will be hard to beat.”
Clayton Ollendieck had 19 points for the Cadets. Nathan Martinek tallied 16 points, including four three-pointers. Jacob Andera had nine points, including three three-pointers.
Kristian Szajna had five points, including one three-pointer, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Zack Lane had two points and three rebounds. Jon Henry had two points and five rebounds. Carter Henry had one point and four assists.

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