Cadet boys lose to Waukon, Kingsland


CRESCO - The Crestwood varsity boys’ basketball team battled extremely hard against Waukon on Dec. 12 at home, but the Cadets were unable to hold a fourth period lead as the Indians won, 64-58.
Facing Kingsland at Decorah on Saturday, the Cadets fell behind 12-24 at halftime and were unable to claw all the way back as Kingsland won, 52-44.
Waukon 64, Cadets 58
Facing Waukon at home on Dec. 12, the Cadets were unable to hold off the Indians down the stretch as Waukon won, 64-58.
Waukon took a 14-9 lead after one period and held a 31-26 halftime edge before the Cadets rallied in the second half. 
In the third quarter, Crestwood trailed 31-38 before going on a 13-3 run to take a 44-41 lead into the fourth. The Cadets nabbed a 55-50 lead with five minutes left before Waukon closed the game on a 14-3 run to earn the win.
“Waukon was tougher than we were down the stretch,” Cadet Coach Lynn McCormick said. “They forced some turnovers, they were more aggressive and they got some steals. We had a five-point lead (in the fourth), but we turned the ball over because we didn’t take care of the ball.
“Down the stretch, Waukon out-hustled us and they got every loose ball and every rebound. We didn’t do some things well against their zone. We let Waukon’s baseline cutters get to us. We had a nice comeback in the second half, but when we get a lead, we need to make sure we take care of the ball and do the things we need to win. Turnovers are killing us, and we need to fix that,” the coach said.
Clayton Ollendieck tallied 16 points, including two three-pointers, had four rebounds and one block. Zack Lane had 13 points and six rebounds. Carter Henry finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists.
Boston Ferrie had seven points, seven rebounds and three assists. Jacob Andera tallied five points and one rebound. Jon Henry scored four points, had four rebounds and three assists. Nathan Martinek had three points and two rebounds. Shane Vokaty scored two points and had two assists. Kristian Szajna had six rebounds and three assists. 
The Cadets made 20 of 51 total field goals, including three of 13 three-pointers, made 15 of 22 free throws, had 35 rebounds and 15 assists.
Score by quarters
Wak  14   17   10   23  - 64
CW    9    17   18   14  - 58
Kingsland 52, Cadets 44
A rough first half hurt the Cadets on Saturday as they fell to Kingsland, 44-52.
Kingsland took a 12-4 first period lead, held a 24-12 halftime edge and led 34-25 going into the fourth quarter.
“It was another slow start for our team,” McCormick said. “We committed eight turnovers before we had our first basket, and we were zero-for-five on shots to start the game.
“We need to find a way to start better and eliminate some turnovers. We made a good run in the second half to cut the lead to four points, but we were unable to get over the hump,” the coach said.
Kristian Szajna had nine points, including one three-pointer, three assists and two steals. Nathan Martinek had eight points, including two threes, and one rebound. Boston Ferrie had eight points, seven rebounds, five blocks and three steals.
Carter Henry tallied six points, four rebounds and one steal. Jacob Andera had seven points, one rebound and one steal. Clayton Ollendieck had four points, five rebounds and three assists. Jon Henry had two points, three rebounds and three assists. Shane Vokaty had six assists. 

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