Crestwood boys nipped by New Hampton, bounce Oelwein


CRESCO - Subpar shooting in the fourth quarter hurt the Crestwood varsity boys’ basketball team on Feb. 6 against New Hampton as the Chickasaws rallied to edge the Cadets, 59-51.
Facing Oelwein on the road on Feb. 9, the Cadets took advantage of solid shooting to beat the Huskies, 62-52, to snap a six-game losing streak.
The Cadets will play Clear Lake on Feb. 19 at Waverly at 6 p.m. in the first round of the Class 3A Substate No. 2 Tournament. The winner will play either Waverly-SR or Humboldt on Feb. 22 at Waverly at 7 p.m. The Substate Final will be Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Mason City.
NH 59, Cadets 51
The Cadets were unable to hold on to a 10-point lead in the third period as New Hampton rallied late to win, 59-51.
The Chickasaws snagged a 16-7 lead after one period before the Cadets went on a 20-10 run in the second quarter to take a 27-26 edge at halftime.
In the third period, two buckets each by Clayton Ollendieck and Zack Lane gave the Cadets a 37-27 lead at the 4:53 mark. However, New Hampton came back with a 9-4 run to cut Crestwood’s lead to 41-36 going into the fourth.
In the final period, the Cadets struggled from the field as they hit only three field goals in the final eight minutes. New Hampton went on an 11-2 run to take a 48-43 lead with four minutes left. Three-pointers by Kristian Szajna and Nathan Martinek and a two-pointer by Jacob Andera cut NH’s lead to 55-51 with 25 seconds left, but the Cadets couldn’t get closer.
“We had a 10-point lead in the third, but after that, we didn’t take good shots, and we turned the ball over,” Cadet Coach Lynn McCormick said. “We also didn’t make many shots (late in the game). We missed a few shot opportunities, and New Hampton made their shots. 
“New Hampton was a hard matchup for us going man-to-man on defense because they are so quick. They also hit some three-pointers. However, we did battle hard and we did some good things. We just need to try to finish the season strong,” the coach said.
Cadet statistics
Zack Lane led the Cadets with 14 points and had seven rebounds. Clayton Ollendieck tallied 12 points, had seven rebounds and two assists. Nathan Martinek had 11 points, including three three-pointers and four assists.
Kristian Szajna had six points, including two three-pointers, eight assists and three rebounds. Jon Henry had six points and one rebound. Jacob Andera had two points and one rebound. Shane Vokaty had three rebounds. Boston Ferrie had three blocks.
Score by quarters
CW   7   20   14   10  - 51
NH 16   10   10   23  - 59
Cadets 62, Oelwein 52
Crestwood connected on 16 of 21 free throws on its way to a 62-52 win over Oelwein on Feb. 9 to improve its overall record to 8-12.
The Cadets led 11-8 after one period, took a 24-17 lead at halftime and held a 41-35 lead after three periods.
“This was a good conference win on the road for us,” McCormick said. “We shot the ball pretty well, especially from the three-point line (6 for 13) against their zone defense.
“We converted our free throws when we had to and didn’t turn the ball over tonight. It was nice to get back in the win column with a solid team effort,” the coach said.
Cadet statistics
Clayton Ollendieck tallied 23 points, had seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Zack Lane had 14 points, five rebounds and four assists. Kristian Szajna had 14 points, including four three-pointers, four assists and one rebound.
Nathan Martinek had four points, including one three-pointer, two rebounds and one steal. Jon Henry tallied three points on one three-pointer, had two assists and one block. Jacob Andera had two points. Boston Ferrie had two points and six rebounds. Shane Vokaty had one rebound and one steal.
Score by quarters
CW   11   13   17   21 - 62
Oel    8     9    18   17 - 52

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