Wakonda’s season ends with district loss

Wakonda's season ends with district loss by Bethany Parvin and Ashley Steffen District tournament play finally came for the Warriors as they took the week before off to rest for the event.

The #3 seed belonged to the Warriors as they traveled to Hurley to take on the Gayville-Volin Raiders, for the first round of districts.

In the first quarter, Wakonda came out strong on both offense and defense. The Warriors shot the ball well, scoring 22 points. Wakonda's defense only allowed the Raiders 9 points.

In the second quarter, the Warriors were still on fire scoring 23 more points while Gayville-Volin only scored 15. Wakonda led at halftime 45-24.

The Warriors were pumped up in the second half. Wakonda pressed on, only letting Gayville score 15 more points.

The game ended with Wakonda holding an 87-55 lead. Top scorers for Gayville-Volin were Matt Sanra with 27 points and Brian Bye and James Henderson with 10 points each.

The leading scorers for Wakonda were Tyler Moser with 19, while Alex Nielsen added 16 points, and six rebounds. Eric Skonhovd put in 13 points for Wakonda with seven rebounds.

Brandon Parvin added 6 points and Chris Rederick scored 5 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Tyler Knudson contribute 8 points and seven rebounds. Shaun Hessmen had 10 points and Nick Skonhovd scored 9 points.

Wakonda faced the Hurley Bulldogs for the fourth time Thursday in semi-final action. The Warriors had come up short twice before, but had won its most recent game with Hurley.

Thursday's game was a battle clear to the final buzzer. Wakonda's season ended as they lost to the Bulldogs 45-49.

The Warriors took a 22-17 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Leading scorers for Wakonda were Alex Nielsen, 21, Nick and Eric Skonhovd, each adding 8 points to the scoreboard, Chris Redrick 4 points, and Tyler Moser, 2 points.

The Warriors ended their season with a 12-7 record, but felt they achieved tons of experience for this young team. Wakonda says good-bye to lone senior Chris Rederick.

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