The Irene-Wakonda Eagles finished out their basketball season with three tournaments. On March 5 the young Eagles traveled to Watertown for the Boys & Girls Club Optimist Tournament. In the first game it was Irene-Wakonda 38, Wilmot 27. In the semi-final game the Eagles beat the Sioux Falls Blaze by a score of 32-27. Then in the championship game it was Pipestone 38, Irene-Wakonda 28. The Pipestone girls were coached by the father of former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Todd Bauman.
Then on March 19 the young Lady Eagles won the Vermillion Triangular by beating Viborg with a final score of 37-28. The final game saw the Eagles outscore the Tanagers 24-16.
Finally, on April 1 and 2, the girls traveled to Yankton for the 15th annual Roger Haas tournament. The first game was a rematch for Irene-Wakonda versus Vermillion. Same two teams, same result � Eagles 28, Tanagers 19. In the semifinal game the Eagles lost a heartbreaker to Crofton, the tourney champs, by a score of 28-23. The Eagles brought home the third place trophy by beating Wynot 21-14.
"We Eagles are all extremely great friends," said Kelli Johnston. "We love spending time together, not only on the court, but just hanging out. It's so nice having that kind of relationship with your teammates. It's so much fun playing together because we can nearly read each other's minds so our teamwork is amazing. I am really looking forward to playing with Irene next year. I believe we have a great future."
The Eagles finished their season with a record of 21 wins and six losses.
"With a continuation of hard work these girls should look to have a promising future," said coach Rocky Johnston.