Vikings fall to No. 7 W-SR

By Becky Walz,

It was a big task Friday for the Decorah girls’ basketball team (6-4, 3-1 NEIC) as the Vikes hosted Class 4A No. 7 Waverly-Shell Rock (9-2, 5-0). In the end it was the Go-Hawks coming out on top, 50-34.

It was a big task Friday for the Decorah girls’ basketball team (6-4, 3-1 NEIC) as the Vikes hosted Class 4A No. 7 Waverly-Shell Rock (9-2, 5-0). In the end it was the Go-Hawks coming out on top, 50-34.
“This game came down to experience playing in competitive games and being able to put away a game in the fourth quarter,” said Coach Shannon Quandahl. “We played a competitive three quarters and ran out of gas in the fourth. We will learn from this experience and continue to improve with each game we play.”
Hosting the Go-Hawks, Decorah went toe-to-toe with NEIC leader and had the game knotted at 27 at the half. Both squads struggled to put points on the board in the third period, as W-SR held a slim 32-29 lead with eight minutes to play. Decorah’s cold offense continued into the fourth, while W-SR heated up to take the win.
Yazmeen Whitsitt had 15 points and seven rebounds for the Vikings, while Bryar Dywe knocked down 10 points and grabbed five boards. Kylie O’Hara provided six points, while Haley Gossman added three. Gossman also had three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks. 
The Vikings hosted MFL MarMac Monday and results were unavailable at press time. Pick up a copy of Thursday’s Public Opinion to see how Decorah fared against the Bulldogs. The Vikes will be on the road later this week at Charles City, Friday, Jan. 14.

W-SR 15 12 5 18 50
Decorah 14 13 2 5 34
Scoring – Yazmeen Whitsitt 15; Bryar Duwe 10; Kylie O’Hara 6; Haley Gossman 3
Rebounds – Whitsitt 7; Duwe 5; Brynn Storhoff 4; Sami Mount 3; Gossman 3; O’Hara 3; Assists – Duwe 4; Gossman 2; Whitsitt 1; Storhoff 1; Steals – Gossman 4; Storhoff 3; Whitsitt 1; O’Hara 1; Blocks – Gossman 3

 

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