OSKALOOSA—The Oskaloosa Indians boys and girls basketball teams played their second Little Hawkeye Conference doubleheader in as many days Tuesday night, against the Indianola Indians.
The 5-3 Indianola girls were 3-1 in conference play entering Tuesday’s action, and faced the Osky girls team that has lost its last eight games and has yet to pick up a conference victory.
Indianola walked away with two blowout victories, with the Indianola girls winning 63-26 and the boys 69-47.
The Oskaloosa girls got off to a quick start in the first several minutes, but Indianola quickly picked up the pace to take a 21-4 lead after the first quarter, building to a 36-13 halftime advantage.
Amanda Fay scored 15 of Oskaloosa’s 26 points. Mary Nelson scored 3, Brooke Allen had 3, Macie Krier had 3 and Kaylee Johnson added 2.
Nine total players scored for Indianola, led by Kendall Clatt’s 18, all on three-point shots. Indianola also got 23 points from their bench.
Oskaloosa turned the ball over 31 times versus Indianola’s 13 times, and Indianola outrebounded Osky 30-24.
Indianola improved their record to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in the conference, while Osky slipped to 1-10 and 0-6 in the conference.
Next up: Oskaloosa will play Pella Christian tonight in a game that has been moved up one day due to expected inclement weather this weekend.
The Indianola boys were facing a short-handed Osky squad without Xavier Foster, but they traded blows throughout the first half with Osky, and held a slim 31-26 lead at the halftime break, and a 47-38 lead by the end of the third quarter.
Indianola outscored Osky 22-9 in the fourth to put the game away and seal the victory.
Iszac Schultz led Oskaloosa with 21 points on 9 of 13 from the floor. Noah Van Veldhuizen scored 9, Keaton Flaherty had 6, to go with 11 rebounds and 5 assists, and Charlie North added 4.
A.J. Toigo and Caden Rehmeier led the Indianola offense with 14 points each. Blake Kennedy added 11 and Luke Youmans 9.
After the game coach DuJuan Foster shared some accolades for Iszac Shultz. “Iszac played really well for us tonight and I’ve seen him show so much improvement. I’m working with him to keep him focusing on the next best play in front of him. It’s been tough to build each next game plan when we have so many uncertainties and guys having to miss playing time, but Iszac has been consistent with his great efforts all along the way.”
The Indianola boys are now 7-2 and 4-1 in conference play. Oskaloosa slips to a record of 4-6 overall and 0-6 in the conference.
Next up: The Oskaloosa boys will play Pella Christian tonight in a game that has been moved up one day due to expected inclement weather this weekend. Indianola will next play Thursday against Newton.