Decorah’s Keaton Solberg found the basket for 13 points against Oelwein Monday.
Decorah’s Keaton Solberg found the basket for 13 points against Oelwein Monday.

Working to fit several games into a short amount of time, the Decorah boys’ basketball team (8-11, 4-7 NEIC) played back-to-back nights earlier this week going 1-1.


Hard knocks

Playing two weeks later than originally scheduled, the Vikings paid Oelwein (12-5, 7-4 NEIC) a visit for a NEIC matchup, dropping the contest, 72-57.

Decorah opened the game with a solid effort slightly trailing after the first period, 12-10. The differential was spread to 29-22 at the break, as the Oelwein offense only continued to get stronger. After halftime, the Huskies got hot from the field outscoring the Vikings 25-17 in the third and rolled on for the win.

“Give Oelwein credit as they hit some difficult shots and we didn’t knock down our open looks, therefore, you tip your cap and move on,” said Coach Jonathan Carlson. “I am proud of our guys playing through adversity tonight at a place that is always tough to play at.”

Keaton Solberg provided a spark with 13 points. Sam Robinson was also in double figures with 11. Pat Bockman nailed down 10 points to go with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.

 

Close call

Decorah survived a tenacious Waukon Indian team (5-13, 1-10 NEIC) Tuesday night on the road, securing the win in the closing seconds, 70-68.

Specific game information and statistics were unavailable at press time and will be reported in the Tuesday, Feb. 12, Public Opinion.