Decorah’s Matthew Franzen (left) finishes the fast break strong against South Winn’s Noah Tieskoetter (14). (Photo by Becky Walz)
Decorah’s Matthew Franzen (left) finishes the fast break strong against South Winn’s Noah Tieskoetter (14). (Photo by Becky Walz)

Fans of fast breaks, hot offense and driving to the basket had a treat Saturday afternoon as the Decorah boys’ basketball team (5-3) hosted South Winn (5-3).

As the two teams squared off, the Warriors were looking for their first win over Decorah in 12 seasons; however, when the final whistle blew, the Vikings came out on top, winning 77-29.

Decorah took control of the nonconference game that began on a 6-1 run. South Winn would hold its only lead of the contest, 9-8, later in the first quarter before the Vikings exploded on an 8-0 run to lead 18-11. The Warrior offense cooled off as the Red and Blue hit four treys in the second to head into the locker room with a 42-15 lead.

South Winn looked to get the offense humming in the third quarter; however, it wasn’t enough to mount a comeback, as the Vikings’ shots were on target for a 62-25 lead with eight minutes remaining. Another four-point quarter forced Warriors to put a tally in the loss column. 

The Vikings were led by Charlie Robinson, who put up 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Matthew Franzen came up big with 15 points and dished out a team-high five assists. Logan Halverson drained 14 and had 12 rebounds for a double-double.

At the top of the Warriors’ scoring column was Jacob Herold with 14 points. Collin Wiltgen came through with five points and five rebounds.