The Waukee boys’ basketball team played Des Moines North at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Tuesday. Despite outscoring North 19-15 in the fourth quarter, the Warriors lost the game 62-61.
Juniors Anthony Nelson and Michael Jacobson both had double-doubles. Nelson had 25 points and 14 rebounds. He also was able to block three shots in the game.
Jacobson had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Senior Nate Gehring had nine points and 11 rebounds.
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On Feb. 8 the Warriors were outscored by Des Moines Lincoln 17-13 in the fourth quarter but that was after they built up a lead in the first three quarters big enough for a 62-43 victory.
Nelson and Jacobson led the way as usual for the Warriors as they each had double-doubles. Nelson had 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting and collected 15 rebounds while also having a team-high five assists.
The Waukee girls’ basketball team lost its first and second games of the season in the last week. The Warriors’ first loss of the season came against Southeast Polk on Feb. 7 in Altoona 54-49 and their second loss coming on Monday to West Des Moines Valley 59-54.
Anna Kollmorgen led the Warriors in scoring with 14 points, hitting one three-pointer in the game. Ellie Cavanaugh hit two treys en route to 10 points in the game.
On Feb. 7 the Warriors had another big win as they pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Southeast Polk 66-48 on the road.
Jacobson had a double-double once again scoring a team-high 23 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, also a team high.
The Warrior girls suffered their first loss of the season against Southeast Polk, who they beat 64-54 in their previous matchup back on Dec. 20, 2013. The Warriors lost 54-49.
Kollmorgen had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the contest. Wingert was the only other Warrior in double figures with 12 points.