It was a great way to end off the week for the Waukee girls’ and boys’ basketball teams as they traveled to Fort Dodge to down the Dodgers. The Warrior boys used consistent defense and a strong offensive second half to capture the 73-39 win while the Warrior girls posted perhaps their best performance in years as they routed Fort Dodge 78-18.
For the third straight game, the Warrior boys led in all four quarters and on Friday, led Fort Dodge 29-17 at the half. As potent as the first half was, it was the second half that saw the most offensive production from the Warriors with a 44 point second half. Meanwhile, the Warrior defense limited the Dodgers to just 22 total second half points. For the third consecutive contest, senior Noah Hart led the Warriors in scoring, this time connecting on seven-of-eleven from field goal range and four-of-six from three point range for 19 total points. Hart also pitched in six rebounds and five assists on the night. The game also marked the second time in three games that Waukee had three double-digit scorers. Dylan Jones had a perfect field goal shooting night going eight-of-eight with one free throw for 17 total points to go along with five rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. Dante Jenkins added 17 points to the cause as well while Andrew Curran poured in six points and paced the team with eight assists.
On the girls side of things, the Warriors had their largest offensive output of the season with a 78-18 victory. A large part of the success came on the defensive end where the fourth ranked Warriors allowed just nine first half points and held a 49-9 halftime advantage. Waukee mirrored their defensive performance by allowing just nine points in the second half as well. The Warrior girls are now 3-1 on the young season.
Next up for Warrior basketball will be a road trip to Ottumwa High School on Tuesday, December 11. The girls contest will start things off at 6:15 p.m. followed by the boys’ contest at 7:45 p.m.