Boys basketball team starts the second half of the season with a solid victory

Posted: Wed, Jan 6, 2021 8:22 AM

The Decorah Viking boys basketball team took on Waukon at home on Tuesday night, showing no effects of the holiday vacation.  The Vikings beat Waukon by six points, winning 53-47.

Decorah led 8-7 at the end of the first quarter, then led 28-23 at halftime.  It was a lead which would shrink to as little as two points in the second half, but the Vikings always had an answer to any point-scoring run by the Indians.  Decorah led 33-31 at the end of the third quarter, 43-39 midway through the fourth quarter, and took the 53-47 victory at the buzzer.

Joe Bockman led the Vikings with 17 points.  Jacob PIpho and Carson Wemark each added 8 points for Decorah.  The Vikings made four 3-point baskets and were 11 of 16 on free throw attempts.

Decorah is now 4-3 on the season and 3-1 in the Northeast Iowa Conference.  Decorah will return to action Friday night at home against Charles City.