Chris Hartman looks to make the pass inside, with Parker Hesse defending. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Chris Hartman looks to make the pass inside, with Parker Hesse defending. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

After not scoring a single point in the first quarter, the Decorah boys basketball team (0-2, 0-1 NEIC) battled back Tuesday night in Waukon (3-1, 1-0 NEIC) before ultimately falling to the Indians 47-32.

"We did not come ready to play tonight as a group, and when you aren't ready to play against a team like Waukon, you get beat," said Coach Jonathan Carlson.

The Vikings struggled to get a shot off in the first quarter while the Indians found a shooting touch. They posted 13 points in the frame to go up 13-0 at the end of one. It wasn't until the 6:58 mark that Decorah got on the board when Jacob Leeps nailed a three pointer. Just a minute later Leeps was back on the attack, posting another three to make it 13-6. Decorah continued to battle back. They trailed 8-15 with three minutes remaining before scoring the final eight points of the half to lead 16-15 with 16 minutes remaining.

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