Payton Hjerleid drives into the paint and puts up a shot despite the strong defense by the Cadets Tuesday night. Hjerleid scored seven points off the bench for Decorah.
Fast-break opportunities by the Cadets proved to be the deciding factor Tuesday night as the Decorah girls basketball team (3-14, 1-8 NEIC) fell at home to Crestwood (16-2, 9-2 NEIC) 32-62.
Decorah was outscored 12-34 in the second half.
The first half was an exciting ball game. Decorah took a 5-2 lead before the Cadets got things going, breaking the full-court press and finding the open player for lay-ups. At the end of the first, it was 15-13 Cadets.
For the complete story and additional photos, pick up Decorah Newspapers at one of the many convenient locations throughout Decorah and Winneshiek County. Or, for 34 cents an issue, subscribe to Decorah Newspapers by calling (563) 382-4221.