It was not a happy return for Oskaloosa boys basketball coach Ryan Parker. He returned to the bench Tuesday night (2/11) after having a kidney transplant last month. But Indianola spoiled Parker’s return as they beat Oskaloosa 87-47 at Indianola. Osky was outscored 23-3 in the second quarter to put the game out of reach. The Indians are now 6-12 overall and 1-11 in the Little Hawkeye Conference. Oskaloosa will host Pella Christian Thursday night (2/13) in the Indians’ final home game of the regular season.
In girls’ high school basketball Tuesday, Indianola defeated Oskaloosa 66-45 at Indianola. That final score is a bit misleading because Osky led 14-6 at the end of the first quarter and was within five points after three quarters. But Indianola went on a 24-8 run in the final frame for the victory. Junior Amanda Fay had 18 points for Oskaloosa. The Indians girls finish the regular season Thursday night at home against Pella Christian. And later on Wednesday (2/12), the Indians will find out who they’ll meet in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.