By Sam Parsons
The Oskaloosa Indians hit the road to Dallas Center-Grimes on Friday for more girls and boys basketball and the result, unfortunately, was a night to forget.
The girls of Osky were up against their toughest opponent of the season on the road: DCG entered the game as the #1 ranked team in the state, and everything went their way from the opening tip. Oskaloosa scored just 2 points in the first quarter and 4 in the second, while DCG used quick, precise ball movement on offense and suffocating pressure on defense to go up 35-6 midway through the game. It would stay well out of reach for the Indians the rest of the way as DCG won the game 57-22. The game dropped the Indians back below .500 at 8-9.
The boys game, unfortunately, hardly went any better for the Indians: DCG again showed a strong passing game and the Indians couldn’t get shots to fall offensively as the Mustangs’ 2-3 zone caused serious issues. The Mustangs opened up a 21-8 lead after the first quarter and led 42-15 at half before cruising to a 76-35 win to bring the Indians’ record to 1-14 on the season.
Osky will travel to Pella tomorrow (1/31). Pregame coverage begins at 6pm on 104.9 KBOE.