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Warriors leave Raiders searching for answers

January 12, 2011
By Charley Townsley, Sports Editor
The Meskwaki Warriors boys basketball team won their second meeting of the season with the Dunkerton Raiders Saturday, at the Meskwaki Settlement High School by a final sore of 78-59.

The Warriors won the first meeting 50-45 on Dec. 17. this game was not nearly so close. The Raiders had no answer for the quickness of Stacy YoungBear or the inside physical play of Vincent Lasley. Those two combined for 39 points, with an assist from one to the other on many plays, much like their football season.

Dylan Ward made the only three-point basket of the game for Meskwaki on the final play of the third quarter. Nearly all the rest of the scoring came from the painted area of the floor.

Dayton Lasley and Winston Wolf were the other starters for Meskwaki, along with YoungBear, Ward and Vincent Lasley.

Starting for the Raiders were: Corey Joens, Logan Studer, Dillon Anderson, Robby Gibson and Shane Gamedinger.

The Warriors started fast and built a 16-9 lead in the first quarter.

In the second quarter the Raiders were charged with an intentional foul, then minutes later a technical foul and the Warriors took full advantage of both to build a 36-25 halftime lead.

The Warriors had a 15-6 run in the third quarter to lead 51-31, then led 59-40 when Ward hit the three-ball at the buzzer to end the quarter leading 62-40.

Dunkerton out scored Meskawki 19-14 in the fourth quarter, but it did not matter as the game ended with Meskwaki on top 78-59.

The Wariors made 34 field goals and one three-point basket. They shot 7-12 from the free throw line and committed 20 team fouls.

The Raiders made 21 field goals and two three-point baskets. They shot 11-28 from the free throw line and committed 13 team fouls.

YoungBear led the Warriors with 20 points. Vincent Lasley had 19; Ward, 17; Dayton Lasley, 16; Danan Kapayou, four and Corey Dye, two.

Joens led the Raiders with 17 points. Studer had 12; Gibson and Codi Dennis, eight each; Dakotah Wach and Gamedinger, six and Jason Bedard, two.

Article Photos

Stacy YoungBear drives into the lane then passes to Vincent Lasley for a basket during the Warriors varsity boys game Saturday, Jan. 8.
News-Herald/Charley Townsley



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