Long Regular Season Ends with Loss for Osky Boys

Oskaloosa took on Chariton at home on Tuesday night to wrap up the regular season.

Oskaloosa took on Chariton at home on Tuesday night to wrap up the regular season.

by Matt Saville

The Chariton Chargers came to town Tuesday night looking to send a message to the Oskaloosa Indians that they are a good team and this is what Osky will have to face in the first round of the state playoffs. Chariton sent the message and that came in the form of a 66-45 loss.

Osky came out and played a decent first quarter as they traded baskets with the Chargers. Ki-Jana DeJong nailed a 3 pointer from the left corner and Osky jumped to a 3-0 lead. Chariton answered with what was going to be a huge trend for the night and that was either a drive to the basket or a layup, the score was then 3-2 Osky. DeJong found Junior Ryan Reiter with a beautiful feed and that tied it at 5-5. Chariton continued to pound and pound the ball inside and Osky was continually late on the help side rotation, and Sophomore TJ Hoekenson from Chariton was on his way to a huge night. Osky got a short jumper from Ryder Curtis and Max Johnson hit a floater down the lane as Chariton led 13-9 after the first quarter.

When the second quarter started the wheels quickly fell off of the wagon as Chariton drained a wide open three and that led to a 9-0 run to start the second quarter and that was a hole Osky would have to dig out of once again. Medlin stopped the bleeding with a strong move followed by a drive by Jack Moore and the score was 31-15. Wade Votroubek had a lay in and DeJong drained another 3 but Osky was still looking up a big hill. Osky’s defense had almost seemed to vanish as Chariton was having little trouble scoring at will on the inside. Jack Moore had a very nice reverse lay up to go into the half trailing 39-20.

Osky came out in the third quarter with DeJong trying to get Osky back into the game as he had a couple buckets, Johnson had a great finish on a break, but it was the defense that Osky just couldn’t figure out, as Chariton spread the lead to 27 points. By the end of the third, Chariton led 57-30.

Jordan Silvers started the last stanza with a nice up and under move coupled with Nate Van Veldhuizen drawing fouls and going to the line to knock down several free throws. Votroubek drained a 3 from the top of the key but Osky came out on the short end 66-45. Osky will now go to Chariton for a first round playoff game next Monday night.

Osky was led by Dejong with 10 pts. and 7 rebs., Moore 6 pts. and 2 rebs., Van Veldhuizen 5 pts. and 4 rebs., Votroubek 5 pts. and 4 rebs. and Medlin 5 pts. Oskaloosa finishes the season 1-20.

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