Osky Boys Season Ends in Loss to Chargers
by Matt Saville
Monday night the Oskaloosa boy’s basketball team headed to Chariton to face the Chargers in the first round of the playoffs. It was simple…you win, you move on; lose and your season comes to a sudden end. Osky had nothing to lose and everything to gain as they came in with a 1-20 record and Chariton is one of the better teams in class 3A with an 18-3 record. Osky gave a better effort than they had the previous week against the same Charger team, but it was not enough as Osky fell to the Chargers 77-59.
Osky came out in the first quarter with good energy and they were causing problems for the two top scorers for the Chargers. They were denying them the ball and Osky was finding the going good getting the ball inside to Senior Spencer Medlin, and Sophomore Wade Votroubek, who came off the bench in trying to keep pace with the talented Charger team. Osky was trailing 18-8 after the first quarter.
The second quarter started and Osky had no answer for Senior Willie Felderman who went on to have a career night with 26 points. The two headed monster of Sophomores TJ Hockenson and Daric Laing combinined for another 32 points. Osky had their hands full for the remainder of the game, struggling to keep pace. They quickly found themselves down by 20 at the half as they trailed 40-20.
The second half followed with more of the same, as Osky just didn’t have the answers for the red hot Chargers. Ultimately, the Indians ended up falling to the Chargers, 77-59.
Osky was led by Senior Spencer Medlin, who went out with a bang scoring 17 pts. and 6 rebs. Next was Wade Votroubek with 9 pts. and 5 rebs., followed by Jack Moore with 8 pts. and 3 rebs., Ki-Jana Dejong with 6 pts. and 3 rebs., Senior Ryder Curtis with 5 pts. and 11 rebs. and Ryan Reiter with 5 pts, and 5 rebs. Osky finishes 1-21 on the season.
Coach Tremmel said that he enjoyed the boys on this years team, even though it was a tough season. The kids came to practice and worked and he thanked the Seniors for all the hard work over the years. Seniors on the team are Spencer Medlin, Nick Watters, Cayden Carter and Ryder Curtis.