Keota boys fall to Nikes

The Keota boys’ basketball team had their season end on February 14 when they traveled down to Burlington to take on the Burlington Notre Dame Nikes. An early deficit proved difficult to come back from and the Nikes pulled away late to hand Keota a 92-66 loss.

The Nikes put up big numbers throughout the game, as did Keota, just not as much. The Eagles scored 16 points in the opening quarter and 19 in the second but still found themselves trailing 53-35. A strong effort in the third gave Keota some life and some hope even with time running out. Both squads scored 23 points in the quarter, keeping the difference at 18 points.

With the game in hand some substitutions were made throughout the final quarter of play, resulting in 16 points for the Nikes and eight for the Eagles.

JD Stout led the Eagles with 28 points, hitting 50 percent from the field, to go with four rebounds, one assist and one steal. Luke Hammes had a solid showing with 15 points, making five of seven shots from behind the arc, and grabbed two boards. Carson Sprouse chipped in with eight points, Austin Waterhouse had five points, Brady Duwa and Wyatt Sieren scored four points apiece and Preston McDonald scored two points in his final game for Keota.

The Eagles had a roller coaster season, finishing with a 12-8 record with a win streak of four games early in the year and two other win streaks of three games later in the season.