The Forest City Indians boys game was full of drama on a cold wind blown night in Cresco. Erich Erdman had 19 points and 7 assists while his brother Ethan had 14 points Jordan True had 15 points and 6 assists. The Indians opened the game falling behind early but pulled back to within one at the end of the first quarter with the score 18-17. The Indians Erich Erdman went 6 for 6 from the free throw line and scored 9 points total in the second quarter to drive the Indians ahead 35-27 at halftime. It appeared at that point that the Indians had the better of the Crestwood Cadets. However Tristan Bohr came alive in the third quarter hitting three field goals and a foul off of a shot from the line for 7 points to bring the Cadets back to a 43-42 deficit.
In the fourth quarter, it was anyones game as Bohr was 100% from the field and perfect from the line for 8 points while Jordan True and Mitch Lambert for the Indians combined for 14 points to try and hold the lead. Wil Thomson of the Cadets was the difference maker. He had 9 points in the game and got a clutch foul underneath the bucket with the game tied and :03 seconds left in the game. He hit one of two from the line with the go ahead score. True rebounded the second shot miss and streaked down court launching a 20 footer that hit the rim and ricocheted out as the buzzer sounded. The Cadets came up with a 62-61 win dropping the Indians to 5-2 while the Cadets improved to 6-2 on the season.
The Forest City Indians girls did not fare much better in a game that saw the Indians play steady and measured basketball, but got consistently boxed out underneath the basket from a taller and very aggressive Crestwood Cadet team. Sarri Happel ended up with 15 points on the game while Rachel Koch had 7 as did Maggie Mathiesen. Each player on the Cadet squad scored in the game led by the six foot junior Karlee Garbau who had 11 points. Tessa Anderson and Madison Sickles of the Cadets ended up with 10 points apiece. The Indians lost 56-33.