Oneida's Jordan Freels drives the ball up the court against Wartburg Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/Melanie Garrett)
Oneida's Jordan Freels drives the ball up the court against Wartburg Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/Melanie Garrett)

 

WARTBURG — After earning their first district win of the season against Oakdale on Friday, Oneida's seniors pointed out that they had never beaten Wartburg, OHS coach Rusty Yaden said Friday.

On Tuesday, the Indians took advantage of opportunity, earning their first victory over the Bulldogs since the 2009-2010 season with a 63-58 win behind a career-high 34 points and 12 rebounds from senior Cole West.

The Indians won despite a frisky and pesky Wartburg defense. The Bulldogs' relentless, pressing approach appeared to frustrate Oneida's offensive attack, leading to 32 turnovers by the Indians and a 2-of-11 performance (18 percent) from 3-point range, which has been a reliable weapon for Oneida this season.

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