New Hampton’s Jake Zwanziger puts up — and makes, we might add — a shot in traffic during Tuesday night’s game against Decorah.

Chickasaws snag pair of NEIC wins

Fourth quarter surge beats Decorah before New Hampton holds off pesky Oelwein

Zach Wemark knew the question was coming and cracked a smile as he was queried about the end of his perfect run at the free-throw line.  “Yeah, I knew about it. I knew I hadn’t missed but at least I got it out of the way,” the New Hampton senior said, “but as long as we won, I can live with it.”  And the Chickasaws did just that — holding off a gritty Oelwein team looking to break a five-year conference losing steak — with a 74-64 victory over Huskies, a night after using a fourth quarter surge to beat Decorah 70-57.  The wins pushed New Hampton to 10-8 overall and 6-4 in the Northeast Iowa Conference  and kept alive the Chickasaws’ hopes for a second-place league finish.  “I think right now we’re just playing more together,” Wemark said when asked about his team’s 8-4 record since the Christmas break. “It’s different guys every night, and no one really cares who it is. I know it sounds corny, but we’ve really come together as a group.”  More on the story may be found in the Feb. 7 Tribune. 

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