Oskaloosa’s boys’ basketball team moved another step closer to the State Tournament. The Indians defeated Bondurant-Farrar 70-58 Thursday night (2/27) in Oskaloosa to reach the Class 3A Substate 6 championship. The Indians never trailed all night, but Bondurant-Farrar was like an annoying mosquito that just wouldn’t go away. Oskaloosa assistant coach DaJuan Foster talked about the win.
“I thought our guys did some things well, but then we also turned the ball over a couple of times and took some questionable shots when it was winning time. We jacked a couple shots because they were open. That’s the part of beating good times is you can’t have those mistakes.”
Senior Xavier Foster had 35 points to lead Oskaloosa in his final game in the Oskaloosa High Gym. Another Osky senior, Noah Van Veldhuizen, says he has memories of the gym, but wants to make more.
“There’s some great memories here like almost going undefeated here the past couple of years before this year. And then some good memories this year, too, with big crowds. But I’m more focused on Wells Fargo now than I am playing here.”
Wells Fargo Arena is the site of the State Tournament.
The Indians improve to 10-13 on the season and will face Pella for the Substate championship. The Dutch defeated Grinnell 77-60 in Thursday’s other semifinal. The Oskaloosa/Pella matchup is Monday night (3/2) in Knoxville. We’ll have that game on KBOE-FM.