Oskaloosa’s boys began defense of their Class 3A State championship Monday (2/24) with a 53-40 victory over Carlisle in the Substate 6 quarterfinals. The game was close in the first half with the Indians coming on late in the half to lead 29-23 at the break. Then the Osky defense took over, holding Carlisle to just four points in the third quarter, and going on to the victory. Senior Xavier Foster had 22 points for the Indians, who are now 9-13 on the season. Oskaloosa will host Bondurant-Farrar Thursday night (2/27) in the Substate 6 semifinals. Bondurant-Farrar defeated Newton Monday night 67-53.