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Merle Laswell/DCN Anthony Nelson scored 23 points in Waukee’s 73-55 win over West Des Moines Valley on Dec. 14.
Merle Laswell/DCN Anthony Nelson scored 23 points in Waukee’s 73-55 win over West Des Moines Valley on Dec. 14.

Waukee used a 21-point first quarter to beat Fort Dodge 79-55 on Tuesday.

Anthony Nelson scored 210 points to lead the way. Nate Gehring added 16 points, Michael Winger scored 14 and Michael Jacobson scored 11 in the Warriors fifth win in six games this season.

Waukee sank 44 of its 51 free-throw attempts and beat West Des Moines Valley 73-55 on Dec. 14.

The Warriors were the beneficiaries of 34 Valley fouls, including two technicals dealt to Tigers coach Jeff Horner that led to his ejection.

Nelson scored a game-high 27 points, 23 of which came from the free-throw line. Jacobson added 17 points and Nate Gehring scored eight.

It was a nice way to bounce back from a 65-50 loss to Ankeny Centennial the night before. The Warriors shot just 34 percent from the field.

Jacobson led with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. Gehring added eight points and four rebounds, Winger scored seven and Nelson had six points.

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