The Maquoketa Cardinals boys got three games in last week, starting with a tough 61-55 loss at Dyersville Beckman Feb. 4. 

A.J. Becker and Macklin Shanahan led the team in scoring with 16 points; Conner Becker was right behind with 14 points. 

The Cardinals won game number two 68-54 Feb. 8 at Williamsburg, where A. J. Becker tied a state record with 13 three-point baskets and poured in a school record and a career high of 43 points. 

Then to end the week, the Cardinals pulled out a hard-fought victory Saturday night winning 59-50 to clinch the WaMaC Conference championship on Saturday at home against West Delaware. The last time the Cardinals boys won the conference was 2004. 

 

Dyersville Beckman 61

Maquoketa 55

M (15-2)10141219 — 55

D (13-5)16  42219 — 61

Points — Abe Becker 16; Macklin Shanahan 16; Connor Becker 14; Caiden Atienza 6; Kane Kopp 3. Rebounds — C. Becker 4; Nicholas Ehlinger 4 Nathan Watters 4; A. Becker 3; Kopp 2; Shanahan 2; Atienza 1; Kannon Coakley 1. Assists — Shanahan 5; Kopp 1; Watters 1. Steals — Kopp 1; C. Becker 1; Shanahan 1. Blocks — Shanahan 2; C. Becker 1. FG — 21-47. FT — 3-5. 3PT — 10-28. 

 

(At Williamsburg Feb. 8)

Maquoketa 68

Williamsburg 54

M (16-2)15211814 — 68

W (5-15)1141722 — 54

Points — A.J. Becker 43; Macklin Shanahan 10; Kane Kopp 8; Conner Becker 4; Caiden Atienza 3. Rebounds — A. Becker 7; Shanahan 5; Nathan Watters 4; Kopp 3; C. Becker 3; Atienza 2; Nicholas Ehlinger 2; Clayton Widel 1. Assists — Shanahan 7; C. Becker 3; Kopp 2; Ehlinger 2; A. Becker 2; Atienza 1. Steals — Kopp 1; Shanahan 1; Atienza 1; A. Becker 1; Kannon Coakley 1. Blocks — Shanahan 1; Atienza 1. FG — 22-45. FT — 7-14. 3PT — 17-38. 

 

(At Maquoketa Feb. 9)

Maquoketa 59

West Delaware, Manchester 50

M (17-2)14131517 — 59

W (14-6)14  81414 — 50

Points — A. J. Becker 18; Connor Becker 15; Kane Kopp 11; Macklin Shanahan 9; Nicholas Ehlinger 4; Caiden Atienza 2.  Rebounds — Shanahan 12; Kopp 5; Nathan Watters 5; Atienza 3; C. Becker 2; Ehlinger 1; A. Becker 1. Assists — Shanahan 5; Ehlinger 2; A. Becker 2; Kopp 1; Atienza 1; Watters 1. Steals — C. Becker 2; Ehlinger 2; Shanahan 1 Blocks — Shanahan 1. FG — 21-47. FT — 10-13. 3PT — 7-21.