The Osage boys basketball team begins 2018 with a 6-2 record and is positioned to make a run for the Top of Iowa Conference-East title.

A 59-51 loss to Rockford on Friday, Dec. 22, ended a four-game win streak for the Green Devils. Their only other loss was a 60-43 defeat at the hands of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Dec. 2.

Balanced scoring drove Osage through the first half of the schedule. Three Green Devils (Nathan Bushbaum, 12 ppg; Lucas Schwamman, 10.9 ppg, and Drew Olson, 18.5 ppg) are averaging double figures each outing.

Schwamman leads the team in rebounding with 45. Brett Bobinet is the team's leading assist man with 22.

Osage returns to action Friday, Jan. 5, when it hosts Northwood-Kenset