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Wahoo vs. Arlington -- Conference Tournament

1/26/16 At Wahoo

Wahoo 60
Arlington 39

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Arlington Eagles 60-39 in the first round of the Capitol Conference Tournament Tuesday night in Wahoo.

Both team were unable to get much going offensively in a mistake filled first quarter. The quarter ended with Arlington up 7-6, as the Warriors had 8 first quarter turnovers.

The Eagles still led 21-17 with a minute left in the half. A Jake Ruzicka bucket followed by a Billy Hancock trey put Wahoo up 22-21 at half.

The Warriors started to break the game open early in the third quarter. A Cameron Quick bucket, followed by a Brendan Lacey three point play put Wahoo up 27-21. The score was 31-25, when Lacey made back to back three pointers to put the Warriors up 37-25. The Eagles scored the last 6 points of the third quarter to make it 37-31 after three.

Baskets by Jake Ruzicka and Cameron Quick to start the fourth quarter pushed the lead back to 10 at 41-31. A Jake Ruzicka basket, two Brendan Lacey free throws, and a Billy Hancock trey put Wahoo up 48-33, and the Warriors would finish it up, for a 60-39 victory.

Brendan Lacey led the Warriors with 20 points, 18 of them coming in the second half on 8-9 shooting from the line to go with 8 boards. Jake Ruzicka added 11 points and 10 boards. Cameron Quick had 9 points and 10 boards. Billy Hancock added 9 points on 3 treys.

Wahoo out rebounded Arlington 37-25, and shot 50% from the field.

Wahoo improves to 7-8 and will travel to Fort Calhoun on Friday to take on the Pioneers in Conference Tournament Semi-Finals. Arlington falls to 5-10.

“It was not our best work tonight. We were not very sharp, especially in the first quarter. The second half was better. Brendan Lacey got us going offensively in the second half. Billy Hancock hit some clutch three’s again tonight, and Jake Ruzicka and Cameron Quick did a nice job on the glass tonight.” -- Coach Kevin Scheef.