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Articles written by Coach Scheef
Wahoo vs. Columbus Scotus

2/9/16 At Wahoo

Wahoo 16 - 17 - 8 - 13 -- 54
Columbus Scotus 13 - 6 -20 - 8 -- 47

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the #2 ranked Columbus Scotus Shamrocks 54-47 on Tuesday night in Wahoo.

Wahoo jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter after a Cameron Quick bucket. The Shamrocks scored the next 6 points to cut the lead to 14-13. The quarter ended with Jake Ruzicka hitting a short jumper to put Wahoo up 16-13 after one.

The second quarter was a big one for the Warriors. After hitting two treys in the first quarter, Dylan Egr connected on two more in the second quarter. The lead was 27-19 late in the second quarter, when Egr hit back to back treys to end the half and put Wahoo up 33-19 at halftime.

The third quarter saw the Shamrocks come roaring back. They outscored the Warriors 20-8 to cut the lead to 41-39 after three.

The Shamrocks took their first lead since the opening moments of the game at 42-41 with 5:00 left to play. A Brendan Lacey free throw tied the game at 42. A minute later, a Billy Hancock trey put Wahoo up 45-42. The Shamrocks would answer with a trey of their own to tie it at 45. With 3:30 left, Dylan Egr hit his fifth trey of the game to put Wahoo up 48-45. The Shamrocks scored on the following possession to make it 48-47. With 2:30 left in the game, Egr hit his sixth three point goal of the game to make it 51-47. Tough defense and three Jake Ruzicka free throws would ice the game down the stretch and give the win to the Warriors at 54-47.

Dylan Egr led the Warriors with 20 points on 6-7 shooting from three point range. Brendan Lacey had 9 points and 7 boards. Jake Ruzicka had 9 points, 5 boards and 4 assists. Cameron Quick added 8 points and 6 boards. Billy Hancock added 6 points.

The Warriors were 9-13 from three point range, while the Shamrocks were just 4-24.

Wahoo improves to 12-8, while Scotus drops to 18-2. The Warriors will next host Columbus Lakeview on Friday night.

“This was a great win for us to knock off the #2 team in the State, a team that had won it’s first 18 games in a row. I am so proud of our kids. They have come so far in the last month. To think about where we were a month ago, and where we are now, is truly amazing. It is a tribute to these kids, who have just kept working their tail off all season long. They kept believing and doing the right things, and it is paying off for them now. We played a great first half. The third quarter was a struggle for us. For us to lose a 14 point halftime lead and get down by 1 with 5 minutes to play, and then bounce back, make plays and get the win, was very special. I am so proud of this group. Dylan Egr had an amazing night. He just kept making big shot after big shot, and Billy Hancock continues to hit big 3’s for us at huge moments.” -- Coach Kevin Scheef.