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.