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Wahoo vs. Ft. Calhoun -- Conference Semifinals

1/29/16 At Fort Calhoun, Capitol Conference Semi-Finals

Wahoo 13 - 17 - 9 - 19 -- 58
Fort Calhoun 10 - 18 - 8 - 14 -- 50

The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Fort Calhoun Pioneers 58-50 in the Captiol Conference Semi-Finals at Fort Calhoun.

The Pioneers scored the first 10 points of the game and led 10-0 with 3:30 left in the first quarter. The Warriors’ Billy Hancock got Wahoo going as he hit back to back three pointers. A Cameron Quick bucket and free throw, and Brendan Lacey’s bucket and free throw capped a 13-0 run to put Wahoo up 13-10 after one quarter.

The second quarter stayed close and Wahoo led 30-28 at the break. A Corby Brigham steal and lay up gave Wahoo a five point lead at 39-34 late in the third. The game went to the fourth quarter with Wahoo up 39-36. Calhoun took a 43-42 lead with 5:30 left in the game. The Warriors responded with a 12-1 run. Two Cameron Quick free throws, a Jake Ruzicka jumper and lay up, two more Quick free throws, and four more Ruzicka free throws gave Wahoo a 54-44 lead with a minute to play. Great free throw shooting down the stretch allowed Wahoo to get the 58-50 win. The Warriors were 22-25, (88%) from the line.

Jake Ruzicka had 21 points on just 8 shots from the field as he was 6-8 from the field and 9-10 from the line. He added 11 boards and 4 steals. Cameron Quick had 12 points on 10-12 shooting from the line, to go with 5 boards and 5 steals. Brendan Lacey added 10 points. Billy Hancock added 9 points on 3-5 shooting from 3 point range.

The Warriors even their record at 8-8 and will play Platteview today in the Conference Tournament Finals at D.C. West at 6:15 p.m. Fort Calhoun falls to 11-5.

“You don’t win games like these without some solid free throw shooting, and we shot it very well from the line tonight. Jake Ruzicka was great for us tonight. Cameron Quick played through a broken nose, wearing a mask and played really tough tonight. Billy Hancock continues to hit some really big three’s for us. It was a really nice win.” -- Coach Kevin Scheef.