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.