2/21/19 At Schuyler, Finals of Sub-Districts
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the David City Aquinas Monarchs 70-62 in the Sub-District Finals at Schuyler on Thursday night.
The Warriors opened up a 23-15 lead after one quarter behind 11 first quarter points from Blake Lacey.
Two free throws from Trey Scheef gave Wahoo a 10 point lead at 25-15. Following a Blake Lacey trey, Wahoo still led 30-20. The Monarchs would then start chipping away at the lead. Wahoo led 39-33 after a Lacey basket, but the Monarchs would hit back to back treys to close the half, and go to the break with the game tied at 39.
A Blake Lacey trey, a Trey Scheef free throw, and another Lacey bucket gave the Warriors the first six points of the half, and made it 45-39. Following a three and a bucket from Winston Cook, the Warriors had a 12 point lead at the end of three at 59-47.
A Blake Lacey trey gave Wahoo their biggest lead of the game at 64-50. The Monarchs would score the next seven points to cut the lead to 64-57. A Karson Hesser bucket made it 66-57, and a Thomas Waido lay up, made it 68-57 with 1:45 left. Aquinas would cut it to 68-62 late. They misfired on a three that would have cut it to three with 40 seconds left. Two Blake Lacey free throws provided the final margain at 70-62.
“Aquinas shot the heck out of it, as they hit 15 treys. Part of that is, we need to defend better. We were not real sharp mentally tonight. We need to be better. We are glad to get the win and move on to the District Final. Blake Lacey had a huge night offensively for us.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Blake Lacey led Wahoo with a career high 35 points on 13-17 shooting from the field, including 7-10 from behind the arc. Winston Cook had 15 points on 6-8 from the field. Karson Hesser added 10 points on 5-5 shooting from the floor. Trey Scheef added 7 boards.
The Warriors were 10-17 (58.8%) from behind the arc, while Aquinas was 15-33 (45.5.%) from the three point line.
Wahoo improves to 22-3, and will face Wayne in a District Final on Monday night. Aquinas ends it’s season at 10-13.