2/9/19 At Wahoo
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays 81-40 in Capitol Conference action on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo.
The game was tied at 6, early in the first quarter. A Winston Cook bucket, followed by a Blake trey, and a Gerardo Madrid trey, put Wahoo up 14-6. A second Gerardo Madrid trey extended the Wahoo lead to 19-8, and a Trey Scheef bucket made it 21-10 after one quarter.
A Winston Cook bucket put Wahoo up 23-10. The Bluejays would then hit three consecutive treys to cut the lead to 23-19. Wahoo would then go on their own run. A Karson Hesser bucket, followed by seven consecutive Blake Lacey points built the lead back to 32-19. Another Lacey bucket to end the half, sent Wahoo to the locker room with a 37-28 lead.
After an Ashland-Greenwood trey to cut the lead to 37-31 to open the third, the Warriors got back to back treys from Karson Hesser and Blake Lacey to push the lead to 43-31. Following a Bluejay trey that cut the lead to 43-34, Winston Cook hit a trey to make it 46-34. Blake Lacey and Cook added back to back buckets to push the lead to 16 at 50-34. The quarter ended with Wahoo up 54-36.
Back to back treys from Blake Lacey to open the quarter gave the Warriors a 60-36 lead and were not threatened the rest of the way.
“I was really proud of our kids tonight. That played with a lot of heart. The Seniors were determined not to let their last game at home slip away. Blake Lacey had a huge night for us, and Karson Hesser was really good tonight. Gerardo Madrid gave us an early spark with two big treys off the bench” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Blake Lacey led the Warriors with 26 points on 6-12 shooting from behind the arc to go with 6 boards. Winston Cook added 11 points. Karson Hesser had 9 points, 9 boards, and 7 assists. Trey Scheef added 8 points and 7 boards.
The Warriors outrebounded the Bluejays 32-15, and forced 20 turnovers. Wahoo was 13-28 (46.4%) from behind the arc.
Five Seniors, including Winston Cook, Blake Lacey, Brett Greenfield, Nick Oden, and Karson Hesser played their final home game.
Wahoo improved to 19-3 and will play their regular season finale at Elmwood-Murdock on Saturday. Ashland-Greenwood dropped to 14-6.