3/8/19 At Pinnacle, State Tournament Semi-Finals
The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Auburn Bulldogs in the State Semi-Finals on Friday morning at Pinnacle Bank in Lincoln 59-46.
The Warriors got off to a great start jumping out to a 10-2 lead. Two baskets from Karson Hesser, four points from Trey Scheef and a Winston Cook bucket, got the Warriors out to the early lead. Auburn cut into the lead the rest of the quarter, and the score was 12-11 after one.
After the Bulldogs tied the score at 13, Trey Scheef and Winston Cook hit back to back treys to make it 19-13. The Bulldogs cut the lead back to 21-20. A third Trey Scheef trey gave the Warriors a 24-20 lead at the break.
Auburn scored the first five points to take a 25-24 lead. After a Winston Cook bucket gave the Warriors a 26-25 lead, Auburn would start to take control. A 15-7 run by Auburn put the Bulldogs up 40-33 after three.
After a Winston Cook bucket cut the lead to 40-35, Auburn would score the next four points to go up 44-35. The Bulldogs then took the air out of the ball, and would continue to stretch the lead the rest of the way for a 59-46 win.
“I am very proud of our kids heart, and the way they battled. We left a lot of points on the floor in the third quarter with missed free throws. Auburn made the plays and the shots that they needed to, to advance. I would have loved to have Blake Lacey, and a healthy Winston Cook for this game, but that is the way athletics goes sometimes.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Winston Cook led Wahoo with 17 points. Trey Schef added 14. Thomas Waido added 6 points and 5 steals.
The Warriors were outrebounded 31-27. Wahoo drops to 24-4, and will face 27-1 Ogallala in the third place game tomorrow morning at Lincoln Southeast. Auburn will face North Bend in the C-1 State Championship tomorrow morning at Pinnacle.