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11/30/18                                             At Wahoo
Wahoo             74    OT                  
Aurora             76           

The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Aurora Huskies in overtime 76-74 in the home opener on Saturday night in Wahoo.

Aurora jumped out to a 15-8 lead after one quarter.  The lead grew to 37-22 late in the second quarter.  Wahoo was able to close out the second quarter on an 8-0 run with 6 straight points from Blake Lacey and a bucket from Trey Scheef to cut the halftime lead to 37-30.

The lead was still at five late in the third quarter at 49-44, when Blake Lacey hit a trey to cut the lead to 49-47 after three quarters.

Winston Cook scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to put Wahoo up 52-49.  After Aurora scored the next four points, Thomas Waido scored to put Wahoo back up 54-53. Aurora went back up 59-56. Two Trey Scheef free throws, and two Blake Lacey buckets put Wahoo up 62-59. Another Lacey bucket and a Winston Cook basket put Wahoo up 66-61 with 2:30 left in the game. Aurora would score the next five points to tie it up at 66.  A Karson Hesser basket put Wahoo up 68-66.  An Aurora trey put Aurora up 69-68.  A Winston Cook basket with 20 seconds left put Wahoo up 70-69. Aurora made one of two free throw with six seconds left to tie the game at 70.  Wahoo’s shot at the buzzer was off the mark and the game went to overtime.

Aurora scored the first five points of overtime to go up 75-70. A Winston Cook basket made it 75-72. After an Aurora free throw made it 76-72. Another Cook basket made it 76-74. The Warriors got the ball back and had a chance to win it.  A three point attempt was off the mark and the tip in at the buzzer did not go in, and Aurora escaped with the overtime win.

“It was a very exciting high school basketball game.  Even though it did not go our way, it was fun to be a part of a great game like that. I was really proud of how our kids battled back in the second quarter and how they competed throughout the game.  We had some inexperienced kids out on the floor, and I think they really grew up tonight.  Baylor Schierman is a terrific basketball player, just as he was on the football field.  Our inability to keep them off the glass to prevent second chance points, and our shot selection are things we have to get better at.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.

Blake Lacey led the Warriors with 30 points on 6-12 shooting from behind the arc. Winston Cook added 21 points, 7 boards, and 5 assists. Karson Hesser added 10 points and 5 boards. Trey Scheef contributed 9 points. Thomas Waido added 6 boards.