2/16/19 At Elmwood-Murdock
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Elmwood-Murdock Knights 63-56 on Saturday afternoon in Murdock.
The Warriors scored the first 13 points of the game, and after a Blake Lacey trey, they led 22-4. The quarter ended with Wahoo up 22-6.
Wahoo continued to increase the lead, and after a Trey Scheef trey, they led 32-8. Blake Lacey hit a trey with 5 seconds left in the half to put Wahoo up 40-15. Elmwood-Murdock countered with a half court shot at the buzzer to cut the lead to 40-18 at half.
The Knights cut the lead to 42-27 early in the third. Baskets from Trey Scheef, and a three from Winston Cook pushed the lead back to 20, at 47-27. The Knights would go on a 14-2 run to end the quarter, that ended with another half court shot at the buzzer to cut the Warrior lead to 49-41 after three.
The Knights scored the first basket of the fourth quarter to make it 49-43. Winston Cook answered with a big trey and a lay up to push the lead back to 54-43. A Karson Hesser bucket made it 56-43. The Knights cut the lead back to 56-48. Two Blake Lacey free throws made it 58-48. The Knights would get as close as 61-56 in the final 10 seconds. Two more Blake Lacey free throws made the final margin 63-56.
“We played a nice first half. Their half court shot at the buzzer seemed to energize them in the second half. We had some bad third quarter possessions that allowed them to get back in the game, but give them credit for playing really hard and getting back in the game.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Winston Cook led the Warriors with 21 points on 9-15 shooting from the field, and 9 boards. Blake Lacey had 16 points, including 5-6 from the free throw line. Trey Scheef had 12 points and 7 boards. Thomas Waido had a game high 7 steals.
Wahoo improved to 20-3, while Elmwood-Murdock dropped to 14-7. The Warriors open Sub-District action on Tuesday night in Schuyler against David City.