12/28/18 At Wahoo, First Round – Holiday Tourney
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Lexington Minutemen 80-72 in the first round of the Wahoo Holiday Tournament.
The Warriors got off to a great start, by scoring the first six points of the game, and increased the lead to 26-10 after one quarter, behind nine first quarter points from Trey Scheef, seven from Blake Lacey, and six from Winston Cook.
Wahoo scored the first eight points of the second quarter on four points from Winston Cook, two from Blake Lacey, and two from Thomas Waido to take a 34-10 lead. Lexington would cut into the lead the rest of the quarter to make it 41-24 at halftime.
The Minutemen would come storming back in the third quarter, and after a Lexington bucket, the lead was five at 52-47. Treys from Winston Cook and Trey Scheef to end the quarter, put Wahoo up 58-49 after three.
The lead was six at 63-57 midway early in the fourth. Baskets from Winston Cook and Karson Hesser pushed the lead back to 10 at 67-57. Wahoo led 71-66 with two minutes left. A Thomas Waido bucket and three point play from Blake Lacey made it 76-66, and the Warriors held on for the 80-72 win.
“It was a good win over an athletic Lexington team. We played very well early to build the big lead. We would have liked to defend better in the second half and rebound better, but it was still a good win.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef
Winston Cook led Wahoo with 26 points, 7 boards, and 4 assists. Blake Lacey had 18 points, 4 steals, and 4 assists. Trey Scheef added 14 points on 5-7 shooting from the field and 7 assists. Karson Hesser added12 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor, 5 boards, and 5 assists. Thomas Waido had 7 points and 5 steals.
Wahoo forced 23 Lexington turnovers, while committing just 11. Lexington owned a 32-23 lead on the glass, though.
Wahoo improves to 6-2 and will face Seward today in the Holiday Tournament Finals. Lexington drops to 4-4.