12/29/18 At Wahoo, Finals – Holiday Tourney
The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Seward Bluejays in the Finals of the Holiday Tournament 56-54.
Wahoo jumped out to a 10-4 lead behind treys from Blake Lacey and Winston Cook and field goals from Thomas Waido and Lacey. Seward would come back to take a 16-14 lead after one.
Wahoo led 33-28 late in the second quarter after a Blake Lacey trey, but Seward scored the last five points of the quarter to tie the game up at 33 heading into halftime.
A Trey Scheef lay up and Winston Cook bucket put Wahoo up 37-33 early in the third period, but Seward would then go on a 12-0 run to go up 45-37. A Thomas Waido bucket to end the quarter cut the Seward lead to 47-42 after three.
A Karson Hesser bucket and two Trey Scheef free throws cut the Seward lead to 47-46 early in the fourth. After a Seward basket, a Winston Cook trey, tied the score at 49. Seward took a 55-51 lead with under two minutes to play. A Winston Cook free throw, followed by another Cook basket cut the lead to 55-54 with 30 seconds left. Seward hit one of two free throws with six seconds left to make it 56-54. The Warriors had one last chance, but the ball was knocked away on a drive to the lane as time expired, to give Seward the win.
“It was a tough one to lose. It felt a lot like the Aurora game. Seward is an excellent team. We are two possessions away from being 8-1, but instead we are 6-3. I am proud of the way the kids battled, but we need to learn from this loss. There are a lot of things we can do better, and need to do better, to get to where we want to go this year.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Winston Cook led Wahoo with 20 points on 3-4 shooting from behind the arc, and 7 boards. Blake Lacey added 13 points.
Wahoo falls to 6-3 and will host conference rival Syracuse on Friday night. Seward improves to 8-1.