12/7/18 At Wayne
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Wayne Blue Devils 72-64 on Friday night in Wayne.
Wayne jumped on the Warriors early, getting out to a 13-2 lead. Wayne led after one quarter 21-14. The Blue Devils maintained their lead throughout the second quarter behind eight treys and led 39-33 at halftime.
Baskets by Karson Hesser and Winston Cook to open the third quarter cut the lead to 39-37. A Winston Cook trey cut the Wayne lead to 46-43, and moments later another Cook trey tied the game at 50. The Warriors would score the next eight points to take a 58-50 behind baskets from Karson Hesser, Blake Lacey and two buckets from Cook. Wahoo led 67-58 after a Trey Scheef lay up. The Blue Devils scored the next six points to cut the lead to 67-64 in the final 40 seconds. A free throw from Gerardo Madrid pushed the lead back to four at 68-64. Two Blake Lacey free throws and a Winston Cook bucket made the final 72-64.
“We will certainly take the win after starting out 0-2 last weekend, but we did not play at a very high level tonight. Our defense was not very good, we are very impatient on offense, and we are a bad free throw shooting team right now. Winston Cook had a huge night for us with 39 points and 13 rebounds.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Winston Cook scored the first 19 points of the game for Wahoo. Cook finished with 39 points on 17-23 shooting from the field to go with 13 rebounds and 4 steals. Karson Hesser also had a double-double with 10 points, 10 boards, and 6 assists. Blake Lacey added 10 points and 4 assists.
Wayne was 8-15 from behind the arc in the first half. Wahoo outrebounded Wayne 36-20.