2/25/19 At West Point, Districts Finals
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Wayne Blue Devils 66-47 on Monday night in Wayne to earn a trip to the State Tournament.
The Warriors led 16-10 after one quarter, behind nine Winston Cook points, and seven from Blake Lacey.
The game stayed close throughout the second quarter. A Blake Lacey trey at the buzzer pushed the lead to eight at 34-26 at the break.
Wayne scored the first five points of the third quarter to cut the lead to three at 34-31. That is when Wahoo would break things open, by going on a 14-0 run. A Blake Lacey bucket was followed by a free throw and bucket from Winston Cook. Two Karson Hesser free throws pushed the lead to 10 at 41-31. A Blake Lacey trey followed by a steal and lay up from Trey Scheef made it 46-31, and a Winston Cook bucket capped the 14-0 run at 48-31, to put the Warriors in control. The quarter ended with Wahoo up 50-32.
In the fourth quarter, the Warriors were able to keep the Blue Devils from cutting the lead under 15, to win the District crown.
“Very proud of our kids. They battled, and finally were able to make the run in the third quarter to take control. Winston and Blake were very good tonight, as was Thomas Waido. We are very excited that we get to return to Lincoln for the State Tournament.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Blake Lacey led the Warriors with 26 points on 4-8 from three point range, and 5 assists. Winston Cook added 20 points on 8-11 from two point range, and 8 rebounds. Thomas Waido added 10 point on 4-5 shooting from the field. Karson Hesser added 6 points and 8 boards.
Wahoo forced 23 Blue Devil turnovers, while just turning it over 10 times themselves.
Wahoo improves to 23-3 and will begin State Tournament play a week from Thursday. Wayne ends it’s season at 12-13.