2/1/20 At Arlington
Conf. Tour. Finals
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays in the Finals of the Capitol Conference Tournament at Arlington on Saturday night.
The Warriors jumped out to leads of 6-1, and 11-3. They led after one quarter 23-10, after a Trevor Kasischke putback. Two Gerardo Madrid treys got the Warriors started.
Wahoo increased the lead to 29-10 early in the second quarter on a trey from Trevor Kasischke and baskets from Thomas Waido and Triston Keeney. Following another Trevor Kasischke basket, the Warriors led by 21 at 36-15. The Bluejays came storming back though, and cut the Warrior lead to 38-32 late in the second. Three free throws from Trey Scheef to end the half gave Wahoo a 41-32 lead.
A 7-0 run from Ashland cut the Warrior lead to two at 41-39 early in the third quarter. Following a time-out, the Warriors would go on a 15-0 run to push the lead back to 56-39. An Owen Hancock layup, a Braden Harris basket, followed by a Braden Harris three point play, a Trey Scheef free throw and a Trey Scheef three point play, a Thomas Waido layup, concluded by a Trevor Kasischke bucket capped the 15-0 run. Wahoo led 56-39 after three quarters.
Ashland cut the Warrior lead to 62-51 with 4:00 minutes to play. A Thomas Waido trey pushed the lead back to 65-51 on the next possession, and Wahoo would close out the game at the free throw line.
“When Ashland cut our 21 point lead to 2, it would have been easy to fall apart and fold. Our kids did not do that. They kept battling and were able to make a run of their own. During that run, we had multiple kids step up and make plays, which has been a quality of this team. It was really good to end our run in the Capitol Conference with a Championship.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Thomas Waido led the Warriors with 16 points and 6 boards. Trey Scheef added 14 points and 5 assists. Braden Harris had 11 points. Trevor Kasischke added 11 points and 7 boards. Gerardo Madrid added 6 points, 6 boards, and 4 steals.
Wahoo improved to 15-1 and will travel to Syracuse on Monday night to take the Rockets. Ashland-Greenwood falls to 12-4.