2/8/20 At Grand Island Central Catholic
GICC 80 Triple Overtime
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders 82-80, in triple overtime, on Saturday afternoon in Grand Island
The Crusaders led 16-15 after one quarter. They stretched the lead to 10 at 36-26 late in the second quarter. Two Thomas Waido free throws and a basket by Trey Scheef cut the GICC lead to 36-30 at the half.
A Braden Harris bucket cut the GICC lead to 42-40 midway through the third period, but the Crusaders would answer with a run of their own to extend the lead back to eight at 50-42, to end the third quarter.
The Crusaders still led 52-46 early in the fourth, but two Triston Keeney free throws, a Trey Scheef bucket and a Trevor Kasischke bucker tied the game up 52. GICC got the lead to 57-54 with 1:30 left. A huge Trevor Kasischke trey tied the game at 57 with 40 seconds left to play. Trey Scheef made a steal with 5 seconds to play, but could not hit the long 3 at the buzzer, and they went to overtime tied at 57.
Two Trey Scheef free throws gave the Warriors their first lead of the game at 59-57, early in the first overtime. Two Crusader free throws and a lay up, put GICC up 61-59. Two Owen Hancock free throws tied the game at 61 with 1:30 to play. Two Crusader free throws made it 63-61. Thomas Waido converted a three point play to put the Warriors back on top at 64-63 with 1:05 left. A three point play from GICC put them back in front at 66-64. Two Trey Scheef free throws with 30 seconds to play tied the game at 66. GICC missed a three with 4 seconds left in the first overtime, to send the game to a second overtime.
In the second overtime, a Thomas Waido basket, followed by a Trey Scheef putback, gave the Warriors a 70-66 lead. The Crusaders answered with a basket and three point play to go up 71-70. Another Crusader free throw made it 72-70. A Trey Scheef basket tied the game at 72 with 55 seconds left. The Crusaders missed a trey with 7 seconds left, and the Warriors lone three point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark, to send the game to a third overtime.
In the third overtime, the Crusdaders jumped out to a five point lead at 77-72. Two Trey Scheef free throws made it 77-74. A Crusader free throw made it 78-74. A Trey Scheef trey cut the lead to 78-77. The Crusaders scored on their next possession to extend their lead to 80-77. Triston Keeney hit a huge trey with 20 seconds left to tie the game at 80. GICC was called for traveling with 8 seconds left. Trevor Kasischke was fouled with 5.6 seconds to play. Kasischke calmly sank both free throws to put the Warriors up 82-80. GICC then missed a trey at the buzzer, to give the Warriors the thrilling triple overtime win.
“It was an amazing high school basketball game. We had our back against the wall a number of times, but I am so proud of our kids for perservering. The neat thing about this game, was that we had so many different kids step up and make huge plays, when we needed them most. It was a complete team victory.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Trey Scheef led the Warriors with 26 points and 6 boards. Trevor Kasischke had 17 points and 6 boards. Triston Keeney added 15 points and 8 boards. Thomas Waido added 10 points, 7 steals, and 4 assists. Braden Harris added 6 boards and 4 assists.
The Warriors improve to 18-1, while GICC falls to 18-2. The Warriors will travel to Waverly on Monday in a rescheduled game.