2/25/20 At Wahoo
Mount Michael 68
The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Mount Michael Knights 68-59 on Tuesday night in the Sub-District Final at Wahoo.
The Knights jumped on the Warriors early and led 14-7 midway through the period. A putback at the buzzer gave the Knights a 20-13 lead after one.
Mount Michael maintained their lead in the second quarter and led 32-26 at the half.
The Warriors cut the lead to 35-30 early in the third, but missed their next three free throws, missed a shot on their next possession, had a turnover and then another missed shot, with multiple chances to cut into the Knight lead. Wahoo then failed to check out on a free throw, the Knights rebounded, kicked it out for a three, missed that, but again got the offensive rebound, and then knocked down a three to make it 38-30. Mount Michael extended the lead to 45-32 late in the third, before the Warriors cut it to 47-37 after three.
Wahoo would make a couple of runs in the fourth quarter. Two Thomas Waido free throws cut the lead to 54-49 with 4:00 minutes left. Mount Michael extended the lead back to 11 at 62-51 with 1:50 left. A Triston Keeney trey made it 62-54. A Thomas Waido bucket and free throw cut the lead to 64-57. A Trevor Kasischke lay up, made it 64-59. The Warriors had a chance to cut it to 3 with 30 seconds left, but could not convert a lay up, and the Knights made four free throws in the last 25 seconds to ice the win.
“We did not get off to a good start. We were playing from behind all night, which is tough to do. We had too many turnovers, we got out rebounded, and we did not shoot it very well, which is in large part because of the really good defense that Mount Michael plays. Our guys battled to the end though.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Trey Scheef led the Warriors with 16 points. Trevor Kasischke added 10 points and 5 boards. Braden Harris added 8 points. Triston Keeney had 8 boards.
Mount Michael out rebounded Wahoo 35-24, and forced 20 Warrior turnovers. Wahoo was just 2-13 from behind the arc.
Wahoo falls to 22-2, but will advance to host a District Final on Saturday in Wahoo. Mount Michael improves to 19-5.