2/10/20 At Waverly
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Waverly Vikings 66-59 on Monday night in Waverly, in a rescheduled game from January.
The Warriors got off to a very rough start. The Vikings scored the first 9 points of the game, and still led 15-4 late in the first, before the Warriors closed the gap to 17-9 after one.
The Waverly lead grew to 13 midway through the second quarter at 27-14. Wahoo got two Thomas Waido buckets and a lay up from Trey Scheef to cut the lead to 27-20 going to the halftime break.
A three from Trey Scheef and a Triston Keeney bucket cut the Waverly lead to 27-25 early in the third. The Warriors trailed 38-37, when back to back treys from Gerardo Madrid, put Wahoo up 43-38. The Warriors led 43-42 entering the final quarter.
Waverly scored first in the fourth quarter to take the lead at 44-43. A three point play from Owen Hancock put Wahoo up 46-44. Waverly led 49-48, when a big trey from Trevor Kasischke put Wahoo ahead to stay at 51-49. Another trey from Gerardo Madrid extended the Warrior lead to 5 at 54-49. Following a Viking trey, that cut the lead to 54-52, two Trevor Kasischke free throws made it 56-52. Two Thomas Waido free throws made it 58-52. Following a Waverly trey that cut the lead to 58-55 with 1:03 left, Thomas Waido made two more free throws to push the lead back to 60-55. The Warriors would ice the game from the free throw line, to win 66-59.
“We could not do much right early. We uncharacteristically turned the ball over a lot, especially early. I was worried about this game coming in, after an emotional three overtime game on Saturday. When we got down 13 midway through the second, it was not looking good. It was huge that we were able to cut the lead to 7 by halftime, and then get it to a two point lead early in the third. We shot it very well from three in the third quarter and then we shot free throws very well down the stretch. Gerardo Madrid hit some big shots for us tonight.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
The Warriors were 8-10 from behind the arc in the second half, and 13-13 from the free throw line in the second half.
Thomas Waido led the Warriors with 15 points and 8 boards. Trey Scheef had 14 points and 10 boards. Gerardo Madrid has 12 points on 4-6 shooting from behind the arc. Trevor Kasischke had 11 points, and Triston Keeney added 9 points.
The Warriors improved to 19-1 and will host Columbus Scotus on Tuesday night. Waverly drops to 9-8.