1/2/20 At Wahoo
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Yutan Chieftains 53-50 on Thursday night in Wahoo, in the first game of the new decade.
The Warriors raced out to a 19-9 lead after one quarter behind six points from Trey Scheef, and five from Owen Hancock.
The second quarter, Wahoo struggled to score as they put up just five points, and at the half led just 24-23.
The Chieftains went on a 9-2 run to open the third quarter and to take their biggest lead of the game at 32-26. The Warriors responded with back to back treys by Trey Scheef and Trevor Kasischke to tie the game up at 32. A Triston Keeney bucket to end the quarter, cut Yutan’s lead to 37-36 after three.
Two Trey Scheef free throws gave the lead back to Wahoo at 38-37 to open the fourth quarter. A Braden Harris three point play put the Warriors up 41-37, and a three point play from Trey Scheef gave the Warriors a seven point lead at 44-37. Two Triston Keeney free throws have a Wahoo a 47-43 lead with 3:30 left. A Yutan trey cut the lead to 47-46 with two minutes to play. Thomas Waido’s free throw put Wahoo up 48-46. A Yutan bucket tied the game at 48 moments later. Trevor Kasischke made two free throws with 1:10 left to put Wahoo up 50-48. Following a Yutan miss, Thomas Waido made the play of the game with a follow up dunk with 45 seconds left to put Wahoo up 52-48. A Yutan basket with 35 seconds left cut the lead to 52-50. Owen Hancock made a free throw with 30 seconds left to make it 53-50. In the final 25 seconds the Warriors survived two missed three point attempts to hang on for the 53-50 victory.
“This was a big win for us over a very good Yutan team. When we got down six in the third quarter, we did not panic and made the play that we needed to. Trey and Trevor’s back to back treys to tie it up were huge, as was Trevor’s two free throws, Thomas’ follow up dunk, and Owen’s play down the stretch.” Said Coach Kevin Scheef.
Trey Scheef led the Warriors with 18 points on 6-10 shooting from the field. Trevor Kasischke had a game high 9 rebounds, to go with 7 points. Owen Hancock had 8 points, and Thomas Waido had 5 steals.
The Warriors improved to 7-1, while Yutan dropped to 7-1. The Warriors will travel to Lincoln Lutheran on Tuesday night.