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58334cb6ee3e3TIME TO CELEBRATE! After battling deficits reaching as high as 11 points for most of the game, the Warrior boys came on strong in the 4th quarter, allowing only 6 points, to push Wahoo to an upset over the #1-seeded Winnebago Indians, 55-52! Wahoo takes on crosstown rival Bishop Neumann in the Saturday championship game.photo courtesy of Renee Hancock
Warrior junior Billy Hancock goes up for three at the Jan. 6 home game vs. Syracuse. Wahoo defeated the Rockets in OT, with a final score of 81-72.
Warrior junior Will Shanahan led the charge in Wahoo's first season win over Class B Seward on Dec. 9 (Final 65-44), posting 15 points and 6 boards.
photo courtesy Renee Hancock

photo courtesy of Renee Hancock

TIME TO CELEBRATE! After battling deficits reaching as high as 11 points for most of the game, the Warrior boys came on strong in the 4th quarter, allowing only 6 points, to push Wahoo to an upset over the #1-seeded Winnebago Indians, 55-52! Wahoo takes on crosstown rival Bishop Neumann in the Saturday championship game.

Warrior Boys Basketball: 2017 Class C-1 State Runners-Up

Wahoo takes down #1 Winnebago in semifinal; falls short to #2 Neumann in championship

2016-2017 SCHEDULE:
(Home games are in BOLD CAPS)

 Date  Opponent  Score
 Dec. 1, 2016  @ Bennington  52-59 L
 Dec. 3, 2016  SEWARD  65-44 W
 Dec. 9, 2016  @ Wayne  49-27 W
 Dec. 10, 2016     @ Logan View  62-53 W
 Dec. 29, 2016  LINCOLN CHRISTIAN (Holiday Tourney)  83-63 W
 Dec. 30, 2016  ELKHORN SOUTH (Holiday Tourney)  54-60 L
 Jan. 3, 2017  LINCOLN LUTHERAN  54-50 W
 Jan. 6, 2017  SYRACUSE  81-72 W (OT)
 Jan. 7, 2017  CRETE  44-42 W
 Jan. 13, 2017  @ Platteview  59-75 L
 Jan. 14, 2017  D.C. WEST  72-62 W
 Jan. 19, 2017  FT. CALHOUN  67-20 W
 Jan. 20, 2017  NORFOLK CATHOLIC  75-60 W
 Jan. 21, 2017  @ Raymond Central  77-30 W
 Jan. 23, 2017  ASHLAND-GREENWOOD (NCC Tourney)  79-31 W
 Jan. 26, 2017  ARLINGTON (NCC Semifinal)  53-31 W
 Jan. 28, 2017  Platteview (NCC Championship)  64-59 W
 Feb. 3, 2017  ARLINGTON  66-53 W
 Feb. 4, 2017  G.I. CENTRAL CATHOLIC  64-42 W
 Feb. 7, 2017  @ Columbus Scotus  50-61 L
 Feb. 10, 2017  @ Columbus Lakeview  68-44 W
 Feb. 11, 2017  ASHLAND-GREENWOOD  66-22 W
 Feb. 17, 2017  @ Schuyler  61-38 W
 Feb. 21, 2017  C1-3 Subdistrict: #2 Wahoo v. #3 Lincoln Lutheran  89-52 W
 Feb. 23, 2017  C1-3 Subdistrict: Final #2 Wahoo v. #1 Bishop Neumann  46-75 L
 Mar. 9, 2017  State Tournament, Game 2: #5 Wahoo v. #4 Gothenburg  84-47 W
 Mar. 10, 2017  State Tournament Semifinal: #5 Wahoo vs. #1 Winnebago  55-52 W
 Mar. 11, 2017  State Tournament Championship: #5 Wahoo vs. #2 Neumann  57-80 L


VARSITY ROSTER:

 No.  Name  Height   Gr. 
  2  Mitchell McGill  5'10"  12
  3  Will Shanahan  6'4"  11
  4  Billy Hancock  5'11"  11
  5  Blake Lacey  5'6"  10
 10  Brendan Lacey  6'2"  11
 13  Blake Kaiser  6'4"  12
 21  Nick Oden  6'1"  10
 22  Dylan Egr  5'11"  11
 23  Cade Belitz  6'3"  11
 24  Winston Cook   6'2"  10
 25  Colin Grandgenett   6'0"  12
 30  Jake Ruzicka  6'2"  12
 33  Cameron Quick  6'3"  11
 42  Karson Hesser  6'1"  10

Head Coach: Kevin Scheef  |  Junior Varsity Coach: Mike Bomar  |  Freshmen Coach: Robert Barry  |  Volunteer Coach: Dan Chvatal
Student Managers: Trevor Kasischke, Gage Sherman, Owen Hancock, Kamron Kasischke, Brandon Koranda
Filmer: Garrett Grandgenett

FINAL SEASON RECORD: 22-6

ALL-STATE:
Congratulations to the following Warriors for being named to the 2016-2017 Omaha World-Herald's Boys All-State team:
Jake Ruzicka (2nd Team)  |  Dylan Egr (Honorable Mention)  |  Brendan Lacey (Honorable Mention)  |  Cameron Quick (Honorable Mention)

ALL-CONFERENCE:
Congratulations to the following Warriors for being named to the 2016-2017 Nebraska Capitol Conference Boys All-Conference team:
Jake Ruzicka (1st Team)  |  Dylan Egr (2nd Team)  |  Brendan Lacey (2nd Team)  |  Cameron Quick (Honorable Mention)

STATE BASKETBALL:
The Wahoo Warriors earned the #5 seed via wildcard in Class C-1 for the 2017 NSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament, which was played March 9-11 in Lincoln. Wahoo debuted in Game 2 on Thursday, where they knocked out the #4-seeded Gothenburg Swedes 84-47 at the Devaney Center! On Friday morning, Wahoo fought deficits that reached up to 11 points, but in the end came on strong to upset the #1-seeded Winnebago Indians 55-52 in the C-1 Semifinal Pinnacle Bank Arena! Wahoo then faced #2 Bishop Neumann in a cross-town championship on Saturday at Pinnacle, but fell short, as the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 80-57. Wahoo finished the 2016-2017 season with a 22-6 record, and the 2017 Class C-1 State Runner-Up! Click HERE to view the completed 2017 NSAA State Championship bracket for all classes.

RESULTS:

March 11, 2017 (NSAA Class C-1 State Tournament Championship @ Pinnacle Bank Arena)
    #5 Wahoo    57
    #2 Bishop Neumann    80    L
(Final Season Record: 22-6)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11          14     (25)  13     (38)  19        57
 Cavaliers  14  24     (38)  24     (62)  18        80

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Wahoo upsets #1 Winnebago in Friday State Semifinal!
C-1 State Championship: Wahoo vs. Neumann (Saturday, 9:00 a.m. @ Pinnacle)
March 10, 2017 (NSAA Class C-1 State Tournament Semifinal @ Pinnacle Bank Arena)
    #5 Wahoo    55
    #1 Winnebago    52    W
(22-5)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14          12     (26)  14     (40)  15        55
 Indians  17  14     (31)  15     (46)   6         52

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MEDIA COVERAGE
Omaha World-Herald: Wahoo rallies in fourth quarter to upset top-seeded Winnebago | By Mike Patterson (photo by Ryan Soderlin)

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Lincoln Journal Star: Wahoo rallies late to edge Winnebago | Journal-Star staff (photo by Eric Gregory)
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FINAL FOUR! Warrior Boys knock out Gothenburg in Game 2 of State Tournament
#5 Wahoo meets #1 Winnebago in Saturday State Semifinal (9:00 a.m. @ Pinnacle)
March 9, 2017 (Game 2, NSAA Class C-1 State Tournament @ Devaney Center)
    #5 Wahoo    84
    #4 Gothenburg    47    W
(21-5)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  22          18     (40)  20     (60)  24        84
 Swedes   6   8      (14)  18     (32)  15        47

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MEDIA COVERAGE
Lincoln Journal Star: Wahoo's 1-3-1 defense adds up to first-round victory | By Daryl Blue (photo by Ted Kirk)
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SUBDISTRICTS:
The NSAA Boys Basketball C1-3 Subdistrict will be played Monday-Thursday, February 20-23 at Waverly High School. Wahoo earned the #2 seed, and solidly defeated #3 Lincoln Lutheran in Game 3 on Tuesday, Feb. 21, with a final score of 89-52. Wahoo faced #1 Bishop Neumann in the subdistrict final on Thursday, Feb. 23, but fell short, as the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 46-75. Click HERE to view the entire C1-3 Subdistrict bracket. GO BIG BLUE!!!

Warrior boys overpowered by Cavaliers in C1-3 subdistrict final
20-5 Wahoo hopeful for State Wildcard
February 23, 2017 (C1-3 Subdistrict Final @ Waverly High School)
    #2 Wahoo    46
    #1 Bishop Neumann    75    L
(20-5)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   8          20     (28)   9      (37)   9         46
 Cavaliers  20  19     (39)  17     (56)  19        75

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The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Bishop Neumann Cavaliers 75-46 in the Subdistrict Finals on Thursday night in Waverly.

Neumann jumped out to a 20-8 lead after one quarter. The Cavaliers increased their lead to 27-12 early in the second. The Warriors then went on a 10-2 run to cut the lead to 29-22. Neumann then went to half with a 39-26 halftime lead.

Wahoo scored the first four points of the third quarter to cut the lead to 39-30, but that would be as close as the Warriors would get. The lead grew to 56-37 after three quarters, and Neumann continued to extend the lead throughout the 4th quarter.

“Neumann has such great length and athleticism. They guard extremely well, and made everything tough for us offensively. They got off to such a hot start, it just put us behind the 8 ball all night,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Neumann was 10-19 from three-point range, and outrebounded the Warriors 33-19.

Jake Ruzicka led Wahoo with 15 points, and Brendan Lacey added 9.

Wahoo dropped to 20-5 and now must hope for a Gothenburg win in their district final, in order to qualify for a wild card birth. Neumann improved to 22-3.

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Warrior Boys trounce Lincoln Lutheran in game 3 of subdistricts
#2 Wahoo takes on #1 Bishop Neumann in Thursday C1-3 Subdistrict Final
February 21, 2017 (Game 3 of C1-3 Subdistrict @ Waverly High School)
    #2 Wahoo    89
    #3 Lincoln Lutheran    52    W
(20-4)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  30          26     (56)  10     (66)  23        89
 Lutheran   9  19     (28)  16     (44)   8         52

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors 89-52 in the  second round of subdistrict action Tuesday night at Waverly.

The Warriors rode their hot three-point shooting to the win. They made a school record 18 treys, which is also 9th all time in the state of Nebraska. The previous school record was 17 treys set in 1991 against Valley.

Wahoo jumped out to a lead of 17-3, and led 30-9 after one quarter. Dylan Egr hit five first-quarter treys.

Wahoo continued to extend the lead in the second quarter, as they built leads of 35-10 and 44-15. The halftime score was 56-28. Jake Ruzicka added two second-quarter treys, Brendan Lacey added two, and Egr added another trey. Billy Hancock also had three first-half treys.

The third quarter saw Wahoo go cold, but still led 66-44. The fourth quarter saw Wahoo open up the lead again, and the Warriors led 79-46 with five minutes left.

“It was a great night for shooting the ball. Dylan had an unbelievable first half. Everybody was shooting it well early,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “You want to be playing your best basketball at this time of year, and hopefully this carries over to Thursday night.”

Wahoo was 13-17 from behind the arc in the first half. Wahoo outrebounded Lincoln Lutheran 31-25, and forced 24 Lutheran turnovers.

Egr had a career-high 30 points on 7-12 shooting from behind the arc, and 10-17 overall from the floor, to go with 4 assists. Hancock had 15 points on 5-10 shooting from 3-point land, to go with 6 boards. Cameron Quick added 13 points, 5 boards, and 5 steals. Ruzicka had 8 points and 6 assists. Lacey added 8 points, 5 assists, and 5 steals. Will Shanahan added 10 boards.

Wahoo improved to 20-4 and will face Bishop Neumann on Thursday night in the Subdistrict final at Waverly. Lincoln Lutheran ended its season at 12-11.

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Warrior Boys close regular season victorious @ Schuyler!
19-4 Wahoo prepares for next week's C1-3 subdistrict (bracket posted)
February 17, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    61
    Schuyler    38    W
(19-4)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16          10     (26)  19     (45)  16        61
 Schuyler  11   8      (19)  12     (31)   7         38

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Schuyler Warriors 61-38 in the regular season finale Friday night at Schuyler.

Wahoo led 16-11 after one quarter, and 26-19 at the break. In the third quarter, Wahoo was able to open up the lead and led 45-31 after three, and went on to the 61-38 win.

“We were not very sharp in the first half. We did not play with a great deal of urgency and intensity. The second half was better,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Brendan Lacey led four guys in double figures for Wahoo with 16 points. Cameron Quick added 13 points, 9 boards, and 6 steals. Dylan Egr had 12 points and 5 assists, and Will Shanahan added 10 points and 5 boards.

Wahoo had just 9 turnovers while forcing 18 Schuyler turnovers.

Wahoo improved to 19-4 and will face Lincoln Lutheran on Tuesday in first round subdistrict action at Waverly. Schuyler dropped to 6-13.

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Warrior Boys post solid win over Ashland in season's final home game!
18-4 Wahoo closes regular season Feb. 17 @ Schuyler
February 11, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    66
    Ashland-Greenwood    22    W
(18-4)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  17          23     (40)  18     (58)   8         66
 Bluejays   2   9      (11)   7      (18)   4         22

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays 66-22 on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo.

The Warriors jumped out to a 17-2 lead after one quarter, and extended it to 40-11 at halftime. They led 58-18 after three quarters.

“I thought we played well on both ends of the floor. It was good to get a lot of guys some quality time,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Cameron Quick led Wahoo with 17 points on 7-9 shooting from the floor, and added 4 steals. Winston Cook added 14 points on 3-5 shooting from behind the arc. Will Shanahan had 13 points on 6-7 shooting from the floor and 7 boards. Brendan Lacey contributed 9 points and 5 steals.

Wahoo improved to 18-4 and will finish up the regular season on Friday at Schuyler. Ashland-Greenwood dropped to 0-18.

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Warrior Boys breeze past Columbus Lakeview
17-4 Wahoo hosts Ashland-Greenwood Saturday night
February 10, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    68
    Columbus Lakeview    44    W
(17-4)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14          26     (40)  16     (56)  12        68
 Vikings   5   9      (14)  13     (27)  17        44

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Columbus Lakeview Vikings 68-44 in Columbus on Friday night.

Wahoo led 14-5 after one quarter, and really opened the game up in the second quarter, outscoring the Vikings 26-9, to take a 40-14 halftime lead. The lead grew and the Warriors led 56-27 after three quarters.

“I thought we came out and played a nice first half and did what we needed to do to put the game away by halftime. It was good to see Billy Hancock really shoot it well,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Brendan Lacey led the Warriors with 16 points. Billy Hancock was 5-6 from behind the arc for his 15 points, and Cameron Quick added 11. Dylan Egr added 5 assists.

Wahoo forced 25 Lakeview turnovers, and were 8-17 from behind the arc.

Wahoo improved to 17-4, while Lakeview dropped to 1-19. Wahoo faces Capitol Conference rival Ashland-Greenwood tomorrow in Wahoo for the final home game.

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Warrior Boys fall short in 4th quarter @ #1 Scotus
16-4 Wahoo travels to Columbus Lakeside Friday
February 7, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    50
    Columbus Scotus    61    L
(16-4)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  15          13     (28)  17     (45)   5         50
 Shamrocks  16   9      (25)  20     (45)  16        61

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The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the top-ranked Columbus Scotus Shamrocks 61-50 on Tuesday night in Columbus.

The Warriors led for much of the first three quarters. Wahoo was down by one at 16-15 after one quarter.

Cameron Quick scored the final 5 points of the second quarter for Wahoo, as the Warriors went to the halftime break with a 28-25 lead.

Scotus made a run early in the third to take a 33-30 lead. Back-to-back treys from Billy Hancock and Brendan Lacey put Wahoo back on top at 36-33. A Jake Ruzicka trey to end the quarter tied the game at 45 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Warriors went cold to start the fourth. Wahoo missed shots on their first five possessions, while the Shamrocks went on an 8-0 run to take a 53-45 lead. A Dylan Egr trey cut the lead to 57-50 with two minutes left, but that was as close as Wahoo would get, as Scotus made four free throws down the stretch to close out the 61-50 win.

“We went toe-to-toe for the first 24 minutes with a great team, but the offense dried up for us in the fourth quarter,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Scotus’ length and athleticism made things tough for us. We shot too many threes instead of attacking the rim more. We also did not rebound well enough to give ourselves a chance.”

Wahoo was just 3-9 from the line, while Scotus was 21-27.  The Warriors were also out-rebounded 34-22 and put up 29 treys, compared to just 20 from two-point range.

Ruzicka led Wahoo with 15 points and 7 boards. Hancock added 9 points. Egr and Quick contributed 8 points apiece. Quick also added 6 boards.

Columbus Scotus improved to 18-1, while Wahoo dropped to 16-4. Wahoo will travel back to Columbus to take on Lakeview on Friday night.

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Warrior Boys win decisively over GICC on Saturday
16-3 Wahoo travels to Scotus Tuesday
February 4, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    64
    Grand Island Central Catholic    42    W
(16-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16          14     (30)  20     (50)  14        64
 Crusaders  10  11     (21)   3      (24)  18        42

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Grand Island Central Catholic Crusaders 64-42 on Saturday night in Wahoo.

The Warriors led 16-10 after one quarter. The lead was just 19-17 early in the second. Baskets from Brendan Lacey, Cameron Quick and Will Shanahan pushed the lead to 25-18. A trey from Lacey made it 28-18, and the Warriors went to the break up 30-21.

Wahoo broke the game open early in the third quarter. Baskets from Dylan Egr, Lacey, and Jake Ruzicka made it 36-21. The Warriors would outscore the Crusaders 20-3 in the third quarter to take a 50-24 lead into the final quarter.

“It was a nice win. Other than not taking great care of the ball, I like just about everything about this game. I thought our defense was good. I thought we played hard, and I thought we shared the ball. It was a good game to have going into Tuesday night’s game with Scotus,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Lacey led the Warriors with 21 points on 3-5 shooting from behind the arc. Ruzicka had 16 points, 5 boards, and 5 steals. Shanahan added 10 points and 6 boards. Quick had 10 points and 6 assists. Hancock added 5 assists.

Wahoo was 22-36 (61.1%) from the floor, while GICC was 13-40 (32.5%). The Warriors outrebounded the Crusaders 28-13.

Wahoo improved to 16-3, while GICC dropped to 11-8.

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Warrior Boys ward off the Eagles in tough challenge at home
15-3 Wahoo hosts GICC Saturday
February 3, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    66
    Arlington    53    W
(15-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13          17     (30)  18     (48)  18        66
 Eagles  23  13     (36)  10     (46)   7         53

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Arlington Eagles 66-53 on Friday night in Capitol Conference action.

Arlington jumped out to an 8-0 lead, and extended it to 16-2. A three from Jake Ruzicka, a basket from Dylan Egr, and another Ruzicka basket cut the lead to 16-9.

The quarter ended with Arlington up 23-13. The Eagles still led 34-22 with 2:30 left in the half, when the Warriors went on an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 34-30. A Brendan Lacey trey, and a three-point play from Will Shanahan, and two Ruzicka free throws cut the lead to 4. The Eagles went to the halftime break with a 36-30 lead.

The Warriors took their first lead of the game at 41-39 on a Lacey trey. Two Billy Hancock free throws and a Ruzicka trey made it 46-39. The quarter ended with Wahoo up 48-46.

Arlington scored to open the fourth, to tie the game at 48. After Arlington took the lead at 50-49, another Lacey trey put Wahoo up 52-50. Arlington answered with a trey to make it 53-52. It would be the last points of the game for Arlington. A Shanahan three-point play made it 55-53. Two Egr free throws pushed the lead to 57-53. A Ruzicka trey made it 60-53. A Hancock trey with two minutes left was the final nail, that pushed the lead to 63-53, and the Warriors escaped with the 66-53 lead.

“We got outworked for the first half,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Arlington was hungry, they hit some shots early, and just played harder than we did. It was good to see us chip away at the lead and find a way to come back in the second half. We handled the adversity well.”

Ruzicka led Wahoo with 22 points on 8-8 shooting from the free throw line, to go with 6 boards and 6 assists. Lacey had 15 points on 4-7 shooting from behind the arc. Shanahan added 14 points, and Egr provided 10 points.

The Warriors were out-rebounded 29-21, but committed just 8 turnovers compared to 15 for the Eagles.

Wahoo improved to 15-3, while Arlington dropped to 10-9.

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CONFERENCE TOURNEY:
The 2016-2017 Nebraska Capitol Conference Basketball Tournament was played January 23-28, 2017. The Warrior Boys earned the #1 seed, and hosted #8 Ashland-Greenwood in Game 1 on Monday, Jan. 23. Wahoo soundly defeated the Bluejays 79-31. Wahoo then hosted #4 Arlington in the tourney semifinal on Thursday, Jan. 26, and posted a solid 53-31 win over the Trojans. To wrap up the tourney, Wahoo faced the #2-seeded Platteview Trojans on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Raymond Central High School. Despite a 13-point deficit at halftime, the Warrior overtook the Trojans 63-59, and were crowned the 2017 NCC Champions! Click
HERE to view the NCC Basketball Tourney bracket for both boys and girls. GOOD LUCK WARRIORS!

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Wahoo Warriors: 2017 Capitol Conference Champions! Wahoo has taken this title for 7 straight years!

Warrior Boys take 7th straight Capitol Conference Championship!
#1-seeded Wahoo overcomes 13-pt. haltime deficit in NCC final vs. Platteview
January 28, 2017 (NCC Tourney Championship @ Raymond Central)
    #1 Wahoo    64
    #2 Platteview    59    W
(14-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   7          15     (22)  21     (43)  21        64
 Trojans  16  19     (35)   7      (42)  17        59

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Platteview Trojans 64-59 in the finals of the Capitol Conference Tournament on Saturday at Raymond Central. It was the Warriors’ 7th consecutive Conference title.

The game did not start off well for the Warriors. Platteview jumped out to a 10-2 lead and led 16-7 after one quarter. The second quarter continued to be a struggle for Wahoo. Platteview’s lead grew to 28-11 midway through the quarter. A basket from Jake Ruzicka and a trey from Dylan Egr got the Warriors’ offense started. Wahoo cut the lead to 31-22, but went to the halftime break down 35-22.

Wahoo was still down by 9 at 40-31, when they started to make a run. A Brendan Lacey trey made it 40-34. A Will Shanahan bucket cut the lead to 4 at 40-36. Two more Shanahan baskets and two more Lacey free throws gave the Warriors their first lead at the end of the third quarter at 43-42.

The lead went back and forth in the fourth quarter. A Ruzicka bucket cut the Trojan lead to 50-49 midway through the fourth. Platteview was still up 57-54 when Cameron Quick converted a three-point play with 2 minutes left to tie it up at 57. A Ruzicka steal and assist to Lacey for the three-point play put Wahoo up 60-57.

Moments later a Platteview bucket made it 60-59. A Ruzicka free throw put Wahoo up 61-59 with 40 seconds left. After a missed Platteview trey, Billy Hancock was fouled and made 1 of 2 free throws to put Wahoo up 62-59 with 12 seconds left. Platteview missed another deep trey with 4 seconds left. Hancock secured the rebound, was fouled and knocked down both free throws to seal the 64-59 win for Wahoo.

“This was a great win for us,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Things were not looking good in the second quarter. We were getting handled. I am really proud of our kids for persevering, getting back in the game, and making some big plays down the stretch.”

Egr led the Warriors with 17 points,  5 boards, and 4 steals. Ruzicka had a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards, to go with 5 assists. Shanahan had 13 points and 5 boards. Lacey had 8 points and 4 steals.

Wahoo outrebounded Platteview 33-21.

Wahoo improved to 14-3, while Platteview dropped to 15-2. The Warriors will host Arlington next Friday night.

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Warrior Boys take care of business with Arlington in NCC Semifinal
#1-seeded Wahoo faces #2 Platteview in Saturday Championship
January 26, 2017 (NCC Tourney Semifinal @ Home)
    #1 Wahoo    53
    #4 Arlington    31    W
(13-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11          19     (30)   9      (39)  14        53
 Eagles   6   7      (13)   5      (18)  13        31

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Arlington Eagles 53-31 on Thursday night in the Capitol Conference Semifinals at Wahoo.

Wahoo led 11-6 after one quarter. The Warriors were able to open up the lead and take control in the second quarter. A 10-0 run to open the quarter put Wahoo up 21-6. Wahoo led 30-13 at halftime. Brendan Lacey had 9 second quarter points, and Jake Ruzicka added 6.

Arlington was never able to mount a threat in the second half. Wahoo led 39-18 after three quarters, and led by as much as 24 in the fourth quarter, before ending with the 53-31 win.

“I was pleased with our defense tonight. Arlington did not have the best shooting night, but hopefully, we had something to do with that. It was a good win over a team that had been playing really well,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Lacey led Wahoo with 17 points. Will Shanahan added 10 points and 7 boards. Ruzicka had 9 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists.

Arlington was just 10-47 from the floor (21.3%).

The Warriors improve to 13-3, while Arlington drops to 9-7. Wahoo advances to the Conference Championship on Saturday, where they will face Platteview, at Raymond Central at 6:30 p.m.

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Warrior Boys open NCC Tourney with 48-pt. victory over Ashland-Greenwood
#1-seeded Wahoo hosts #4 Arlington in Thursday semifinal
January 23, 2017 (NCC Tourney @ Home)
    #1 Wahoo    79
    #8 Ashland-Greenwood    31    W
(12-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  25          24     (49)  17     (66)  13        79
 Bluejays   5  13     (18)   9      (27)   4         31

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Ashland-Greenwood Bluejays 79-31 in the first round of the Capitol Conference Tournament at Wahoo.

The Warriors jumped out to a 25-5 lead after one quarter, and extended it to 49-18 at halftime. They led 66-27 after three quarters.

Brendan Lacey was 4-4 from the three-point line, and 8-10 from the field to lead Wahoo with 20 points, and had 4 steals. Will Shanahan had 12 points on 4-4 shooting from the field. Cameron Quick added 11 points on 5-6 shooting from the field.

The Warriors were 32-43 from the field (74.4%), and outrebounded the Mustangs 22-9. Wahoo forced 23 Mustang turnovers, including 15 in the first quarter.

“It was a good start to our Conference Tournament,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We will now face an Arlington team that has gotten hot, and is playing really good basketball.”

The Warriors, now 12-3, will host Arlington on Thursday, in the Conference Semifinal game.

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Warrior Boys annihilate Raymond Central on the road
11-3 Wahoo hosts Ashland-Greenwood for Monday NCC Tourney game
January 21, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    77
    Raymond Central    30    W
(11-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  27          28     (55)  13     (68)   9         77
 Mustangs   2  12     (14)   6      (20)  10        30

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Raymond Central Mustangs 77-30 on Saturday afternoon in Capitol Conference action.

Wahoo scored the first 23 points of the game, and forced 11 turnovers on Central’s first 12 possessions. The score was 27-2 after one quarter and 55-14 at halftime. 

“I thought our ball movement was really good. We shared the ball well. We were able to work on some different things and we got everybody a lot of playing time,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Will Shanahan and Brendan Lacey scored 12 points apiece. Winston Cook and Cade Belitz added 9 a piece. Belitz led Wahoo with 6 boards. Cameron Quick had 7 assists and Mitchell McGill had 5 steals.

Wahoo improves to 11-3, and will face Ashland-Greenwood on Monday night in the first round of the Conference Tournament.

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Warrior Boys take out Norfolk Catholic for season's 10th win!
10-3 Wahoo travels to Raymond Central Saturday
January 20, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    75
    Norfolk Catholic    60    W
(10-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  25          16     (41)  14     (55)  20        75
 Knights  12  18     (30)  14     (44)  16        60

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Norfolk Catholic Knights on Friday night in Wahoo.

The Warriors jumped out to a 25-12 lead after one quarter. Dylan Egr had 13 first quarter points, and Brendan Lacey added 8.

Egr hit a trey to open the second quarter, which pushed the lead to 28-12. The Knights chipped away at the lead and cut it to 39-30. A Mitchell McGill tip-in at the buzzer made it 41-30 at the half. 

The Knights were able to cut the lead to 51-44 late in the third, but baskets from Will Shanahan and Egr made it 55-44 after three.

A Lacey three to open the fourth made it 58-44. The Knights would get no closer than 12 the rest of the way.

“It was a solid win considering we did not have Jake Ruzicka, who was ill. Dylan Egr and Brendan Lacey had really nice nights offensively. We had too many defensive breakdowns though,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Lacey led the Warriors with 24 points on 5-7 shooting from behind the arc. Egr had 23 points on 10-15 shooting from the floor. Cameron Quick added 13 points and 7 boards. Shanahan had 9 points and 5 blocks. Billy Hancock had 5 assists.

Wahoo improved to 10-3 and will travel to Raymond Central on Saturday afternoon.

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Warrior Boys take decisive victory over Ft. Calhoun at home
9-3 Wahoo hosts Norfolk Catholic Friday night
January 19, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    67
    Fort Calhoun    20    W
(9-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  19          21     (40)  17     (57)  10        67
 Pioneers   6   9      (15)   2      (17)   3         20

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Fort Calhoun Pioneers 67-20 in Capitol Conference action in Wahoo on Thursday night.

The Warriors led 19-6 after one quarter and 40-15 at halftime.

“I was pleased with how we played. I thought that everyone who played gave a good effort. We took care of the ball, shared it, and played good defense. We were able to get a lot of kids some time tonight, which was nice,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Cameron Quick led the Warriors with 14 points. Colin Grandgenett had 11 points and 6 boards. Jake Ruzicka added 10 points, 7 boards, and 5 assists. Billy Hancock added 9 points on 3-4 shooting from behind the arc, and 5 steals, and Will Shanahan added 8 points.

The Warriors turned it over just 7 times, while forcing 21 Pioneer turnovers, and outrebounded Fort Calhoun 27-17.

The Warriors improve to 9-3 and host Norfolk Catholic today. 

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Warrior Boys ward off tough D.C. West challenge at home
Wahoo advances to 8-3; hosts Ft. Calhoun Monday
January 14, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    72
    D.C. West    62    W
(8-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14          17     (31)  23     (54)  18        72
 Falcons  18  15     (33)  13     (46)  16        62

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the D.C. West Falcons 72-62 in Capitol Conference action on Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors trailed by 4 after one quarter, 18-14. D.C. West extended the lead to 25-18 midway through the second quarter. The Falcons led 33-28, when Dylan Egr’s 30-foot shot at the buzzer found the bottom of the net, to cut the Falcon lead to 33-31 at halftime.

The Warriors went on a 12-2 run to open the third quarter to take a 43-35 lead. D.C. West then went on an 11-2 run to take the lead back at 46-45. Jake Ruzicka countered with a trey to put Wahoo up 48-46. A Brendan Lacey bucket made it 50-46. Wahoo led 51-46 when Winston Cook drained a trey at the buzzer to make it 54-46 going into the fourth quarter. Lacey had 10 third quarter points for the Warriors.

The Falcons cut the lead to 56-54 early in the fourth quarter. A Billy Hancock trey made it 59-54. After a Falcon bucket cut the lead to 3, a Lacey three-point play made it 62-56. Two Ruzicka free throws made it 64-56, and the Warriors went on to the 72-62 win.

“We are definitely getting battle tested in these last 6 games. It was good to face some adversity again, and pull out the win in the fourth quarter. At times, we were not very good. In the second quarter, our ball movement became non-existent, and we had kids hoisting up way too many three’s. We got out-rebounded badly tonight, which is a major concern,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Brendan Lacey really made some big plays offensively tonight.”

Lacey led four Warriors in double figures with 23 points on 9-15 shooting from the floor. Ruzicka had 12 points, 6 boards, 7 steals, and 6 assists. Egr had 12 points and 7 assists, and Hancock had 10 points and 4 assists. Cameron Quick added 9 points and 5 boards.

Wahoo was outrebounded 36-23, but committed just 10 turnovers compared to 20 for D.C. West.

Wahoo improves to 8-3, while D.C. West falls to 9-4. The Warriors will host Fort Calhoun on Monday in a make up game.

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Warrior Boys suffer first conference loss @ Platteview
7-3 Wahoo hosts D.C. West Saturday
January 13, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    59
    Platteview    75    L
(7-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  12          13     (25)  20     (45)  14        59
 Trojans  16  14     (30)  21     (51)  24        75

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The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Platteview Trojans 75-59 Friday night in Capitol Conference action in Springfield.

Platteview led 16-12 after one quarter. They led by 2 at 27-25, when they hit a deep three in the corner at the halftime buzzer for a 30-25 lead at the break.

The Trojans led by six, 51-45 after three quarters. Brendan Lacey had three treys in the third quarter to keep the Warriors within striking distance.

Another Lacey trey, his sixth of the game, cut the Trojan lead to 51-48 early in the fourth. A three-point play made it 54-48, Trojans. Two Jake Ruzicka free throws cut the lead to 54-50. A 10-0 Platteview run would push the lead to 64-50, and break the game open. The Trojans would go on to the 75-59 win.

“We battled and hung in for 26 minutes,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “They have a lot of weapons. When you can go 6’10” inside and then have the perimeter shooting that they have, they are very tough to defend, and we were not able to play good enough defense to give ourselves a shot in the fourth quarter. We forced just five turnovers for the game, and that is not going to get it done.”

Ruzicka had a double-double with 19 points and 12 boards. Lacey had 19 points on 6-8 shooting from behind the arc. Cameron Quick added 11 points and 7 boards. Dylan Egr added 8 points.

Wahoo was 9-17 (52.9%) from 3-point line, but just 12-36 (33.3%) from two-point land. Platteview shot 53.8% from the floor overall (28-52). Wahoo had just 9 turnovers, but only forced 5 turnovers.

Class B Platteview improves to 11-1, while Wahoo drops to 7-3. The Warriors host D.C. West this afternoon.

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Warrior Boys cap off nail-biter weekend with late victory over Crete!
Wahoo advances to 7-2; travels to Platteview Jan. 13
January 7, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    44
    Crete    42    W
(7-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   5           9      (14)  19     (33)  11        44
 Cardinals   8  12     (20)  19     (39)   3         42

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Crete Cardinals 44-42 on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo.

The first half was a defensive battle. The first quarter ended with the score tied at 8.

The score was tied at 10 early in the second, when Crete went on a 10-1 run to go up 20-11. Winston Cook hit a trey late in the second quarter to cut the Cardinals lead to 20-14 at the half.

The Warriors scored the first 10 points of the third quarter behind two treys from Jake Ruzicka, and two baskets from Cameron Quick, to go up 24-20. Crete then went on a 17-3 run, with Wahoo’s only basket coming on a Billy Hancock trey, to go up 37-27. A Brendan Lacey trey and a Blake Lacey trey cut the lead to 37-33, and the quarter ended with Crete up 39-33.

A Brendan Lacey three-point play cut the lead to 39-36 early in the fourth. A Quick bucket and a Brendan Lacey basket gave the Warriors a 40-39 lead. A Crete trey put the Cardinals back up 42-40 with 2 minutes left. 

A Brendan Lacey baseline drive and basket tied the game at 42 with 1:30 left. A Hancock steal gave the ball back to Wahoo. Ruzicka was fouled with 24 seconds left and sank both free throws. The Cardinals missed a trey with 10 seconds left. The Warriors were fouled, but missed the front end of a one and one. The Cardinals had one last chance with 4.3 seconds left, but a long trey was off the mark and the Warriors escaped with the win.

“This was a big win for us, and capped off a really big week for us as well. To go 3-0 this week against the caliber of teams we played was huge. This was not the prettiest game. It was a game where we just had to grind it out, and we found a way to get it done. Billy Hancock had some huge steals in the fourth quarter, with the biggest one coming with a minute left and the game tied. Jake Ruzicka stepped up and knocked down two huge free throws with 24 seconds left. Brendan Lacey made some really big plays offensively for us in the second half. It was a great team win,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Brendan Lacey led Wahoo with 13 points. Ruzicka and Quick added 8 points apiece. Hancock had 5 steals.

Wahoo improved to 7-2 on the year. Crete dropped to 7-3.

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Warrior Boys finish on top in OT win over Syracuse!
Wahoo advances to 6-2; hosts Crete tomorrow (Sat.)
January 6, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    81
    Syracuse    72    W
OT (6-2) 

     1   2   3   4       OT        F
 Warriors  14          21     (35)  16     (51)  17      13        81
 Rockets  10  21     (31)  17     (48)  20       4         72

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Syracuse Rockets 81-72 in overtime in Capitol Conference action on Friday in Wahoo.

The Warriors led 14-10 after one quarter, and 35-31 at halftime.

Wahoo stretched the lead to 48-39 in the third quarter, but Syracuse went on a 9-3 run to close the quarter and cut the lead to 51-48 after three.

After Syracuse tied the game to open the fourth quarter, Jake Ruzicka answered with a trey to push the lead back to 54-51. The Rockets would score the next 7 points to go up 58-51. Another Ruzicka trey cut the lead to 58-57. 

Syracuse pushed the lead back to 6 at 63-57 with 3 minutes left. A Ruzicka basket made it 63-59. Following a Rocket basket, Brendan Lacey answered with a trey with 2:28 left to cut the lead to 65-62. 

On the next possession, Billy Hancock hit a huge trey to tie it at 65. Syracuse answered with a trey of its own to take a 68-65 lead with a minute left. 

Another Ruzicka trey tied the game at 68 with 30 seconds left. Syracuse missed a lay up on the next possession. Wahoo went for the last shot but missed a jumper at the buzzer to send the game to overtime at 68.

The Warriors answered first to start the overtime. Ruzicka hit his fourth trey of the game on the first possession to put Wahoo up 71-68. After a Syracuse miss, Hancock hit a trey to put Wahoo up 74-68. A free throw cut the lead to 74-69. Ruzicka answered with two free throws to make it 76-69. The Warriors made enough free throws down the stretch to keep Syracuse at bay, and escaped with the 81-72 overtime win.

“It was a very exciting high school game. We were real close to taking control in the third quarter when we got up 9, but then had a couple of really poor defensive possessions that allowed them to cut the lead and gain momentum. It was not looking good for us with 3 minutes left in the game, down 6, but I was really proud of our kids for not panicking and making the plays that let us come back and get the game into overtime,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Jake Ruzicka had a huge game for us, and made big shot after big shot, as Brendan Lacey did too. Billy Hancock hit a couple of big treys down the stretch as well.”

Ruzicka just missed a triple double. He led Wahoo with 30 points on 4-5 shooting from behind the arc and 8-8 from the free throw line, to go with 10 boards and 9 assists. Lacey had 25 points on 4-9 shooting from the three-point line, and 6 boards. Cameron Quick added 10 points and 8 boards. Hancock added 7 points and 6 boards.

The two teams combined for 24 made three’s. Wahoo was 11-26 (42.3%), while Syracuse was 13-31 (41.9%). The Warriors had just 9 turnovers, while Syracuse committed 19 turnovers.

Wahoo improves to 6-2 and will host Crete this afternoon. Syracuse falls to 8-3.

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Warrior Boys overcome tough Lincoln Lutheran challenge at home
Wahoo improves to 5-2; hosts Syracuse Friday (Jan. 6)
January 3, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    54
    Lincoln Lutheran    50    W
(5-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13          16     (29)  11     (40)  14        54
 Lutheran  11   9      (20)  17     (37)  13        50

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors 54-50 on Tuesday night in Wahoo.

Lincoln Lutheran jumped out to a 9-3 lead to start the game. A trey from Dylan Egr, a free throw from Jake Ruzicka, and two free throws from Brendan Lacey tied the game up at 9. The quarter ended with Wahoo up 13-11.

The second quarter saw Wahoo open up the lead. Three more treys from Egr pushed Wahoo to a 29-20 halftime lead.

Lutheran battled back in the third quarter and trailed just 40-37 after three quarters.

A Lutheran basket to open the fourth quarter cut the lead to 43-42.  A Lacey trey and free throw made it 47-42. A Lutheran trey made it 47-45. Two Lacey free throws pushed the lead back to 4 at 49-45. A Billy Hancock free throw, another Lacey free throw, and an Egr free throw pushed the lead back to 52-45, and Wahoo was able to hold on for the 54-50 win.

“We survived,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “It was good to get the win over a quality opponent. We struggled again from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. We got outrebounded badly, and we turned the ball over way too much, but we found a way to win. Dylan Egr and Brendan Lacey both stepped up on the offensive end for us tonight and made some big shots.”

Lutheran outrebounded Wahoo 32-22. The Warriors were just 17-31 from the line, including 8-16 in the fourth quarter. Wahoo did shoot it well from behind the arc, as they were 9-17, and forced 26 Lutheran turnovers.

Egr led Wahoo with 18 points on 4-7 shooting from behind the arc, and 5 steals. Lacey had 15 points on 3-5 shooting from the three point line. 

Wahoo improves to 5-2 and will host Syracuse on Friday night.

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2016 HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT:
The 2016 Holiday Tournament was played on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30 at Wahoo High School. The Warrior Boys debuted in Game #4, and defeated Lincoln Christian with a final score of 83-63. Wahoo then faced a tough Elkhorn South in the tourney championship on Friday night. Unfortunately, the Warriors fell short in the end, losing to the Storm by 6 points (54-60). Wahoo finished as the tournament Runners-Up. Click HERE to view the completed boys bracket.

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Congratulations Jake Ruzicka on scoring your 1,000th career point during the Elkhorn South game!
Ruzicka is only the 11th Warrior player in school history to reach this benchmark!

Warrior Boys Basketball: 2016 Holiday Tournament Runners-Up
Elkhorn South ekes past Wahoo in Tourney final; Warriors host Lincoln Lutheran Jan. 3
December 30, 2016 (Home - 2016 Holiday Tournament Championship)
    Wahoo    54
    Elkhorn South    60    L
(4-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  10          18     (28)  12     (40)  14        54
 Storm  11  20     (31)  12     (43)  17        60

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The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Elkhorn South Storm 60-54 in the finals of the Wahoo Holiday Tournament.

Elkhorn South jumped out to an early 10-5 lead, and lead 11-10 after one quarter.

The Storm jumped out to a 14-point second quarter lead at 27-13. The Warriors would then go on a 14-1 run, started by a short Mitchell McGill jumper, a Jake Ruzicka basket and then three consecutive outside shots from Bill Hancock to cut the lead to 28-27. The half ended with South up 31-28.

South maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. Two more treys from Hancock kept Wahoo close, and it was 43-40 heading into the fourth quarter.

South stretched the lead to as much as 8 in the fourth quarter at 51-43. A Brendan Lacey bucket, and a free throw and basket from Will Shanahan cut the lead to 54-52 with two minutes to go. The Warriors had a chance to make it a one-point game with 30 seconds left, but missed some crucial free throws, and South escaped with the 60-54 win.

The Warriors were 3-10 from the line in the fourth quarter and 8-22 for the game.

“I liked the level we played at and how hard we competed. We showed great poise when we were down.  We did most of what we needed to do, to knock off a great team, except hit free throws. You are not going to beat a great team going 8-22 at the free throw line,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.

Hancock led the Warriors with 18 points on 5-8 shooting from behind the arc. Ruzicka added 10 points and 10 boards. Shanahan contributed 9 points and 5 boards.

The Warriors fall to 4-2, and will host Lincoln Lutheran on Tuesday at home.

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Warrior Boys Basketball takes out Lincoln Christian in 1st round of Holiday Tournament
4-1 Wahoo meets Elkhorn South in Fri. tourney championship (6:45 p.m.)
December 29, 2016 (Home - 2016 Holiday Tournament)
    Wahoo    83
    Lincoln Christian    63    W
(4-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  15          21     (36)  12     (48)  35        83
 Crusaders  20  10     (30)  16     (46)  17        63

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Lincoln Christian Crusaders 83-63 in the first round of the Wahoo Holiday Tournament on Thursday.

The Crusaders jumped on the Warriors early. They led 7-0, and 15-7, and led by 5 at 20-15 after one quarter. Nine first quarter turnovers contributed to the Warriors falling behind early.

An 11-2 run to start the second quarter gave the Warriors a 26-22 lead. Two Will Shanahan baskets, and a Brendan Lacey trey got the Warriors going. Wahoo led 36-30 at the half.

Wahoo could not shake Christian in the third quarter and the game remained close. A Christian trey to close the third quarter cut the Wahoo lead to 48-46.

A Cameron Quick bucket, a Jake Ruzicka trey and dunk, and baskets from Dylan Egr and Lacey capped an 11-2 run to break the game open at 59-48. The Warriors continued to build the lead throughout the fourth before ending with the 83-63 win.

“I thought we showed the effects of not having played for 19 days, and coming off the Christmas break,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We were very sloppy with the basketball early, but played much better the last three quarters. Our ball movement and shot selection was pretty good in the second half.”

Wahoo was 26-36 (72.2%) from inside the arc and 32-55 (58.2%) from the floor. The Warriors outrebounded the Crusaders 28-22 and forced 25 Crusader turnovers.

Lacey led the Warriors with 22 points on 8-12 shooting from the field. Ruzicka had 15 points and 5 boards. Shanahan had 14 points on 7-10 shooting from the floor and 5 boards. Quick had 12 points on 6-8 shooting from the floor. Egr added 10 points, 5 boards, and 6 assists. Bill Hancock contributed 7 assists and 5 steals.

The Warriors improved to 4-1 and will face Elkhorn South in the finals this evening.

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Warrior Boys Basketball advances to 3-1 with win at Logan View
Wahoo hosts Ft. Calhoun Dec. 16
December 10, 2016 (Away)
    Wahoo    62
    Logan View    53    W
(3-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16          14     (30)  15     (45)  17        62
 Raiders  12  14     (26)  12     (38)  15        53

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Patriots 62-53 on Saturday afternoon in Scribner.

The first quarter was close throughout. A Dylan Egr trey put Wahoo up 16-12 after one quarter.

A Jake Ruzicka trey extended the lead to 19-12 to open the second quarter. The Patriots would then go a 9-0 run to take a 21-19 lead. A Will Shanahan bucket closed the half with the Warriors up 30-26.

The Warriors led 37-36, when Ruzicka scored 6 consecutive points. A Billy Hancock free throw ended the run with Wahoo up 44-36. The third quarter ended with Wahoo up 45-38.

Two Patriot free throws to open the 4th quarter cut the lead to 45-40. Another 6-0 run with baskets from Ruzicka and two buckets from Shanahan broke the game open and put Wahoo up 51-40. Logan View would close to 51-45. A Shanahan lay up made it 53-45. Ruzicka scored 7 straight points for the Warriors down the stretch to allow Wahoo to hold on to the 62-53 win.

“We got some good ball movement against their 1-3-1 to get some good looks. We shot it well. We just did not take very good care of the ball. Twenty-three turnovers is way too many,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We had to battle against a good team. It was a good win for us. Will Shanahan and Jake Ruzicka had huge games for us.”

Ruzicka led Wahoo with 25 points on 10-14 shooting from the field to go with 7 boards and 6 assists. Shanahan had 21 points on 9-10 shooting from the field, and 8 boards. Egr added 8 points, 5 boards, and 4 assists.

Wahoo shot 54.5 percent from the field (24-44), and was 10-11 from the line (90.9%).

The Warriors improved to 3-1, while Logan View/S.S. drops to 3-2.

The Warriors’ next game will be next Friday at home when the host the Fort Calhoun Pioneers.

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Warriors Boys Basketball dominate Blue Devils in Dec. 9 road game
2-1 Wahoo heads to Logan View tomorrow
December 9, 2016 (Away)
    Wahoo    49
    Wayne    27    W
(2-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14          14     (28)  13     (41)   8         49
 Devils   8   3      (11)   8      (19)   8         27

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Wayne Blue Devils 49-27 on Friday night at Wayne.

The Blue Devils jumped out to an 8-2 lead after two minutes of play. Wahoo would score the next 12 points of the quarter to lead 14-8 after one.

The Warriors opened the game up in the second quarter, outscoring Wayne 14-3. It was capped by a trey from Billy Hancock to put Wahoo up 28-11 at half. Wahoo increased the lead to 41-19 after three quarters.

Jake Ruzicka led Wahoo with 16 points, 12 boards, 5 steals, 4 blocks, and 4 assists. Billy Hancock had 10 points on 3-3 shooting from behind the arc, and 5 steals. Will Shanahan added 10 points and 5 boards.

Wahoo limited Wayne to 20 percent shooting from the field (9-45), and forced 20 Blue Devil turnovers.

Wahoo improves to 2-1 and will travel to Scribner today to take on Logan View/Scribner-Snyder. Wayne falls to 2-2.

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Warriors win big over Seward in season's home opener
1-1 Wahoo travels to Wayne Dec. 9
December 3, 2016 (Home Opener)
    Wahoo    65
    Seward    44    W
(1-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  17          14     (31)  14     (45)  20        65
 Bluejays  13  12     (25)   9      (34)  10        44

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The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Seward Bluejays 65-44 on Saturday afternoon in their home opener.

The Warriors jumped out to an early 11-3 lead and extended it to 17-5. Seward would score the next 8 points of the quarter though to cut the lead to 17-13 after one quarter. Jake Ruzicka had 10 first quarter points for the Warriors.

Wahoo would score the first 13 points of the second quarter, behind treys from Brendan Lacey and Dylan Egr to make it 30-13. The Bluejays would then go on a 12-1 run to cut the lead to 31-25 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Wahoo stetched the lead to 45-30 after another Lacey trey. The quarter ended with Wahoo up 45-34

Another Lacey trey to open the fourth quarter, followed by a Will Shanahan bucket and an Egr trey, broke the game open for good at 53-34. Wahoo would stretch the lead to as much as 24 at 65-41.

“We still have much to work on, but we were much improved over Thursday night with our rebounding, our ball movement, and our composure,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “It was a good effort. It would have been good to put them away a little earlier, but I was glad that we finally could early in the fourth.”

Shanahan led a balanced Warrior attack with 15 points and 6 boards. Ruzicka had 14 points and 7 boards, to go with 5 assists and 4 steals. Lacey added 13 points, and Egr contributed 9 points and 4 assists.

The Warriors were 9-19 from 3 point range, and outrebounded the Bluejays 26-20.

Wahoo improves to 1-1 and will travel to Wayne on Friday night.

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Left: Warrior junior Will Shanahan led the Warriors to victory over Seward with 15 points and 6 Boards.
Right: Warrior junior Dylan Egr contribued 9 points and 4 assists in with a dominant victory over Seward on Dec. 3.

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Warrior boys fall short in season opener @ Bennington
Wahoo hopes to rebound at home Sat. vs. Seward
December 1, 2016 (Season Opener @ Bennington)
    Wahoo    52
    Bennington    59    L
(0-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   2          11     (13)  13     (26)  26        52
 Badgers  10  21     (31)   9      (40)  19        59

GAME STATS

The Wahoo Warriors were defeated by the Bennington Badgers 59-52 in the season opener on Thursday night in Bennington.

An awful first half doomed the Warriors. Bennington led 10-2 after one quarter and 31-13 at the half. The Warriors were 4-20 from the field in the first half, and were outrebounded 22-9 in the first half.

The Warriors cut the lead to 40-26 after three. Two Dylan Egr free throws cut the lead to 7 with 6:00 left in the game at 41-34, but that would be as close as the Warriors got.

“It was a disappointing night. We really struggled offensively in the first half. Some nights will be like that. To get beat on the glass the way that we did was tough to take,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We have to get physically and mentally tougher. It was good to see us battle back in the second half, but you can’t get down to good teams by 18 at halftime.”

Jake Ruzicka led the Warriors with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Cameron Quick added 13 points.

Seward outrebounded Wahoo 34-14 for the game.

The Warriors will host Seward on Saturday afternoon.

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2016-17 Warrior Boys Basketball Team, back row (from left): Brendan Lacey, Jackson Taylor, Bryson Keller, Cade Belitz, Will Shanahan, Cameron Quick, Winston Cook, Karson Hesser, Billy Hancock. Third row: Trey Johnston, Rolando Sotelo, Austin Scott, Blake Lacey, Dylan Egr, Braden Harris, Brett Greenfield, Dylan Fittro, Grant Crockett, Garrett Grandgenett. Second row: Owen Hancock, Gage Sherman, Mitchell McGill, Blake Kaiser, Coach Chvatal, Coach Scheef, Coach Barry, Coach Bomar, Jake Ruzicka, Colin Grandgenett,  Branden Koranda, Kamron Kasischke. Front row: Trey Scheef, Thomas Waido, Luke Partridge, Gunnar Vanek, Nick Oden, Nate Fox, Gerardo Madrid, Max Biller, Trevin Luben, Chase Aldrich. (photo courtesy Studio 123)

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Congratulations Warrior Boys Basketball Seniors, from left: Mitch McGill, Jake Ruzicka, Blake Kaiser, and Colin Grandgenett! (photo courtesy Studio 123)


 

 

2016-2017 Warrior Boys Basketball

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