photo courtesy Renee HancockWarrior senior Brendan Lacey goes up for two of his 13 game points in Wahoo's close 59-56 win over Class B Seward on Dec. 29.
Warrior Boys Basketball rules home court with huge win over Raymond Central
12-1 Wahoo travels to Norfolk Catholic Friday
(Home games are in BOLD CAPS)
|November 30, 2017||BENNINGTON||W 68-62|
|December 2, 2017||@ Seward||W 62-53|
|December 8, 2017||WAYNE||W 71-61|
|December 9, 2017||LOGAN VIEW||W 61-42|
|December 15, 2017||@ Ft. Calhoun||W 90-41|
|December 19, 2017||@ Lincoln Lutheran||W 66-48|
|December 29, 2017||Seward (Holiday Tournament)||W 59-56|
|December 30, 2017||Bishop Neumann (Holiday Tournament)||W 66-62|
|January 5, 2018||@ Syracuse||W 77-50|
|January 6, 2018||@ Crete||W 65-59|
|January 12, 2018||PLATTEVIEW||L 45-57|
|January 13, 2018||@ D.C. West||W 88-55|
|January 16, 2018||RAYMOND CENTRAL||W 96-25|
|January 19, 2018||@ Norfolk Catholic|
|January 23-27, 2018||NCC Tournament|
|February 2, 2018||@ Arlington|
|February 3, 2018||@ Grand Island Central Catholic|
|February 6, 2018||COLUMBUS SCOTUS|
|February 9, 2018||COLUMBUS LAKEVIEW|
|February 10, 2018||@ Ashland-Greenwood|
|February 17, 2018||ELMWOOD-MURDOCK (Sr. Night)|
|February 19-22, 2018||Subdistrict Tournament|
|February 26, 2018||District Final Tournament|
|March 8-10, 2018||State Tournament|
Head Coach: Kevin Scheef
Junior Varsity Coach: Mike Bomar
Freshman Coach: Robert Barry
Volunteer Coaches: Dan Chvatal, Max Cook
Managers: Owen Hancock, Kamron Kasischke, Branden Koranda, Brody Johnson, Dylan Simons
Filmer: Jaiden Powers
SEASON RECORD: 12-1
The 2017-2018 Nebraska Capitol Conference Boys Basketball Tournament will be played Jan. 23, 26, and 27. Wahoo has earned the #1 seed, and will host #8 Raymond Central in Game 1 on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. Please click HERE to view the entire NCC boys bracket. GOOD LUCK WARRIORS!
January 19, 2017 (Away)
Wahoo xx • Norfolk Catholic xx
|Warriors||xx||xx (xx)||xx (xx)||xx xx|
|Knights||xx||xx (xx)||xx (xx)||xx xx|
GAME STATS || CUMULATIVE SEASON STATS
Warrior Boys Basketball rules home court with huge win over Raymond Central
12-1 Wahoo travels to Norfolk Catholic Friday
January 16, 2017 (Home)
Wahoo 96 • Raymond Central 25 W (Season Record: 12-1)
|Warriors||34||20 (54)||31 (85)||11 96|
|Mustangs||2||16 (18)||2 (20)||5 25|
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Raymond Central Mustangs 96-25 in Capitol Conference action on Tuesday evening in Wahoo.
The Warriors scored the first 32 points of the game to take control.
“We wanted to come out strong defensively and play with a lot of energy, and I thought we did that, especially early,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.
Brendan Lacey led six Warriors in double figures, as 11 of the 12 players scored. Lacey had 16, and Cameron Quick added 14. Will Shanahan had 11 points, and Blake Lacey, Winston Cook, and Karson Hesser all scored 10 points each. Shanahan had 9 boards, and Cade Belitz had 7. Dylan Egr had 6 assists.
Wahoo outrebounded the Mustangs 40-24 and forced 29 Central turnovers.
Wahoo improved to 12-1 and will travel to Norfolk Catholic on Friday to take on the Knights.
Warrior Boys Basketball tops D.C. West with 33-pt. road win
11-1 Wahoo hosts Raymond Central Tuesday
January 13, 2017 (Away)
Wahoo 88 • D.C. West 55 W (Season Record: 11-1)
|Warriors||24||24 (48)||21 (69)||19 88|
|Falcons||14||19 (33)||14 (47)||8 55|
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the D.C. West Falcons 88-55 in Capitol Conference action on Saturday afternoon in Valley.
The Warriors led 24-14 after one quarter, and stretched the lead to 46-23 midway through the second. D.C. West went on a 10-2 run to close the half to cut the lead to 48-33 at halftime.
Wahoo still led 52-39 midway through the third quarter. Wahoo went on an 11-0 run, to make it 63-39 and put the game away.
“I don’t think we were very sharp on the defensive side of the floor, but we did a lot of good things offensively,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.
Brendan Lacey paced the Warriors with 22 points on 8-11 shooting from the field, and 5 steals. Cameron Quick had 17 points on 7-11 shooting from the field, and 6 boards. Will Shanahan added 14 points and 6 boards. Winston Cook had 11 points and 6 boards. Dylan Egr added 9 points and 5 assists. Blake Lacey added 5 assists, and Billy Hancock had 6 boards.
The Warriors outrebounded the Falcons 36-23, and forced 22 turnovers.
Wahoo improved to 11-1 and will host Raymond Central on Tuesday night. D.C. West falls to 6-7.
Icy 4th quarter results in Warriors' first season loss to Platteview
10-1 hopes to rebound tomorrow @ D.C. West
January 12, 2017 (Home)
Wahoo 45 • Platteview 57 L (Season Record: 10-1)
|Warriors||13||18 (31)||11 (42)||3 45|
|Trojans||9||17 (26)||16 (42)||15 57|
The Wahoo Warriors were defeated in Capitol Conference action by the Platteview Trojans 57-45 on Friday night in Wahoo.
The Warriors scored the first 7 points of the game on a three-point play from Brendan Lacey, and buckets from Cameron Quick and Dylan Egr. Wahoo increased the lead to 13-4, and still led 13-9 after one quarter.
Platteview tied the game at 17 in the second quarter. Wahoo led 28-26, when Blake Lacey hit a trey at the buzzer to send Wahoo to the break with a 31-26 lead.
A trey from Billy Hancock and a Quick bucket gave Wahoo a 10-point third quarter lead at 38-28. Platteview scored 6 quick points to cut the lead to 38-34. The third quarter ended with the game tied at 42.
A Quick free throw and a Will Shanahan free throw gave Wahoo a 45-42 lead with 6:55 left in the game. Those would be the Warriors’ final points of the game though. Wahoo went ice cold from the perimeter in the final seven minutes, and had six shots in the paint blocked by Platteview’s 6’10” Brady Heiman. It was still a three-point game at 48-45 with three minutes left, but the Warriors’ inability to get anything to fall offensively would cost the Warriors the chance at the win.
“I liked how we played for two and a half quarters,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We competed well. We just could not get the rebounds we needed, or the shots to fall down the stretch. Give Platteview and Brady Heiman credit for making the plays they needed in the fourth quarter.”
Platteview outrebounded Wahoo 44-30 and blocked 12 Warrior shots from the field.
Brendan Lacey scored 10 points and had 5 rebounds. Shanahan had 9 points and 10 boards. Quick added 9 points.
Wahoo dropped to 10-1 and travels to Valley to take on D.C. West tomorrow. Platteview improved to 10-2.
Warrior Boys Basketball posts nail-biter win over Class B, rated Crete!
10-0 Wahoo hosts Platteview on Friday
January 6, 2017 (Away)
Wahoo 65 • Crete 59 W (Season Record: 10-0)
|Warriors||17||18 (35)||13 (48)||17 65|
|Cardinals||15||9 (24)||17 (41)||18 59|
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Crete Cardinals 65-59 on Saturday afternoon in Crete.
The Warriors led 17-15 after one quarter. Wahoo was able to take control in the second quarter. Baskets from Brendan Lacey, Will Shanahan, Cameron Quick, and Dylan Egr pushed the Wahoo lead to 25-15. The half ended with Wahoo up 35-24.
Crete hit three consecutive treys to open the third quarter, with only an Egr three from Wahoo to cut the lead to 38-33. The third quarter ended with Wahoo up 48-41.
Wahoo maintained the 6-8 point lead through the first four minutes of the fourth quarter. With 3:00 left, a Brendan Lacey free throw put Wahoo up 57-50. The Cardinals answered with a trey to cut the lead to 57-53. A minute later, a Quick free throw made it 58-53. Another Cardinal trey with 2:00 left cut the Wahoo lead to 58-56. Two big Quick free throws made it 60-56. A third consecutive Cardinal trey made it 60-59 with 30 seconds left.
On the next possession, Shanahan converted two big free throws to make it 62-59. After a missed Cardinal trey, Billy Hancock was fouled and made both free throws to ice the game at 64-59. Winston Cook added one more free throw with 15 seconds left, to finish the game at 65-59.
“This was a big win for us,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Crete has an excellent team. We knew it would take a great effort to get them, and we got that from our kids today. I thought we played really hard, and competed very well.
Brendan Lacey led four Warriors in double figures with 16 points, on 7-8 free throws. Quick had 12 points and 5 boards. Cook had 11 points and 5 boards. Shanahan added 10 points, and Hancock added 7 boards.
Crete knocked down 13 treys on the night.
Wahoo improved to 10-0, while Crete dropped to 9-3. The Warriors will next host Platteview on Friday night.
Warrior Boys Basketball continues excellence with 77-50 win @ Syracuse!
9-0 Wahoo travels to Crete Saturday
January 5, 2017 (Away)
Wahoo 77 • Syracuse 50 W (Season Record: 9-0)
|Warriors||20||26 (46)||18 (64)||13 77|
|Rockets||17||8 (25)||10 (35)||15 50|
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Syracuse Rockets 77-50 on Friday night at Syracuse in Capitol Conference action.
The game was close through the first quarter, with the Warriors up 20-17 after one. Wahoo broke the game open in the second quarter, outscoring the Rockets 26-8, to take a 46-25 lead at the break.
The Warriors continued to extend the lead in the third quarter, and led 64-35 entering the fourth quarter.
“We played pretty solid after the first quarter. We got positive contributions from a lot of players. Cameron Quick played another really good game for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.
Quick led the Warriors with 19 points on 7-10 shooting from the floor, and 5-6 from the line, to go with 4 steals, and 4 assists. Blake Lacey had a team-high 8 assists. Brendan Lacey had 15 points on 3-3 shooting from behind the arc. Billy Hancock had 10 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals. Will Shanahan added 10 points on 5-6 shooting and 4 blocks. Winston Cook added 9 points, and Dylan Egr added 8.
The Warriors outrebounded the Rockets 25-18, and forced 26 Syracuse turnovers.
Wahoo improved to 9-0, while Syracuse fell to 6-4. The Warriors will travel to Crete tomorrow to take on the Class B rated Cardinals.
Huge 4th quarter pushes Warrior Boys past Neumann for Holiday Tourney Championship!
8-0 Wahoo travels to Syracuse Friday
December 30, 2017 (Holiday Tourney Championship @ Bishop Neumann)
Wahoo 66 • Bishop Neumann 62 W (Season Record: 8-0)
|Warriors||20||8 (28)||15 (43)||23 66|
|Cavaliers||13||17 (30)||24 (54)||8 62|
Warrior junior Winston Cook goes up for an open bucket on Dec. 30.
Wahoo defeated Bishop Neumann 66-62 to claim the 2017 Holiday Tournament Championship! (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Bishop Neumann Cavaliers 66-62 in the finals of the Bishop Neumann Holiday Tournament on Saturday night.
The Warriors jumped out to a 20-10 lead and led 20-13 after one quarter. Neumann chipped away at the lead, and a basket at the buzzer gave Neumann a 30-28 lead at the break.
The third quarter was all Cavaliers. Neumann outscored Wahoo 24-15 in the third to take a 54-43 lead into the final period.
Billy Hancock hit a trey to open the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 54-46. A Will Shanahan bucket made it 54-48. A Cameron Quick bucket cut the lead to 54-50. A Brendan Lacey lay up made it 54-52, and another trey from Hancock capped a 12-0 run to put Wahoo up 55-54. A Neumann trey made it 57-55. Two Cameron Quick free throws tied the game up at 57. A Neumann bucket gave the Cavs a 59-57 lead.
Hancock’s sixth trey of the game put Wahoo up 60-59. Neumann answered with a trey to go up 62-60. Brendan Lacey countered with a three-point play to put Wahoo up 63-62. Following a Neumann miss, Wahoo ran the clock down until Brendan Lacey was fouled with 17 seconds left. Lacey hit both free throws to go up 65-62. A Neumann trey was blocked by Shanahan with 6 seconds left. Shanahan got the rebound and was fouled with 2.3 seconds left. Shanahan hit the second of the two free throws to ice the game for the Warriors and give them the 66-62 win.
“It was a nice comeback by the kids in the fourth quarter. The kids have shown good composure this year, when we get down, to have the ability to come back. We need to do a better job of not getting ourselves into those bad situations. We got ourselves out of position too many times defensively and gave up open looks. We also settled for way too many threes, and that is a bad thing, when they are not going in. Thank goodness Billy Hancock had a huge night for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.
Hancock led the Warriors with 20 points on 6-9 shooting from three-point range. Brendan Lacey added 15 points, 4 steals, and 4 assists. Quick and Dylan Egr added 6 boards apiece.
Wahoo improved to 8-0 and will next travel to Syracuse on Friday night. Bishop Neumann slips to 5-4.
Warrior Boys survive aggressive Seward challenge in first round of Holiday Tourney
7-0 Wahoo takes on Neumann tomorrow for Holiday Tourney Championship
December 29, 2017 (Holiday Tourney @ Bishop Neumann)
Wahoo 59 • Seward 56 W (Season Record: 7-0)
|Warriors||10||11 (21)||24 (45)||14 59|
|Bluejays||12||20 (32)||6 (38)||18 56|
Warrior senior Brendan Lacey goes up for two of his 13 game points in Wahoo's close 59-56 win over Class B Seward on Dec. 29. (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
In a rematch from earlier in the season, the Wahoo Warriors defeated the Seward Bluejays 59-56 in the first round of the Bishop Neumann Holiday Tournament.
The game was close through the first quarter, with Seward leading 12-10 after one quarter. The second quarter was all Seward, and the Bluejays went to half up 32-21.
In the third quarter, the Warriors’ press bothered Seward, and allowed Wahoo to get back in the game. Six straight points from Cameron Quick cut the lead to 32-27. A Billy Hancock trey cut the lead to 34-30. A Brendan Lacey bucket, and a three-point play from Quick, gave the Warriors their first lead of the game at 35-34.
Seward regained the lead at 36-35, but a trey from Dylan Egr made it 38-36. Another Quick bucket and two Egr free throws pushed the Warrior lead to 42-36. A Brendan Lacey trey at the third quarter buzzer put Wahoo up 45-38.
The Warrior lead got as large as 8 at 51-43 after a Quick bucket. Seward then started chipping away at the lead. Seward closed to 51-49. Four Quick free throws made it 55-49. Two Seward buckets made it 55-53 with 30 seconds left. A Blake Lacey free throw made it 56-53 with 25 seconds left. Following a Seward miss, Egr made a free throw to make it 57-53 with 15 seconds left. A deep trey from Seward with 6 seconds left made it 57-56. Brendan Lacey was then fouled and made both free throws with 5 seconds left to make it 59-56. A 25-foot trey from Seward was off the mark at the buzzer, and the Warriors survived with the 59-56 win.
“The first half was very disappointing. We did not play with any urgency or intensity. Seward definitely won the effort battle in the first half,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “I liked how we responded in the second half. Our effort was much better and the game gets much easier when you play hard. Cameron Quick and Dylan Egr both had probably their best games of the year tonight. Cameron really played hard, was a force on the glass and did a great job at the free throw line.”
Quick led the Warriors with 21 points on 11-11 shooting from the free throw line, to go with 9 boards. Brendan Lacey added 13 points. Egr contributed 10 points.
Wahoo improved to 7-0 and will face Bishop Neumann tomorrow in the finals of the Holiday Tournament. Seward fell to 6-2, with both of their losses coming to Wahoo.
Warrior Boys Basketball overcome illness/injury to knock out Lincoln Lutheran!
6-0 Wahoo prepares for Holiday Tournament (bracket posted)
December 19, 2017 (Away)
Wahoo 66 • Lincoln Lutheran 48 W (Season Record: 6-0)
|Warriors||12||22 (34)||13 (47)||19 66|
|Lutheran||12||13 (25)||5 (30)||18 48|
Warrior senior Will Shanahan contributes to Wahoo's 66-48 victory @ Lincoln Lutheran on Dec. 19. (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors 66-48 on Tuesday night in Lincoln.
The game was tight early. Lincoln Lutheran jumped out to leads of 5-0 and 9-5. The game was tied at 12 after one quarter of play.
Wahoo was up 26-25 with three minutes to play in the half, when they went on an 8-0 run to give them a little separation at the half. Blake Lacey hit the second of his back-to-back treys, followed by a Brendan Lacey bucket. Brendan Lacey then hit a three from the corner at the half to send Wahoo to the locker room with a 34-25 lead.
In the third quarter, Lutheran cut the lead to 36-30. A trey from Bill Hancock, a Will Shanahan free throw, a Winston Cook put-back, a Blake Lacey lay up, and a trey from Brendan Lacey to end the quarter, put Wahoo up 47-30 after three.
Lutheran never threatened after that, and Wahoo went on to the 66-48 win.
“We had a little adversity thrown at us. Cameron Quick was home sick, Billy Hancock was feeling ill, and Blake Lacey’s tailbone was very sore. With all of that going on, I was really proud of the kids for responding and getting the job done, and playing pretty well,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Winston Cook really had a great night for us. Brendan Lacey continues to shoot the ball very well, and Billy Hancock, Dylan Egr, and Blake Lacey all did a lot of good things for us.”
Cook led Wahoo with 22 points on 10-12 shooting from the field. Brendan Lacey added 20 points on 4-7 shooting from behind the arc. Hancock had 9 points, 6 boards, and 5 assists. Blake Lacey added 8 points. Egr added 6 assists and 5 steals.
Wahoo was 11-20 (55%) from behind the arc.
Wahoo improved to 6-0 heading into the Holiday break. They will next face Seward on December 29 in the Holiday Tourney at Bishop Neumann. Lincoln Lutheran fell to 3-4.
Warrior Boys Basketball rules the court with 49-point blowout @ Ft. Calhoun!
5-0 Wahoo travels to Lincoln Lutheran Tuesday
December 15, 2017 (Away)
Wahoo 90 • Ft. Calhoun 41 W (Season Record: 5-0)
|Warriors||38||25 (63)||14 (77)||13 90|
|Pioneers||12||13 (25)||5 (30)||11 41|
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Fort Calhoun Pioneers 90-41 on Friday night in Fort Calhoun.
The Warriors had a huge first quarter and first half, as they jumped out to a 38-12 lead after one quarter and led 63-25 at halftime. The reserves finished up the second quarter and played the entire second half. All 13 Warriors who suited up scored in the game.
“I was pleased with our effort and the way that we shared the ball. That was good to see,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.
Will Shanahan led the Warriors with 15 points and 4 blocks. Brendan Lacey added 14 points, 4 boards, and 3 assists. Winston Cook had 14 points and 5 boards.
Wahoo was 30-48 (62.5%) from the field, while Fort Calhoun was 12-51 (23.5).
Wahoo improves to 5-0 and will travel to Lincoln Lutheran on Tuesday.
Warrior Boys Basketball advances to 4-0 with home win over pre-season ranked Logan View
Wahoo travels to Ft. Calhoun Dec. 15
December 9, 2017 (Home)
Wahoo 61 • Logan View/Scribner-Snyder 42 W (Season Record: 4-0)
|Warriors||20||13 (33)||xx (45)||16 61|
|Raiders||4||7 (11)||xx (27)||15 42|
Warrior senior Cameron Quick helps Wahoo take care of business in a big 61-42 home win over preseason-ranked Logan View/Scribner-Snyder!
Quick posted a double-double for the game, with 10 points and 10 rebounds. (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the #3 preseason-ranked Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Trojans 61-42 on Saturday afternoon in Wahoo.
The Warriors were hot early. Back-to-back Billy Hancock treys got Wahoo out to an early 8-2 lead. A Winston Cook basket and a trey from Blake Lacey made it 13-4. Two more Cook buckets and a trey from Brendan Lacey to end the quarter gave Wahoo a 20-4 lead.
A Dylan Egr trey to open the second, followed by a free throw and bucket from Will Shanahan, made it 26-4 early in the second quarter. The half ended with Wahoo up 33-11.
The Warrior lead would never be less than 18, as Wahoo led 49-27 after three and cruised to the 19-point win.
“We were not happy with how we played on Friday against Wayne, but were very proud of the way the kids responded and played this afternoon,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Our defense was much better, we ran the floor and hit the open man, and I just thought it was a lot of fun to watch these guys play today. Will Shanahan had a great defensive first half. He really controlled things inside. Billy Hancock and Cameron Quick are really playing hard for us and competing, and Brendan Lacey continues to shoot the ball very well. All 7 guys in our rotation are contributing a lot of good things.”
Brendan Lacey had 17 points on 7-8 free throw shooting. Through four games, Brendan is 11-14 (78.6%) from three-point range. Quick had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Cook had 10 points and 5 boards. Hancock had 10 boards, 7 assists, and 3 steals to go with his 6 points. Shanahan had 6 points, 5 boards, and 4 blocks.
The Warriors outrebounded the Trojans 39-27 and were 8-17 from behind the arc.
Wahoo improves to 4-0 and will next travel to Fort Calhoun on Friday night. Logan View-Scribner-Snyder drops to 3-1.
Warrior Boys overcome deficit to post 10-pt. win over Wayne at home
3-0 Wahoo hosts Logan View Saturday
December 8, 2017 (Home)
Wahoo 71 • Wayne 61 W (Season Record: 3-0)
|Warriors||11||17 (28)||23 (51)||20 71|
|Devils||19||14 (33)||13 (46)||15 61|
Warrior senior Will Shanahan had a game-high 13 boards to go with his 8 points in Wahoo's 10-point win over the Blue Devils! (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Wayne Blue Devils 71-61 on Friday night at Wahoo.
Wayne jumped out to a 19-11 lead after one quarter behind 4 treys. Wayne extended the lead to 26-14 early in the second. Wahoo then went on a 12-0 run, behind treys from Brendan Lacey and Winston Cook. A bucket from Cameron Quick tied the game up at 26. Wayne then regained the lead and went to halftime with a 33-28 lead.
Wayne hit a three to open the third to push the lead back to 8 at 36-28. Wahoo then steadily chipped away at the lead, and a Cook bucket gave the Warriors their first lead since the opening moments of the game. A Branden Lacey bucket and Quick basket put Wahoo up by 5 at 49-44, and Wahoo led after three at 51-46.
A Brendan Lacey bucket pushed the lead to 8 at 60-52. A Billy Hancock trey gave Wahoo its largest lead at 66-56 and the Warriors went on to the 71-61 win.
“We got outworked by Wayne in the first half and did not defend very well,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “Give Wayne credit. They got roughed up by Logan View on Tuesday, and came in to the game with an edge that we did not have. They shot it well and played harder than we did. It was good to get a win on a night when we were not very sharp.”
Brendan Lacey led Wahoo with 25 points on 3-4 shooting from behind the arc, and 8-8 from the free throw line. Cook added 15 points and 5 boards. Will Shanahan had a game-high 13 boards and added 8 points. Hancock had 8 points and 4 assists, and Quick had 9 points.
Wahoo improves to 3-0 and will host preseason #3-ranked Logan View/Scribner-Snyder Saturday afternoon. Wayne falls to 1-3
Warrior senior Brendan Lacey was Wahoo's scoring leader, posting 25 points in the Warriors' 71-61 win over Wayne! (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
Warrior Boys start season with big wins over strong Class B rivals Bennington & Seward!
2-0 Wahoo hosts Wayne Friday
December 2, 2017 (Away)
Wahoo 62 • Seward 53 W (Season Record: 2-0)
|Warriors||16||15 (31)||15 (46)||16 62|
|Bluejays||10||11 (21)||16 (37)||16 53|
Warrior senior Billy Hancock had 6 steals and 4 assists in Wahoo's 62-53 win over Class B Seward. (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Seward Bluejays 62-53 on Saturday afternoon in Seward.
Wahoo jumped out to an early 13-4 lead, and led 16-10 after one quarter. Wahoo led 22-10 after a Blake Lacey trey. The Warriors went to the half with a 31-21 lead.
In the third quarter, Seward battled back and cut the lead to 40-35. The lead was 6 at 43-37, when Blake Lacey hit a ¾-court shot at the third quarter buzzer to extend the lead to 46-37 after three. The approximately 70-foot shot hit nothing but net.
Wahoo scored on its first possession of the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 48-37. A Will Shanahan bucket made it 50-37. Seward scored the next 5 points to cut the lead to 50-42. A Brendan Lacey trey pushed the lead back to 53-42. Seward would get no closer than 9 points the rest of the way as Wahoo went on to the 62-53 win.
“It was another good win over a quality Class B team. That being said, I don’t feel like we were as sharp or as tough physically and mentally as we were against Bennington. We need to do a much better job on the glass. It was a good opening weekend, but we have much to work on. I thought Blake Lacey played terrific on the offensive end. His shot at the end of the third quarter really helped to switch the momentum back around. Billy Hancock really played hard. His 6 steals and 4 assists were important for us,” said Head Coach Kevin Scheef.
Brendan Lacey led Wahoo with 17 points on 4-4 shooting from behind the arc. Blake Lacey added 16 points on 4-5 shooting from the three-point line, to go with 4 assists. Winston Cook added 7 points. Shanahan had 6 points, and 6 boards.
Wahoo was 9-15 from behind the arc (60.0%), while Seward was just 5-24 (20.8%).
Wahoo improves to 2-0, and will host Wayne on Friday night. Seward drops to 1-1.
Warrior senior Dylan Egr goes up for a layup @ Seward. (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
Warrior Boys win intense battle over Bennington in 2017-18 season opener!
1-0 Wahoo travels to Seward Saturday
November 30, 2017 (Season Opener @ Home)
Wahoo 68 • Bennington 62 W (Season Record: 1-0)
|Warriors||15||11 (26)||20 (46)||22 68|
|Badgers||19||9 (28)||15 (43)||19 62|
Warrior junior Blake Lacey posted 12 points (7-7 from the line) in Wahoo's 68-62 season-opening win over Class B Bennington! (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
The Wahoo Warriors defeated the Bennington Badgers 68-62 in the season opener on Thursday night in Wahoo.
Bennington led 19-15 after one quarter. The lead stretched to 28-20 for the Badgers. Wahoo’s Blake Lacey had a 4-point play that really got the Warriors back into it, to cut the lead to 28-24. Two Brendan Lacey free throws cut the lead to 28-26 at the half.
A Billy Hancock trey early in the third quarter gave Wahoo its first lead since the opening moments of the game at 31-30. A Will Shanahan basket made it 33-30. The teams then traded baskets the rest of the third quarter. A Blake Lacey bucket made it 46-43 after three quarters.
Wahoo was up 50-49 early in the fourth. A Brendan Lacey free throw made it 51-49. Another Brendan Lacey basket made it 53-49. A Cameron Quick basket gave the Warriors their largest lead at 55-49. Bennington cut the lead to 55-52. Another Quick basket made it 57-52. The Badgers again cut the lead to 57-56. Two Hancock free throws made it 59-56 with 1:06 left. After a Badger miss, two free throws from Shanahan made it 61-56. A Brendan Lacey lay up made it 63-56. The Badgers cut the lead to 63-60 with 31 seconds left. Four Blake Lacey free throws in the final 20 seconds allowed the Warriors to escape with the 68-62 victory.
“This was an excellent high school game to kick off the season,” commented Head Coach Kevin Scheef. “We really had to battle against a very good Bennington team. I like our kids’ poise and resiliency. I thought our ability to play pretty solid man-to-man defense was big for us. Brendan Lacey did a great job guarding Cooper Prososki and got him slowed down. Blake Lacey hit some clutch free throws at the end. I thought Will Shanahan played really tough and had a great night for us.”
Brendan Lacey led the Warriors with 19 points. Shanahan had 12 points and 4 blocks. Blake Lacey had 12 points on 7-7 shooting from the line. Quick added 9 points and 5 boards. Hancock added 8 points. Winston Cook added 7 boards, and Dylan Egr had 5 assists.
Wahoo shot 52.5% (21-40) from the field, while Bennington was just at 33.9% (19-56).
Wahoo will travel to Seward on Saturday afternoon to take on the Bluejays.
Warrior senior Will Shanahan charted 12 points and 4 blocks in Wahoo's season-opener. (photo courtesy Renee Hancock)
2017-2018 Warrior Boys Basketball Team, back row (from left): Nick Oden, Gunnar Vanek, Brendan Lacey, Cameron Quick, Winston Cook, Will Shanahan, Cade Belitz, Thomas Waido, Karson Hesser, Nate Fox, Luke Partridge. Third row: Trey Johnston, Tate Nelson, Gage Sherman, Grant Crockett, Jordan Garlock, Lane Huisman. Second row: Brody Johnson, Kamron Kasischke, Trey Scheef, Billy Hancock, Coach Dan Chvatal, Coach Mike Bomar, Coach Kevin Scheef, Coach Robert Barry, Coach Max Cook, Dylan Egr, Gerardo Madrid, Branden Koranda, Dylan Simons. Front row: Dylan Fittro, Trevor Kasischke, Zac Lamprecht, Brett Greenfield, Trevin Luben, Braden Harris, Hayden Griego, Blake Lacey, Micah Sears. (photo courtesy Studio 123)
2017-2018 Warrior Boys Basketball Seniors, from left: Billy Hancock, Cade Belitz, Cameron Quick, Will Shanahan, Brendan Lacey, and Dylan Egr. (photo courtesy Studio 123)