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5a0da00979f6bSTATE BOUND: Warrior junior Kyla Swanson battles for a rebound against West Point/Beemer in the Class C1-2 district championship game played at Fremont High School on Friday night. Wahoo won 60-48 and advanced to the Class C-1 state tournament for the first time since 2013.photo courtesy Jason Unger, Wahoo Newspaper
Scoring leaders: Warrior sophomore Kendal Brigham (pictured) and senior Brianna Brabec each posted 16 points in Friday night's 60-48 district final win over West Point-Beemer!photo courtesy of "Photo Joe" Vculek
Congratulations Warrior Basketball: 2018 C1-2 District Champions! Wahoo defeated West Point-Beemer in Friday night's district final: 60-48.photo courtesy Kim Schnakenberg
Congratulations Warrior Basketball: 2018 C1-2 District Champions! Wahoo defeated West Point-Beemer in Friday night's district final: 60-48.photo courtesy Kim Schnakenberg
Congratulations Warrior Basketball: 2018 C1-2 District Champions! Wahoo defeated West Point-Beemer in Friday night's district final: 60-48.photo courtesy Trish Larson
Wahoo senior Maddie Larson makes her defensive presence known in the C1-3 subdistrict final, played Feb. 15. The #2-seeded Warriors defeated the #1-seeded Bishop Neumann Cavaliers 53-43, and advance to the Feb. 23 district final.photo courtesy Studio 123
Warrior freshman Elle Glock refuses to be denied during the Jan. 6 game at Crete. Glock contributed 10 points in the Warriors' 43-31 win over the Cardinals.photo courtesy Kevin Scheef
Warrior senior Taryn Scheef has been Wahoo's scoring leader in an impressive 3-0 start to the season! Scheef has scored a combined 47 points.photo courtesy Kevin Scheef
Warrior junior Elly Larson works her way past a Seward defender on the road Dec. 2. Larson lead a strong defensive charge in Wahoo's 47-32 victory over the Bluejays.photo courtesy Trish Larson
Warrior sophomore Kendal Brigham helps lead the charge in Wahoo's season home opener against Class B Bennington. A powerhouse 23-7 third quarter propelled the Warriors to a 20-point victory over the Badgers!photo courtesy Jodi Scheef

photo courtesy Jason Unger, Wahoo Newspaper

STATE BOUND: Warrior junior Kyla Swanson battles for a rebound against West Point/Beemer in the Class C1-2 district championship game played at Fremont High School on Friday night. Wahoo won 60-48 and advanced to the Class C-1 state tournament for the first time since 2013.

Warrior Girls Basketball season ends in first round of State Championships

Wahoo falls short to Scotus; wraps up 2017-2018 with solid 23-4 record

2017-2018 SCHEDULE:
(Home games are in BOLD CAPS)

 Date  Opponent  Score
 November 30, 2017  BENNINGTON  W 59-39
 December 2, 2017  @ Seward  W 47-32
 December 5, 2017  ASHLAND-GREENWOOD  W 67-26
 December 8, 2017  WAYNE  W 54-44
 December 12, 2017  LOUISVILLE  W 60-39
 December 15, 2017  @ Ft. Calhoun  W 69-15
 December 19, 2017  @ Lincoln Lutheran  L 39-45
 December 29, 2017  Seward (Holiday Tournament)  L 46-50
 December 30, 2017  Auburn (Holiday Tournament)  W 67-52
 January 5, 2018  @ Syracuse  W 53-38
 January 6, 2018  @ Crete  W 43-31
 January 9, 2018  OMAHA MERCY  W 62-39
 January 12, 2018  PLATTEVIEW  W 51-42
 January 13, 2018  @ D.C. West  W 78-36
 January 16, 2018  RAYMOND CENTRAL  W 60-29
 January 19, 2018  @ Norfolk Catholic  W 57-29
 January 24, 2018  D.C. WEST (Game 1 Capitol Conference Tourney)  W 85-16
 January 25, 2018  SYRACUSE (Semifinal Capitol Conference Tourney)  W 53-39
 January 27, 2018  Platteview (Championship Capitol Conference Tourney)  L 40-42
 January 30, 2018  @ Gretna  W 49-43
 February 2, 2018  @ Arlington  W 69-46
 February 6, 2018  @ Malcolm  W 47-45
 February 9, 2018  COLUMBUS LAKEVIEW (Sr. Night)  W 73-41
 February 13, 2018  Omaha Concordia (C1-3 Subdistrict)  W 50-39
 February 15, 2018  Bishop Neumann (C1-3 Subdistrict Final)  W 53-43
 February 23, 2018  West Point-Beemer (C1-2 District Final)  W 60-48
 March 1, 2018  Columbus Scotus (Game 4 State Tournament)  L (32-49)

 

VARSITY ROSTER

No.  Name  Height   Gr. 
 11  Elle Glock  6'0"   9
 13  Taryn Scheef  5'8"  12
 15  Brianna Brabec  5'6"  12
 21  Katie Borchers  5'6"  11
 23  Kendal Brigham  5'4"  10
 25  Janisa Gronenthal  5'6"  11
 33  Maddie Larson  5'7"  12
 35  Hallie Reeves  5'8"  11
 41  Elly Larson  6'0"  11
 45      Jaci Schnakenberg       5'7"  11    
 55  Kyla Swanson  6'3"  11

Click HERE to view the entire girls basketball roster.
Head Coach: Linda Walker
Assistant Coaches: Curtis Carlson, Michelle Wilt, Kelsey Sestak
Managers: Abbey Borchers, Kylee Kenning, Lillian Harris, Jaclyn Harris, Lanta Hitz, Miranda Vanek, Jaxsen Wilt, Kellen Wilt

FINAL SEASON RECORD: 23-4

STATE TOURNAMENT
The 2018 NSAA Girls Basketball State Championships were played Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3, in Lincoln. In Class C-1, Wahoo earned the #4 seed, and faced #5-seeded Columbus Scotus in Game 4 at the Devaney Center. Unfortunately, the Warriors fell short to the Shamrocks, losing the game 32-49. Wahoo ends the 2017-2018 season with an impressive 23-4 record. Click HERE to view all of the State Championship brackets for all classes.

ALL-CONFERENCE:
Congratulations to the following Warriors for being named to the 2017-2018 Nebraska Capitol Conference Girls All-Conference team:
    Hallie Reeves (1st Team Captain)
    Taryn Scheef (1st Team)
    Kendal Brigham (1st Team)
    Elle Glock (2nd Team)
    Honorable Mention: Brianna Brabec, Kyla Swanson

RESULTS:

Warrior Girls Basketball season ends in first round of State Championships
Wahoo falls short to Scotus; wraps up 2017-2018 with solid 23-4 record
March 1, 2018 (Game 4 C1 State Championships @ Devaney Center)
    #4 Wahoo    32    •    #5 Columbus Scotus    49    L (Final Season Record: 23-4)   

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   5           7      (12)   8      (20)  12        32
 Shamrocks  11   9      (20)  15     (35)  14        49

Wahoo suffered defeat in the first round of the 2018 State Tourney to Columbus Scotus.

State C-1 tip off began at 9 a.m. at the Bob Devaney Center with seas of blue and green in the stands. 

A dribble drive by Columbus Scotus drew the foul, sinking both free throws to start the quarter. Elle Glock responded for the Warriors with a dribble drive to the basket and score. The Rocks hit on the next possession; however, a long-range three by Taryn Scheef gave Wahoo a 5-4 lead after six possessions of play. Missed outside shots turned the temps to cold for the Warriors, and the Shamrocks heated a 7-0 powerful inside game. Wahoo fell behind 11-5 after eight minutes of play.

The Warriors struggled to find the rhythm and could not catch a break. Finally, a basket by Kyla Swanson, followed by a baseline three by Scheef and two foul free throws, helped keep the game in perspective. Columbus held an 8-point lead, and the Warriors headed to the locker room down 12-20.

Wahoo came out in the second half with a quick Glock dribble pull up shot, closing the gap to six and holding the Shamrocks scoreless for three possessions. Three’s fired by Wahoo went down, and turnovers began to fester once again. Taking advantage, Scotus pounded the ball inside and Wahoo did not contain Scotus’ inside or outside forces. The Shamrocks connected on 7 of 8 possessions and took control. Wahoo’s only offensive production in the third quarter came from a second basket by Glock, and 4 of 4 freethrows by Scheef and Brianna Brabec. Wahoo trailed by 15, ending the third 20-35.

Wahoo tried to rebound in the fourth quarter, but it was too late. A basket by Kendal Brighman and Brabec, and a three by Hallie Reeves gave some light, but forced fouls to stop the clock was not in their favor. Scotus sank 14-17 charity stripe points, and Wahoo fell to defeat in the first round. The Warriors ended their season 23-4.

“We struggled shooting the ball, defensively, and getting any kind of rhythm going against Scotus,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Give Scotus credit. They stepped up and played well, and we didn’t match that intensity today.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Scheef-12, Glock-6, Brabec-4, Swanson-4, Reeves-3, Brigham-3
Rebounds: Swanson-4, Reeves-3

Steals: Reeves-3, Brabec-3
Assists: Glock-2

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STATE-BOUND! Warrior Girls Basketball takes the C1-2 District Final win over West Point-Beemer!
C-1 State Championship, Game 4: #4 Wahoo vs. #5 Scotus (Thursday 3:45 p.m. @ Devaney Center)
February 23, 2018 (C1-2 District Final @ Fremont High School)
    Wahoo    60    •    West Point-Beemer    48    W (Season Record: 23-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  15          13     (28)  13     (41)  19        60
 Cadets  15   9      (24)   6      (30)  18        48

Media Coverage
Wahoo girls beat West Point-Beemer, punch first ticket to state tournament in five years (by Mike Patterson, Omaha World-Herald)
Warriors, Cavaliers among Class C-1 field (by Jason Unger, Wahoo Newspaper)
Wahoo girls have chance to duplicate state volleyball success on the hardwood (by Clark Grell, Lincoln Journal Star)

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Congratulations Warrior Basketball: 2018 C1-2 District Champions! Wahoo defeated West Point-Beemer in Friday night's district final: 60-48. (photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek)

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(photo courtesy Kim Schnakenberg)

A major injury sidelined Reeves after four minutes of play, but teammates stepped up their game to win the District Final against West Point-Beemer, 60-48.

A tight 15-all first quarter set a competitive tone for the District 2 final game, played at Fremont High. 

The Cadets fired early, sinking a corner three, but soon the Warriors were on the board with a layup by Brianna Brabec. Two steals by the Cadets and finished products merited a Wahoo timeout. Elle Glock answered the timeout with a two-point basket, and a three by Hallie Reeves tied the game 7-all. 

A great steal by Reeves put her in action to score at the rim; however, Reeves went down with a serious knee injury. Taryn Scheef sank Reeves’ foul shots. The Warriors took a three-point lead after Kyla Swanson and Brabec sink three of four free throws on the next two possessions. The Cadets would score six more points, while Brabec’s finishes on an offensive put back and free throw ended the first period 15-15.

Not knowing the extent of Hallie’s injury, the Warriors regrouped and played the majority of the second quarter without her. A steal by Brabec fed into a three by Glock. Jaci Schnakenberg also entered the game and sparked the Warriors. A transition fueled by Kendal Brigham to Schnakenberg gave the Warriors a three-point lead. Soon Schnakenberg stole the ball, and Brabec followed with an and-one play. Three free throws by Scheef and another steal by Schnakenberg led Brigham to the basket. The Warriors headed to the locker room up 28-24.

Third quarter was huge for Wahoo. A steal by Glock and an offensive put back and two free throws by Brabec put the Warriors in a good position. Wahoo’s defense caused trouble for West Point. It would tke the Cadets nine possession to muster a score after a layup and two free throws by Brigham, and a three by Scheef, fueled an 11-0 run. Scheef’s offensive rebound and score gave Wahoo an 11-point spread to end the third period up 41-30.

The fourth period started with an and-one and a huge three by Brigham. Scheef followed with a three of her own to continue the Warriors’ crusade. The Cadets did not go at ease, and fired right back at Wahoo, but a back-and-forth battle came to a halt after Kyla Swanson sank the rim shot. A steal by Brigham to Brabec and six of ten free throws sealed the deal, and Wahoo took the District 2 Championship, 60-48!

“The girls stepped up big time against a very good West Point-Beemer team,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Losing Hallie was devastating, and I’m so proud of how we kept our composer and came out third quarter. Our defense fueled our offense and that was key.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Brabec 16, Brigham 16, Scheef 14, Glock 6, Reeves 3, Swanson 3, Schnakenberg 2
Rebounds: Brabec 8, Swanson 6, Scheef 5
Steals: Schnakenberg 2
Assists: Brigham 4

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STATE BOUND:  Warrior junior Kyla Swanson battles for a rebound against West Point/Beemer in the Class C1-2 district championship game played at Fremont High School on Friday night.  Wahoo won 60-48 and advanced to the Class C-1 state tournament for the first time since 2013. (photo courtesy Jason Unger, Wahoo Newspaper)

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Scoring leaders: Warrior sophomore Kendal Brigham (pictured) and senior Brianna Brabec each posted 16 points in Friday night's 60-48 district final win over West Point-Beemer! (photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek)

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Warrior Girls takes down #1-seeded Bishop Neumann in C1-3 Subdistrict Final!
22-3 Wahoo advances to district final
February 15, 2018 (C1-3 Subdistrict Final @ Millard West High School)
    #2 Wahoo    53    •    #1 Bishop Neumann    43    W (Season Record: 22-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14          15     (29)   6      (35)  18        53
 Cavaliers  12  11     (23)   7      (30)  13        43

Click HERE to view the C1-3 Subdistrict bracket.

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Wahoo senior Maddie Larson makes her defensive presence known in the C1-3 subdistrict final, played Feb. 15.
The #2-seeded Warriors defeated the #1-seeded Bishop Neumann Cavaliers 53-43, and advance to the Feb. 23 district final. (photo courtesy Studio 123)

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Warrior junior Hallie Reeves posted 14 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and 4 assists in Wahoo's C1-3 subdistrict final win over Bishop Neumann! (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

Wahoo’s toughness held the edge on Bishop Neumann for 32 minutes as the Warriors captured a 53-43 victory.

Wahoo came physically and mentally ready to play their hometown rival in the subdistrict final at Millard West. Wahoo took to the line early by being aggressive and drawing the fouls. Taryn Scheef and Kyla Swanson each hit one of two, followed by an accurate Kendal Brigham release shot from the baseline. A 6-0 start by Wahoo warranted a Cavalier timeout. Hallie Reeves came out and stole the ball, giving Wahoo an 8-0 lead.

Bishop Neumann found their fuel with a two by Lindsey Thiele; however, Elle Glock’s three erupted the crowd. The Cavaliers answered on the next few possessions, but a Scheef drive to the basket and another Glock three set the tone, giving Wahoo a 5-point lead. With no time to spare, Neumann’s Aspen Jansa launched and sank a half court shot, ending the quarter, 14-12.

Wahoo came out big in the second quarter, playing heady defense and connecting on the offensive end. A wing three and layup by Reeves kept the fire burning. Swanson’s offensive put-back gave Wahoo a 21-14 advantage. With 6’3” Swanson and 5’7” Maddie Larson clogging the middle, Bishop Neumann could not finish well at the rim. It was Glock’s and-one finish, and a steal by Brigham that fed Scheef for the layup. Glock’s sweet top-of-the-three gave Wahoo a 29-23 advantage at half time.

Wahoo’s Scheef set the tone in the third quarter, hitting the corner three; however, the Cavaliers answered back with a three of their own to not fall further behind. Both teams were slow to put up much more this quarter other than free throws at the line. Brigham and Swanson hit three of four free throws to end the third period up, 35-30.

Wahoo turned it up another notch in the fourth quarter, staying calm and cool. Two big threes by Scheef and a steal and free throws by Reeves gave Wahoo a 43-31 advantage. It was Glock’s fabulous fourth three-pointer from the corner that iced a 46-31 lead, and brought the fans out of their seats. Before Bishop Neumann could get their groove, Reeves split Neumann’s zone and laid it up. The Cavaliers tried to come back by hitting two three’s and finished off a steal play, but it wasn’t enough. Final free throws by Brigham and Reeves sealed the 53-43 subdistrict win! 

“I felt our match-ups were good and our game plan was solid,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “The girls did a fantastic job of containing Neumann’s power and converting on the offensive end. It was a well played game!”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Glock 15, Scheef 14, Reeves 14, Brigham 5, Swanson 5

Rebounds: Brabec 6, Swanson 5, Reeves 5
Steals: Reeves 3

Assists: Brigham 4, Reeves 4

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Taryn Scheef & Hallie Reeves (photo courtesy Studio 123)

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Kyla Swanson (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

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#2-seeded Wahoo takes out #3 Concordia Game 3 of C1-3 subdistrict!
Wahoo meets #1-seeded Bishop Neumann on Thursday for subdistrict final (7:00 p.m. @ Millard West)
February 13, 2018 (Game 3 of C1-3 Subdistrict @ Millard West High School)
    #2 Wahoo    50    •    #3 Omaha Concordia    39    W (Season Record: 21-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13          11     (24)   7      (31)  19        50
 Mustangs  11  12     (23)  10     (33)   6         39


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Warrior senior Brianna Brabec was Wahoo's second-highest scorer (13 pts.) in the Warriors' subdistrict victory over Omaha Concordia! (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

Wahoo’s play was uncharacteristic for three quarters in the subdistrict game against Omaha Concordia; however, Wahoo overcame their faults and captured a 50-39 victory.

Wahoo was on the board with a three by Brianna Brabec to start the first quarter of play. The Mustangs reacted by sinking a three as well. Three Warrior turnovers in a row rocked Wahoo’s confidence. Hallie Reeves soon excelled on a coast-to-coast layup and sank the corner three on the next possession. Wahoo took an 8-3 lead, but not for long. Concordia sank back-to-back three’s and took a one-point lead. Foul free throws by Taryn Scheef and another three by Brabec returned the lead back to Wahoo, and ended the first quarter up 13-11.

Concordia came out in the second quarter and took a 5-0 run on Wahoo. A steal and score by Reeves, and another Reeves’ steal gave way to an Elle Glock three to give the Warriors an 18-16 lead. The Mustangs reared and netted a two and three, but Kyla Swanson’s offensive put back and a steal and score by Scheef turned it back into Wahoo’s hands. Free throws by Brabec ended the half, giving Wahoo a single-point edge, 24-23.

It was a struggle for Wahoo to find their groove in the third quarter. Omaha Concordia rolled off seven unanswered points with an early three and two two-point baskets, and Reeves took to the bench early with four fouls. Scheef’s four free throws and Brabec’s and-one play were our only scores of the third period. The Mustangs banked the three in the final seconds, and took the lead headed into the last eight minutes of play, 33-31.

Wahoo tied the game immediately, coming out with Swanson’s foul free throws. Reeves sank the two to take a two-point lead. The Mustangs responded with a three and would not lead again after that. Four solid Warrior possessions regained the advantage. Reeves sank two of four free throws, and two more buckets while Swanson finished at the rim. Wahoo turned to the 2-3 defense for the answer, and gated the Mustangs. More sinking free throws by Glock, Reeves and Kendal Brigham, and a final steal and finish by Brabec, gave Wahoo the 50-39 victory. Wahoo advanced to take on hometown rival Bishop Neumann in the subdistrict final.

“I knew we were in for a battle when our execution on both ends of the court was a bit muddled,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We played through adversity and found a way to win!”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 18, Brabec 13, Scheef 8, Swanson 6, Glock 4, Brigham 1
Rebounds: Brabec 10, Swanson 9, Reeves 5
Steals: Reeves 2, Glock 2, Brabec 2

Assists: Scheef 2, Brabec 2, Reeves 2

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Taryn Scheef (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

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Warrior Girls Basketball closes regular season with dominant win over Lakeview!
#2-seeded Wahoo faces #3 Concordia Tuesday in C1-3 subdistrict
February 9, 2018 (Home)
    Wahoo    73    •    Columbus Lakeview    41    W (Season Record: 20-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  26          23     (49)  12     (61)  12        73
 Vikings   4  11     (15)  10     (25)  16        41


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Sophomore Kendal Brigham helped the Warriors finish the regular season strong over Columbus Lakeview. (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

The Warriors dominated the Vikings on Senior Night, 73-41.

Wahoo put together a strong first-quarter performance, outscoring Lakeview 26-4. Kyla Swanson sank the first shot and took to the line. Hallie Reeves rebounded the missed free throw and scored in the same possession. A steal and assist by Brianna Brabec gave way to another score by Reeves, giving Wahoo an 8 -0 lead.

Wahoo continued to roll in the first grace period with a three by Kendal Brigham and an offensive board put back by Brabec. Three steals in a row and scores by Reeves, a two-point basket by Elle Glock, two’s by Taryn Scheef and Brabec shipwrecked the Vikings; however, it was Scheef’s corner three that gave Wahoo a 26-4 domination.

Lakeview connected to start the second quarter, but a two by Brabec and a trey by Brigham cancelled any forward momentum. Three turnovers slowed the Warriors, but not for long when a 16-4 run overcame the Vikings. Glock began the run, followed by a two by Reeves and three by Brigham. An offensive put back by Scheef, a three by Glock, a steal and score by Scheef, and Kyla Swanson’s rim shot added to the devastation. A final steal and assist by Brigham to Reeves put Wahoo up, 49-15.

The third quarter slowed a bit. Wahoo forced Lakeview to 6 of 23 turnovers for the game. Reeves kept the offensive tempo rolling with 6 of her 20 game points. Scheef’s free throw, a three by Brabec and a backdoor layup by Jaci Schnakenberg ended the third grace period with Wahoo up 61-25.

The Warriors rolled once again in the fourth quarter, connecting on the first five possessions. Two-point baskets by Scheef, Swanson and Lillie Mann, and two three’s by Brabec gave Wahoo their final 12 points of the game. The Vikings were able to outscore the Warriors 16-12, but damages were too great throughout the game, and  the Warriors rocked a 73-41 Senior Night victory.

“It was a special night for our three seniors,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We came out with a lot of great energy, moved the ball well, shot well, and played strong defense.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 20, Brabec 15, Scheef 12, Brigham 9, Glock 7, Swanson 6, Mann 2, Schnakenberg 2
Rebounds: Scheef 6, Reeves 5,  Swanson 4
Steals: Scheef 6, Reeves 4
Assists:  Brabec 7, Scheef 4

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 38  ||  Columbus Lakeview 16   
W (Final Season Record: 17-1)
Scoring: Borchers 9, Sears 8, Eddie 7, Gronenthal 4, Schnakenberg 4, Luedtke 3, Kavan 2, Greenfield 1
Rebounds - Eddie 4, Sears 4, Kavan 4Steals - Greenfield 5, Sears 3, Schnakenberg 3

Assists - Greenfield 4, Sears 4

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Elle Glock (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

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Jaci Schnakenberg (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

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Brigham buzzer layup pushes Warrior Girls to win over Malcolm!
19-3 Wahoo hosts Columbus Lakeview Friday
February 6, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    47    •    Malcolm    45    W (Season Record: 19-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11          14     (25)  15     (40)   7         47
 Clippers  11  20     (31)   6      (37)   8         45

The Tuesday night battle between #5 Wahoo and #6 Malcolm came down to the wire. An even first-quarter performance gave indication that details would be key. Brianna Brabec put Wahoo in action with a finish at the rim. Malcolm proved to be an outside force by sinking the first three of the game, and finished on an and-one play, giving the opponents a 6-2 early lead. Brabec fired and sank a long-range trey with confidence. With ease, Elle Glock stroked two threes on the next possessions to end the first period tied, 11-11.

The Clippers scored first off an offensive rebound, but a second deadeye three by Brabec gave Wahoo a 14-13 lead. Malcolm fired back with a two and a three of their own, but Hallie Reeves tied the game again at 18-18 while finishing at the rim for two. Brabec took the reigns again, sinking her third three in less than 11 minutes of play, giving Wahoo a 21-18 lead. Glock hit a two on the next play to expand the lead to 23-18. Malcolm’s outside shooters got hot in the next three possessions, answering for 13 points. Reeves scored two more points for the Warriors before the half, and the Warriors trailed 25-31.

Wahoo ignited their engines toward the end of third quarter. A free throw by Kyla Swanson and a three by Taryn Scheef tried to close the six-point gap, but soon Wahoo was down by eight and a timeout was called. Wahoo came out the huddle swirling the Clippers with their full-court man to man. Two shot free throws by Swanson and two huge steals by Reeves ignited a 12-0 run. Reeves sank a quick lay up off the steal, and the other fed into an exciting Glock three. Scheef’s two-point basket, and the front-of-the-rim score by Brabec gave Wahoo a three-point lead, 40-37.

Malcolm stole the ball and finished at the line to start the fourth quarter. It was Kendal Brigham’s first score of the game and huge three that gave Wahoo a four-point lead. Three Warrior mishaps occurred after the big three and haunted the Warriors’ rhythm. Malcolm sank a three, one free throw, and finished on an offensive rebound, taking the lead, 45-43.

Glock’s powerful drive to the basket drew the foul, and she sank the pressure free throws. With 1:17 remaining and the teams in deadlock, Malcolm controlled the ball on offense. The Warriors’ strong defense won out, and the Clippers threw the ball out of bounds with 12.9 seconds on the clock. Wahoo’s last-second game plan took a turn when Malcolm overplayed the key shooter. Recognizing this, Brigham put herself in full throttle and laid it up over one of Malcolm’s towers with absolutely no time left on the clock! 

“What an awesome victory,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “I’m so proud of our determination and efforts tonight. We played tough and came through with the win!” 

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Glock 13, Brabec 13, Reeves 8, Brigham 5, Scheef 5, Swanson 3
Rebounds: Swanson 3
Steals: Reeves 3
Assists: Brigham 3

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 34  || Malcolm 22   
W (16-1)
Scoring: Homes 9, Borchers 7, Sears 7, Greenfield 3, Gronenthal 3, Mann 3
Rebounds: Homes 7, Mann 5, Borchers 4
Steals: Schnakenberg 3

Assists: Greenfield 2, Gronenthal 2

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Warrior Girls post season's 18th win at Arlington
Wahoo travels to Malcolm Tuesday
February 2, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    69    •    Arlington    46    W (Season Record: 18-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  18          19     (37)  18     (55)  14        69
 Eagles   5  11     (16)  14     (30)  16        46

Wahoo swarmed the Eagles with their defense and forced 10 of 22 turnovers in the first quarter of play. Taryn Scheef fired and sank the first three to begin the night. A steal by Brianna Brabec fed into a layup by Hallie Reeves. The Eagles sank a three to stay in flight, but a layup by Kendal Brigham and a two and a free throw by Reeves gave Wahoo a 10-3 early lead. Soon an offensive rebound and score by Kyla Swanson and a steal and free throw by Brabec continued the march. It was Elle Glock’s two and Reeves’ three that ended the first period, up 18-5.

A steal by Reeves fueled a corner three by Scheef to start the second quarter. The Eagles scored six points in two possessions early, but six turnovers gave little power. A steal by Scheef returned the favor to Reeves for two. It was Glock’s two three’s, Brabec’s and-one play, and another three by Scheef that decimated the Eagles. Reeves closed the half with a rim shot, giving Wahoo a 37-16 first half lead.

Arlington was first to score in the third period, but Wahoo kept control, despite connecting for 12 points. A steal by Scheef fed Reeves to the basket. Reeves drove hard on the next play and finished the and-one. Scheef and Swanson connected on three of four free throws to give Wahoo a 47-23 lead. It was Scheef’s two three’s and offensive put back that ended the third quarter, 55-30.

Wahoo blasted seven more times in a row against Arlington to start the final minutes. A three by Scheef, two’s by Swanson and Glock, and free throws by Brigham and Scheef gave the Warriors a 64-36 advantage. The Eagles did manage to hit four three’s this period, but no harm done. Jaci Schnakenberg’s steal and score, and another score by Reeves moved the Warriors on the board. It was Kharissa Eddie’s final free throw that ended the fight, 69-46.

“Our defense played real solid and our attack against the Eagles’ zone defense provided some good looks,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We shot 47.2 percent as a team from the field and rebounded well.”

Varsity Stats
Scoring: Scheef 22, Reeves 19, Glock 10, Swanson 8, Brabec 4, Brigham 3, Schnakenberg 2, Eddie 1

Rebounds: Swanson 9, Scheef 5, Reeves 4
Steals: Reeves 4
Assists: Brigham 7, Reeves 5  

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 24  ||  Arlington 22   
W (15-1)
Scoring: Borchers 6, Homes 6, Greenfield 4, Schnakenberg 4, Strait 2, Mann 2
Rebounds: Borchers 3, Mann 2, Homes 2
Steals: Schnakenberg 2

Assists: Mann 3

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Warrior Girls win a battle at Class B Gretna!
17-3 Wahoo travels to Arlington Friday
January 30, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    49    •    Gretna    43    W (Season Record: 17-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  10          14     (24)   9      (33)  16        49
 Dragons  12  14     (26)   7      (33)  10        43

Wahoo took over the fourth quarter and captured win against a strong Class B Gretna, 49-43.

The Dragons drained the first three of the game. Wahoo answered the three by getting themselves to the line on the next two possessions. Kendal Brigham went to the line after being fouled on the shot, and a steal by Hallie Reeves put her to the line. Gretna roared back with four more points that led to the first timeout of the game with Wahoo down 3-7. The Warriors came out of the huddle with a score, but the Dragons advanced to a 12-6 lead, warranting another Warrior timeout. Reeves and Taryn Scheef took to the line hitting 4-4, and the quarter ended with Wahoo down 10-12. 

Again, the Dragons fired and sank the three from the top of the key. Brianna Brabec took the next two possessions in her hands by finishing at the rim and sinking the corner three to tie it, 15-15. Wahoo’s pressure defense caused Gretna to turn the ball over. An offensive put back by Scheef, a steal and score by Elle Glock, a two by Brabec, a free throw by Kyla Swanson and a two-pointer by Reeves put Wahoo in the driver’s seat. The Warriors’ defense broke and could not hold the lead, allowing Gretna wide-open threes. Wahoo trailed 24-26.

With some simple defensive adjustments at half time, Wahoo was able to stop Gretna’s power from the outside. It was a back-and-forth battle in the third quarter. Two steals by Reeves fed into a made free throw and an offensive put back by Swanson. Wahoo trailed by one until Scheef finished on an and-one play to tie it up 30-30. Another welcomed three by Brabec gave Wahoo the lead; however, it quickly dissolved when Gretna tied it up with a three of their own. The third quarter ended tied 33-33.

The fourth quarter was huge for the Warriors. Wahoo’s defense again forced four early turnovers to the Dragons. Early steals by Reeves and Scheef set the tone; however, it was Brigham’s back-to-back scores that gave Wahoo the edge by five. Wahoo took control of the time and took charge of the line. Gretna was forced to foul, and the Warriors sank 11 of 14 free throws to take the win, 49-43.

“Great victory for us,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We adjusted our defense and didn’t allow good looks, and we played smart down the stretch. Free throws were huge!”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Brabec 14, Brigham 14, Reeves 8, Scheef 7, Glock 3, Swanson 3
Rebounds: Reeves 7, Swanson 7
Steals: Reeves 4
Assists: Glock 2, Swanson 2

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 23  ||  Gretna 52   
L (14-1)
Scoring: Borchers 8, Homes 6, Luedtke 4, Gronenthal 3, Mann 1, Schnakenberg 1
Rebounds: Mann 4
Steals: Mann 4
Assists: Strait 2

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Warrior Girls Basketball: 2018 Capitol Conference Runners-up
Class B Platteview edges Wahoo in Saturday NCC final
January 27, 2018 (Nebraska Capitol Conference Championship @ Syracuse)
   
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    #1 Wahoo    40    •    #2 Platteview    42    L (Season Record: 16-3)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11          11     (22)   9      (31)   9         40
 Trojans   8   9      (17)   8      (25)  17        42


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Warrior Girls Basketball: 2018 Nebraska Capitol Conference Runners-Up.

Wahoo fell to defeat in the final seconds of the Conference Tournament to Platteview, 42-40.

Despite turning the ball over six times in the first grace period, Wahoo was set on track with an 11-8 first quarter. Kendal Brigham hit the first shot of the game, followed by a score by Kyla Swanson. Platteview capitalized on the next couple of plays to take an 8-4 lead. Brianna Brabec won out the battle of the boards with a score, and followed it with a steal, leading Hallie Reeves to the basket. Taryn Scheef cleaned up the quarter by completing an and-one play to give Wahoo a three-point lead.

The Trojans closed the gap on the first play of second quarter by connecting on an offensive rebound. Reeves canceled it by sinking her foul free throws. It was a back-and-forth battle. The Warriors’ defense was holding together, keeping track of Platteview’s power. Brigham hit five of her game-high nine this quarter, while Elle Glock and Reeves both added two-point conversions. Wahoo headed into halftime up 22-17. 

A Scheef free throw, Glock three, and a Brabec assist to Swanson gave Wahoo a comfortable 30-19 lead. Wahoo had their chance to keep and expand a double-digit lead; however, lack of communication on the free throw and inbounds play led to six unanswered points. Wahoo still held firm on the lead, 31-25, heading into the final quarter.

Platteview’s banked three in the fourth quarter gave fuel; however, Swanson’s two-pointer and Glock’s one of two free throw kept the lead in Wahoo’s favor. Soon after, devastation blasted Wahoo and the Warriors lost their focus and cool. Just like that Wahoo was down 41-34, with both Reeves and Scheef fouled out. 

With minutes to play, Wahoo regrouped and found a light in the tunnel when Brabec sank the baseline three. Wahoo now trailed 37-41. The Warriors continued to fight to regain what was lost. It was Glock’s three perfect free throws that gave Wahoo the fuel to succeed. With 2.9 seconds to go, Wahoo took to the charity line to prevail the win; however, reality set in after the shot did not fall.

Wahoo was defeated and Platteview earned the Conference Championship win, 42-40.

“It was painful to lose this game, especially when we played so hard,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We have to get focused on details, and do better at the little things that make the difference in games like this.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Glock 9, Brigham 9, Reeves 6, Swanson 6, Scheef 5, Brabec 5

Rebounds: Swanson 6, Brabec 4
Steals: Glock 2, Brigham 2

Assists: Brabec 3

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Warrior Girls knock out Syracuse in NCC semifinal game
#1-seeded Wahoo takes on #2 Platteview in Saturday conference championship (@ Syracuse)
January 25, 2018 (Home - Semifinal Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament)
    #1 Wahoo    53    •    #4 Syracuse    39    W (Season Record: 16-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  12          13     (25)  14     (39)  14        53
 Rockets  11   8      (19)   4      (23)  16        39

Wahoo captured the win over the Syracuse Rockets in the semifinal round of the Capitol Conference Tournament, 53-39.

Wahoo held a slim 12-11 lead after eight minutes of play. Kendal Brigham hit the three to get the Warriors rolling. Hallie Reeves’ back-to-back scores put Wahoo up 7-2. Soon Elle Glock hit the three, and a Brigham steal in the backcourt gave way to a Reeves finish. The Rockets had some success as well on the offensive end, keeping the game tight.

The Warrior defense caused the Rockets to have four consecutive turnovers. A steal by Kyla Swanson gave way to Glock’s second three of the game. Swanson added two on the possession, while Brigham sank one of two from the line. A few turnovers cursed the Warriors midway through this quarter, but the last possessions of the quarter were big. Brigham’s layup, three and Reeves’ steal and score gave Wahoo a six-point lead at halftime, 25-19.

Wahoo built a larger lead in the third quarter. Again, the Rockets turned the ball over, as the Warriors swarmed them in their 1-3-1. Reeves put the Warriors in action the second half with back-to-back scores. Keen steals by Scheef, Brianna Brabec and Brigham began several good fast break opportunities. Taryn Scheef hit a two and followed the next play with the three. Maddie Larson took to the free throw line after being fouled on the shot and sank both free throws. Meanwhile,  Brigham finished the quarter for the Warriors with a top-of-the-key three. Wahoo put together a 14-4 third quarter performance and ended the period up, 39-23.

Syracuse came with fire the final quarter, hitting two three’s. Turnovers caused Wahoo’s first four possessions to be unproductive. Wahoo found their groove again with Brabec finding Swanson at the block. Brigham then hit her fourth three of the game, followed by Glock’s third three of the game. Scheef’s two free throws, Reeves’ and-one play, and a last free throw by Brigham guaranteed Wahoo the rights to enter the Conference Championship game Saturday night against the Platteview Trojans.

“It was almost a repeat of the first time we played each other,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We made big plays and kept the game in our hands.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Brigham 16, Reeves 15, Glock 9, Scheef 7, Swanson 4, M. Larson 2
Rebounds: Swanson 7, Glock 4
Steals: Reeves 4, Brigham 4

Assists: Scheef 6

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Warrior Girls breeze past D.C. West in first round of NCC Tourney
#1-seeded Wahoo hosts #4 Syracuse tomorrow for conference semifinal
January 24, 2018 (Home - Game 1 Nebraska Capitol Conference Tournament)
    #1 Wahoo    85    •    #8 D.C. West    16    W (Season Record: 15-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  30          24     (54)  22     (76)   9         85
 Falcons   5   5      (10)   4      (14)   2         16

Wahoo cruised past D.C. West in the first round of Conference play, 85-13.

The Warriors were off to the races after a corner three by Kendal Brigham. Fifteen steals and 30 points later, the Falcons were consumed. Hallie Reeves and Brigham combined for 10 steals in the front and backcourts, and also combined for 20 of the 30 points. A three each by Taryn Scheef and Elle Glock, and two’s by Kyla Swanson and Jaci Schnakenberg added the remaining 10 points on the board.

Wahoo dropped back into a half court set after taking the lead, and played deep in the bench. Brigham fired and sank the trey once more to open up the second quarter. A two-pointer and perfect free throws by Reeves, and another converted basket by Brigham, gave Wahoo a 9-0 start. Before D.C. West could roll, a three-pointer by Brianna Brabec and lay up by Schnakenberg held the Falcons hostage for eight possessions. D.C. West connected on the next play; however, two back-to-back threes by Glock, a steal and score by Reeves and a two-pointer by Lillie Mann ravaged a 54-10 first-half performance.

The second half was completely on a running clock. Wahoo’s defense continued to be too much for D.C. West to handle, forcing a total of 30 turnovers. Wahoo shot 51 percent from the field, and stole the ball 36 times. Reeves tied the school record with 12 steals in a single game. The Warrior bench finished strong in the second half, and the win advanced Wahoo to the semifinal round.

“The girls were able to play with real ease tonight,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Our defense was solid and we shot the ball went from all angles.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 31, Glock 12, Brigham 11, Scheef 7, Schnakenberg 6, Brabec 5, Homes 5, Mann 4, Eddie 2

Rebounds: Swanson 7, Mann 7
Steals: Reeves 12, Brigham 6

Assists: Brigham 5, Reeves 4

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Warrior Girls take care of business at Norfolk Catholic; advance to 14-2
Wahoo earns #1 seed for Conference Tourney; hosts #8 D.C. West Monday
January 19, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    57    •    Norfolk Catholic    29    W (Season Record: 14-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   8          10     (18)  20     (38)  19        57
 Knights   4  12     (16)   7      (23)   6         29

It was a defensive battle the first eight minutes of play. The Warriors missed their first five shots, but two back-to-back steals allowed Hallie Reeves to take to the line and get the Warriors on the board. The Norfolk Catholic Knights were struggling as well to produce scores. Brianna Brabec hit the next shot, followed by a three by Kendal Brigham. A steal by Brabec and a free throw gave Wahoo an 8-4 lead.

Second quarter was still a strain. A much needed three by Taryn Scheef gave Wahoo their first score of second quarter. Still things were shaky until back-to-back threes by Elle Glock and Scheef gave Wahoo a 17-10 advantage. Norfolk Catholic stayed armed by hitting three in a row. Reeves sank one of two free throws to give Wahoo a slim 18-16 lead at half.

Catholic hit the first basket of the second half to tie the game, but then endured an unstoppable Warrior team. A layup by Brigham, and steal and score by Reeves took back the lead. Steals by Brabec and Kyla Swanson overpowered the Knights’ abilities to execute any kind of offense. Swanson’s rim shot, followed by a three-pointer from Brigham put the Warriors at ease. Wahoo didn’t stop there. A high-to-low pass to Swanson and a steal by Brabec fed into an and-one play by Reeves. Reeves then hit a three, and Maddie Larson put up the final point of the third period. Warriors outscored the Knights 20-7 and lead 38-23.

The Warriors continued to dim any light on the Knights with two two’s by Swanson and a three by Scheef. The Warriors’ defense was a force, and there was no stopping the Warriors offensively. Katie Borchers put the final touches with an offensive put back. Wahoo’s 38-13 second half performance gave the Warriors a 57-29 victory.

“It was a tight and physical start, and we were just not finishing on our shots in the first half,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We came out of halftime and dominated both sides of the floor.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Scheef 12, Swanson 12, Reeves 11, Brigham 9, Glock 5, Brabec 5, Borchers 2, Larson 1
Rebounds: Brabec 6, Glock 5
Steals: Brabec 5, Reeves 4
Assists: Reeves 5, Brabec 4

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 41  ||  Norfolk Catholic 27   
W (14-0)
Scoring: Schnakenberg 13, Greenfield 9, Borchers 6, Mann 5, Homes 5, Sears 2, Luedtke 1
Rebounds: Mann 9, Borchers 5, Greenfield 5, Sears 5
Steals: Mann 5, Borchers 3, Schnakenberg 3, Homes 3

Assists: Homes 3

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Warrior Girls post win #13 at home over Raymond Central
13-2 Wahoo travels to Wahoo Friday
January 16, 2018 (Home)
    Wahoo    60    •    Raymond Central    29    W (Season Record: 13-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   5          21     (26)  20     (46)  14        60
 Mustangs   5   6      (11)   7      (18)  11        29

Wahoo began the game very passively on offense, creating a slow start throughout the first quarter. Elle Glock and Maddie Larson entered the game, bringing needed energy and finishing on a lay up and fouled free throws. The first period ended 5-5.

The Warriors brought it in the second quarter and fueled a 21-6 run. A three by Brianna Brabec started the campaign, followed by a Brabec steal and layup. Soon Hallie Reeves finished at the rim and also put in an offensive rebound. Kyla Swanson added back-to-back scores and finished at the free throw line, giving Wahoo a 13-3 run. Glock and Kendal Brigham sank a trey each, while the Mustangs were halted until the final possession. 

Wahoo took a 26-11 lead into half time.

Another dominate quarter proceeded the second. Wahoo’s defense continued to consume Raymond Central, and the Warriors’ aggressive offense fueled a 20-7 third quarter. Swanson sank 1 of 2 free throws, and a long rebound by Brabec allowed a coast-to-coast layup. Raymond Central was able to finish on some early shots; however, a three-possession run smothered any hope. Swanson’s strong offensive board work found Glock at the three. Soon Brigham maneuvered herself and finished at the rim. A steal by Taryn Scheef to Reeves annexed another score. It was two and-one baskets by Reeves that stunned the Mustangs after 24 minutes of play, 46-18.

The Mustangs hit a two and three three’s in a row in the fourth period; however, Swanson’s six points, along Glock’s three, Scheef’s three, and a steal and score by Lillie Mann, gave Wahoo the 60-29 victory.

 “We were complacent with passing around the perimeter and not utilizing our inside game in the first period, which led to a very slow start,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “That changed very quickly in the next three quarters of play.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 18, Glock 11, Swanson 11, Brabec 7, Brigham 5, Scheef 4, M. Larson 2, Mann 2
Rebounds: Swanson 6, Brabec 4, and Reeves 4
Steals: Brigham 3, Scheef 3
Assists: Reeves 4

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 49  ||  Raymond Central 29   
W (13-0)
Scoring: Borchers 10, Eddie 8, Sears 8, Mann 7, Gronenthal 6, Schnakenberg 4, Homes 4, Greenfield 2
Rebounds: Gronenthal 5, Eddie 3, Sears 3
Steals: Greenfield 5, Gronenthal 4

Assists: Mann 4, Schnakenberg 3

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Warrior Girls blast D.C. West on the road
12-2 Wahoo hosts Raymond Central Tuesday
January 13, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    78    •    D.C. West    36    W (Season Record: 12-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  23          20     (43)  20     (63)  15        78
 Falcons  13   4      (17)  11     (28)   8         36

Wahoo’s 78-36 win over D.C. West ends a perfect week!

D.C. West had one of their most productive quarters of the night, scoring 13 points over Wahoo in the first eight minutes of play. Wahoo had just shut out ranked Platteview 18-0 for one and half quarters last night. The Warrior defense was slow coming, but the offensive end caught fire early with threes by Kendal Brigham, Elle Glock and Taryn Scheef.  Several two’s by Glock, Scheef, Brigham, Brianna Brabec and Jaci Schnakenberg, and a few free throws, produced a 23-13 first quarter.

Wahoo’s defense came alive and swarmed the Falcons in the second quarter, while still finishing on offense. The Warrior defense forced eight consecutive turnovers in a row. An offensive put back by Brabec, a three by Glock, and a steal, score and another score by Kyla Swanson were a lot for the Falcons to handle. D.C. West went scoreless until the 12th possession. Wahoo dropped the press and continued to attack, drawing fouls and making 7 of 10 from the line. A steal and score by Glock, and a steal and score by Brigham, cushioned a 43-17 halftime.

Scheef’s assist to Brabec launched the second half, scoring six baskets in a row. Two two’s by Brabec, a three by Brigham, and two nothing-but-net threes by Glock produced a 15-3 run. Free throws by Schnakenberg, and Katie Borcher’s assist to Brabec for the three ended the third quarter, up 63-28.

Wahoo continued to dominate early in the fourth, finishing on the first five possessions. Scheef’s foul free throws, an offensive board and score by Swanson and two three’s by Brabec, and Glock’s fifth three landed a 13-0 start before the bench was cleared. Turnovers continued to plagued D.C. West, but not their determination to fire the long-range shots, hitting two three’s and a deuce to end the game 78-36.

“It took a little to get our wheels rolling after defeating Platteview the night before,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “The girls responded after first quarter and delivered a 43-17 half time, allowing a lot of players to get into the game.”  

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Glock 21, Brabec 16, Brigham 13, Scheef 12, Swanson 6, Schnakenberg 5, Gronenthal 3, Homes 2
Rebounds: Brabec 5, Glock 5
Steals: Glock 5
Assists: Scheef 6, Glock 5

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 33  ||  D.C. West 13   
W (12-0)
Scoring: Mann 9, Sears 6, Schnakenberg 5, Borchers 4, Homes 3, Strait 2, Luedtke 2, Gronenthal 2
Rebounds: Mann 8, Strait 3, Schnakenberg 3
Steals: Schnakenberg 4, Greenfield 3
Assists: Greenfield 2

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Warrior Girls defeats Class B Platteview at home
11-2 Wahoo travels to D.C. West tomorrow
January 12, 2018 (Home)
    Wahoo    51    •    Platteview    42    W (Season Record: 11-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13           9      (22)  12     (34)  17        51
 Trojans   0   9       (9)  12     (21)  21        42

Wahoo’s strong start delivered a solid win over Platteview, 51-42.

Wahoo produced a domineering 13-0 first quarter performance over Class B Conference foe Platteview. The Warriors’ strong man-to-man defense was key to keeping Platteview contained. Hallie Reeves began the crusade, followed by a steal and assist to Kyla Swanson. It was Elle Glock’s back-to-back sharp shooting from the three that stunned the Trojans, giving Wahoo a 10-0 start. The corner three by Taryn Scheef put the finishing touch on the first quarter.

Wahoo continued its defensive attack, forcing 10 of 19 for the game. Before Platteview could find its offensive groove, the Warriors made a 5-0 run to start the second quarter. Reeves put in six of her game-high points, and a two-pointer by Glock and a free throw by Kendal Brigham ended the half with Wahoo up 22-9.

Platteview’s Payton Brodsky caught fire in the third quarter, hitting 10 of 21 game-high points; however, Wahoo continued to stay in front. Two three’s by Scheef and an and-one play by Reeves kept Wahoo’s fire burning. Every time Platteview tried to close the gap, Wahoo had an answer. Brigham finished at the rim, and a Glock free throw ended the third period, up 34-21.

The game got tense and Wahoo began to struggle, committing 9 of 18 turnovers this quarter alone. Platteview was able to counter on five steals. Reeves took to the line early, hitting one of two. Platteview hit a three on the next play; however, Wahoo answered back on the next three possessions. Scores by Swanson, Brigham and Scheef kept the Warriors on top. The Trojans had two more runs, but each time Wahoo stayed cool and found the answer. Wahoo sank 8 of 10 free throws down the stretch and took the win, 51-42.

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 14, Glock 12, Scheef 11, Brigham 7, Swanson 6, Brabec 1
Rebounds: Swanson 8, Brabec 8
Steals: Reeves 4
Assists: Brigham 6

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 44  ||  Platteview 38   
W (11-0)
Scoring: Mann 12, Schnakenberg 12, Sears 11, Homes 5, Luedtke 2, Eddie 2
Rebounds: Mann 7, Gronenthal 4, Eddie 4
Steals: Borchers 6, Eddie 5, Schnakenberg 4

Assists: Sears 7, Greenfield 3

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Warrior Girls advance to 10-2 with big home win over Omaha Mercy!
Wahoo hosts Platteview Friday
January 9, 2018 (Home)
    Wahoo    62    •    Omaha Mercy    39    W (Season Record: 10-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16          23     (39)  13     (52)  10        62
 Monarchs   8   8      (16)  16     (32)   7         39


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Taryn Scheef (photo courtesy Kinsley Tingelhoff)

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Jaci Schnakenberg (photo courtesy Kinsley Tingelhoff)

Wahoo put together a 16-8 first period performance after a rocky start. A quick timeout to refocus helped the Warriors settle in. Hallie Reeves put the team in action with two quick steals and scores off of the press. Three’s by Taryn Scheef and Kendal Brigham, two’s by Reeves and Scheef, and free throws by Scheef and Maddie Larson gave Wahoo a healthy eight-point lead.

Brianna Brabec brought the three to start a dominating 23-8 second quarter. Wahoo stole the ball nine times, and the defense wore on the Monarchs. Two steals by Reeves fueled perfect free throws and a layup by Scheef. Brigham hit the next shot, followed by another three by Brabec. The stormed calmed until a steal and an and-one play by Reeves revved it up. Scheef finished on the next play while Kyla Swanson took to the line, sinking one of two free throws. Larson’s perfect two-for-two free throws and one more steal and score by Reeves gave Wahoo a 39-16 half time score.

Wahoo pulled the press off the second half and stayed fairly steady, but Omaha Mercy won out the 3rd period, outscoring Wahoo 16-13. Mercy had a 5-2 lead until an offensive rebound by Swanson helped give Wahoo the second opportunity. Brigham sank the three-pointer, followed by a free throw by Jaci Schnakenberg. Brigham again hit the deuce, and a three-pointer by Elle Glock ended the third grace period up, 52-32.

Brigham brought the three this time to start the final quarter, and a steal and transition lay up by Brabec gave Wahoo a 5-0 start. Mercy acted on their foul shots, hitting four of four. A basket by Swanson, a free throw by Janisa Gronenthal and a last-second two by Maci Homes brought the Warriors their 10th season victory!

“Our second quarter was powerful against Mercy,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Mercy has a nice post player that was tough inside.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 15, Scheef 13, Brigham 13, Brabec 8, Glock 3, M. Larson 3, Swanson 3, Homes 2, Gronenthal 1, Schnakenberg 1

Rebounds: Reeves 7, Swanson 5
Steals: Reeves 7
Assists: Reeves 7  

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 45  •  Omaha Mercy 30   
W (10-0)
Scoring: Borchers 11, Eddie 10, Schnakenberg 9, Mann 6, Sears 6, Gronenthal 2, Homes 1
Rebounds: Schnakenberg 8, Mann 6, Sears 6, Borchers 5

Steals: Borchers 5, Mann 4, Schnakenberg 3
Assists: Schnakenberg 3, Homes 2

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Warrior Girls cap off perfect weekend with win @ Crete!
9-2 Wahoo hosts Omaha Mercy Tuesday
January 6, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    43    •    Crete    31    W (Season Record: 9-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   5          15     (20)  11     (31)  12        43
 Cardinals   8   2      (10)   9      (19)  12        31


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Kyla Swanson (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

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Kendal Brigham (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

The Warriors found themselves down 7-0 against Class B Crete through most of the first quarter. But no worries once the Warriors won the battle on the boards and sank their first shots. Kyla Swanson put her team on the board, followed by a Kendal Brigham three pointer. With only 8 possessions played out, the Warriors trailed 5-8 after 8 minutes of play.

Determined and recharged Wahoo extended their defense, keeping track of Crete’s power. Swanson’s second offensive rebound led to a three pointer by Taryn Scheef to tie the game 8 all. The switch in defense proved to be a good choice, causing Crete to get frustrated and turn the ball over eight times. Wahoo fueled an 11-0 run with Elle Glock nailing the three, a two from Scheef and another Brigham three. It was Reeves’ keen steal and score and free throws by Scheef that gave Wahoo a 10-point edge heading into half, 20-10.

Wahoo continued their pursuit, while the Cardinals attempted to make it up this quarter. Scheef’s three cancelled Crete’s first three of the second half. Not long after, Crete sank another three, but this time Brianna Brabec’s pull-up jump shot cancelled all but one of those points. Crete then hit another three, only to be cancelled once again by sharp-shooting Scheef.

The last play of only eight possessions this quarter was a crowd pleaser. Swanson pulled down her fifth offensive rebound and quickly passed it out to the perimeter. Without hesitation Brigham passed to Brabec in the corner. Brabec’s nothing-but-net buzzer 3-pointer brought fans out of their seats, and gave Wahoo a real nice 31-19 lead.

Crete gave one last push, but Wahoo stayed in control with free throws from Scheef, Reeves and Glock. Glock’s three-pointer and an offensive board put back sealed the deal, 43-31.

“This was a sweet revengeful victory from a year ago,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Once we took control of the situation tonight, there was no way of letting this one slip away. I’m super proud of our efforts tonight.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Scheef 15, Glock 10, Brigham 6, Brabec 5, Reeves 5, Swanson 2

Rebounds: Reeves 8, Swanson 5
Steals: Reeves 3
Assists: Brabec 4

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 44  •  Crete 25   
W (8-0)
Scoring: Borchers 14, Mann 8, Sears 8, Homes 5, Luedtke 3, Strait 2, Gronenthal 2, Schnakenberg 2
Rebounds: Borchers 7, Mann 5
Steals: Mann 7, Schnakenberg 6

Assists: Schnakenberg 5, Homes 3

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Warrior Girls advance to 8-2 with Friday night victory @ Syracuse!
Wahoo travels to Crete Saturday
January 5, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    53    •    Syracuse    38    W (Season Record: 8-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16          12     (28)  17     (45)   8         53
 Rockets  10   9      (19)   8      (27)  11        38

The road to victory began with a three by Brianna Brabec, followed by a steal and lay up by Hallie Reeves. A couple of Warrior turnovers opened the door for the Rockets to get on the board. Steals by Reeves and Taryn Scheef stimulated another surge and an and-one by Elle Glock gave the Warriors a 12-5 lead. 

The quarter ended with a free throw by Reeves and an assist by Kendal Brigham to Scheef for the three. The Warriors lead 16-10 after one.

The Rockets drained the three to start the second quarter. Scheef canceled the Rocket three by draining the corner three. Free throws by Reeves and a top-of-the-key three by Glock extended the lead; however, Syracuse kept it close by hitting a three of their own. Kyla Swanson’s offensive put back and Brigham’s keen dribbling allowed her to get to the rim, providing Wahoo with a 28-19 first half performance.

Wahoo’s defense forced Syracuse to 15 of 27 turnovers in the first half, but Wahoo was not able to shake the Rockets until the 3rd quarter. Scheef finished at the rim and Brigham made her way through traffic and scored. A three by Reeves and a Reeves steal sparked another Scheef layup. Syracuse went cold that last five possessions, and the Warriors continued to light it up. Back-to-back scores by Brigham and a three by Glock gave Wahoo the advantage, 45-27.

Wahoo continued to attack early in the fourth. Foul free throws by Scheef, another take to the basket by Brigham, and a jump shot by Jaci Schnakenberg fueled a 6-0 run; however, Syracuse fired back against Wahoo’s bench, and a whirlwind of rampant turnovers consumed the Warriors. Wahoo had a good cushion to withstand the storm, and went on to win 53-38.

“Syracuse had a lot of experience back; however, our defense forced 27 turnovers tonight, and we shot the ball well from the perimeter,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. 

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Scheef 14, Brigham 11, Reeves 10, Glock 9, Brabec 3, Swanson 2,  Borchers 2, Schnakenberg 2

Rebounds: Swanson 5, Reeves 5,
Steals: Reeves 7, Scheef 4
Assists: Brigham 3

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 49  •  Syracuse 45   
W (8-0)
Scoring: Homes 15, Schnakenberg 9, Gronenthal 6, Borchers 5, Mann 5, Eddie 4, Sears 3, Luedtke 2
Rebounds: Mann 5
Steals: Gronenthal 5, Mann 4, Homes 4

Assists: Luedtke 2, Schnakenberg 2

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Warrior Girls take 3rd place in Holiday Tourney with win over Auburn
7-2 Wahoo travels to Syracuse Friday
December 30, 2017 (Holiday Tournament Consolation @ Bishop Neumann)
    Wahoo    67    •    Auburn    52    W (Season Record: 7-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  20          13     (33)  17     (50)  17        67
 Bulldogs  11  10     (21)  11     (32)  20        52

Wahoo came ready to play and get back on the winning track. From the tip to the end, Wahoo controlled the tempo in Saturday’s Holiday Tourney consolation game against Auburn.

Taryn Scheef took it directly from the tip to the basket to set the tone. Wahoo fed off the energy generated on the floor. A productive first five possessions gave Wahoo a 12-2 start. Scheef led the way this quarter, scoring 12 of her game-high 27 points. Other big threes by Kendal Brigham and Elle Glock, and a steal and layup by Hallie Reeves, fueled a 20-11 first quarter performance.

Brianna Brabec took to the line early in the 2nd quarter after being fouled on the drive. Scheef continued to have the touch, combining for 20 points in the first half. Kyla Swanson and Reeves added the remaining quarter points, giving Wahoo a comfortable 33-21 lead at the half.

Auburn stole the ball and scored early in the third, but Wahoo responded by connecting on the next 4 possessions. Brigham sank the three, followed by Reeves’ offensive rebound kick out to Brabec. Without any hesitation, Brabec fired and sank her first three of the game. Swanson’s strong offensive board put back and Brabec’s one of two free throw gave Wahoo a 9-2 run.

Strong takes to the basket by Glock put her to the line several times, and a steal by Reeves gave way to an and-one. Glock put the finishing third quarter touches on with an and-one play to finish the quarter in Wahoo’s favor, 50-32.

Auburn found the three-point line to be profitable in the fourth quarter, sinking five of their seven threes, but Wahoo continued to stretch themselves as well, keeping control of the game and allowing all 14 players to enter the game. 

Wahoo took the win to get back on track to start the New Year right, 67-52.

“It was great to get the win and get back to playing hard and with intensity. I believe we’ve gone through the adjustment period, losing a key player Elly Larson and losing two close games within our abilities,” said Head Coach Linda Walker.

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Scheef 27, Brigham 12, Glock 10, Brabec 7, Reeves 7, Swanson 4

Rebounds: Swanson 7, Scheef 6, Glock 5
Steals: Reeves 3

Assists: Reeves 4, Brigham 3

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Wahoo handed 2nd season defeat by Seward in first round of Holiday Tournament
6-2 Wahoo set to play Auburn in tomorrow's Holiday Tourney consolation game
December 29, 2017 (Holiday Tournament @ Bishop Neumann)
    Wahoo    46    •    Seward    50    L (Season Record: 6-2)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11           9      (20)  15     (35)  11        46
 Bluejays  12  11     (23)  12     (35)  15        50

A two by Kyla Swanson and a three pointer by Kendal Brigham gave Wahoo a 5-4 start in the Holiday tournament. A Warrior turnover gave way to a Seward steal and quick score. After several missed shots, Hallie Reeves hit the top-of-the-key three and Elle Glock drew the foul shots; however, Seward held the lead after 8 minutes, 12-11.

The Seward Bluejays finished at the rim after Wahoo turned the ball over. Reeves responded by sinking the next shot. A strong board and transition lead to a nice finish product by Swanson, followed by another score from Reeves and a three by Glock. Wahoo took a 20-17 lead; however, failure to box out allowed Seward to strike on the last three possessions. 

The Bluejays lead after 16 minutes, 23-20 at half time.

Third quarter was a back and forth battle. Brianna Brabec hit the two and a three, along with a Reeves free throw to give a 6-6 start for both teams in the second half. Back-to-back scores by Reeves and Swanson allowed the Warriors to take a one-point lead. Seward hit 4 of 6 free throws to take back the lead, but scores by Taryn Scheef, Glock and Reeves gridlocked the third, 35-35.

With 8 minutes to play, Wahoo got a break. A three by Glock and Brabec’s two free throws gave the Warriors a 40-36 lead. Again, failure to take away second opportunities was haunting. Seward was able to draw fouls and sink three of four free throws. Brabec and Brigham drew the fouls of their own and connected on four of four from the line. 

Missed opportunities on the Warrior offensive end led to destruction on the defensive end. Wahoo’s struggle to box out allowed several opportunities, and Seward’s Zadina nailed two critical three’s. Wahoo took back a one-point lead after a score by Reeves with 48 seconds to play. Two late turnovers and Warrior forced fouls gave away the chance to hold onto the win.

Wahoo dropped its second season loss to Seward, 46-50. 

“Seward has a strong inside game,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We took the driver’s seat several times, but errors and board work haunted our chances late in the game.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 14, Glock 9, Brabec 9, Swanson 6, Brigham 5, Scheef 3
Rebounds: Swanson 7, Glock 4, Scheef 4
Steals: Brabec 2

Assists: Reeves 4, Scheef 3

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Warrior Girls Basketball suffers first season loss @ Lincoln Lutheran
6-1 Wahoo prepares for rebound at Holiday Tournament (bracket posted)
December 19, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    39    •    Lincoln Lutheran    45    L (Season Record: 6-1)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   9           8      (17)   8      (25)  14        39
 Lutheran  14  10     (24)   6      (30)  15        45

An early three and an offensive put back by Lincoln Lutheran started a night of catch up for Wahoo. Soon Wahoo was on the board with a three of their own by Hallie Reeves, a two by Kyla Swanson and an offensive put back by Reeves. Not long after, though, Lutheran responded with another three and two more baskets to keep the lead 12-7. A steal by Elle Glock and score closed the gap to three; however, Lincoln Lutheran’s inside power gained position and ended the quarter 9-14 in Lutheran’s favor.

A steal and layup by Reeves started the second quarter, but soon Reeves took to the bench with two early fouls and then her third. Two assists for three’s by Kendal Brigham to Taryn Scheef and Glock added 6 needed points, but not enough. Wahoo headed into halftime down 17-24.

Wahoo continued to struggled in the second half to produce on the offensive end. This time, though, Wahoo took to the free throw line after drawing fouls in the paint. Unfortunately not all of those free shots would sink. Wahoo was able to connect on 6 of 10 charity stripe opportunities and get a basket from Brianna Brabec. Wahoo ended third quarter down by 5, 25-30.

Wahoo tried to make a run in the 4th and started to attack the basket with better precision. Brigham sank two three’s, and Reeves added 8 of her game-high 19 this quarter. Lincoln Lutheran was able to hang on by hitting six of six from the free throw line to give Wahoo their first loss of the season, 39-45.

“We played very passive and did not shoot the ball well,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We make our free throws, and it’s a different ballgame.”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 19, Glock 7, Brigham 6, Scheef 3, Brabec 2, Swanson 2

Rebounds: Swanson 9, Scheef 8, Brabec 8, Reeves 6
Steals: Brabec 2, Brigham 2
Assists: Brabec 3

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 34  •  Lincoln Lutheran 24    
W (7-0)
Scoring: Mann 13, Schnakenberg 6, Gronenthal 5, Glock 2, Borchers 2, Eddie 2, Sears 2, Homes 2
Rebounds: Schnakenberg 7, Borchers 6, Eddie 6, Mann 5, Homes 5
Steals: Schnakenberg 6

Assists: Homes 3

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Warrior Girls Basketball blasts the Pioneers @ Ft. Calhoun; Coach Walker celebrates 300th win!
6-0 Wahoo travels to Lincoln Lutheran Tuesday
December 15, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    69    •    Fort Calhoun    15    W (Season Record: 6-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16          30     (46)  13     (59)  10        69
 Pioneers   5   2       (7)   4      (11)   4         15

Wahoo overpowers Fort Calhoun 69-15.

The tip went to Brianna Brabec, and a crosscourt pass to Taryn Scheef sank the first score of the night. The Pioneers answered back with a three, but soon after Kendal Brigham sank a trey of her own. The Warrior defense was geared with steal after steal, but productivity was tripped up with turnovers. Soon all that ended as Kyla Swanson and Elle Glock finished shots to put the Warriors up 11-2. Swanson scored 9 of her 13 points this quarter, ending the last two possessions with two steals, an and-one and another bucket.   

The Warrior defense intensified, and fueled an unstoppable offensive scoring explosion. Wahoo scored on 15 of the 20 possessions, stole the ball 11 of 24 for the game, and forced 15 of 35 turnovers. Seven Warriors had their hands in the scoring, while the Pioneers mustered 2 points. Hallie Reeves and Scheef combined for 18 of the 30-2 demolition. Brabec, Swanson, Brigham, Maddie Larson, and Glock combined for the rest.

Wahoo lead at halftime 46-7, and put the clock running in the second half.

A steal and score by Brabec, an assist from Scheef to Swanson, and a Reeves basket gave Wahoo a strong 3rd quarter start. Fort Calhoun continued to struggle taking care of the ball and was only able to connect on two baskets. The Wahoo bench was called in. A steal and score by Jaci Schnakenberg and free throws by Macy Homes ended the 3rd quarter 59-11.

Only 8 possessions existed in the 4th quarter. Two assists by Homes to Schnakenberg allowed finish rim shots. A steal by Schnakenberg and a drawn foul by Homes allowed her to sink two free throws. M. Larson delivered the last assist to Katie Borchers, and Janisa Gronenthal sank two free throws with no time left on the clock.

“We dominated the Pioneers in all categories tonight,” commented Head Coach Linda Walker. 

Wahoo won 69-15 and Coach Walker captured her 300th career win!

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Swanson 13, Reeves 13, Scheef 12, Schnakenberg 6, Brigham 5, M. Larson 4, Glock 4, Brabec 4, Homes 4, Borchers 2, Gronenthal 2
Rebounds: Swanson 4
Steals: Reeves 6, Brigham 5, Brabec 4
Assists: Scheef 6

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 70  •  Fort Calhoun 10   
W (6-0)
Scoring: Mann 12, Homes 11, Glock 9, Eddie 8, Strait 6, Borchers 6, Gronenthal 6, Luedtke 4, Greenfield 4, Schnakenberg 4
Rebounds: Luedtke 4
Steals: Schnakenberg 10, Mann 6
Assists: Schnakenberg 3, Homes 3

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Warrior Girls Basketball wins at home over Louisville
5-0 Wahoo travels to Fort Calhoun Friday
December 12, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    60    •    Louisville    39    W (Season Record: 5-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  19          14     (33)  15     (48)  12        60
 Lions  12  10     (22)   6      (28)  11        39


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Kyla Swanson (Photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

Wahoo conquers Louisville, 60-39.

A score by Taryn Scheef and two back-to-back scores by Kyla Swanson gave Wahoo a 6-4 lead to begin the night. Louisville’s transition game came strong. The Warriors allowed it for a while, but soon an assist by Hallie Reeves to Brianna Brabec gave way to a three pointer. Wahoo finally stopped allowing the Lions to race the court and delivered a 10-0 run. It was Kendal Brigham’s fierce lay up and baseline three that helped Wahoo expand the lead, 19-12.

Brigham’s assist to Reeves at the top of the key intensified the Warriors to start the 2nd period. Soon to follow came two big steals by Scheef and Reeves, allowing Reeves to cap on a 7-0 run for the Warriors.

The Lions took a timeout and roared back, hitting two three’s and a foul shot free throw. Reeves and Swanson took to the bench with two fouls, but soon found their way back into the game. Elly Glock found Scheef at the baseline, where she sank the three. A steal by Reeves fed Scheef the opportunity to answer at the free throw line, and the Warriors took back the power with a comfortable 11-point lead at half, 33-22.

“No letting down” rang loudly. Strong defense and finished product produced a 20-point Wahoo lead in the third period. Brabec and Scheef’s 7 points deflated Louisville. Wahoo’s long arm span and swift reads were causing the Lions trouble, turning the ball over 9 of 23 times this quarter. Two steals and scores in a row by Reeves began to wear on Louisville’s guards. Reeves finished the quarter with one more basket, 48-28.

Again, the Warriors lashed out with back-to-back scores by Reeves and Swanson. A steal and assist by Brigham to Scheef gave Wahoo another clean 6-0 start. Two free throws by Maddie Larson and a steal and score by Glock continued to add to Louisville’s frustrations. With five minutes to play, the bench took over. Janisa Gronenthal sank the final two free throws, and the Warriors roared to a 60-39 victory!

“We really got into their heads with our defensive pressure and made great plays on the offensive end,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “It was a great win for us!”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Scheef 21, Reeves 17, Swanson 6, Brabec 5, Brigham 5, M. Larson 2, Glock 2, Gronenthal 2
Rebounds: Swanson 7, Brabec 4, Scheef 4
Steals: Reeves 7
Assists: Brigham 3, Reeves 3

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 40  •  Louisville 26   
W (5-0)
Scoring: Glock 6, Gronenthal 6, Mann 5, Eddie 4, Sears 4, Homes 4, Greenfield 3, Borchers 3, Schnakenberg 3, Luedtke 2 
Rebounds: Sears 5
Steals: Schnakenberg 6

Assists: Gronenthal 3

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Warrior Girls Basketball chalks up win #4 over Wayne at home!
4-0 Wahoo hosts Louisville Dec. 12
December 8, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    54    •    Wayne    44    W (Season Record: 4-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11          10     (21)  17     (38)  16        54
 Devils   8  11     (19)  15     (34)  10        44

The Warriors beat the Blue Devils 54-44.

Three strong defensive boards, quick looks and two direct passes by Brianna Brabec gave way to two powerful layups by Hallie Reeves and Taryn Scheef. Soon to follow was a take all the way to the bucket by Elle Glock. Wayne found their groove in three possessions midway through the quarter, taking the Warriors to the basket twice and nailing the top-of-the-key three. A Scheef assist to Reeves gave the Warriors a three-point lead after 8 minutes of play, 11-8.

Wahoo stayed alive in the second quarter by being aggressive and drawing the foul shots. The Warriors took to the line 14 times this quarter, hitting 71% of them. Wayne’s consistent scoring on every other possession made Wahoo dig deep and finish on the line. Half time came to a close and Wahoo headed into the locker room on top, 21-19.

Scheef came out firing in the 3rd quarter, hitting the baseline shot on a fake secondary. The Wayne Blue Devils answered that with a 2-point shot. On the next play, Brabec finished on an offensive rebound, and a steal by Reeves and an assist from Kendal Brigham to Scheef gave Wahoo a 31- 24 breather. Just when you thought Wahoo punched the ticket, Wayne received a break by finishing on a 4-point play. It was Reeves’ next two baskets, Brigham’s lay up and Glock’s free throw that ended the 3rd period, 38-34.

Wahoo put the Devils spinning in the fourth quarter. Scheef ran the baseline and sank another beautiful three in the corner. A baseline drive by Reeves and a kick out to Brabec allowed her to fake and take to the basket. The Warriors extended the lead and were able to control the game by hitting shots in the next seven possessions. A steal by Scheef gave way for Glock to answer on a lay up and free throw. The next two possessions were owned by Kyla Swanson, and two offensive rebound put backs by Reeves sealed the win. Wahoo took the victory over preseason-ranked Wayne, but also took a major hit with a knee injury to Elly Larson late in the fourth, after coming down on a transition rebound.   

“Wayne has some nice outside shooters and they got to the basket more than I like,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We played with confidence and it was nice to see us finally get the edge. On another note, we hope and pray for the best for our Elly!"

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Reeves 15, Scheef 12, Glock 7, Brabec 7, Swanson 7, Brigham 3, E. Larson 3
Rebounds: Reeves 9, E. Larson 7, Brabec 6, Swanson 5, Brigham 5
Steals: Reeves 4
Assists: Brabec 3

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 55  •  Wayne 24   
W (4-0)
Scoring: Glock 12, Borchers 12, Sears 10, Homes 7, Greenfield 5, Gronenthal 4, Kavan 3, Gatewood 2 
Rebounds: Borchers 2, Gatewood 2, Greenfield 2, Homes 2
Steals: Sears 4, Homes 4
Assists: Greenfield 4, Homes 3

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Warrior Girls Basketball advances to 3-0 with dominance over Ashland-Greenwood!
Wahoo hosts Wayne Friday night
December 5, 2017 (Home)
    Wahoo    67    •    Ashland-Greenwood    26    W (Season Record: 3-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  14          25     (39)   8      (47)  20        67
 Bluejays   7   9      (16)   5      (21)   5         26


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Elly Larson (photo courtesy Kevin Scheef)

It took a few minutes to get down to business, but once the Warriors turned the corner, they never looked back and took the win over Ashland-Greenwood 67-26.

A steal by Hallie Reeves and assist from Elly Larson to Taryn Scheef put the Warriors in action; however, a team timeout to refocus and go man was warranted. Soon a steal and assist by Kendal Brigham to Reeves boosted a 6-possession excursion. Two strong offensive rebounds and put backs by Kyla Swanson, a three pointer by Brigham, Reeves’ free throw and a 2-point jump shot by Brianna Brabec ended the 1st quarter 14-7.

The Warriors changed up the defense, and the tenacious 1-3-1 was too much for the Bluejays to handle this quarter, causing their opponents 12 of their 28 mishaps. A steal by Scheef and an assist from Brabec led to a 3-pointer by Brigham. Soon to follow was a steal by Reeves that quickly led to a quick layup by Scheef. E. Larson and Swanson’s strong presence inside gave way to four more points. The Warriors were able to sub 5 at a time, keeping fresh legs and causing havoc in a half court set. The Bluejays had no answer for Reeves’ force toward basket nor Scheef’s three, two and final moment and-one.

The Warriors took the lead at half 39-16, outscoring the Bluejays 25-9 in the second quarter.

Foul free throws by E. Larson put the Warriors back in action to start the second half, followed by baskets from Brigham and Reeves. An offensive rebound and score by Reeves gave Warriors an 8-0 run before Ashland could seek their first score. An offensive rebound by Elle Glock and an assist by Maddie Larson to sister Elly put Wahoo up 49-19. Wahoo was able to sub deeper, but before that Glock sank a right-side three and added two more on a drive play. E. Larson revenged her first shot of the game by cashing in on the top of key 3-pointer to end the 3rd quarter up 57-21. 

The Warrior bench took over all of the 4th quarter. A steal and score by Jaci Schnakenberg, followed by a free throw, continued the destruction. An assist by Kelsie Sears to Kharissa Eddie, and an assist by Janisa Gronenthal back to Sears gave Wahoo back-to-back scores. Macy Homes put the final points on the board after pulling down an offensive rebound. 

Wahoo took the win over the Bluejays 67-23.

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: E. Larson 13, Scheef 12, Reeves 11, Brigham 8, Swanson 6, Glock 5, Schnakenberg 3, Homes 3, Brabec 2, Sears 2, Eddie 2
Rebounds: E. Larson 7, Swanson 7
Steals: Reeves 4, E. Larson 3, Scheef 3, Schnakenberg 3
Assists: Reeves 4

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 54  •  Ashland-Greenwood 15   
W (3-0)
Scoring: Glock 14, Borchers 10, Sears 9
Rebounds: Glock 5
Steals: Gronenthal 8

Assists: Greenfield 2, Schnakenberg 2

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Warrior Girls Basketball off to perfect start with victories over two Class B opponents!
2-0 Wahoo hosts Ashland-Greenwood Tuesday
December 2, 2017 (Away)
    Wahoo    47    •    Seward    32    W (Season Record: 2-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   7          21     (28)  13     (41)   6         47
 Bluejays   7   7      (14)   7      (21)  11        32


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Hallie Reeves (photo courtesy Trish Larson)

The Wahoo Warriors posted their second win on the road against the Seward Bluejays this past Saturday, 47-32.

Wahoo and Seward were gridlocked 7-7 after the first quarter. A steal and score by Hallie Reeves put the Warriors on the board. Soon another steal and foul free throws by Kendal Brigham gave Warriors a 4-1 lead. Elle Glock’s offensive rebound allowed Kyla Swanson to take to the free throw line. Two offensive rebounds allowed Swanson to finish and tie the game 7-7.

The Warriors took charge in the second quarter and attacked Seward’s wide 2-3 defense. Brigham drove the lane and finished, while Taryn Scheef answered the next play by sinking the three. Wahoo’s tough defense and solid offensive attack were tough on the next 6 possessions. Brianna Brabec came down with the offensive board put back, and an assist by Reeves to Brigham resulted in a nothing-but-net three. Soon Swanson finished the paint shot, followed by two consecutive threes by Scheef.

Wahoo put on a 21-7 showing in the second quarter and headed into halftime up 28-14.

Another good quarter was delivered in the third period. Reeves sank two free throws early, and deadeye Scheef nailed the three to follow before the Bluejays could add a score. A beastly steal on the backside by Brabec led to an open layup. A nice elbow shot by Elly Larson moved the Warriors’ lead to 37-16. Two more free throws by Reeves and a steal and assist by Brabec fed into a transition Scheef layup. Warriors extended the lead 41-21.

It was Brigham’s take to the basket that began the final period, while Swanson capped on an offensive rebound put back. The final free throws by Maddie Larson and Swanson summed it up, and the Warriors took the 47-32 victory.

“We played well tonight,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Our defense was tough tonight and offensive was solid. It was a team effort!”

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Scheef 14, Brigham 9, Swanson 8, Reeves 6, Brabec 6, E. Larson 3, M. Larson 1
Rebounds: E. Larson 5, Swanson 5
Steals: Brabec 4
Assists: Brabec 3, Reeves 3

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 42  •  Seward 35   
W (2-0)
Scoring: Eddie 9, Schnakenberg 9, Sears 7
Rebounds: Glock 5
Steals: Schnakenberg 7
Assists: Glock 2, Gronenthal 2

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Warrior Girls Basketball dominates home season opener over Class B Bennington!
1-0 Wahoo travels to Seward Saturday
November 30, 2017 (Season Opener @ Home)
    Wahoo    59    •    Bennington    39    W (Season Record: 1-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  10          12     (22)  23     (45)  14        59
 Badgers   5  13     (18)   7      (25)  14        39


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Brianna Brabec (Photo courtesy Jodi Scheef)

The Wahoo Warriors captured their first win of the 2017-2018 season over the Bennington Badgers, 59-39.

Wahoo took a 10-5 lead after 8 minutes of play. Taryn Scheef had the hot hand, sinking 9 of her 21, keeping Wahoo moving in the right direction. Kendal Brigham added two free throws after being fouled on the layup.

Hallie Reeves’ left-side three pointer, followed by Brianna Brabec’s baseline three, started the 2nd quarter. The Warriors took a 16-5 lead. The Badgers regrouped and Wahoo fell into a 5-possession lull. Bennington was able to close the gap to 5 points until Scheef hit the right-side trey and Elly Larson hit the last three pointer of the half giving Wahoo a 22-18 lead.

Wahoo came out in the second half and put together their best team effort. The Warriors poured it on in the first 4 possessions. A steal by Reevies and score ignited the spark, followed by another steal and assist by Scheef to Reeves. Wahoo didn’t stop there. Scheef finishes the next 2 possessions by cashing in on a 2-pointer and three. Wahoo lead 31-18. 

The Badgers hit a three to get their first score of the second half; however, Brigham finished on the drive and drained the three on the next play. Wahoo’s defensive board work and quick outlets started to wear on the Badgers. Late quarter steals by Brabec and Reeves gave way to scores by Scheef and Brabec to cap a 23-7 third quarter performance.

An inbound pass to E. Larson began the 4th quarter, followed by a 3-point clinic session. Threes by Brigham, Elle Glock, Reeves and another by Brigham forced the Badgers to surrender.

“We shot a lot of three’s tonight and were very fortunate they sank,” commented Head Coach Linda Walker. “It was a good first win for us.”

Wahoo took the win, 59-39.

Varsity Leaders
Scoring: Scheef 21, Brigham 13, Reeves 12, Brabec 5, E. Larson 5, Glock 3
Rebounds: E. Larson 7, Swanson 5
Steals: Reeves 7
Assists: Reeves 4, Brigham 3

Junior Varsity
Wahoo 37  •  Bennington 19   
W (1-0)
Scoring: Eddie 10, Glock 8, Borchers 6

Rebounds: Glock 5, Sears 5
Steals: Borchers 3
Assists: Sears 2

 

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2017-2018 Warrior Girls Basketball Team, back row (from left): Coach Curtis Carlson, Coach Michelle Wilt, Elle Glock, Lillie Mann, Kelsey Sears, Elly Larson, Kyla Swanson, Tessa Gatewood, Kharissa Eddie, Kendal Brigham, Toni Greenfield, Coach Linda Walker, Coach Kelsey Sestak. Middle row: Abbey Borchers, Alyssa Luedtke, Courtney Strait, Kaitlyn Herndon, Janisa Gronenthal, Katie Borchers, Jaci Schnakenberg, Hallie Reeves, Macy Homes, Lauren Kavan, Lanta Hitz, Miranda Vanek. Front row: Jaxsen Wilt, Julianne van t'Hul, Taryn Scheef, Maddie Larson, Brianna Brabec, Lillian Harris, Jaclyn Harris. (photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek)

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2017-2018 Warrior Girls Basketball Seniors, from left: Brianna Brabec, Taryn Scheef, Maddie Larson, and Julianne van t'Hul. (photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek)

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