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5a0da00979f6bWarrior 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 Kevin Scheef

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.

Warrior Girls post win #13 at home over Raymond Central

13-2 Wahoo travels to Wahoo Friday

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  
 January 22-27, 2018  NE Capitol Conference Tournament  
 January 30, 2018  @ Gretna  
 February 2, 2018  @ Arlington  
 February 6, 2018  @ Malcolm  
 February 9, 2018  COLUMBUS LAKEVIEW (Sr. Night)  
 February 12-15, 2018  Subdistrict Tournament  
 February 23, 2018  District Final Tournament  
 March 1-3, 2018  State Tournament  

 

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

SEASON RECORD: 13-2

CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
The 2017-2018 Nebraska Capitol Conference Girls Basketball Tournament will be played Jan. 22, 25, and 27. Wahoo has earned the #1 seed, and will host #8 D.C. West in Game 1 on Monday, Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Please click
HERE to view the entire NCC girls bracket. GOOD LUCK WARRIORS!

RESULTS:

January 19, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    xx    •    Norfolk Catholic    xx

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  xx          xx     (xx)  xx     (xx)  xx        xx
 Knights  xx  xx     (xx)  xx     (xx)  xx        xx

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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