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5bdc4c1ec56d8Warrior senior Hallie Reeves lead the pack, posting 25 points in Wahoo's huge 58-36 victory over Class B No. 3 Seward, to capture the 2018 Holiday Tournament Championship! Wahoo comes into 2019 with a perfect 9-0 record.photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek
Warrior senior Hallie Reeves lead Wahoo to a big 64-41 win over Lincoln Lutheran at home on Dec. 18. The Warriors head into the Holiday Break with a perfect 7-0 record.photo courtesy Studio 123
Congratulations Hallie Reeves on 1,000 career points! Reeves reached the landmark Dec. 7 @ Wayne.
Warrior junior Kendal Brigham posted 16 points in last year's district final victory over West Point-Beemer. Wahoo finished last year with an impressive 23-4 record, and begins the 2018-2019 season on Nov. 29 @ Bennington.photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek

photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek

Warrior senior Hallie Reeves lead the pack, posting 25 points in Wahoo's huge 58-36 victory over Class B No. 3 Seward, to capture the 2018 Holiday Tournament Championship! Wahoo comes into 2019 with a perfect 9-0 record.

Warrior Girls Basketball posts win #15 at Raymond Central

15-0 Wahoo hosts Norfolk Catholic Friday

PRACTICE CALENDARS
    January 2019        February 2019

2018-2019 SCHEDULE
(Home games are in BOLD CAPS)

 Date  Opponent  Score
 November 29, 2018  @ Bennington  W (45-43)
 November 30, 2018  AURORA  W (53-18)
 December 4, 2018  @ Ashland-Greenwood  W (62-20)
 December 7, 2018  @ Wayne  W (72-21)
 December 11, 2018  @ Louisville  W (45-41)
 December 14, 2018  FORT CALHOUN  W (68-14)
 December 18, 2018  LINCOLN LUTHERAN  W (64-41)
 December 28, 2018  LEXINGTON (Holiday Tournament)  W (58-45)
 December 29, 2018  SEWARD (Holiday Tournament Championship)  W (58-36)
 January 4, 2019  SYRACUSE  W (54-39)
 January 5, 2019  CRETE  W (54-51)
 January 8, 2019  @ Omaha Mercy  W (57-31)
 January 11, 2019  @ Platteview  W (55-36)
 January 12, 2019  D.C. WEST  W (83-19)
 January 15, 2019  @ Raymond Central  W (64-36)
 January 18, 2019  NORFOLK CATHOLIC  6:00 p.m.
 January 22-26, 2019  NE Capitol Conference Tournament  TBD
 January 29, 2019  GRETNA  7:30 p.m.
 February 1, 2019  ARLINGTON  6:00 p.m.
 February 5, 2019  MALCOLM  7:45 p.m.
 February 11-14, 2019  Subdistricts  TBD
 February 22, 2019  District Final  TBD
 February 28-March 2, 2019  State Tournament  TBD


VARSITY ROSTER

 No.  Name  Height   Gr. 
 11       Elle Glock  6'1"  10
 13  Toni Greenfield  5'5"  10
 15  Alyssa Luedtke  5'6"  10
 21  Katie Borchers  5'6"  12
 23  Kendal Brigham  5'5"  11
 25  Janisa Gronenthal  5'6"  12
 31  Kelsie Sears  6'0"  10
 33  Lillie Mann  5'10"  11
 35  Hallie Reeves  5'8"  12
 41  Elly Larson  6'1"  12
 45  Jaci Schnakenberg         5'7"  12
 51  Mya Larson  5'11"   9
 53  Kharissa Eddie  5'11"  10
 55  Kyla Swanson  6'4"  12

Click HERE to view the entire girls basketball roster.
Head Coach: Linda Walker
Assistant Coaches: Curtis Carlson, Wes Kramer, Michelle Wilt, Kelsey Sestak
Student Managers: Lillian Harris,  Jaclyn Harris, Lanta Hitz, Brailey Gronenthal, Hayden Nelson, Audrey Waido, Jaxsen Wilt, Kellen Wilt

SEASON RECORD: 15-0

2019 CAPITOL CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
The 2019 Capitol Conference Girls Basketball Tournament will be played Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, January 22/25/26. Wahoo has earned the #1 seed, and will host #8 D.C. West in Game 1 (Tuesday, Jan. 22 @ 7:00 p.m.). GOOD LUCK WARRIORS!
                  

GAME RESULTS/SUMMARIES

January 18, 2019 (Home)
    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 Basketball posts win #15 at Raymond Central
15-0 Wahoo hosts Norfolk Catholic Friday
January 15, 2019 (Away)
    Wahoo    64    •    Raymond Central    36    W (Season Record: 15-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  18          19     (37)  17     (54)  10        64
 Mustangs   2  10     (12)  15     (27)   9         36

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Warrior Girls Basketball blasts D.C. West at home
14-0 Wahoo travels to Raymond Central Tuesday
January 12, 2019 (Home)
    Wahoo    83    •    D.C. West    19    W (Season Record: 14-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  23          31     (54)  16     (70)  13        83
 Falcons   3   5       (8)   7      (15)   4         19

Wahoo began with two turnovers against D.C. West Saturday afternoon. Coach Walker’s deliberate timeout resulted in the Warriors delivering a 54-8 first half.

The Warriors came out of the huddle and exploded on the Falcons. A lay up by Hallie Reeves, followed by baskets from Elly Larson and Kyla Swanson, put the Warriors in motion. Wahoo’s 1-3-1 defense smothered the Falcons, forcing 14 of 33 turnovers for the game. Kendal Brigham sank her first three, and an assist from E. Larson to Swanson put Wahoo up 12-3. 

Wahoo continued to dominate with an assist by Jaci Schnakenberg to Reeves. After two offensive boards, E. Larson finished on an and-one and then drained the three. Brigham cleaned up the quarter by sinking the last shot with little time remaining, giving Wahoo a 23-3 first quarter performance.

A new line took to the floor to start the second quarter. Kelsi Sears’ assist to Kharissa Eddie ignited the 31-5 quarter. Soon a steal by Schnakenberg found Mya Larson open down court for the layup. Brigham sank her second three on the next change of possession, and a steal by E. Larson fueled two-for-two free throws by Reeves. The Falcons were able to sink a three and 2-point basket, but the Warriors continued to roll with 14 players entering the game. Lillie Mann would end an eight-possession scoring frenzy with a three of her own. Katie Borchers’ perfect free throws and an offensive put back by Eddie ended the half, 54-8.

The third quarter began with a running clock and different combinations of players. A baseline runner and a diagonal cut with a quick ball reversal would isolate E. Larson at the block for a wide open power lay up. Wahoo’s combination of teams showed no signs of weakness. Swanson even tried her luck at the three, but could not make it count. Wahoo outscored D.C. West 16-7.

Starters took to the bench for the remainder of the night after the third quarter. Without any hesitation, M. Larson released the top-of-the-key three to begin another dominating quarter. Sears soon sank the sweet middle shot, while Eddie, Alyssa Luedtke and 4 more points from Sears finalized the night. Wahoo took the win, 83-19.

 “We tried to put different combinations of players out on the floor, giving balanced minutes. The girls really played well with each other,” said Head Coach Linda Walker.  

VARSITY LEADERS   
Points: Reeves 17, E. Larson 12, Brigham 10, Swanson 10, Eddie 10, K. Borchers 6, Sears 6, M. Larson 5, Mann 3, Luedtke 2, Schnakenberg 1
Rebounds: Eddie 6, Schnakenberg 4, E. Larson 4, Sears 4
Steals: Reeves 6, Sears 4, Glock 4
Assists: Brigham 6

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 55-12 (Record: 12-0)
Points: Luben 15, Luedtke 12, Mann 6, Gatewood 5, Greenfield 5, Strait 4, Sears 4, M. Larson 2, Eddie 2
Rebounds: Gatewood 6
Steals: Strait 5, Greenfield 4, Mann 4
Assists: Greenfield 4

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Warrior Girls start the weekend with big win @ Platteview
13-0 hosts D.C. West tomorrow
January 11, 2019 (Away)
    Wahoo    55    •    Platteview    37    W (Season Record: 13-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11          21     (32)   9      (41)  14        55
 Trojans  10   4      (14)  13     (27)  10        37

A dominating 21-4 second quarter gave Wahoo a 32-14 advantage at halftime, paving the way to a 55-37 victory over Conference opponent Platteview.

First period was a battle between the Warriors and Trojans. Platteview led 6-5 through six possessions of play. Kendal Brigham’s lay up and three pointer kick-started Wahoo. Soon a steal and score by Elle Glock and a basket by Kyla Swanson speared a 9-6 lead. Hallie Reeves sank two free throws to give Wahoo a 1-point lead, 11-10.

A change in defensive strategy by the Warriors boosted the energy level on the floor. Wahoo scored on 10 of 13 possessions, igniting a 21-4 offensive production. An assist by Elly Larson to Reeves started the pursuit. Reeves took to the line and sank her free throws, followed by a backcourt steal by Swanson. Swanson put in the next 6 points, and a basket from Reeves put Wahoo up 23-10. Wahoo gained more momentum with a precision pass by Brigham to Jaci Schnakenberg. Brigham sank two foul shots, followed by Glock’s nothing-but-net baseline three. Platteview’s only connections were a three and single free throw. The half ended with a powerful Schnakenberg steal and score at the rim. Wahoo takes the lead, 32-14.

Platteview came out of halftime outscoring Wahoo 9-13; however, it wasn’t enough to regain any serious advantage over the Warriors. Combined free throws by Brigham, Swanson and E. Larson, and a basket each by Schnakenberg and Swanson, kept Wahoo leading the way, ending the third period 41-27.

Wahoo took care of business once again, outscoring Platteview 10-1 in the first six possessions of the fourth quarter. It was early scores from Swanson, Glock and Brigham that fueled the run. Platteview did not stop playing and connected on back-to back scores. A basket each by Katie Borchers and Lillie Mann gave Wahoo the final points, 55-37.

“Our man-to-man defense did the job against Platteview,” commented Head Coach Linda Walker. “Our second quarter performance put the game in our hands.”

VARSITY LEADERS
Points: Swanson 18, Brigham 12, Reeves 8, Schnakenberg 6, Glock 6, Borchers 2, Mann 2
Rebounds: Swanson 7, Reeves 5
Steals: Glock 3
Assists: Reeves 3, Brigham 3

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 66-41 (Record: 11-0)
Points: M. Larson 12, Sears 12, Mann 9, Gatewood 8, Greenfield 7, Strait 6, Luedtke 5, Luben 5,  Eddie 2
Rebounds: Sears 7, M. Larson 5, Luedtke 5, Mann 5
Steals: Greenfield 5, Sears 5,
Assists: Eddie 3, M. Larson 3, Sears 3. Luben 3

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Warrior Girls post win #12 @ Omaha Mercy
12-0 Wahoo travels to Platteview Friday
January 8, 2019 (Away)
    Wahoo    57    •    Omaha Mercy    31    W (Season Record: 12-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  19          15     (34)  14     (48)   9         57
 Monarchs   8  10     (18)  10     (28)   3         31

Wahoo’s defense swarmed the Monarchs and produced a 17-2 run early in the first nine possessions of play. Mercy was forced to 9 of 23 turnovers, and scored just enough to keep the game in perspective. Wahoo’s quick transition layups and inside post play were dominating this quarter, and scores from Hallie Reeves, Kyla Swanson, Elle Glock, and Elly Larson’s and-one put Wahoo up 19-8.

Wahoo took the pressure off in the full court, but the Warriors continued to own the paint. Swanson continued to finish on offense, connecting on 16 of her game-high 26 for the game. Mercy connected on three 3’s to have just enough to keep the game interesting. 

Wahoo lead at half, 34-18.    

The second half began with a Swanson rim shot, followed by a 12-foot jump shot by Reeves. A rotation of 14 players entered the game early and played out the half. Wahoo shot cold from outside the paint, but the inside game continued to roll. Reeves, E. Larson and Kharissa Eddie were the only three Warriors to connect from outside the paint; however, it didn’t matter and Wahoo took a 48-28 lead to end the third quarter.

It was a quiet fourth quarter as Wahoo outscored Mercy 9-3. Glock’s and-one finish and baskets by Reeves, Swanson and Eddie finalized the game, 57-31.

“The perimeter shots were far and few tonight, and Mercy was able to cause some turbulence with their defense,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We did finish well at the rim.”

VARSITY LEADERS   
Points: Swanson 26, Reeves 15, E. Larson 7, Glock 5, Eddie 4
Rebounds: E. Larson 8, Swanson 6, Reeves 6
Steals: Brigham 4, Swanson 4
Assists: Reeves 7, E. Larson 4

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 54-27 (Record: 10-0)
Points: Gatewood 10, Eddie 10, Mann 8, Sears 8, Luedtke 7, Strait 6, M. Larson 5
Rebounds: Mann 9, Eddie 7
Steals: Eddie 5, Greenfield 4, Mann 4, Luben 4, Sears 4
Assists: M. Larson 5, Strait 4

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Warrior Girls cap off perfect weekend with home win over Crete
11-0 Wahoo travels to Omaha Mercy Jan. 8
January 5, 2019 (Home)
    Wahoo    54    •    Crete    51    W (Season Record: 11-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  18           6      (24)  16     (40)  14        54
 Cardinals  14  16     (30)   4      (34)  17        51

MEDIA COVERAGE
Warriors remain perfect with home win over Crete (by Jason Unger, Wahoo Newspaper, Jan. 9, 2018)

Wahoo turned it up a notch in the second half to outlast Crete, 54-51.

Wahoo began the night on fire from the three, taking an early 9-2 lead. Elle Glock ran baseline and sank her first three of the game. Back-to-back threes from Hallie Reeves and Kendal Brigham merited a Crete timeout.

Crete activated their ability at the arch for the rest of the quarter, with Creighton recruit Morgan Maly swishing two of the four made. Steals and scores by Reeves and Kyla Swanson, and Glock’s baseline power drive continued Wahoo’s pursuit. A two by Reeves and a free throw by Swanson gave Wahoo an 18-14 lead after eight minutes of play.

The Crete Cardinals powered up in the second quarter, outscoring the Wahoo Warriors 16-6. The only points for the Warriors came from a second three-pointer by Glock, and 3 of 4 free throws by Elly Larson and Reeves. Wahoo’s intensity on defense failed to contain Crete’s power, and their inconsistent scoring this quarter put the Warriors in unfamiliar territory. Wahoo trailed at the half, 24-30.

Wahoo made some serious adjustments in the locker room, and set the tone for the second half. The Warriors moved the game into a full court exhibition, with man-to-man and a little 1-3-1. The Warriors were back on track, slowing their opponents. Brigham stroked the arch three perfect times, and Reeves picked the ball and went coast to coast. Wahoo started to pound the ball inside, hitting E. Larson for an and-one play. Wahoo outscored Crete 16-4, ending the grace period up 40-34.

The Fourth quarter was intense and gave the fans their money’s worth. E. Larson mustered two back-to-back scores in the paint, and Brigham dribbling out-foxed Crete’s defense, finishing at the rim. The third three by Glock and a finished rim shot by Swanson gave Wahoo the small cushion they needed. Crete closed the gap with three treys, a deuce and four free throws, but would not surrender until the bitter end. The clock favored the Warriors and with Reeves’ final score, the Crete Cardinals would take defeat. Wahoo rolled to a sweet victory, 54-51.

“We worked hard to get this victory today,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We dug deep at half and came out strong!”

VARSITY LEADERS
Points: Reeves 17, Brigham 15, Glock 11, E. Larson 8, Swanson 3
Rebounds: Swanson 5, E. Larson 5
Steals: Reeves 4
Assists: Swanson 6, Reeves 4

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 40-31 (Record: 9-0)
Points: Mann 9, M. Larson 6, Sears 6, Strait 6, Luben 4, Eddie 4, Gatewood 4, Greenfield 1
Rebounds: M. Larson 5, Gatewood 4
Steals: M. Larson 5, Greenfield 4
Assists: Sears 4, Eddie 3

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Warrior Girls now 10-0 after home conference win over Syracuse
Wahoo hosts Crete tomorrow (Sat.) @ 3:00 p.m.
January 4, 2019 (Home)
    Wahoo    54    •    Syracuse    39    W (Season Record: 10-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  16          12     (28)  19     (47)   7         54
 Rockets   5  14     (19)  10     (29)  10        39

The Wahoo Warriors launched a 54-39 home victory over the Syracuse Rockets to begin their quest in 2019.

A steal by Hallie Reeves fueled an and-one play by Kyla Swanson. The Rockets turned the ball over three times before answering on back-to-back scores. Free throws and a basket by Reeves gave Wahoo a 7-4 advantage. Wahoo’s Elly Larson, Elle Glock and Swanson combined for the remaining 9 points. Wahoo’s defense made it difficult to score, and ended the quarter 16-5.

Syracuse broke in the second quarter with a steal and quick score. Reeves answered back with her own steal and score, followed by a wing three by Glock. The Rockets found some light and began to close the gap, but a 2-pointer by Mya Larson and a Glock steal and score boosted a 25-12 advantage. The Rockets gained some momentum, hitting on three of the last possessions and outscoring the Warriors 14-12. Reeves’ and-one gave Wahoo a final half time score, 28-19.

Wahoo came out with a beastly attack, sinking three 3’s, a deuce and 3 of 4 free throws. A three and layup by Reeves, threes in a row by E. Larson, Glock and Kendal Brigham smashed any Rocket hope. Free throws by Reeves and Swanson and a layup by Brigham summed up the third period, 47-29.

The Rockets did outscore the Warriors in the final quarter, 10-7, but could not make up the devastation of the first and third periods. Brigham went on to sink the final three of the game, and Swanson’s steal and and-one brought the bench to the floor. Wahoo took the Conference victory, 54-39.

“We played really well at times tonight,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Syracuse has a nice team, and I’m sure we will see them again.”

VARSITY LEADERS
Points: Reeves 15, Glock 12, Swanson 11, Brigham 8, E. Larson 5, M. Larson 2, Gronenthal 1
Rebounds: E. Larson 7
Steals: Swanson 3
Assists: Glock 4, Reeves 4

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 60-31 (Record: 8-0)
Points: Strait 12, Eddie 9, Luedtke 9, Luben 8, M. Larson 6, Gatewood 6, Sears 5, Greenfield 5
Rebounds: Eddie 7, Luedtke 6, Luben 5
Steals: Greenfield 5, M. Larson 4
Assists: Luedtke 3, Strait 3, Sears 3, M. Larson 3

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HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
       
Warrior Girls Basketball: 2018 Holiday Tournament Champions!
Wahoo advances to 9-0 with big wins over Lexington & Seward; hosts Syracuse Jan. 4
December 29, 2018 (Home - Holiday Tournament Championship)
    Wahoo    58    •    Seward    36    W (Season Record: 9-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  11          13     (24)  19     (43)  15        58
 Bluejays   7   6      (13)  11     (24)  12        36

MEDIA COVERAGE
Reeves puts on variety show in top-ranked Wahoo's win against Class B No. 3 Seward (by Shea Carlson, Lincoln Journal-Star, Dec. 29, 2018)

Wahoo claimed the championship victory over Seward in the Wahoo Holiday Tournament, 58-36.

The Warriors took a 4-point lead after eight minutes of play. A steal and score by Hallie Reeves set the tone for the night. The Warriors’ defensive strategy also proved to disrupt Seward’s dominating dual. The Bluejays hit two in row midway through the period, but an offensive put back by Kyla Swanson and a three by Mya Larson killed the momentum. It was Elly Larson’s and-one play that favored the home team 11-7.

E. Larson surprised the fans, but not the team, and nailed the wing 3-pointer. Reeves then drove the baseline and put in the floater. A 15-7 lead merited a time out by the Bluejays. Seward hit on the next play, but a steal by M. Larson and E. Larson fueled scores by Swanson and Reeves. Foul trouble put one of Seward’s powerhouses on the bench. The rest of the half Wahoo finished on 4 of 6 free throws to give Wahoo a comfortable 24-13 lead heading into half time. 

Seward found a little spark early in the third quarter, but Wahoo was on, and connected on 8 of 13 possessions. The Wahoo defense continued to dominate. Kendal Brigham’s court awareness against Seward’s press was keen. Reeves scored in numerous ways this quarter, claiming 14 of her game-high 25 points. Brigham and Swanson combined for the remaining 4 points and every Warrior was point on. Wahoo blew the game wide open, 43-24.

The trio of Reeves, Brigham and E. Larson produced a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter, too much to take. Without hesitation Coach Trvdy surrendered, and put in his bench. Another Warrior trio of Kelsie Sears, Kharissa Eddie and Toni Greenfield scored the final 9 points of the game, and Wahoo claimed the victory. 

Wahoo took a solid 58-36 win over Class B Seward, and is crowned Holiday Champs!

“I’m so proud of the girls,” commented Head Coach Linda Walker. “We played so well as a team and our attention to details was key.” 

VARSITY LEADERS
Points: Reeves 25, Swanson 8, E. Larson 8, M. Larson 6, Brigham 5, Eddie 4, Greenfield 2
Rebounds: Swanson 9
Steals: Brigham 4
Assists: Brigham 3, Swanson 3

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Warrior Girls defeat Lexington in first round of Holiday Tourney
8-0 Wahoo hosts Seward in tomorrow's championship game
December 28, 2018 (Home - First Round Holiday Tournament)
    Wahoo    58    •    Lexington    45    W (Season Record: 8-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  17          12     (29)  16     (45)  13        58
 Minutemen   4   9      (13)   9      (22)  23        45

No amount of snow would keep the Lexington Minutemen from traveling to Wahoo for their first-time appearance at the Wahoo Holiday Tournament. Wahoo marched to a 58-33 victory and advanced to the Holiday Tournament finals.

Lexington put up the first 2 points of the game, but Hallie Reeves’ corner three opened the gates for the Warriors. Elle Glock’s steal and assist to Reeves revved the Warriors’ defense, causing the Minutemen to turn the ball over five times in a row. Reeves sank another corner three, and Kyla Swanson’s offensive put back generated more momentum. Wahoo widened the gap with a baseline Glock three, followed by an Elly Larson power layup and a coast-to-coast finish by Jaci Schnakenberg. Wahoo lead 17-4 after eight minutes of action.

Wahoo’s defense continued to cause havoc for Lexington, forcing 7 more turnovers of 26 for the game. A layup by Reeves and an offensive put back gave the Warriors a 21- 7 lead after 7 possessions. Lexington’s post play came alive for six; however, E. Larson’s two-point basket and three, along with a Kendal Brigham free throw and Swanson two-pointer, gave Wahoo a 29-13 advantage at half time.

An early quarter steal by Schnakenberg and an assist to Reeves began the third period. It would take five more possessions before Kelsie Sears sank the trey. Free throws by Reeves and Schnakenberg and an offensive put back would propel a 21-point Warrior lead. Soon Swanson and Brigham accounted for the last 6 points to end the third 45-22.

A switch to a 2-3 defense appeared to give Wahoo an early surge. Swanson’s assist to Reeves led to an and-one finish, and three consecutive steals fueled scores by Brigham, Swanson and Reeves. Wahoo’s bench was called in early to finish the final quarter. A three by Janisa Gronenthal and Kharissa Eddie’s two-pointer closed the game 58-33, and advanced the Warriors to the championship game.

“We played a bit inconsistently tonight against new opponent Lexington,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Tomorrow, we’ll need our A game for the Seward Bluejays.”

VARSITY LEADERS
Points: Reeves 21, Swanson 10, E. Larson 7, Brigham 6, Glock 3, Schnakenberg 3, Gronenthal 3, Eddie 2
Rebounds: Swanson 5, E. Larson 4, Reeves 4
Steals: Brigham 4
Assists: Glock 4

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Warrior Girls take down Lincoln Lutheran at Home; advance to 7-0
Wahoo hosts 2018 Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-29
December 18, 2018 (Home)
    Wahoo    64    •    Lincoln Lutheran    41    W (Season Record: 7-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13          22     (35)  17     (52)  12        64
 Lutheran   4  16     (20)  10     (30)  11        41


 

   
Clockwise from top left: Kyla Swanson, Elle Glock, Elly Larson, Jaci Schnakenberg, Hallie Reeves, and Kendal Brigham. (photos courtesy Studio 123)

The Wahoo Warriors controlled the Lincoln Lutheran Warriors Tuesday night from the tip to the final buzzer.

Kyla Swanson’s controlled tip led to a dribble drive floater by Hallie Reeves, followed by a corner three-pointer by Elle Glock. Wahoo was out to a 5-0 lead before Lutheran connected on an offensive rebound. Kendal Brigham hit next, while a Reeves’ steal gave way to a layup by Glock. Reeves cleaned up the quarter with back-to-back scores, ending the period up 13-4.

Elly Larson found the short corner to be wide open and drilled the baseline shot. Lutheran sank their first of five threes for the night. Wahoo’s keen shooting gave no relief to the other Warrior team. Swanson, Reeves, and Brigham went on to combine for the next 11 calculated points. Lincoln Lutheran continued to turn the ball over, but was able to put 16 points on the board this quarter. It wasn’t enough. A steal and assist from Mya Larson to Glock, and a left-side trey by M. Larson sparked a 22-16 second quarter. Swanson cleaned up the 35-30 half with perfect free throws and a give-and-go lay up.

Wahoo came out to the third quarter with precision, taking an early 6-0 run. Wahoo’s 1-3-1 continued to storm the court. By now Lutheran had turned the ball over 18 times. E. Larson found the smooth release and scored 7 of her game-high 13 points this quarter. With no time to spare, a confident E. Larson stroked the baseline three at the buzzer, fueling a 17-10 third quarter performance.

Wahoo headed into the final grace period up 52-30. Before the starters took to the bench, a Reeves’ steal and assist to Swanson put the Warriors in motion. Feeling confident once more at the arch was E. Larson, sinking her second three of the night. A two-pointer by Kharissa Eddie and a Janisa Gronenthal three closed the night. The Wahoo Warriors took the win, final 64-41.

VARSITY LEADERS   
Points: Reeves 14, E. Larson 13, Swanson 13, Glock 11, Brigham 4, Gronenthal 3, M. Larson 3, Eddie 2, Mann 1
Rebounds: Swanson 8, E. Larson 5, Glock 4
Steals: Reeves 7
Assists: Glock 4, Reeves 3

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 54-30 (Record: 7-0 )
Points: Sears 13, Eddie 10, M. Larson 7, Mann 6, Greenfield 6, Strait 5, Luben 3, Luedtke 2, Gatewood 2
Rebounds: Mann 7, M. Larson 4, Sears 4
Steals: Greenfield 7, Sears 6, Mann 4, M. Larson 4
Assists: M. Larson 5, Mann 4

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Warrior Girls breeze past Fort Calhoun at home
6-0 Wahoo hosts Lincoln Lutheran Tuesday
December 14, 2018 (Home)
    Wahoo    68    •    Fort Calhoun    14    W (Season Record: 6-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  21          20    (41)  21    (62)   6         68
 Pioneers   7   3     (10)   1     (11)   3         14

Wahoo Warriors dominated the Fort Calhoun Pioneers Friday night, with a final score of 68-14.

Wahoo’s defense struck hard, forcing the Pioneers to turn the ball over 10 of 28 times. Combined steals by Elle Glock, Hallie Reeves, Kyla Swanson, Elly Larson, and Kendal Brigham produced only 5 points; however, the last 8 possessions was dynamite. Glock’s three, Swanson's three paint shots, E. Larson’s 15-foot elbow, and sister Mya’s free throw all propelled a 21-7 performance.

Brigham’s keen eye and accurate full-court pass led E. Larson to catch and finish on a perfect stride lay up to start the second quarter. Reeves’ steal and a Brigham assist to Swanson fueled a devastating attack that soon took hold and brought all 14 players into the game. The Pioneers would go scoreless for the next 7 possessions while Brigham, E. Larson, Reeves, M. Larson, Jaci Schnakenberg, Janisa Gronenthal and Kelsie Sears put a combined 14 points on the board. Wahoo entered the half up 41-10.

After two minutes of play to start the second half, Wahoo’s starters took the bench, and the subs began taking over the game. Wahoo’s half-court defense forced 9 more turnovers, and the running clock was put into effect. Wahoo connected on 11 of 12 possessions this quarter, and the Warrior bench played solidly, subbing 5 in and 5 out. Ft. Calhoun was held to just a single point in the third period, and Wahoo entered the fourth quarter up 62-11.

A new starting line up took to the floor in the fourth quarter; however, Wahoo’s defense was so solid that it held the Pioneers to just 3 free throws. Kharissa Eddie, Schnakenberg and Alyssa Luedtke combined the final tallies on the board. Warriors took the win, with a final score of 68-14.

“We were able to play a lot of girls tonight,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Each team that took the floor played well.”

VARSITY LEADERS   
Points: Swanson 14, Reeves 10, Glock 10, E. Larson 8, Schnakenberg 6, Brigham 5, Sears 4, M. Larson 3, Gronenthal 2, Luedtke 2, Eddie 2
Rebounds: Swanson 4, Sears 4
Steals: Reeves 5, Glock 4
Assists: Glock 5

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 62-36 (Record: 6-0)
Points: Sears 14, M. Larson 10, Eddie 8, Luben 7, Strait 7, Mann 5, Gatewood 4, Luedtke 4, Greenfield 3
Rebounds: Gatewood 8, Eddie 4
Steals: Greenfield 5, Sears 5
Assists: Greenfield 5

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Warrior Girls survive a challenge at Louisville; advance to 5-0
Wahoo hosts Fort Calhoun Friday
December 11, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    45    •    Louisville    41    W (Season Record: 5-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   6          17     (23)   9     (32)  13         45
 Lions   7  12     (19)  11    (30)  11         41

MEDIA COVERAGE
Reeves takes over, offensively and defensively, as top-ranked Wahoo grinds out win at Louisville (by Clark Crell, Lincoln Journal-Star, Dec. 11, 2018)

In-and-out perimeter shooting created a different Warrior game plan; however, Wahoo prevailed with driving force to take a 45-41 victory over the 5-0 Louisville Lions.

Hallie Reeves found Elle Glock on a baseline to begin the night. Several possessions later Kendal Brigham fed Kyla Swanson and Reeves to end the first 8 minutes of play with Wahoo trailing 6-7. Wahoo’s defense held them in the game, forcing 5 of 17 turnovers this quarter alone.

A Swanson steal led Reeves to finish and take the lead 8-7. A free throw and two-point basket gave the pride back to the Lions. Wahoo reacted with a five-possession trio of productivity led by Reeves, Glock and Brigham. Reeves would score two more times, and a Brigham free throw advanced Wahoo to the locker room up 23-19.

The Louisville Lions roared back and outscored the Warriors 11-9 in the third grace period. It was a Glock lay up, power dribble drives and product by Reeves, and Swanson’s three of four free throws that gave Wahoo a slim advantage at the end of the third quarter, 32-30. 

Wahoo stepped their game up early on in the fourth. Reeves’ two lay ups, Brigham’s perfect free throws, and the only outside-of-the-paint shot by Elly Larson gave Wahoo a comfortable 40-32 lead; however, the reverse Reeves’ layup and Brigham’s assist to Swanson produced the largest lead of the game for the Warriors, 44-33.

Louisville called a timeout and made its last attempts, answering on two three’s and a last second layup, but it didn’t matter and Wahoo took the win 45-41.

“This was a good win for us and it didn’t matter how the points were scored,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “We found a way to win and showed another side of this unique team.”

VARSITY LEADERS   
Points: Reeves 22, Glock 8, Swanson 7, Brigham 6
Rebounds: E. Larson 4, Swanson 4
Steals: Reeves 6
Assists: Brigham 3, E. Larson 3

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 49-23 (Record: 5-0)
Points: Mann 14, Eddie 10, Luben 9, Luedtke 6, Sears 5, Gatewood 3, Strait 2
Rebounds: Mann 14, Sears 8, Greenfield 5
Steals: Luedtke 4, Mann 3, Eddie 3
Assists: Sears 4

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Warrior Girls continue to roll with huge victory @ Wayne!
Hallie Reeves hits 1,000th career points; 4-0 Wahoo travels to Louisville Dec. 11
December 7, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    72    •    Wayne    21    W (Season Record: 4-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  21          17    (38)  21    (59)  13        72
 Devils   6   9     (15)   6     (21)   0         21



Congratulations Hallie Reeves on 1,000 career points!

Wahoo came out with rock and fire Friday night on the Wayne Blue Devil court and ran to a 21-6 first quarter performance. A skip pass to Elle Glock cashed in on the first of 11 made three’s for the night (Kendal Brigham leading the pack, making an impressive 7 of 9). An offensive put back by Elly Larson and free throws by Brigham wrapped the quarter up.

The Blue Devils could not get any offensive rhythm with Wahoo’s 1-3-1. The Warriors continued to strike solidly at the basket. A steal by Glock to Hallie Reeves began the crusade, followed by a three by Brigham. Wahoo forced 5 defensive turnovers before Wayne could connect. A baseline three by Reeves and a power drive toward baseline fed Kyla Swanson the ball. Reeves scored 9 of her 18 points this quarter, ending the half up 38-15. 

Wahoo came out a bit sluggish after halftime, but revved up on both ends of the court after the first couple of minutes. Wayne hit two three’s and then went severely cold before Wahoo scored on the next 11 of 13 possessions. Swanson and Reeves combined for 13 points this quarter, and Brigham added her sixth trey from the right side baseline. A steal and score by E. Larson and Glock’s two-pointer from the left wing put Wahoo up 59-21.

The Warriors remained on fire. Three consecutive three’s by Janisa Gronenthal, Brigham’s 7th, and Kelsie Sears added to the Blue Devils’ scoreless battle since early in the third. Reeves began closing in on her 1000th career point after a steal by Brigham and an assist by E. Larson. Finally, with a reversible layup, Reeves joined the 1,000 point club, and brought the fans out of their seats with signs and cheers!

Wahoo devastates Wayne, with a final of 72-21.

“We played some great basketball tonight and kept Wayne scoreless for over 13 minutes the second half,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Congrats to Hallie on her 1000th career point! Keep it going!”

VARSITY LEADERS
Points: Brigham 23, Reeves 18, Swanson 12, Glock 7, E. Larson 5, Gronenthal 3, Sears 3, Schnakenberg 1
Rebounds: Glock 8, Brigham 6, Reeves 6, Swanson 5
Steals: Reeves 5, Swanson 4
Assists: Glock 5, Reeves 5, Brigham 4

JUNIOR VARSITY: 62-36 WIN (Record: 4-0)
Points: Sears 14, M. Larson 10, Eddie 8, Luben 7, Strait 7, Mann 5, Gatewood 4, Luedtke 4, Greenfield 3

Rebounds: Gatewood 8, Eddie 4
Steals: Sears 5, Greenfield 5, M. Larson 3, Eddie 3
Assists: Greenfield 5, M. Larson 3

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Warrior Girls advance to 3-0 with big win at Ashland-Greenwood!
Wahoo travels to Wayne Dec. 7
December 4, 2018 (Away)
    Wahoo    62    •    Ashland-Greenwood    20    W (Season Record: 3-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  19          18   (37)  15    (52)  10        62
 Bluejays   3   5     (8)   8     (16)   4         20

Wahoo cruised to a 62-20 win against Ashland-Greenwood Tuesday night.

Perfect free throws by Kendal Brigham and Kyla Swanson and rim shots forced Ashland to take an early timeout. Wahoo continued their attack, forcing 7 of 28 turnovers in the first 8 minutes and expanding the lead. Three steals by Hallie Reeves took the Bluejays out of their game, and Elle Glock’s mid-lane floater sank.

Wahoo’s strong rebounding and quick transition found Reeves for the layup. Glock’s steal and Jaci Schnakenberg’s assist to Elly Larson widened the gap; however, it was Glock’s three at the corner baseline that ended the 1st period of play, up 19-3.

Wahoo lit it up early in the second quarter. A three-pointer and layup by Brigham ignited a six-possession devastation. Steals by Mya Larson, Brigham and Schnakenberg fed Reeves and Swanson for a combined 6 points. A second trey by Brigham put the Warriors up 33-3. Ashland was forced to take another timeout and change their defensive strategy. The Bluejays’ 3-2 caused the young Warrior group on the floor to get out of some rhythm, but with keen precision, Reeves hit speedy Brigham for the transition layup and they were back in action. 

Wahoo forced another 10 turnovers this quarter, and a steal by E. Larson fed Schnakenberg for the half, outscoring Ashland 37-8.

A Brigham assist to Kyla Swanson began the second half. The Bluejays were able to connect at the basket, but the Warriors continued to dominate the court, hitting on 8 of 13 possessions and causing disruption in the half court set. Two more steals by Schnakenberg and M. Larson, which fed into a sister score, and two more free throws gave Wahoo a 52-16 lead.

With continued running clock, the Bluejays were ready to call it a game. A three by Kelsie Sears and a free throw by Janisa Gronenthal put the final points on the board. Wahoo wins 62-20!

“Our length caused a lot of havoc for the Bluejays tonight,” commented Head Coach Linda Walker. “The girls did a good job transitioning and executing half court offense when needed.”

VARSITY LEADERS   
Points: Swanson 16, Reeves 15, Brigham 12, Glock 9, E. Larson 4, Sears 3, Schnakenberg 2, Gronenthal 1
Rebounds: Reeves 7
Steals: Reeves 6
Assists: Glock 5

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 45-13 (Record: 3-0)
Points: M. Larson 13, Gatewood 8, Eddie 6, Sears 5, Luedtke 5, Strait 2, Mann 2, A. Borchers 2, Luben 1, Greenfield 1
Rebounds: Eddie 7, M. Larson 4, Strait 4
Steals: Luedtke 4, Mann 4, M. Larson 4
Assists: Strait 4

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Warrior Girls trounce Aurora at home!
2-0 travels to Ashland-Greenwood Dec. 4
November 30, 2018 (Home)
    Wahoo    53    •    Aurora    18    W (Season Record: 2-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors   9          15     (24)  17     (41)  12        53
 Huskies   1   2       (3)   8      (11)   7         18

Wahoo took charge of the Aurora Huskies Friday night on their home court, 53-18.

It happened to be a slow start that led to domination. Hallie Reeves’ steal off the press fed Elle Glock the first basket of the night. Reeves then drove baseline on the next offensive possession and found Kyla Swanson in the lane. Things started to flow as Kendal Brigham maneuvered her way to the rim and finished on an and-one play. The Huskies made one of two free throws this quarter, and Reeves sank the last 2 points to give Wahoo a 9-1 lead.

An offensive put back by Swanson, threes by Glock and Brigham and a power move by Elly Larson gave Wahoo a 16- point lead. Wahoo’s strong defense forced the Huskies to 18 turnovers this half, and held Aurora to just 3 points. One of one free throws by Swanson and Jaci Schnakenberg, and another 3-pointer sunk by Glock ended the half, 24-3.

Wahoo came out to the third quarter and smothered the Huskies with their half court 1-3-1. Wahoo scored big on 7 of their 13 possessions. A steal by Brigham eventually led to Glock’s third 3-pointer of the night. Soon to follow were two back-to-back steals while Brigham and Glock assisted each other. Reeves turned the dial up, putting the next 4 points on the board, and her steal fed Schnakenberg to finish on an and-one play; however, it was Glock’s final long-range trey that put the icing on the quarter, 41-11.

Aurora hit back-to-back shots to start the fourth quarter; however, scores by Brigham, foul free throws by Swanson and a 2-pointer by Glock continued the devastation and ended the game for our starters. The bench took over and continued to play with high energy. Janisa Gronenthal hit the baseline 18-footer, while Lillie Mann scored at the rim. It was Katie Borchers’ final two points that closed the night, with a 53-18 final.

“Our defense was tough tonight, “ said Coach Walker. 

VARSITY LEADERS  
Points: Glock 16, Brigham 12, Swanson 7, Reeves 6, Schnakenberg 4, E. Larson 2, Mann 2, Gronenthal 2, K. Borchers 2
Rebounds: Swanson 7, Reeves 4, Glock 4
Steals: Glock 7, Reeves 5, Brigham 4
Assists: Reeves 5, Brigham 3

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 52-16 (Record: 2-0)
Points: Sears 14, Larson 10, Mann 7, Eddie 6, Gatewood 6, Kenning 4, Luben 2, A. Borchers 2, Luedtke 1
Rebounds: Mann 5, Sears 4, Gatewood 4
Steals: Greenfield 3, Mann 3

Assists: Gatewood 3, M. Larson 3

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Warrior Girls defeat Bennington in nail-biter season opener!
1-0 Wahoo hosts Aurora Friday night
November 29, 2018 (Season Opener @ Bennington)
    Wahoo    45    •    Bennington    43    W (Season Record: 1-0)

     1   2   3   4          F
 Warriors  13           8     (21)   7      (28)  17        45
 Badgers  13   4     (17)  15     (32)  11        43

Wahoo took the tip and an immediate three by Elle Glock rang in the new season! 

Kendal Brigham’s layup and an and-one play by Kyla Swanson put Wahoo up 7-0. The Badgers’ keen transition game and quick and precise passes to open players sank 5 unanswered points. Glock scored on a floater mid lane, but Bennington was now on a mission, scoring at the short corner baseline. An offensive put back by Swanson and a free throw tied the game after 8 minutes, 13-13.

The Warriors took the lead by two with a Glock steal and assist to Hallie Reeves to start the second quarter. Five missed Warrior threes in a row and shot fouls reduced Wahoo’s mojo. Bennington hit only two of four free throws, but followed it up with a two-point conversion. Wahoo’s defense forced four consecutive Badger turnovers, and Brigham was able to connect three times, adding 6 more points for the Warriors. Wahoo held a 4-point lead at half, 21-17.

Third quarter started off well, with Swanson and Elly Larson sinking their paint shots, but the Badgers had more mojo on offense and no turnovers throughout the quarter. A cold nine possessions ended with a free throw from Brigham and an E. Larson assist to Glock. Bennington took the lead 32-28 to start the fourth quarter.

Wahoo’s defense and offense finally came together, and the Warriors outscored the Badgers 17-11. Swanson scored 9 of her game-high 17 points this quarter, and pulled 15 boards for the game, while the Warriors hit seven of eight free throws down the stretch.

“We were struggling to get back on defense and shot the ball poorly early on,” said Head Coach Linda Walker. “Bennington is a much improved team, and I’m proud of our fight to get the job done in the fourth quarter.” 

VARSITY LEADERS
Points: Swanson 17, Brigham 13, Glock 7, Reeves 6, E. Larson 2
Rebounds: Swanson 15, Glock 3, Brigham 3
Steals: Reeves 4
Assists: Glock 3, Reeves 3

JUNIOR VARSITY: WIN 51-40 (Record: 1-0)
Points: Eddie 11, Sears 11, M. Larson 9, Mann 7, Luedtke 4, Gatewood 3, Strait 2, Greenfield 2, Luben 2
Rebounds: Sears 7, Eddie 6, Greenfield 6, Luedtke 4, Mann 4

Steals: Greenfield 7, Sears 4
Assists: M. Larson 5


2018-2019 Warrior Girls Basketball Team, back row (from left): Coach Wes Kramer, Coach Michelle Wilt, Coach Linda Walker, Coach Curtis Carlson. Fourth row: Kellen Wilt, Brailey Gronenthal, Tabitha Cooney, Haleigh Simanek, Mickele Divis, Abbey Borchers, Kylee Kenning, Jaxsen Wilt. Third row: Toni Greenfield, Mya Larson, Tessa Gatgewood, Kelsie Sears, Taylor Luben, Audrey Waido. Second row: Lanta Hitz, Courtney Strait, Kharissa Eddie, Lillie Mann, Kendal Brigham, Elle Glock, Alyssa Luedtke, Hayden Nelson. Front row: Jaclyn Harris, Jaci Schnakenberg, Katie Borchers, Hallie Reeves, Kyla Swanson, Elly Larson, Janisa Gronenthal, Lilly Harris. (photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek)


Congratulations 2018-2019 Warrior Girls Basketball Seniors, back row (from left): Elly Larson, Kyla Swanson, Hallie Reeves. Front row: Katie Borchers, Janisa Gronenthal, Jaci Schnakenberg. (photo courtesy "Photo Joe" Vculek)

 

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