by Gary Andrews
The Wabash boys’ basketball team took on potential sectional opponent Lewis Cass Saturday afternoon, with the Kings running away from the Apaches 73-53.
The first quarter looked promising for the Apaches as they led 6-4 after buckets from Grant Sailors and Kodi Clemons. Cass would score four straight to take an 8-6 lead, but Wabash would find their hot hand in Grant Sailors would hit back to back to give Wabash a 10-8 lead. Wabash would build their lead to 14-11 on buckets from Sailors and Christian Hall and led 16-13 after two Roger Davis free throws. The Kings would then score 6 straight and led Wabash 19-16 after one.
Christian Hall would get the first bucket of the second quarter and after a Roger Davis bucket trailed 23-20. Cass would then go on their second run, this time 8-0 to open a 31-20 lead before the Apaches would make a push. Brodie Hough would connect, followed by a three point play from Davis to cut the lead to 31-24, but again two Cass buckets kept then up 11. Taylor Vigar got the last bucket of the quarter as the Apaches trailed 35-26 at the half.
Cass would hold their 11 point lead for half of the third quarter when things went south for the Apaches. Up 45-33 the Kings would end the quarter with 12 straight points to open a 56-33 lead with a quarter to go.
The Kings would start the fourth quarter where they left off in the third, scoring the first 6 points to lead 62-33. Behind Chase Dirig and Taylor Vigar the Apaches would try to claw their way back, but the deficit was much too large as Lewis Cass topped Wabash 73-53.
Leading Wabash was Roger Davis with 9 points. Chase Dirig and Grant Sailors added 8 points each, Taylor Vigar 7, Brodie Hough 5, Christian Hall 4, Mike Jones 4, Jordan Blair 2, Kodi Clemons 2, Cody King 2, Tyler Hough 2.
The junior varsity fell to Cass 37-19
Leading Wabash was Jordan Burnsworth with 7 points. Travis Easthom added 4, Owen Yeadon 3, Tyler Hough 3, Juwan Carter 2.