The Wabash boys basketball team put five players in double figures and six in the scoring column Tuesday as they defeated Elwood 69-59 to pick up their first win of the season.
Elwood would get the first bucket of the game before Trenton Daughtry hit, followed by Austin Vinopal and Luke Mattern. After a Logan Vander Velden free throw Wabash led 7-2. Elwood would then go on a run of their own, scoring 6 straight to take an 8-7 lead when Vander Velden put the Apaches back up 9-8. Elwood answered before Vinopal made it 11-10, but the Panthers got one more and led 12-11 after one.
Kaleb Kelsheimer would convert an old fashion three point play to start the second quarter and give Wabash a 14-12 lead before Elwood scored 5 straight to grab the lead back at 17-14. The Apaches would respond however, getting a bucket from Kelsheimer that started a 9-0 run. Daughtry would convert a three point play followed by Mattern scoring off a steal and Vander Velden scoring on an offensive rebound to give Wabash a 23-17 lead. Back came the Panthers, scoring 4 straight to make it 23-21 and eventually took a 27-25 lead. Blake Gribben would hit a free throw before the end of the quarter as the Apaches trailed 27-26 at the half.
Kelsheimer and Vinopal would trade buckets with Elwood early in the third and with Wabash leading 32-31 got a bucket from Daughtry and Vander Velden to lead 36-31. The Panthers wouldn’t go away though, scoring 8 of the next 10 points to take the lead back at 39-38 when Mattern hit, followed by two Daughtry free throws to give Wabash a 42-39 lead with a quarter to go.
Wabash would go to work early in the fourth. Up 42-40 Vander Velden hit two free throws, followed by a three from Daughtry for a 47-40 lead. Up 47-44 the Apaches would get some breathing room. Daughtry would hit, followed by two Vinopal buckets and a three point play from Mattern to open a 56-44 lead. The Panthers would get the deficit back to 62-54 but it was to much Daughtry and Mattern down the stretch as Wabash won their first game of the year 69-59.
|J. Beauchamp (Sr)|
|Blake Gribben (So)||1|
|L. Vander Velden (So)||11|
|T. Daughtry (Fr)||21|
|Luke Mattern (Jr)||13|
|Cal Stone (Sr)|
|Austin Vinopal (Jr)||12|
|Matt Jones (Sr)|
|K. Kelsheimer (Sr)||11|
|Athlete Name||Off||Def||Tot Reb||Ast||Stls||Blks|
|J. Beauchamp (Sr)||2||0||2||0||0|
|Blake Gribben (So)||0||0||0||1|
|L. Vander Velden (So)||3||1||4||3||1||1|
|T. Daughtry (Fr)||1||4||5||3||5|
|Luke Mattern (Jr)||1||1||2||0||2|
|Cal Stone (Sr)||0||3||3||1||0|
|Austin Vinopal (Jr)||3||4||7||2||2||1|
|Matt Jones (Sr)||0||0||0||0|
|K. Kelsheimer (Sr)||3||3||6||4||3|
|Derek Vogel (Fr)||0||0||0||0|
The junior varsity defeated Elwood 43-27
|K. Kelsheimer (Fr)||2|
|Austin Haynes (Jr)|
|Devin Higdon (So)||2|
|Blake Gribben (So)||10|
|Jared Holley (Fr)||11|
|E. Vander Velden (Fr)||7|
|Asif Khan (Fr)||6|
|Jesse Allison (Fr)||2|
|Derek Vogel (Fr)||3|