The Wabash boys basketball team hosted Lewis Cass in a Saturday afternoon game because of the girls sectional championship being Saturday night, falling to the visitors 68-58.
The Kings come in with some high flying athletes that play well over the rim, so the Apaches would have to play some fundamental basketball to compete with them on the boards.
The game started at a decent pace, but both teams were having a hard time finding the bucket and the score was just 2-2 with 4:23 to play. Tied at 4 Lewis Cass would go on a 5-0 run to take a 9-4 lead before Landon Cole hit to stop the run. Down 13-8 Travis Shears hit at the buzzer to make it 13-10 after one.
Shears would continue his momentum hitting the first bucket of the second quarter to draw within one at 13-12 and after a Cass bucket Tyler Brewer and Andrew Adamson hit back to back to give Wabash the lead 16-15. Cass would then go on a 6-0 run to take the lead back at 21-16 before a Breyton Nealis stopped the run with a bucket. Yet another Cass run, this time 9-0 would put the Kings in control, leading 30-18. Cass would stretch the lead to 38-20 before Adamson banked home a half court shot at the buzzer to make it 38-23 at the half.
Cass would hit a three to start the third quarter before the Apaches would go on a run of their own. Behind Shea Beauchamp and Shears the Wabash run was 11-0, capped off by a Nealis three to make it 41-36. With buckets from Beauchamp and Brewer and a free throw from the Apaches had it cut to 44-41 before Cass hit right before the buzzer to make it 46-41 after three.
Cass would hit first to start the fourth quarter and build the lead to 48-41 before the Apaches came storming back. A Beauchamp bucket, two from Brewer and one from Shears made it 48-46. The Apaches kept the Cass lead at two points until at 50-48 Cass would score seven straight to open a 57-48 lead when Beauchamp snapped the run. Wabash could get no close than five points and with .31 left trailed 65-58. Cass would hit three free throws the last 30 seconds for the 68-58 final.
Leading Wabash was Shea Beauchamp with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Travis Shears had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Tyler Brewer had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. Breyton Nealis had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assist and 2 steals. Andrew Adamson had 5 points, 1 rebound, 2 assist and 2 steals. Landon Cole had 3 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Nate Price had 2 points, 1 rebound and 3 assist. Roger Davis had 1 block.