Balanced Scoring Leads Apaches To First Win

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.

Athlete Name Pts
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

Athlete Name Pts
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


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