The Wabash Apaches needed one win for their first 10 win season since 1995 and it took all 32 minutes as they won a barn burner over Eastbrook 73-70.
In a game that was very fast paced, Eastbrook would jump out to a quick 6-0 lead before a Trenton Daughtry bucket and a three made it 6-5. The Panthers were leading 9-7 when Jared Holley tied the score. Again down, this time 13-9 Daughtry would hit a bucket and two free throws to make it 13-13. The Apaches would take their first lead when trailing 16-13 Holley and Blake Gribben hit back to back buckets for a 17-16 lead. Eastbrook would answer with a three before Elijah Vander Velden got the last bucket of the quarter with the game tied 19-19.
Wabash would come out swinging to start the second quarter with Daughtry hitting twice, followed by a Luke Mattern bucket to go up 25-19. Eastbrook would answer with 8 straight to go back up 27-25 and built their lead to 32-26. Daughtry would then hit two free throws, followed by bucket from Holley to make it 32-30. Eastbrook would again get a little breathing room when they increased their lead to 37-32 before Holley hit once more before the half. Wabash trailed 39-34 at the half.
Again the Apaches would get a good start in a quarter, out scoring Eastbrook 9-4 early to tie the score at 43. Just as before the Panthers would respond, going on a 7-0 run to grab a 50-43 lead before the Apaches started to work their way back. Holley, Mattern and Logan Vander Velden all hit to close the gap to 52-49. Down 55-51 Mattern made it 55-54 with a long ball before Eastbrook scored the final bucket and led 57-54 with a quarter to go.
Logan Vander Velden would tie the score to start the fourth quarter on a three point play before the Panthers took a 61-57 lead. The Apaches tied the score on buckets from Mattern and Dereck Vogel, then took a 65-64 lead on buckets from Vander Velden and Daughtry. Eastbrook grabbed the lead back 68-65 with 2:31 to play before Vogel hit a step back three with 33.5 seconds left to tie the score at 68. Eastbrook would miss their next shot attempt with Wabash grabbing the rebound and calling timeout with 18.3 left. The Panthers would foul Daughtry with 15.1 left who calmly hit both free throws to put Wabash up 70-68. Daughtry would then get a tap from behind steal and be fouled with 10.2 remaining. Again Daughtry would hit both free throws for a 72-68 lead before Eastbrook raced the length of the floor and score with 4.5 on the clock and call time out. Eastbrook would again foul Daughtry with 2.3 left, this time hitting just one of the free throws for a 73-70 lead. The Panthers set up a play with 1.6 on the clock, just missing a half court shot for the tie as Wabash escaped with the 73-70 win.
|11||Blake Gribben (Jr)||2||1||3||33|
|12||L. Vander velden (Jr)||11||5||8||63|
|20||Austin Vinopal (Sr)||4||1||5||20|
|22||T. Daughtry (So)||25||7||12||58|
|23||Luke Mattern (Sr)||11||5||12||42|
|30||Jared Holley (So)||10||5||10||50|
|34||E. Vander Velden (So)||2||1||3||33|
|5||Dereck Vogel (So)||8||3||5||60|
|#||Athlete Name||Off||Def||Tot Reb||Ast||Stls||TO|
|11||Blake Gribben (Jr)||3||1||4||0||1||0|
|12||L. Vander velden (Jr)||1||5||6||6||0||1|
|20||Austin Vinopal (Sr)||0||2||2||0||0||1|
|22||T. Daughtry (So)||3||3||6||4||2||2|
|23||Luke Mattern (Sr)||1||2||3||2||1||2|
|30||Jared Holley (So)||3||1||4||0||0||1|
|34||E. Vander Velden (So)||1||3||4||0||0||0|
|5||Dereck Vogel (So)||0||5||5||0||2||4|
The Wabash junior varsity fell to Eastbrook 44-46
|11||Jasper Walters (Fr)||15||5||11||45|
|2||Wyatt Davis (So)||7||2||7||29|
|22||Zack Reed (Fr)||12||4||7||57|
|23||Jesse Allison (So)||0||8||0|
|30||Bryant Boggs (Fr)||4||1||4||25|
|4||K. Kelsheimer (So)||2||0||2||0|
|5||P. Sodervick (So)||4||2||10||20|