Apaches Dig The Long Ball In Win Over Blackford

The three ball was on fire at Wabash Saturday as Luke Mattern connected from behind the arch 9 times and the Apaches totaled 14 long balls as Wabash rolled past Blackford 92-60.

Mattern would set the tone early,scoring the first 6 points of the game and 9 in a 15-0 run by Wabash to start the game. Trenton Daughtry would add two free throws along with a bucket. The Apaches also got a bucket from Elijah Vander Velden to lead 15-0. The only cold spell for Wabash came after the first 15 points when they would go scoreless the remainder of the quarter while the Bruins scored the last 9 points to make it 15-9 after one.

Blackford would make it 15-11 to start the second quarter before a Blake Gribben bucket, followed by a Mattern three made it 20-11. Mattern would then trade three’s with the Bruins twice for a 26-17 score. At 26-18 Gribben would hit again, followed by long balls from Dereck Vogel and Daughtry to give Wabash a 34-18 lead. Leading 34-20 Daughtry would score the final bucket of the quarter with the Apaches leading 36-20 at the half.

Mattern would waste no time starting the third, hitting his fifth trey as Wabash built their lead to 43-22 after points from Daughtry and Austin Vinopal. The lead was 48-29 when Vogel hit from behind the arch for a second time and Vander Velden chipping in a bucket to increase the Wabash lead to 54-29. Blackford would trim the Apaches lead to 56-36 when Mattern hit from behind the arch for the third time in the quarter and was followed by three straight free throws from Jared Holley for a 62-36 lead. Leading 62-37 the Apaches were turning up the tempo when Daughtry grabbed a rebound and raced down the floor, finding Holley on a no look pass for a two hand jam. Wabash led 64-39 after three.

Blackford would get the first bucket of the fourth quarter that was answered by a Mattern two. With the score 66-43 the Apaches would go on a 9-0 run that included two Mattern three balls that gave him 9 on the night and putting him third in the Wabash record books for three pointers made in a game. It was senior night so the Apaches started to clear their bench with the seniors first, but the bench didn’t miss a beat. Kallen Kelsheimer joined the three point parade as Wabash went on to the 92-60 win.

Scoring : Kallen Kelsheimer 3, Dereck Vogel 13, Blake Gribben 6, Logan Vander Velden 4, Austin Vinopal 2, Trenton Daughtry 16, Luke Mattern 37, Jared Holley 5, Elijah Vander Velden 6.

# Athlete Name Pts FG FGA FG%
Team Totals 92 31 52 60
11 Blake Gribben (Jr) 6 3 3 100
12 L. Vander velden (Jr) 4 1 3 33
20 Austin Vinopal (Sr) 2 1 2 50
22 T. Daughtry (So) 16 4 6 67
23 Luke Mattern (Sr) 37 13 21 62
30 Jared Holley (So) 5 1 3 33
32 Jesse Allison (So) 0 1 0
34 E. Vander Velden (So) 6 3 5 60
4 K. Kelsheimer (So) 3 1 2 50
5 Dereck Vogel (So) 13 4 6 67
# Athlete Name Off Def Tot Reb Ast Stls TO
Team Totals 8 22 30 24 10 14
11 Blake Gribben (Jr) 1 1 2 1 1 1
12 L. Vander velden (Jr) 1 2 3 4 2 2
20 Austin Vinopal (Sr) 2 5 7 2 0 1
22 T. Daughtry (So) 1 5 6 6 5 3
23 Luke Mattern (Sr) 0 0 1 1 1
30 Jared Holley (So) 0 3 3 2 1 2
34 E. Vander Velden (So) 1 3 4 0 0 0
4 K. Kelsheimer (So) 1 0 1 1 0 1
5 Dereck Vogel (So) 1 3 4 7 0 3

The Wabash junior varsity defeated Blackford 53-31.

Scoring : Wyatt Davis 5, Kallen Kelsheimer 4, Payton Sodervick 10, Blakley Stevens 3, Jasper Walter 13, Zach Reed 13, Keegan O’Neill 5.

 

 

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