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.
|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|
|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.