The Wabash Apaches needed a win over Peru to win their first out right conference title since 1946 and wasted no time letting the entire gym know that would become a reality as they defeated the Tigers 66-43 Friday. During the second quarter junior Trenton Daughtry surpassed 1000 points for his career.
Trailing 5-2 after after buckets from DJ Fuller and Michael Chandler the Apaches would respond. Elijah Vander Velden would hit, followed by Daughtry and a free throw from Blake Gribben to give Wabash a 7-5 lead. Peru would answer with 6 straight with Duante Majors hitting twice before a 14-0 run from Wabash gave the Apaches a 21-11 lead. Daughtry would do most of the damage during the run with 9 points. Wabash led 21-13 after one.
Daughtry would hit the first two buckets of the second quarter with the second putting him in the 1000 point club. Logan Vander Velden would then score off a steal that increase the Wabash lead to 28-15 before Fuller and Matthew Ross closed the deficit to 31-22. Again it would be a Wabash run to close the quarter as Wabash scored the last 7 points to lead 38-22 at the half.
The Tigers would come out with some enthusiasm in the third quarter, starting the quarter on a 10-1 run to get the deficit to single digits at 39-32. Kade Townsend would score 5 points during the run that included a three pointer. At 40-34 Jared Holley and Daughtry would answer with back to back three’s to get the Wabash lead to 46-34. Logan Vander Velden and Gribben would score the final two buckets of the quarter with Wabash leading 50-35.
Holley would hit his second long ball to start the fourth quarter and was followed by a Logan Vander Velden bucket to increase the Apaches lead to 55-35. The Tigers lone bucket of the fourth came from Josh Adejokun as the Apaches ran away from the Tigers 66-43.
|4||K. Kelsheimer (Jr)||0||2||0|
|10||Jasper Walters (So)||7||2||5||40|
|11||Blake Gribben (Sr)||9||3||5||60|
|12||L. Vander velden (Sr)||12||4||6||67|
|22||T. Daughtry (Jr)||24||9||20||45|
|30||Jared Holley (Jr)||8||3||7||43|
|34||E. Vander velden (Jr)||6||3||6||50|
Rebs, Asst, Steals and TOs
|#||Athlete Name||Off||Def||Tot Reb||Ast||Stls||TO|
|2||Wyatt Davis (Jr)||1||0||1||0||1||1|
|4||K. Kelsheimer (Jr)||1||2||3||0||0||1|
|5||Dereck Vogel (Jr)||2||0||2||1||0||1|
|10||Jasper Walters (So)||0||0||0||4||2|
|11||Blake Gribben (Sr)||2||5||7||1||2||3|
|12||L. Vander velden (Sr)||0||3||3||1||4||3|
|21||Bryant Boggs (So)||0||0||0||1||0|
|22||T. Daughtry (Jr)||5||4||9||4||4||4|
|30||Jared Holley (Jr)||2||2||4||2||3||0|
|34||E. Vander velden (Jr)||3||3||6||1||0||0|
The Wabash junior varsity defeated Peru 65-39.
Scoring : Cole 13, Reed 17, Boggs 13, Wilson 3, Leland 10, O’Neill 4, Learned 2
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