The Wabash Apaches traveled to Lapel Saturday, chasing a regional championship. The Apaches record breaking season would come to an end however, falling to #4 Frankton 57-54.
In an officiated game that did not favor Wabash the Apaches gave Frankton all they wanted with a shot at the buzzer falling short that would have forced overtime. Frankton jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Trenton Daughtry got Wabash on the board. The Apaches would work their way through a couple questionable calls and trailed 6-2 when Dereck Vogel drained a three, followed by a Daughtry bucket off a steal for a 7-6 lead. Daughtry would score 9 points in the quarter and had the Apaches up 12-10 before Frankton scored the last four points and led 14-12 after one.
Frankton would increase their lead to 16-12 to start the second quarter before Logan Vander Velden hit, followed by brother Elijah hitting back to back baskets for an 18-16 lead. Frankton would answer with five straight. Baskets by each Vander Velden again made it 23-22 before a Frankton bucket made it 25-22 at the half.
The Apaches would put a charge in the gym early in the third, starting the quarter on an 11-2 run to grab a 33-27 lead. Two Daughtry buckets and one from Blake Gribben made it 28-25. At 28-27 Logan Vander Velden would hit, followed by a Vogel bucket and a free throw from Gribben to lead 33-27. Wabash was up 34-29 after another Gribben free throw when Frankton answered with nine straight points to grab a 38-34 lead after three.
Frankton opened a 41-34 lead to start the fourth quarter before Daughtry hit before being fouled on a three point shot. Daughtry would hit all three free throws to make it 41-39. Frankton would hold on to their small lead and led 55-51 with 50 seconds left. With 14.3 on the clock Vogel would drain a three to make it 55-54 before the Apaches fouled with 12.2 on the clock. Frankton would hit both free throws for a 57-54 lead. The Apaches would come down court quickly, firing a three that fell short, but got another chance with less than a second to go when Frankton stepped out of bounds. One more desperation three fell short as the Apaches season ended 57-54.
|5||Dereck Vogel (Jr)||11||4||6||67|
|10||Jasper Walters (So)||0||1||0|
|11||Blake Gribben (Sr)||4||1||3||33|
|12||L. Vander velden (Sr)||6||3||6||50|
|22||T. Daughtry (Jr)||25||9||23||39|
|30||Jared Holley (Jr)||0||1||0|
|34||E. Vander velden (Jr)||8||4||6||67|
Rebs, Asst, Steals and TOs
|#||Athlete Name||Off||Def||Tot Reb||Ast||Stls||TO|
|4||K. Kelsheimer (Jr)||0||0||0||0||2|
|5||Dereck Vogel (Jr)||1||5||6||2||0||1|
|11||Blake Gribben (Sr)||3||2||5||0||0||0|
|12||L. Vander velden (Sr)||1||2||3||3||0||2|
|22||T. Daughtry (Jr)||0||4||4||4||4||5|
|30||Jared Holley (Jr)||0||1||1||2||0||0|
|34||E. Vander velden (Jr)||1||4||5||0||0||0|
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