WYNOT — The Wynot Blue Devils suffered a 10-point loss to the Walthill Blue Jays last week in the conference tournament but got some payback on Thursday as they played them again in a regular season make up game at Wynot.
The Blue Devils would build a 34-26 halftime lead and then made it stand up in the second half as this time they pinned the 10 point loss on the Blue Jays.
The final score was 53-43.
The game got pretty rag tag at times but Wynot would out score Walthill in the second and fourth quarter to seal the win.
Wynot was led by their big men with Charlie Schroeder leading the way with 13 points and 12 rebounds and Garrett Lange dumping in 10 points for the game.
Anthony Haberman also notched a double-double with a 10-point and 11-board effort.
Walthill was paced by their sharpshooting guards with Kaden Sheridan and Jalen Merrick connecting for 12 and 10 points respectively.
Kaden Sheridan hit a trio of three pointers to open the game in the first quarter. Wynot countered with 4 points each by Garrett Lange and Charlie Schroeder and a short range jumper by Owen Sudbeck as the two teams were tied at 12-12 after one period of play.
In the second quarter the Blue Jays got four points from Jalen Merrick and 3-pointers by Tyrese Lovejoy and Ethan Parker. Wynot however would go on a 22-14 run lead by 6 more points on the inside from Garrett Lange, four points from Anthony Haberman and a three pointer each from Peyton Wieseler and Colin Wieseler. Wynot lead 34-26 at halftime.
The scoring for both teams was hard to come by in the third quarter. Wynot got a second three pointer by Peyton Wieseler and a floater in the lane by Jack Kuchta. Walthill got six points from Jalen Merrick and a three pointer by Kenyon White Eyes but only cut the Blue Devils lead by 2 points at 41-35.
In the final period Walthill tried to rally behind a second trey by Tyrese Lovejoy and four points by Kenyon White Eyes but Wynot got seven more points from Charlie Schroeder who worked the offense glass for some tough points and the team went 6 for 10 from the line down the stretch to seal the 53-43 win.
Wynot 12 22 7 12 53
Walthill 12 14 9 8 — 43
SCORING Wynot - Charlie Schroeder, 13; Anthony Haberman, 10; Garrett Lange, 10; Peyton Wieseler, 8; Jack Kuchta, 4; Colin Wieseler, 3; Carson Wieseler, 3; Owen Sudbeck, 2. Walthill-Jaden Merrick, 12; Kaden Sheridan, 10; Kenyon White Eyes, 7; Tyrese Lovejoy, 6; Zander Lovejoy, 4; Ethan Parker, 3.
The match up between the Irene-Wakonda Eagles and the Wynot Blue Devils was a tale of two halves. In the first half the Blue Devils offense was sputtering as they only put up 15 points and trailed 24-15 at halftime.
The Blue Devils would regroup at halftime and performed much better on both ends of the court to rally and go on to earn the 43-36 win.
Charlie Schroeder led the rally with 16 points while Anthony Haberman helped out getting 8 of his 12 points from the charity stripe.
In the opening quarter Wynot got 6 points from Charlie Schroeder and a bucket in the paint as well by Garrett Lange. Irene Wakonda did much better with 6 points by Miles Pollman, a three pointer by Dashey Spurrell and a basket each by Conner Libby and Mason Johnson to push out to a 13-8 lead.
In the second quarter the Eagles continued to produce. A trey by Connor Libby and a convention three each from Mason Johnson and Miles Pollman fueled an 11-7 run. Wynot got five more points inside from Charlie Schroeder but slipped further behind trailing 24-15 at halftime.
Wynot’s defense showed up in the third quarter shutting down the Eagles and the Blue Devils offense caught fire. A trey by Peyton Wieseler, a bucket each by Owen Sudbeck and Zack Foxhoven along with a 7 point scoring burst by Anthony Haberman to provide the offense spark as Wynot took a 31-27 lead.
Irene Wakonda found some offense back in the fourth quarter with five points by Mason Johnson and four points by Miles Pollman. Wynot would counter with five points each from Charlie Schroeder and Anthony Haberman another bucket from the low post by Garrett Lange as the Blue Devils took the 43-36 win back to Nebraska.
Irene Wakonda 13 11 3 9 —36
Wynot 87 16 12-43
SCORING Wynot-Charlie Schroeder 16, Anthony Haberman 12, Owen Sudbeck 4, Garrett Lange 4, Peyton Wieseler 3, Chase Schroeder 2, Zack Foxhovern 2. Irene-Wakonda-Miles Pollman 13, Mason Johnson 10 Conner Lobby 5, Garrett Libby 4, Jake Hann-Hernandez 1.
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