WAHOO – The top-ranked Wahoo boys basketball team notched a pair of wins last week starting with an 82-54 win over conference foe Syracuse on Jan. 4.

Wahoo led 26-10 after one quarter and pushed their lead to 46-20 at the half.

“I was really pleased with our defensive intensity. Thomas Waido was terrific out top defensively tonight. We got our offense started with our defense, and I thought we shared the ball well also,” said Coach Kevin Scheef.

Waido wreaked havoc at the top of the Warriors’ 1-3-1 all night, finishing with a season-high eight steals to go along with nine points and six assists.

Senior Blake Lacey led the Warriors in scoring with 20 points on the strength of 6-of-9 shooting from behind the 3-point line.

Senior Winston Cook added 16 points, five rebounds and three steals in just 20 minutes.

Junior Trey Scheef continued his solid play, finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Wahoo forced 25 Rocket turnovers, including 19 in the first half.

Wahoo remained at home on Saturday afternoon while playing host to the Class B Crete Cardinals.

Wahoo broke open a close game after eight minutes and pulled away for the 65-44 victory.

The Warriors lead grew to 26 points late in the third quarter.

“I didn’t think we were quite as sharp as Friday night, but it was still another good win. Blake Lacey was under the weather all weekend, but really shot the ball well. Blake was 6-9 from behind the arc on Friday, and 7-13 on Saturday. We did a better job on the glass today. We still have steps to take defensively,” Scheef added.

Lacey finished with 21 points and sank seven more 3-pointers against the Cardinals.

Cook added 13 points and led Wahoo with 11 rebounds.

Waido also finished in double-figure scoring with 12 and Scheef added eight points and six rebounds.

Wahoo outrebounded Crete 33-21 and forced 19 Cardinal turnovers.

The two wins improved Wahoo’s record to 8-3 on the year.

The Warriors will play twice this week starting with a conference road game in Springfield against Platteview on Jan. 11.

The Warriors will play at home on Jan. 12 when they welcome the Douglas County West Falcons to Wahoo for a conference game.

The boys varsity games will follow the girls varsity games at 7:45 p.m.

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