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Friday, 20 January 2012 15:26

Wes Anderjaska goes after the ball against Perkins County’s Taylor Boldt in action here Friday night. The Broncs put a thumping on Perkins County, 67-48.


Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


Wauneta-Palisade Coach Dave Kuhlen has said he wants his boys basketball team to play more aggressively on offense. His team responded Friday night against Perkins Co. by putting 67 points on the board. The Broncos defeated the Plainsmen 67-48.

The Broncos worked to move the ball up the court quickly right from the start. Jack McGraw opened scoring in the contest with a basket on his team’s first possession.

Perkins Co. came out hot, scoring on its first three chances to open up a 7-2 lead. Despite four points from Logan Bischoff and a three-pointer from Jacob Maris, the Broncos couldn’t cut into the five-point lead and were down 14-9 after the opening quarter.

Wauneta-Palisade continued to push the ball throughout a fast and physical game. The Broncos traded baskets with Perkins Co. for much of the quarter. The Broncos went on a 6-2 run over the final four minutes of the half and headed into the locker room up 27-26.

Perkins Co. opened the second half with a three-pointer. After a time-out by Coach Kuhlen 30 seconds into the quarter, Bischoff was fouled making a basket. He missed his free throw, but Bo Fanning grabbed the rebound and made the put back to make the score 31-29. Neither team could gain more than a three point advantage until the end of the quarter when Reese West and Fanning made baskets to open up a seven point lead, 47-40.

Maris opened the final stanza with a three-pointer to increase the Bronco lead to 10. Wauneta-Palisade outscored the Plainsmen 20-8 over the final eight minutes en route to the 67-48 win. The Broncos made ten of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter

Bischoff led the way for the Broncos with 18 points. Maris hit four three-pointers in the contest for 12 points. McGraw also finished in double figures with 11 points.

Garden County

Wauneta-Palisade looked for its second win in as many days when it traveled to Oshkosh to take on Garden Co.

The Broncos could only manage six points to start the game. Wauneta-Palisade had greater luck on the defensive end, holding Garden Co. scoreless.

Bischoff made five-of-six free throws in the second quarter and Fanning notched a basket as the Broncos put seven points on the board. Garden Co. found its offense and scored 11 to make the game 13-11 at intermission.

Wauneta-Palisade’s offense picked up after half time. Five players scored in the second half. Maris made two three-pointers and Wes Anderjaska scored eight points after the break.

“We were able to score 35 points in the second half, largely due to a decrease in turnovers. If we can just learn to value the ball, we can compete with anyone,” Coach Kuhlen said.

Bischoff led the way for the Broncos with 19 points on the night. Fanning also added eight points and McGraw chipped in seven points as Wauneta-Palisade pulled away for a 48-37 win.

The Broncos, 8-5, will head to 11-1 Paxton Thursday. Saturday the team heads to Trenton to take on Wallace in the first round of the RPAC Tournament. Tipoff is set for 6:45 MT.

Wauneta-Palisade 9 18 20 20 —67

Perkins County 14 12 14 8 —48

WP: Connor Kayton 3; Maris 12; West 6; Bischoff 18; McGraw 11; Hayden Pollmann 9; Fanning 8.

PC: Elliot Carlson 6; Brendon Barry 2; Quinton Hite 12; Tim Johnson 4; Taylor Boldt 7; Jake Sexson 8; Alex Johnson 5; Blake Poppe 4.

Wauneta-Palisade 6 7 16 19 —48

Garden County 0 11 13 13 —37

WP: Wes Anderjaska 8; Maris 6; Bischoff 19; McGraw 7; Fanning 8.

GC: Collins 5; Namuth 8; Gaylord 4; Coyne 1; McColloch 12; Lacrete 7.

Boys jayvees win a pair

All seven players scored for the Wauneta-Palisade boys JV basketball team Friday against Perkins Co. In three quarters the team took home a 55-44 win.

Hayden Pollmann and Jacob Maris each scored 13 points. Wes Anderjaska also finished in double figures with 11 points. Christopher Carl scored five points, Weylin Davis scored four and Lorenzo Cavanaugh two.

Caleb Breazeale made six three-pointers for Perkins Co.

Wauneta-Palisade - 11 28 16 —55

Perkins County - 15 22 7 —44

PC: Matt Sestak 2; Tim Johnson 6; Colton White 5; Michael Dreiling 3; Caleb Breazeale 18; Blake Poppe 10.


The Broncos scored 42 points Saturday against Garden Co. The team converted three conventional three-point plays on its way to making 7 of 10 free throws.

Connor Kayton and Maris each scored 10 points. Anderjaska and Pollmann added nine and eight points, respectively. Davis three and Landon Jutten two points.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 January 2012 15:31