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WP Boys lose to Chase County in hard fought game PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 16 February 2012 22:01

Logan Bischoff runs away with the ball while the defense follows close behind. Bischoff scored 17 of the 40 points against the Longhorns last week.


By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze


With the season’s end looming ahead, the Wauneta-Palisade boys basketball team was on the road, losing to Chase County and defeating Maywood.

Wauneta-Palisade couldn’t overcome a slow start last Tuesday in Imperial. The Broncos went scoreless for the first 6:10 of the game and watched Chase Co. open up a 13-0 lead.

Wauneta-Palisade made the most out of the final two minutes of the opening quarter. After Wes Anderjaska scored for the Broncos, Bo Fanning grabbed a steal and made a bucket then hit another shot to narrow the gap to 13-6.

Following a Chase Co. basket, Anderjaska hit a three to bring the Broncos to within 15-9 until Adam Moline hit a two-pointer at the buzzer for the Longhorns.

The start of the second quarter was no kinder to the Broncos. Chase Co. pulled ahead 24-9 until good ball movement brought the Bronco offense back to life.

Jack McGraw found Connor Kayton on an inbounds pass for the Broncos first basket of the quarter. Jacob Maris’ pass led to a Logan Bischoff basket and Bischoff scored again off an assist from Hayden Pollmann.

Bischoff made one free throw and Kayton hit a free throw with 7.9 seconds left in the half to give Wauneta-Palisade eight points in the quarter.

Chase Co. continued to have success, scoring 17 points and heading into intermission leading 34-17.

Both teams started quickly after halftime. McGraw and Bischoff both found lanes to the basket that resulted in four quick points. Moline answered with four points of his own to keep the Broncos from cutting too deeply into the Chase Co. lead.

After Fanning found McGraw on an inbounds play for two, Kayton made a basket to narrow the Longhorn lead to 12. Moline answered again, but Reese West’s three-pointer at the buzzer pulled the Broncos to 41-30 heading into the final quarter.

The teams played even in the fourth quarter. Chase Co. scored the first three points in the quarter, but West found Maris for a three-pointer to keep the deficit at 11.

Both teams cooled off until four minutes were left in the game. Chase Co. scored seven points over the final minutes while Bischoff scored six points. A free throw by Anderjaska gave the Broncos 40 points to Chase Co.’s 51.

Bischoff paced Wauneta-Palisade with 17. Anderjaska and Kayton added six and five, respectively. Fanning chipped in four points. Maris and West each made three points and McGraw scored two.

Chase Co. finished with four players in double figures. Jeff Dickey and Fisher scored 11 points each. Adam Dickey and Adam Moline made 10 points each.

After the loss, the team braved the cold to head to Maywood Friday and brought home a 61-30 win. Wauneta-Palisade (10-10) wraps up its season at home against Dundy County-Stratton Friday.

Subdistrict play will begin the week of Feb. 20 in Imperial.


WP 9 8 11 10 40

CC 17 17 7 10 51

WP: Anderjaska 6, Kayton 5, Maris 3, West 3, Bischoff 17, McGraw 2, Fanning 4.

CC: Moline 10, J. Dickey 11, Gockley 8, Fisher 11, Wallin 1, A. Dickey 10.


JV action

The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ JV team also fell to Chase Co. after being outscored 16-7 in the first of three periods. Wauneta-Palisade came roaring back to score 20 points in the second and take a 27-25 lead. Chase Co. made seven free throws in 11 attempts in the final eight minutes to pull out the 44-38 win.

Anderjaska and Kayton each scored 14 points for the Broncos.

Anderjaska made three three-pointers while Kayton was six-of-eight from the charity stripe. The team attempted 24 free throws and made 13.

Milner led Chase Co. with 10 points. The Longhorns made16-of-29 free throws.


WP 7 20 11 38

CC 16 9 19 44

WP:Anderjaska 15, Kayton 14, Maris 2, Jutten 2, Pollmann 5.

CC: Luhrs 3, German 9, Sullivan 4, Dickey 6, Wallin 4, Milner 10, Sorensen 4, Oxford 4.