|Disappointing start to boys’ basketball season, lose to Brady and Wallace|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 06 December 2012 18:33|
Logan Bischoff scoops in a layup.
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The 2012-2013 basketball season tipped off in disappointing fashion for the Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team.
The Broncos opened the season Friday at home with a 54-38 loss to Brady.
The Eagles earned a 6-0 lead before Logan Bischoff’s steal led to a Wes Anderjaska basket.
Buckets by Hayden Pollmann and Bischoff tied the game at six, but Brady scored the final nine points of the quarter to take a 15-6 lead into the second.
The second quarter didn’t go much better. The Broncos traded a Brady three-pointer for one Bischoff free throw.
A basket by Bischoff and two free throws by Jacob Maris alternated with Brady baskets.
Two more Bischoff free throws between four Brady points brought the score to 26-13 at half time.
Scoring was hot and heavy early in the third quarter.
Brady scored on its first four possessions of the half.
Bischoff added two baskets to his total, one off an assist from Pollmann, and Pollmann added a three-pointer.
Ahead 35-20, Brady worked the ball in to the low post, while the Broncos picked up buckets by Anderjaska and Connor Kayton.
Heading into the final quarter down 42-24, Weylin Davis tried to spark the Broncos with two baskets and Pollmann added an offensive rebound and basket. Anderjaska scored on a runner and Bischoff scored five points but the Broncos were never able to get closer than 15 points, finishing 54-36.
Bischoff scored 16 for the Broncos, including hitting six-of-10 free throws. Anderjaska scored six points.
The Broncos were nine-of-24 from the charity stripe.
Zach Mann led Brady with 20 points.
The Broncos followed up the Brady loss with a 65-38 loss at Wallace Saturday.
The Broncos could only managed six first quarter points. Bischoff and Pollmann made baskets. Bischoff and McGraw each made one free throw.
McGraw opened W-P scoring in the second quarter with one free throw and Pollmann made two of four free throws before Anderjaska made a three-pointer. A free throw by Maris and baskets by McGraw and Pollmann rounded out the half with the Broncos down 29-17.
In the second half the Broncos scored 13 points on baskets and eight points on free throws.
The Broncos made 14-of-31 free throws in the game, while making nine two-point baskets and two three-pointers.
Pollmann led the Broncos with 14 points. Bischoff finished with nine points.
Josh Graverholz scored 24 points for Wallace.
Coach Dave Kuhlen continued to emphasize that practice time is important heading into games this week.
The Broncos will host Cambridge Friday and travel to Southern Valley Saturday.