|Broncos lose to Wallace and Paxton, ends RPAC with Maywood|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Wednesday, 29 January 2014 19:21|
Hayden Pollmann tries to turn the corner against the Wallace defender. (Diane Stamm | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Diane Stamm
The Wauneta Breeze
The Wauneta-Palisade Broncos boys’ basketball team moved to 4-10 on the season with losses last week to very good Paxton and Wallace teams.
Broncos hang with Paxton
WP trailed 7-11 at the end of the first quarter at Paxton (13-2).
Wes Anderjaska made a basket to get the Broncos on the board and Hayden Pollmann made a two pointer, then a three-pointer to round out first quarter scoring.
Paxton used a big second quarter to pull away from WP, outscoring the Broncos 19-11.
Anderjaska heated up in the second quarter, making nine points. He made four consecutive points for WP before a basket by Pollmann ended the streak. Anderjaska went on to make two free throw attempts and a three pointer.
WP trailed 18-30 at the half.
More Broncos got in on the act in the third quarter when WP played right with Paxton.
Anderjaska opened WP scoring with a three-pointer. Following a Pollmann basket, Landon Jutten got his name in the score column with a basket.
After another Anderjaska three-pointer, Chase Rathe made a three-pointer of his own. The Broncos wrapped up the quarter with baskets by Jutten and Anderjaska.
The Broncos outscored Paxton 18-14 in the fourth quarter.
Jutten and Pollmann opened the quarter with baskets for WP. Rathe then hit his second three-pointer of the game.
Anderjaska added a basket and one free throw around a Jutten’s seventh and eighth points of the game.
Following a Pollmann basket, Anderjaska rounded out Broncos’ scoring in the 53-62 loss with two more baskets, finishing the game with a team high 26 points.
Pollmann scored 13 points and Rathe added nine.
Open RPAC with a loss
Seeded seventh in the RPAC tournament, WP travelled to Maywood Saturday to take on second seeded Wallace (12-2).
Wallace had a hot hand all morning, starting the game three-pointers on two of its first three possessions.
WP responded to the first Wildcat three-pointer with a Jutten layup. Pollmann added a basket to make the score 4-6, but Wallace started to pull away, finishing the quarter with an 11-4 run.
Jutten scored twice more in the quarter, with assists from Anderjaska and Pollmann, and WP headed into the second quarter trailing 8-17.
The Wildcats opened the quarter with a 13-0 run, before a step through move helped Anderjaska stop the Wallace run heading into halftime.
Trailing 10-30 to start the second half, WP answered Wallace’s opening three-pointer with one by Rathe.
Anderjaska stopped an 8-0 Wallace run with a bucket and Pollmann added a three-pointer to make the score 18-43. Wallace ended the quarter scoring nine-straight points.
WP got fourth quarter points off free throws from Brody Nordhausen, Paul Behrends and Anderjaska to round out the 23-64 loss.
Anderjaska and Jutten led the Broncos with six points each. Pollmann finished with five points.
Shane Anders made six three-pointers for Wallace and the Wildcats finished the game with 10 three-pointers.
RPAC second round
WP travelled to Trenton Tuesday night to take on 5-10 Maywood in the second round of the RPAC tournament.
The Tigers lost to Paxton 34-55 Saturday in Maywood then defeated WP 57-50 on Tuesday. Anderjaski led the Broncos with 23 points, Pollman scored 19. Full story will be included in next week’s Breeze.
With the loss, WP will be off until Feb. 6 when it hosts Medicine Valley. The following night the Broncos will be at Sutherland.