ELGIN — Scoring 23 points in the first quarter, Elgin Public-Pope John went on to defeat Ewing 66 to 25 in boys basketball action Friday night.
The winless Tigers had no answer for the Wolfpack’s pressure defense on this night as turnovers led to easy baskets. The pressure defense, when it didn’t create a turnover, forced the Tigers into bad shots which missed the mark.
Treys by Kyle Kallhoff and Seth Schumacher and a three-point play by Jack Borer helped spark a 15 to one run to start the game. Ewing’s lone point in the streak came on a free throw by Lars Laenen.
After a deuce by Kyle Heithoff, Borer hit back-to-back treys as the Wolfpack took a 23 to 6 lead after one quarter.
It didn’t get any better for the Eagles in the second quarter as they managed just four points, two from Laenen and two more from Brendan Napier.
The scoring parade continued for the Wolfpack as Austin Meis and Dylan Behnk made their way into the scoring column. Borer added five points and Schumacher added four before halftime as the Wolfpack took a 28-point lead.
The Wolfpack played strong defense in the third quarter, limiting Ewing to just three points. At the other end of the court, Schumacher had eight points in the quarter. The Wolfpack connected on four treys in the quarter, two by Borer and one each from Schumacher and Miles Schrage.
Ewing outscored the Wolfpack 12 to seven in the fourth quarter.
The victory boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 5-10 while Ewing fell to 0-14 with the loss.
Wolfpack 66, Ewing 25
Ewing………….6 4 3 12 — 25
Wolfpack……..23 15 21 7 — 66
Wolfpack — Dylan Behnk 1-2 3-8 5, Chad Bode 0-4 0-2 0, Jack Borer 8-13 1-1 22, Kyle Heithoff 2-8 0-0 4, Kyle Kallhoff 2-8 0-0 5, Austin Meis 3-7 0-2 6, Evan Schindler 0-1 1-2 1, Miles Schrage 1-2 0-0 3, Seth Schumacher 6-11 6-7 20. Team totals: 23-56 66. Three-point shots — Wolfpack 9 (Jack Borer 5, Kyle Kallhoff 1, Miles Schrage 1, Seth Schumacher 2).
Team Statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 29 (Kyle Heithoff 5, Kyle Kallhoff 5, Austin Meis 5). Assists — Wolfpack 13 (Seth Schumacher 4). Steals — Wolfpack 12 (Seth Schumacher 5). Turnovers — Wolfpack 7.
ELGIN — The Wolfpack held Ewing scoreless for nearly four minutes to start the game and went on to defeat the Lady Tigers 42 to 27 in girls basketball action Friday night.
Wolfpack defense and cold shooting on the part of the Lady Tigers allowed EPPJ to gain the upper hand. So clear was EPPJ’s domination in the game that they never trailed in the game.
The Wolfpack built a 25 to 16 lead in the first half. Junior Jenna Parks led the way scoring wise, finishing with a game-high 21 points. During one stretch in the second quarter, Parks scored eight straight points including back-to-back treys. Hayley Stamp’s putback with 1:20 left finished off first half scoring for the Wolfpack.
Having a commanding lead to start the second half, the Wolfpack played a sluggish third quarter. They managed just seven points against the Lady Tigers’ defense. Liz Selting and Jordan Mescher had baskets during the quarter as did Parks.
In the fourth quarter, Jill Schindler got things started, getting open inside for two points. Parks then connected on a trey and added two free throws as the Wolfpack lead grew to 38 to 24 with 2:11 left in the game. Baylee Wemhoff led the march to the free throw line, making two of the Wolfpack’s four made free throws in the final 1:16 of the game.
The Wolfpack made 19 of 52 shots from the field and eight of 17 free throws.
Parks led the Wolfpack with 21 points, Schindler and Wemhoff each had six in the game.
The victory boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 12-4. The loss dropped the Lady Tigers’ record to 8-6.
Wolfpack 42, Ewing 27
Ewing………….8 8 6 5 — 27
Wolfpack……..14 11 7 10 — 42
Wolfpack — Liz Selting 1-2 1-4 3, Jenna Parks 7-12 3-7 21, Jordan Mescher 1-3 0-0 2, Jill Schindler 3-5 0-0 6, Baylee Wemhoff 1-3 4-6 6, Hayley Stamp 2-4 0-0 4. Team totals: 19-52 8-17 42. Three-point shots — Wolfpack 4 (Jenna Parks 4).
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 31 (Jenna Parks 9, Jill Schindler 8, Hayley Stamp 7). Assists — Wolfpack 7 (Baylee Wemhoff 3, Jenna Parks 2, Jill Schindler 2). Steals — Wolfpack 6 (Jenna Parks 4, Jordan Mescher 2).
NELIGH — Facing the best wrestlers 20 teams had to offer, the Wolfpack wrestling team brought home three medals from the Warrior Invitational held Saturday.
The Wolfpack brought home two third-place medals and one fourth-place medal from the tournament.
Freshman Logan Henn reached the consolation finals in the 106-pound weight class. There, he capped a big day by defeating Dillon Steward of Elkhorn Valley by the score of 21 to four. Henn’s season record is now 18-7.
Junior Ryan Pelster finished third in the 145-pound weight class. In the consolation finals he posted a five to three victory over Breydon Mlady of West Holt. The victory improved Pelster’s season record to 21-6.
Claiming a fourth place medal was Wolfpack junior Andrew Fangman. Competing at 152 pounds, Fangman fell to Riley Dugan of Central Valley by the score of eight to three. The loss dropped Fangman’s record to 16-6. Earlier in the day, Fangman recorded an 18-second pin over Alec Zimmerer of Creighton.
At 120 pounds, Wolfpack wrestler Geoffrey Carr posted a 1-2 record, losing to two wrestlers who medaled. Carr’s highlight of the day came in round three when he recorded one of the fastest pins of the tournament, pinning Wayne’s Yabet Thijillo in just 19 seconds. Carr’s season record is now 6-14.
Amherst won the team title with 255 points, second was Creighton with 142.5. Other team scores were Neligh-Oakdale 124, Randolph 108, Elkhorn Valley 90.5, Central Valley 85, West Holt 78, Wayne 77.5, Scribner-Snyder 59.5, Nebraska Christian 56, Clearwater-Orchard 55.5, EPPJ 54.5, Fullerton 50.5, Osmond 30, North Central 22, St. Mary’s 21, Niobrara-Verdigre 14, Lutheran High Northeast 11, Lindsay Holy Family 7 and Riverside 3.
Individual results were:
106 pounds — Logan Henn (Elgin Public/Pope John) won by fall over Corbin Schollmeyer (Creighton) 8-14 (Fall 1:20); Logan Henn won by decision over Hunter Cobb (Amherst ) 5-12 (Dec 7-0); Alejandro Martinez (Elkhorn Valley) 19-6 won by decision over Logan Henn (Dec 6-1); Logan Henn won by decision over Joshua Ibach (Central Valley) 16-14 (Dec 6-1); 3rd Place Match - Logan Henn won by tech fall over Dillon Steward (Elkhorn Valley) 17-8 (TF-1.5 5:00 (21-4).
120 — Juan Lasso (Nebraska Christian) 15-13 won by fall over Geoffrey Carr (Elgin Public/Pope John) (Fall 0:50); Geoffrey Carr won by fall over Yabet Thijillo (Wayne ) 0-4 (Fall 0:19); Seth Miller (West Holt ) 5-11 won by fall over Geoffrey Carr (Fall 0:51)
145 — Ryan Pelster won by fall over Hunter Friend (Fullerton ) 14-12 (Fall 1:08); Logan Dibbern (Amherst ) 30-3 won by major decision over Ryan Pelster (MD 13-0); Ryan Pelster won by fall over Matthew Reeves (Lutheran High Northeast ) 21-8 (Fall 2:56); 3rd Place Match - Ryan Pelster won by decision over Breydon Mlady (West Holt ) 18-14 (Dec 5-3)
152 — Andrew Fangman (Elgin Public/Pope John) won by fall over Noah Rutjens (Elkhorn Valley) 11-4 (Fall 2:28); Devin Dibbern (Amherst ) 31-2 won by major decision over Andrew Fangman (MD 14-0); Andrew Fangman won by fall over Alec Zimmerer (Creighton) 7-9 (Fall 0:18); 3rd Place Match - Riley Dugan (Central Valley) 21-5 won by decision over Andrew Fangman (Dec 8-3)
January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
BURWELL — Wolfpack wrestlers again made a march to the medal stand Saturday, competing at the Burwell Invite.
Eighteen teams competed in the tournament. The Wolfpack had four wrestlers compete and three came home with medals.
Andrew Fangman (160 pounds) and Logan Henn (106) each placed second in their respective weight divisions to highlight EPPJ’s team performance. Teammate Ryan Pelster, competing at 145 pounds, finished fourth. Due to a rule which limits the number of matches a wrestler can wrestle in one day, Pelster was unable to wrestle in the consolation finals.
Geoffrey Carr, competing in the 120-pound division, finished 1-2 at the tournament with a pin in his opening round match.
In the team standings, Valentine won with 269 points. The Wolfpack finished 12th in the team standings with 54 points.
Wolfpack wrestlers will next be in action Saturday at the Dunning Invite. Matches are set to begin at 10 a.m.
Results from Burwell were:
106 pounds — Logan Henn (EPPJ) pinned Joshua Whalen (ELMC) in 59 seconds; Henn pinned Garrett Long (una) in 1:07; finals, Henn lost 9 to 2 to Bronc Temple (AINS).
120 — Geoffrey Carr (EPPJ) pinned Joel Hogmire (SBLC) in 1:46; Carr was pinned by Alex Dubac (CRCO) in 25 seconds; Carr was pinned by Steven Young (VALE) in 38 seconds.
145 — Ryan Pelster (EPPJ) pinned Gus Fread (RAVE) in 1:11; Pelster lost to Jordan Hovie (AR-L) 10 to 2; Pelster pinned Ryan Smith (RVRS) in 1:39; Pelster defeated Jake Buhring (SEM) 3 to 2; Pelster pinned Breydon Mlady (WEH)) in 4:31; Brandon Treffer (Rave) awarded victory over Pelster by 5-match limit rule.
160 — Andrew Fangman (EPPJ) pinned Denon Van Oster (SEM) in 42 seconds; Fangman pinned Thomas Spilinek (AR-L) in 4:31; finals, Fangman was pinned by Jake O’Kief (VALE) in 2:51.
January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off
O’NEILL — Elgin Public-Pope John jumped out to a comfortable lead in the second quarter and rode it to a 45 to 26 victory over the Lady Eagles Saturday.
The Wolfpack broke open a close game by outscoring the Eagles 10 to three in the final six minutes of the second quarter to take a 19 to 12 lead at intermission. The Wolfpack overcame foul problems which sent leading scorer Jenna Parks to the bench for the majority of the second quarter. She picked up her third foul at the 5:25 mark with the Wolfpack leading by just three points, 13 to 10. Picking up the scoring slack was the trio of Baylee Wemhoff, Jill Schindler and Hayley Stamp. Each had a field goal during the run.
Leading by seven points to start the second half, the Wolfpack outscored the Eagles 14 to five in the third quarter. Schindler, a 5’8” junior forward, had eight points in the quarter, scoring in the paint for the Wolfpack. Her prowess at the offensive end of the court helped the Wolfpack build their lead to 16 points with one quarter to play.
In the fourth quarter, Wemhoff and Liz Selting each had four points to seal the team’s ninth victory of the season against just two losses.
Parks led the Wolfpack in scoring with 11 points. She was five of eight from the field. Schindler was the only other Wolfpack player to score in double figures, she had 10.
The Wolfpack made 20 of 56 shots from the field (36 percent) compared to the Eagles who made just eight of 36 field goal attempts (22 percent).
A key statistic was turnovers. The Eagles had 31 turnovers in the game compared to just 17 for the Wolfpack.
The victory boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 9-2. O’Neill fell to 1-10 with the loss.
Wolfpack 45, Eagles 26
Wolfpack………8 11 14 12 — 45
Eagles…………7 5 5 9 — 26
Wolfpack — Liz Selting 3-10 0-0 6, Jenna Parks 5-8 1-2 11, Nikki Beckman 0-8 0-0 0, Amy Nelson 0-0 0-0 0, Lydia Behnk 0-1 0-0 0, Calli Krebs 0-0 0-0 0, Paige Meis 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Mescher 2-4 0-0 4, Jill Schindler 5-9 0-0 10, Baylee Wemhoff 3-10 3-4 9, Hayley Stamp 2-5 1-3 5, Katie Polk 0-1 0-0 0. Team totals: 20-56 5-9 45. Three-point shots — Wolfpack 0. O’Neill team totals: 8-36 9-17 26.
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 35 (Jill Schindler 7, Hayley Stamp 7), O’Neill 36. Assists — Wolfpack 14 (Nikki Beckman 7), O’Neill 6. Steals — Wolfpack 18 (Baylee Wemhoff 9), O’Neill 7. Turnovers — Wolfpack 17, O’Neill 31.