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Wolfpack Rolls Past Lady Eagles

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.

O’Neill Boys Prevail Over Wolfpack

January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

O’NEILL — A close game at halftime, the O’Neill Eagles soared in the second half to claim a 58 to 31 victory over Elgin Public-Pope John Saturday evening.
Leading 20 to 16 to start the third quarter, the Eagles dropped in one trey after another in the second half, outscoring the Wolfpack 38 to 15 to claim the victory.
O’Neill hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back treys over a three-minute span late in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 38 to 22 lead.
In all, the Eagles had six treys in the second half compared to just one for the Wolfpack.
For the faithful sitting in the stands, the Wolfpack gave them every reason to believe they could make a game of it against the taller Eagles. In the first half, EPPJ held their own. In the first quarter, every time the Eagles went ahead, the Wolfpack answered. Austin Meis’ field goal with just under two minutes to play tied the score at 8-all. Jacob Emme scored with less than a minute left in the quarter to give the Eagles a 10 to 8 lead.
In the second quarter the Wolfpack took their first lead of the game when senior Jack Borer connected for a deuce at the 6:37 mark. After O’Neill regained the lead, Wolfpack point guard Seth Schumacher knotted the score at 14-all at the 3:03 mark.
O’Neill then outscored the Wolfpack six to two the remainder of the half to take a 20 to 16 lead at intermission.
Jack Borer led the Wolfpack with 11 points in the game, Schumacher had 5. The Wolfpack made just 37 percent of their field goal attempts (14/38).
The Eagles were led in scoring by Tyson Hostert with 14, Emme had 12 and Dylan Belik added 11.
The loss dropped the Wolfpack’s record to 3-7. The victory improved the Eagles’ mark to 6-4.
Eagles 58, Wolfpack 31
Wolfpack……………………………8   8   6   9 — 31
Eagles……………………………..10 10 20 18 — 58
O’Neill — Dylan Belik 11, Justin Appleby 5, Jake Young 3, Austin Hilker 3, Tyson Hostert 14, Alex Thramer 6, Jacob Emme 12, Walker Liewer 4, Corbin Dean 0. Team totals: 23-59 4-7 58
Wolfpack — Jack Borer 5-10 0-1 11, Zach Eischeid 1-3 0-0 2, Kyle Heithoff 2-5 0-1 4, Kyle Kallhoff 0-2 0-1 0, Regan Kerkman 2-5 0-0 4, Austin Meis 2-4 0-0 4, Scott Moser 0-1 0-0 0, Evan Schindler 0-0 1-2 1, Seth Schumacher 2-8 1-4 5. Team totals: 14-38 2-8 31. Three-point shots — Jack Borer (1).
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 25 (Seth Schumacher 6, Austin Meis 5), O’Neill 32. Assists — Wolfpack 7 (Seth Schumacher 3), O’Neill 13. Steals — Wolfpack 6 (Kyle Heithoff 2, Seth Schumacher 2), O’Neill 9. Turnovers — Wolfpack 17, O’Neill 17.

Wolfpack Girls Win Riverside Holiday Tournament

January 15, 2015 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

CEDAR RAPIDS — EPPJ took an early lead and made it hold up Friday afternoon to win the Riverside Holiday Tournament, defeating the host Riverside Chargers 41 to 30.
The victory boosted the Wolfpack’s record to 7-1 as they are currently riding a two-game winning streak.
Lydia Behnk scored with under a second to play to give the Wolfpack a nine to six lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter play of the Wolfpack helped build an eight-point lead at intermission. EPPJ scored the first seven points of the quarter to take a 16 to 6 lead. Nikki Beckman had three points in the run, all coming on free throws.
Riverside got baskets from Molly Berger and Fina Choat to cut the lead to eight points at the half.
The teams traded baskets in the third quarter. At the start of the fourth quarter, Riverside cut the Wolfpack’s lead to five points. Jenna Parks answered with five points on two field goals to bump the lead up to 10 points with 6:23 left in the game.
The Wolfpack’s lead grew to 14 points on a free throw from Jill Schindler. They maintained the margin the rest of the game until Choat scored with 31 seconds left to make the final margin of victory 11 points.
Parks led the Wolfpack with 12 points. She was the only Wolfpack player to score in double figures.
The Wolfpack defense forced the Chargers into numerous turnovers in the game. Riverside had 27 turnovers in the game compared to just 12 for the Wolfpack.
First round
Down by 15 points at halftime, the Wolfpack roared back in the second half to defeat Burwell 37 to 33.
EPPJ made less than 33 percent of their field goal attempts in the game (15-46) but found a way to defeat the Lady Longhorns.
Over the final two quarters, the Wolfpack outscored Burwell 27 to eight.
The offense played better in the final two quarters, but the defense was outstanding. In the third quarter, they limited the Lady Longhorns to just three points, and just five points in the fourth quarter.
Leading the scoring parade for the Wolfpack was Liz Selting with 13 points, Parks had nine and Baylee Wemhoff added seven.
Another key statistic in the game was turnovers, Burwell had 24 compared to just 16 for the Wolfpack.
Wolfpack 41, Riverside 30
Wolfpack…………9  9  8  15 — 41
Riverside…………6  4  8  12 — 30
Wolfpack — Liz Selting 1-2 0-0 2, Jenna Parks 3-12 4-7 12, Nikki Beckman 1-5 3-5 5, Lydia Behnk 1-2 0-2 2, Calli Krebs 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Mescher 3-7 0-0 6, Jill Schindler 4-7 1-3 9, Baylee Wemhoff 1-5 1-2 3, Hayley Stamp 1-3 0-0 2. Team totals: 14-43 9-19 41. Three-point shots: Jenna Parks (2).
Riverside team totals: 14-40 1-8 30.
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 27 (Jenna Parks 7, Hayley Stamp 6), Riverside 41. Assists — Wolfpack 9 (Jenna Parks 4, Nikki Beckman 3), Riverside 10. Steals  Wolfpack 12 (Jenna Parks 6), Riverside 6. Turnovers — Wolfpack 12, Riverside 27.
Wolfpack 37, Burwell 33
Wolfpack………6   4  11  16 — 37
Burwell……….14  11  3    5 — 33
Wolfpack — Liz Selting 5-12 2-5 13, Jenna Parks 4-12 1-2 9, Nikki Beckman 1-4 0-0 2, Jordan Mescher 0-2 0-0 0, Jill Schindler 3-8 0-0 6, Baylee Wemhoff 2-6 2-2 7, Hayley Stamp 0-2 0-3 0. Team totals: 15-46 5-12 37.
Burwell team totals: 13-40 4-5 33.
Team statistics: Rebounds — Wolfpack 30 (Liz Selting 6), Burwell 32. Assists — Wolfpack 9 (Jenna Parks 5), Burwell 9. Steals — Wolfpack 10 (Baylee Wemhoff 3), Burwell 5. Turnovers — Wolfpack 16, Burwell 24.

Wolfpack Falls To Creighton Bulldogs

December 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — For two quarters, Elgin Public-Pope John gave the Creighton boys basketball team all they could handle.
But, in the second half, Creighton pulled away to claim a 64 to 44 victory Monday night (Dec. 22). Trailing 27 to 26 to start the second half, the Wolfpack (2-4) saw the game slip away. The score was tied at 31-all when Creighton put together a 33 to 13 run to close out the game.

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Creighton Holds Off Wolfpack Girls

December 31, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

ELGIN — Playing their last game before the Christmas break, Creighton came to town and snapped the Wolfpack’s five-game winninst streak with a 60 to 42 victory on Monday night, Dec. 22.
Four Lady Bulldogs scored in double figures, led by Emily Sorensen with 15 points to help propel Creighton to the victory.
Creighton jumped out to a 25 to 18 lead at halftime. The Wolfpack cut into the lead in the third quarter. Sophomore guard Baylee Wemhoff hit a rainbow three-pointer as the buzzer sounded at the end of the third quarter to make the score 40 to 33.

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