O’NEILL — The Wolfpack will play in the C2-10 championship game Thursday night (tonight).
On Tuesday, the Wolfpack won their opening round game against Ainsworth by the score of 69 to 33. Jenna Parks led EPPJ with 21 points and nine rebounds, Jordan Mescher added 12 points.
Tonight’s championship game will tip-off at 7 p.m. at O’Neill High School.
ELGIN — Wrapping up three games in a four-day stretch, the Wolfpack girls returned to their winning ways with a 42 to 38 victory over Clarkson/Leigh.
Snapping a four-game losing streak, the Wolfpack need a victory heading into postseason play and that’s exactly what they got — but it wasn’t easy.
Elgin Public-Pope John took a seven-point lead after three quarters, then had to hold off a late run by the Patriots.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Wolfpack junior Jordan Mescher sank a trey to give the Wolfpack a 12-point lead, 36 to 24. However, from that point till less than a minute to play, the Wolfpack managed just one point as the Patriots chipped away at the lead. Maddie Cerv nailed a trey to spark a rally by the Patriots, cutting the lead to 38 to 31 with 1:31 left in the game.
After a free throw by Liz Selting bumped the lead back up to eight points, Patriot Shelby Paprocki nailed a trey with 52 seconds left to cut the margin to 39 to 34.
Hannah Kasik then made a two-pointer to close the margin to 40 to 36.
The Patriots would only score two more points in the game and the Wolfpack got some cushion when freshman Allyson Wemhoff made two of four free throws in the final seconds to seal the victory.
Jenna Parks led the Wolfpack (17-7) with 18 points, Wemhoff added 11.
Two key statistics in the game: The Wolfpack shot 32 free throws, making 19 while the Patriots made just one of three free throw attempts. Rebounds helped keep the Patriots in the game as they pulled down 44 compared to 30 for the Wolfpack.
Wolfpack 42, Patriots 38
Patriots……………………….7 11 2 18 — 38
Wolfpack……………………10 12 5 15 — 42
Wolfpack — Liz Selting 1-8 2-4 4, Jenna Parks 5-14 6-8 18, Lydia Behnk 0-0 0-0 0, Calli Krebs 1-3 0-0 2, Paige Meis 0-0 0-0 0, Jordan Mescher 1-5 0-1 3, Jill Schindler 0-0 0-0 0, Baylee Wemhoff 1-5 2-4 4, Ally Wemhoff 1-6 9-15 11, Katie Polk 0-1 0-0 0. Team totals: 10-42 19-32 42. Clarkson/Leigh team totals: 16-45 1-3 38.
Team statistics — Three-point shots - Wolfpack 3-15 (Jenna Parks 2), Patriots 5-20. Rebounds - Wolfpack 30 (Liz Selting 8, Jenna Parks 7), Patriots 44. Assists - Wolfpack 11 (Ally Wemhoff 4), Patriots NA. Steals - Wolfpack 3, Patriots NA.
ELGIN — Clarkson/Leigh made it close at the end, but they couldn’t overtake Elgin Public-Pope John Friday night as the Wolfpack posted a 58 to 56 victory.
In a game where each team seized momentum, the Wolfpack prevailed by making some clutch free throws in the game’s final moments.
Up by four points, 55 to 51 with just over a minute left to play, the Patriots fouled Chad Bode. A junior, Bode calmly sank two free throws to give the Wolfpack a six-point lead. Teammate Seth Schumacher then sank one of two free throws for a 58 to 51 lead.
With the game seemingly in hand, the Wolfpack managed to hold on as the Patriots scored five points in the last six seconds to cut the final margin to two points.
The Wolfpack controlled the action for much of the game. They would build leads of as many as seven points in the third quarter only to see the Patriots rally. A trey by Dylan Behnk gave the Wolfpack a 43 to 37 lead at the end of the third quarter.
At the start of the fourth quarter the Patriots went on an 11 to five run to knot the score at 48-all with 4:14 left to play. EPPJ answered with points from Bode and Behnk to take a 51 to 48 lead, only to see Colby Becker sink a trey to tie the score at 51-all, setting the stage for the game’s frantic final moments.
In the first half the teams traded baskets. The Wolfpack led by one after the first quarter, then took a three-point lead at halftime, 27 to 24, thanks to a two-pointer from Austin Meis just before the buzzer.
Behnk led the Wolfpack with 18 points, Schumacher had 15 and Bode tossed in 13.
The victory improved the Wolfpack’s record to 10-11 heading into the last regular season game Friday night at St. Mary’s. EPPJ will begin subdistrict play on Tuesday night, Feb. 22, at O’Neill High School.
Wolfpack 58, Patriots 56
Patriots……..12 12 13 19 — 56
Wolfpack……13 14 16 15 — 58
Wolfpack — Dylan Behnk 7-10 0-0 18, Chad Bode 4-7 5-6 13, Kyle Kallhoff 2-5 0-0 4, Austin Meis 3-8 2-2 8, Scott Moser 0-3 0-0 0, Seth Schumacher 6-11 1-3 15. Team totals: 22-44 8-11 58.
Team statistics — Three-point shots 6-13 (Dylan Behnk 4). Rebounds - Wolfpack 35 (Chad Bode 10). Assists - Wolfpack 11 (Kyle Kallhoff 7). Steals - Wolfpack 5 (Dylan Behnk 2). Turnovers - Wolfpack 7.
TILDEN — Two Wolfpack wrestlers will be making a return trip to the State Wrestling Championships this week in Omaha.
Competing Friday and Saturday at the D2 District Wrestling Tournament at Elkhorn Valley High School, Ryan Pelster and Andrew Fangman earned another shot at state by virtue of their performance.
Pelster (29-9) won the 145-pound weight class. In the championship match he pinned Tanner Coufal of Howells-Dodge in 3:13.
This will mark Pelster’s third trip to the state championships.
Fangman (34-5) earned his fourth trip to state by finishing second in the 170-pound weight class. In the championship match, he lost a five to one decision to Elkhorn Valley’s Chris Peterson (39-3).
For sophomore Logan Henn, wrestling at 113 pounds, he came up one match short in his quest for a second trip to state. In the consolation semi-finals, with a state berth on the line, he lost a five-to-two decision to Cole Laible of Atkinson West Holt. Henn finished the season with a 27-13 record.
Wrestling at 120 pounds, EPPJ wrestler Geoffrey Carr dropped two matches against tough opponents to see his season come to an end. He finishes with a 4-18 record.
Individual results were:
113 pounds — Logan Henn (Elgin Public/Pope John) won by fall over Kaiden Mrsny (Pender) 31-20 (Fall 0:37); semifinal - Dominique Rickard (Plainview) 26-2 won by decision over Henn (Dec 6-3); cons. semi - Cole Laible (West Holt) 17-18 won by decision over Henn (Dec 5-2)
120 — Alex Schmit (Randolph) 26-22 won by fall over Geoffrey Carr (Elgin Public/Pope John) (Fall 1:29); cons. round 1 - Carr received a bye; cons. round 2 - Andrew Nelson (Plainview) 23-14 won by fall over Carr (Fall 1:39)
145 — Quarterfinal - Ryan Pelster (Elgin Public/Pope John) won by fall over Schuyler Sauser (Plainview) 22-16 (Fall 3:35); semifinal - Pelster won by decision over Noah Scott (Randolph) 33-16 (Dec 7-3); 1st Place Match - Pelster won by fall over Tanner Coufal (Howells-Dodge) 34-10 (Fall 3:13)
170 — Quarterfinal - Andrew Fangman (Elgin Public/Pope John) won by fall over Marcus Love (Scribner-Snyder) 11-24 (Fall 0:53); semifinal - Fangman won by decision over Ean Stacken (Creighton) 31-13 (Dec 6-5); 1st Place Match - Chris Petersen (Elkhorn Valley) 39-3 won by decision over Fangman (Dec 5-1)
February 4, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
ALBION — Competing in the highly-competitive Boone County Invite Saturday, Wolfpack wrestlers fared well.
Three EPPJ wrestlers competed and all three placed at the tournament.
Logan Henn improved his record to 22-8 on the season, finishing fifth in the 113-pound class. In the fifth place match, Henn pinned O’Neill’s Elias Lorenzo in 1:32.
At 145 pounds, Ryan Pelster improved his season record to 26-9 and placed third. In the consolation finals, Pelster pinned Levi Sudbeck of Pierce in 1:37.
Wolfpack senior Andrew Fangman placed third in the 170-pound weight class. He improved his record to 32-4, pinning Beau Dostal of Malcolm in the consolation finals.
Individual results from Albion were:
113 pounds — Logan Henn (Elgin/Pope John) received an opening round bye; quarterfinal - Devon Sell (Kearney ) 17-6 won by fall over Henn (Fall 3:24); Henn won by fall over Dylan Duhsmann (Guardian Angels Central Catholic) 2-15 (Fall 0:45); Henn won by tech fall over Hunter Tucker (Ashland-Greenwood) 5-20 (TF-1.5 4:56 (17-0)); Cons. Semi - Lester Palencia (David City) 29-6 won by decision over Henn (Dec 6-0); 5th Place Match - Henn 22-8 won by fall over Elias Lorenzo (O`Neill) 4-17 (Fall 1:32)
145 — Ryan Pelster (Elgin/Pope John) won by fall over Hunter Bergman (Neligh/Oakdale) 12-17 (Fall 1:45); Levi Sudbeck (Pierce) 21-7 won by decision over Pelster (Dec 6-4); Cons. Round 2 - Pelster won by fall over Lee Betzen (David City) 12-20 (Fall 2:42); Cons. Round 3 - Pelster won by fall over Austin Duhsmann (Guardian Angels Central Catholic) 20-18 (Fall 1:40); Cons. Semi - Pelster won by forfeit over Conner Kranda (Aquinas Catholic) 24-12 (For.); 3rd Place Match - Pelster 26-9 won by fall over Levi Sudbeck (Pierce) 21-7 (Fall 1:37)
170 — Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Fangman (Elgin/Pope John) received an opening round bye; Quarterfinal - Fangman won by fall over Edgar Boteo (Kearney) 16-13 (Fall 1:03); Semifinal - Darlondo Hill (Omaha Westside) 23-6 won by tech fall over Fangman (TF-1.5 6:00 (19-4)); Cons. Semi - Fangman won by major decision over Alec Price (Pierce) 24-8 (MD 17-9); 3rd Place Match - Fangman 32-4 won by fall over Beau Dostal (Malcolm) 26-12 (Fall 4:39)