EPPJ Boys Defeat Ewing 66 to 25

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.