WAUSEON 2/8/14—The Wauseon Indian’s played host to non-conference foe Elmwood. It was the Indian’s stout defense that led the way to an easy victory as the Tribe would down the Royals of Elmwood by a final score of 60-28.
It was a slow first quarter for both squads offense’s. The Tribe would start off with a three pointer by senior Zac Robinson early on in the quarter, but would be unable to jump out to a big lead in the opening quarter, as at the end of the first quarter of action, the scoreboard read 9-5 in favor of Wauseon.
Elmwood gained some momentum in the early part of the second period, even taking a 12-11 lead over the Tribe. Wauseon head coach Chad Burt called a timeout, and was able to make the proper adjustments to get his team back in to the lead. Wauseon junior Noah Castle was a vital part of this comeback, scoring six of the Indian’s 11 points in the second quarter. At half, it was the Indians who held a 20-15 lead over the visiting Elmwood Royals.
The third quarter is when all doubt would be eliminated from the contest, as the Indian’s would take complete control of the contest. The Indian defense held Elmwood to only five points in the third quarter. Meanwhile, five different players would score for Wauseon, putting 20 points on the board in the third quarter alone. In fact, Wauseon scored as many points in the third stanza as Elmwood had in the first three quarters combined. Going in to the fourth and final quarter of action, the Tribe held a 40-20 lead.
Wauseon would not take their foot off the gas in the final quarter of the night, scoring 20 more points in the final quarter. Kris Boysel scored eight points in the fourth, giving him a total of 14 points in the second half alone. Elmwood could do nothing to close the gap, and the Tribe would go on to win the contest by a final score of 60-28.
Leading the way for the Indians was Boysel with 16, Corry Byers contributed 11 on the night, Castle and Jacob Newlove both scored nine, Zac Robinson put six points on the board, Zach Johnson had four, Alec Lillich and Carter Bzovi both scored two, and Dillon Schantz rounded out the scoring with one point.