Eldon Sunk In Last Second

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Warsaw’s Head Coach Scott Floyd called a time out with 15 seconds on the clock and a tie game at 57-57 in the consolation game against winless Eldon on Thursday night in the Tri-County Conference Tournament.
Everyone in the building had a pretty good idea who would take the last shot for Warsaw.
Eldon was without a timeout and could do nothing but heavily guard Matt Luebbert and hope for the best. So with the clock ticking, Luebbert was content to dribble the ball out front and finally made his move with five seconds on the clock. Eldon’s Chase Fitzpatrick threw up his arms and forced Luebbert to throw up a shot that rolled in as the buzzer sounded for the 59-57 victory. 
Luebbert had previously blocked a shot on the other end at the 35 second  mark to keep the contest knotted up at 57 all.
 Luebbert ended up with 19 points in a game that was far from Warsaw’s best outing of the year. The game started out slow with Eldon leading 9-8 with on the strength of three wide opened three point shots against a diamond and two offense. Jordan Metz ended up the leading scorer with 20 points with the help of an unorthodox but very effective shooting style.
It was 24-16 at half with the Wildcats a  head. Both teams came out of the locker room on fire. When the smoke cleared it was tied up at 38 all with the help of a one handed full court heave by Devin Degraffenreid. That was a turning point as Eldon came out with all of the confidence in the world and took the lead momentarily before Matt Luebbert hit a pair of baskets to retake the lead. Eldon tied it up and Luebbert would perform his heroics once again.
 Adding to the score for Warsaw was Logan Davis with 11 points, Cole Branson with 10 points, Tyler Simons with 8 points, Keegan Glenn with 4 points, Trey Palmer with 3 points and Lane Bates with 2 points. Warsaw moved to 7-5 on the season.