Palmer Steps Up To Beat Cole Camp At Home

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
When Freshman Trey Palmer is on his game then the Warsaw Wildcats have a legitimate triple threat offense. Palmer, with the score 43-42 at 5:35 mark of the fourth quarter, hit a runner, followed by a hesitation three to extend the lead to 48-42 and Warsaw never looked back in route to a 61-54 victory over visiting Cole Camp on Thursday night.
However, it wasn’t easy as Cole Camp jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Matt Luebbert scored a layup at the 5:29 mark. From there, Warsaw settled down and regained the lead at 14-10 to end the first quarter of play.
Cole Camp would tie the game at 19 all and then take the lead 24-21 and extend it to 26-21 on the outside shooting of Jarrett Farrar. Just seconds before half, Logan Davis had an excellent take away block on a Cole Camp player close to the goal to keep the halftime score at 26-23 with the Bluebirds ahead.
The third quarter was a battle with the Wildcats behind. Davis would tie the game at 31-31 with a free throw and Palmer would put the home boys ahead with a three at 34-31. With the score 34-33, 6’5 Cole Branson would battle and show his determination with three tries at the basket to extend the lead to 36-33.
Cole Camp would retake the lead at 37-36 before Mr. Palmer would bang in another three to retake the lead at 39-37. Luebbert would drive for a layup and it was 41-37, but Kaden Harms would bomb a three to make it a one point contest at 41-40. It was 45-40 after three.
When the smoke cleared, Luebbert  had 22, Palmer and Davis had 14 apiece, Branson tossed in 6, defensive specialist Keegan Glenn had 5 and Lane Bates had two.
The slick shooting Harms had 21 to lead Cole Camp. Warsaw jumped to 10-6 on the season.
Cole Camp won the C game 41-16 and the JV contest  52-45.