Warsaw Defeats Skyline Again

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
The Warsaw Wildcats moved to 4-2 with a 86-77 victory over the Skyline Tigers at home on Friday night. After knocking off Skyline as the number one seed a couple of weeks ago in the Warsaw tournament ,the two teams meet again and this time it was a barn burner.
After Matt Luebbert ripped Skyline for 35 the first time it was no surprise to see a box and one zone used by Skyline early on. The problem with that is that it left freshman Trey Palmer open and he responded with 25 points on the night. Luebbert chipped in with 15 points and 15 rebounds while Logan Davis had nineteen.
Probably the big difference in the game was that Keegan Glenn had 11 points and is now looking to the basket more. Also, Cole Branson  had ten points and nine rebounds to help the cause.
Warsaw led 16-13 and you knew from the start that it wouldn’t be a blow out like last time. It was 37-33 at half time and the fans threw stuff animals on the court as soon as the horn sounded in a in an afford to raise toys for kids at Christmas time.
The lead change hands some 11 times in the first half. There was a malfunction of the score board  early in the second quarter. Neither side protested the score so they must have fixed the problem.
Skyline out rebounded Warsaw early and scored mainly underneath their own basket with three to four attempts on several occasions.
The game was fast paced and Warsaw started to pull away at 50-43 on a nice pick and roll from Davis to Branson. They stretched the led out to 63-50 with 34 seconds to go and lead 63-53 at the end of three.
However, the Tigers weren’t done just yet as they charged back to five at 65-60 thanks to some nifty outside  shooting. From there the Wildcats expanded their lead and held on for the nice win. Branson fouled out at the 1:16 mark but played a good game and with Palmer and Glenn stepping up their games, he will be huge factor the rest for the way.
No longer will the fans of other teams snicker when they know they are playing Warsaw. It is a new day with a new gunslinger in town and a new sheriff and his name is Head Coach Scott Floyd.