Warsaw Loses To Stockton In Season Opener

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Warsaw lost their season opener to Stockton 59-44 on the road last Tuesday night. Stockton coached by former Warsaw Coach Gerald Henderson jumped out early and never looked back. New Head Coach Scott Floyd called time out at 6-4 and 13-6 but couldn’t find a way to slow the Stockton Tigers down. Stockton passed the ball unselfishly around the horn and took the open shot. They led 22-8 after one and 31-18 at the half.
Matt Luebbert had ten points in the first half and ten in the second for his game high 20 points. He was 1-2 at the free throw line. Warsaw ended up as a team just 4-12.
Coach Floyd commented,  “I was proud of our effort but we need to learn to set up in our offensive and defensive schemes better.”
Some of these kids have had three coaches and are still learning the system under Coach Floyd.
Junior Point Guard Logan Davis had 11 and tried to force the action at various times. Cole Branson, WHS 6-5 Senior Center, looked good at times and had ten points underneath. Warsaw had their good moments of offense on a few break away buckets but could not stop Stockton as they repeatedly cut to the basket and put on a passing clinic. Warsaw didn’t block out very well at times.
It was 48-34 after three and the Warsaw players looked tired in the fourth quarter and stood around too much. Stockton picked off various passes across the court .
Freshman Trey Palmer hit a three and learned what it was like to play varsity ball. Warsaw started, Luebbert, Keegan Glenn,  Tyler Simons, Branson and Davis, Palmer and Sophomore Lane Bates came off the bench with valuable minutes. Warsaw only had four players in the scoring column but showed potential. It will just take time to mess as a team. However, as you read this, the Wildcats are in the middle of their tournament and they need your support. So come on out to the tournament and root the Wildcats on.
Clayton Hubbard, a 6’2 junior, had 18 points to lead the Tigers with a balance attack as Silas Keeney had 15 and Jacob Greenlee14.
Warsaw scoring (44) -Luebbert 20, Branson 10, Davis 11, Palmer 3.