Osage Too Much For Wildcats In Conference Tourney

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
Watching the Osage Indians warm up gave an heads up to most basketball fans that Warsaw was in for a tough draw in the first round of the conference tournament on Saturday evening.
Third seeded Osage would jump out to a 5-0 lead and then raced to a 19-10 first quarter margin.
Logan Davis would pick his third foul at the buzzer which spelled trouble for the Wildcats.
There may not had been blood in the water but there was blood on the floor as an Osage player took a charge and received a bloody nose for his troubles.
Warsaw’s main gun, Matt Luebbert had to work hard for every bucket and ended with just nine first half points as Warsaw trailed 42-21 at the half.
Osage’s 6’5 Zach Wheeler had 12 at half and 21 points for the game and bombed from outside as Warsaw had no answer early on.
Davis would foul out at the 5:01 mark of the third with the Wildcats trailing 48-23.
The host school would win 75-39 and moved to 7-3 on the season.
Luebbert ended with 23, Davis 6, Cole Branson 5, Trey Palmer 2, Trevor Lawson 2 and Joey Mace 1.
Ryan Spouse didn’t score but came off the bench and played well.
Warsaw will play Tuesday against California at 5:30. Warsaw fell to 6-4 on the season.
In other action, Hallsville beat Eldon 93-48, Southern Boone bested Versailles 71-65 and Blair Oaks beat California 76-69.