Wildcats rout Maxwell in Friday’s fast-paced battle
By LaDonna Swedberg
Maxwell was the site of the annual Wildcat battle as Wallace went to battle with Maxwell. It was the Wallace Wildcats that struck early and often and they never really slowed their pace.
As the first quarter got underway, Josh Grauerholz made his presence known under the basket, if he wasn’t getting an inside shot, Taylor Doell was lighting it up from downtown. Between the two of them, they put up 23 of Wallace’s 25 first quarter points.
John Marquardt put up seven points and Landon Swedberg six, to get in the scoring picture with Grauerholz and Doell in the second quarter. Wallace’s very stingy defense along with their dominating offense came up with 45 first half points while holding Maxwell to just 14.
The fast paced game slowed a bit in the second half but the number of Wallace Wildcats putting points on the board did not. Lane Scott was the first to get in the score book followed shortly by Grauerholz with yet another short jumper. Dillon Koop then added a trey and before the quarter ended, Shane Anders added a free throw and a short jumper as well.
The final quarter was played out predominately by younger players who also played tough defense and found ways to score.
Anders added to his point total then Collin Swedberg came up with a steal and a lay up. Tanner Clough put two points on the board off a rebounded put back which he followed up with two free throws. Jackson Porter then got in the score book with a jump shot and two free throws of his own.
Wallace once again had a dominating performance in all areas of the game and they displayed another complete game of team effort.
They defeated Maxwell by a score of 67–24. Leading the way for Wallace was Taylor Doell and Josh Grauerholz with 16 points each and Landon Swedberg with eight. John Marquardt was the leading rebounder with a total of eight grabs followed by Shane Anders with five.
Wallace will be in action again on Thursday, Dec. 13 when the travel to Sutherland to take on the Sailors and then again on Tuesday, Dec.18 when they host the Medicine Valley Raiders.