By LaDonna Swedberg
Wallace ended their regular season with a high scoring battle against the Creek Valley Storm.
The Wildcats used a variety of ways to put points on the board; short jump shots, three-pointers, free throws and points off of a steal.
The Storm was hot from the arc as they dumped in 11 three-pointers which accounted for more than half of their points.
Landon Swedberg started the game off with a bang as he dropped in a three to get things started and then he got two steals which he took in for layups.
After a John Marquardt basket, Swedberg added another three-pointer and a couple of free throws.
Jose Arvizo got in the books when he put in two jumpers. Swedberg then drove in for another basket and ended the quarter with a successful jump shot. Wallace ended the quarter with a 22-12 lead.
Wallace continued to roll in the second quarter. A number of Wildcats contributed to the scoring drive. Taylor Doell and Swedberg put up five points, Marquardt three points and Lane Scott, Josh Grauerholz, Jose Arvizo and Shane Anders each had two points. The Cats had a 43-28 halftime lead.
Doell pretty much took care of the third quarter for Wallace, of the 16 points put on the score board, he scored nine of them. Grauerholz, Swedberg and Marquardt each added a basket and Arvizo a free throw to help the Wildcats take an 18 point lead into the final quarter.
The Storm made a run in the final quarter when they got hot beyond the arc and put down five three-pointers.
In spite of their efforts, they were not able to make up much ground because the Wallace offense didn’t let up.
They put up and additional 17 points in the last eight minutes.
Before the final buzzer, Swedberg dropped in six more points, Marquardt four, Doell had three and Anders and Grauerholz each added two points.
The Wildcats defeated the Storm 76-60.
Leading the way for the Wildcats was Landon Swedberg; he had 29 points, nine rebounds, eight steals and four assists. Taylor Doell wasn’t far behind Swedberg with his 17 points, four steals and two assists. John Marquardt contributed 11 points, two assists and one steal.
Cambridge will host the District D2-10 tournament. Teams are Maywood, Medicine Valley, Hayes Center, Wauneta/Palisade and Wallace.