Boys Varsity Basketball · Boys Varsity Basketball beats Eminence 74 – 71

71 Eminence High School
74 Waldron High School
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On senior night, the Waldron Mohawks sent their three seasons out in a winning fashion, defeating the Eels of Eminence 74-71. The Eels took a 15-11 lead after the first quarter, but the Mohawks took a lead by the slimmest of margins into halftime. The Mohawks took command in the third quarter, leading 53-41. Behind twelve missed free throws by the Mohawks in the fourth, Eminence stormed back to within one. Senior Cameron Wells made all six of his fourth quarter free throws to help seal the three point win for Waldron.

A plethora of Mohawks had good games. Senior Cole Adams was hot from three, scoring 19 points, including 6/10 from behind the arc. Adams also grabbed two rebounds and had two assists. Senior Cameron Wells scored 18 points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out a season-high seven assists. Senior Nick Depotty got his first start of his career, scoring three points, grabbing two rebounds, and tallying two assists.

Junior Zane Smith scored seven points, had 13 rebounds, and tallied five assists. Smith fired up the Mohawk faithful when he drove the ball from the right wing to throw down a dunk with authority. Sophomore Parker Huffman took care of the ball for Waldron, tallying four assists with no turnovers.

With the seniors shining on senior night, freshman Tyler Bowlby had a heroic effort to help secure the victory for his his teammates. Bowlby sat a good portion of the second quarter with two fouls, but caught fire in the second half. Bowlby scored 20 points with 18 in the second half, and did not miss a field goal, going eight of eight from the field. Tyler also grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists.

The Mohawks are off until they open IHSAA sectional play. Waldron will find out who their sectional opponent is on Sunday when the IHSAA draw occurs.