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Ellis Boys Takes First Round of Sub State

On Monday, Februry 27, the Wakeeney Eagles traveled to Ellis for the third matchup of the year for the first round of Sub State. Ellis is the 3 seed and Wakeeney is the 6 seed. As soon as the ball was tipped off Ellis came out on fire. They jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead and did not look back. They lead the whole first quarter got all the way up to 18-3 until Wakeeney knocked down a couple shots. To open up the second quarter Ellis had a 13 point lead, but Wakeeney hit a pair of quick shots to knock it down to eight. Coach Maska of Ellis took a quick timeout to refoucs his team. He stated in that timeout that the boys couldn't let up, and could not let them get hot from three. After the timeout Ellis and Wakeeney played dead even until halftime. The score at the start of the third was 28-20 in favor of Ellis. Tonight was just Ellis' night though. They would not be stopped. They jumped out and pushed the lead all the way up to fifteen. By the end of the third the game looked all but over. Ellis' home court advantage was undeniable tonight as the home crowd was amazing from the opening tip off. The fourth quarter flew by and the final score was 55-42 in favor of Ellis. Ellis was never losing in the entire game. Ellis will travel to Plainville on Thursday to play the Cardinals in the Sub state semifinals.
Link for the Men's Sub State bracket click: Here
Link for the Girl's Sub State bracket click: Here

Taylor Beisner
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