W-P boys top Liberty Christian, 79-68

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RICHLAND - Dustin Wooderchak scored 14 of his 16 points in the first period in boys Southeast 2B season finale basketball action Saturday.

Wooderchak's barrage jump-started Waitsburg-Prescott and propelled W-P to a 25-13 lead after one.

W-P with stood a furious Liberty Christian fourth quarter to hold on for a 79-68 win.

"We always have started slow, but tonight we jumped to a 25-8 lead with 40 seconds left in the first," W-P coach T.J. Scott said. "They cut it to 25-13 at the quarter and took away some of our momentum."

In the second, both teams adjusted and upped the defense, but W-P added to the lead and went to break up 36-20.

The Patriots, behind Jake Siefkin's 24 second-half points, outscored W-P 48-43 over the last 16 minutes.

"They pressed and pushed the tempo and the second half was high scoring," Scott said. "Then they lit it up in the fourth. They hit five 3s."

LC scored 29 points in the fourth to cut a 57-39 third-quarter deficit to the final 79-68 margin.

Siefkin led all scorers with 34 points.

"That's the most we've given up (to a player) this season," Scott said. "He (Siefkin) is good, and he was especially good tonight."

Zach Bartlow led W-P with 24 points, and T.J. Hofer added 11 to give W-P three in double digits.

The win completes a perfect 12-0 league season for W-P. W-P finishes the regular season at 18-1 and takes the No. 1 seed into the District tournament.

W-P will host a first-round district playoff game Wednesday against an opponent to be determined by Monday and Tuesday playoff action.

W-P 79, Liberty Christian 68

WAITSBURG-PRESCOTT (79) - Estes 0 0-2 0, Hofer 4 3-4 11, Cady 4 0-1 8, Zuger 0 2-2 2, Hernandez 2 2-2 6, Bartlow 8 5-7 24, Brock 0 1-2 1, Wooderchak 5 2-2 16, Beasley 0 0-0 0, Brannock 3 0-0 7, Hamilton 2 0-0 4. Totals 28 15-22 79.

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (68) - Morris 1 0-0 2, Olson 2 0-0 5, Crawford 3 0-0 9, Siefkin 11 8-10 34, Sitten 5 0-0 10, Corrigan 4 0-2 8. Totals 27 8-12 68.

W-P 25 11 21 22 - 79

LC 13 7 19 29 - 68

3-point goals - W-P 8 (Bartlow 3, Wooderchak 4, Brannock), LC 8 (Olson, Crawford 3, Siefkin 4). Total fouls - W-P 14, LC 19. Fouled out - LC (Olson, Morris). Technical fouls - none.

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