Wapahani might have led Wes-Del by 15 points at halftime, but coach Matt Luce told his team to come out of the break with the outlook of starting over.
All coaches could only wish for such a start.
The Raiders (3-1) held the Warriors to two points in the quarter and scored 21 on the way to a 72-34 win. Wapahani’s Jacob Foster hit nine field goals to reach 20 points, and his teammates Grant Evans scored eight of his 15 from the free throw line.
“I thought we were very aggressive driving the ball and getting the ball inside to our post players,” Luce said. “I also thought we had a very balanced attack. It’s something we’ve been talking about all year.”
* Yorktown 45, Greenfield-Central 44: Yorktown pulled out a tight win after trailing at the start of the fourth quarter. Caleb Morey had 10 points, and Riley Neal matched that along with seven rebounds for the Tigers.
* Union 56, Monroe Central 50: The Rockets improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season by rallying from a nine-point second-half deficit. Mike Netherly scored 13 and Willie Eviston and Spencer Shore followed with 11 apiece for the Rockets. Monroe Central’s Chase Bly scored a game-high 26 points.
* Delta 55, Rushville 43: Delta relied on strong defense early, holding Rushville to 12 points in the first half. The Eagles’ Bryce Dishman played what his coach Stan Daugherty called one of the best games in his varsity career, scoring a team-high 14 points with only one missed field goal.
* Daleville 64, Blue River 55: The Broncos snapped a four-game losing streak with balanced scoring. Blake Benner topped the Broncos (2-4) with 15 points. Elliott Jackson and James Tungate each scored 11 and Jarred Riddle rounded out the double-figure scorers with 10. Tungate and Jackson each notched double-doubles with 10 rebounds apiece.
* Pendleton Heights 68, Shenandoah 29: The Arabians put the Raiders in a 20-point hole in the first half and cruised to the victory. Kyle Demick paced Shenandoah with 10 points. Trevor Conner netted seven.
* Cowan 52, Tri 47: Cowan used a nine-point advantage in the third quarter to hold on for its second victory of the season. Stewart Kerr had 15 points for the Blackhawks, who won a slow-paced contest in which they had more turnovers than rebounds.