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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Wellington boys basketball season is over

  • The Crusaders ended their season with a record of 5-18.
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  • For the Wellington High School boys basketball team, the season has concluded after their trip to Wichita Trinity Academy on Feb. 26.
    Wellington was the eighth seed in the Mulvane 4A Sub-State Tournament and found themselves out-gunned on the offensive end verses the one-seed who came in with a record of 15-5.
    "They put a lot of athletes on the floor and they shot the ball pretty well against us that night," said Head Coach, Brian Buchanan. "We didn't really give them a throw back punch."
    The final score was 62-31, putting a cap on the Crusaders season and an eight game losing streak.
    "You always look at wins and losses, an that's the first thing you take notice at, do we wish we would have won more? Yeah. Were there some out there? Yeah," Buchanan said of the 5-16 campaign. "We never really just quite clicked as a team this year."
    Like most teams headed into Sub-State, Wellington had to deal with not being able to practice due to winter storms across the state. Wellington's scheduled, regular season finale was canceled due to the weather. The Crusaders were to host Circle High School on Feb. 21; a team they beat in January.
    As a team, Wellington shot 36 percent from field goal range, and 27 percent from three-point distance. The Crusaders were out scored by opponents 1,073-877.
    When it comes to individual performances this season, WHS was lead in points by Trevor Nance, sophomore. Nance averaged 8.1 points per game, with a total of 162 points.
    Among players with 50-plus shot attempts, Brian Peck, senior, lead the team shooting 44 percent from the field and also shot nearly 70 percent from the free-throw line. Peck also had a team-high 108 rebounds.
    Alex Weiss, senior, had the three-point percentage, shooting 31 percent. Nick Becker, senior, accounted for the most points from beyond the arch, connecting 28 times. Becker also lead the team with 47 assists, and 35 steals.
    The Head Coach spoke highly of his squad this season.
    "It's a great group of guys, a great group to coach," Buchanan said. "I was privileged to have these guys for three to four years and wish them all the best of luck in the future."
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