Barker cagers surge past Kendall

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 December 2016 at 10:29 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Barker’s Shawn Callaghan puts up a shot between Kendall defenders Brandon Miller (23) and Nate Warters (11) during the host Raiders non league win over the Eagles this evening.


Barker’s Nate Luckman scores his school record 106th career three pointer over Kendall defender Collion Lewis.

Pulling away with a late second quarter scoring burst, Barker went on to defeat visiting Kendall 77-41 this evening in a non league contest.

Leading by a narrow 16-13 margin, Barker put together a key 11-0 run on a layup off a turnover by Malik Smith, a rebound bucket by Kyle Moeller, a bucket and free throw by Eddie Wasnock along with two free throws each by Shawn Callaghan and Austin Sullivan which keyed the Raiders out to a 27-15 half-time advantage.

Keeping the momentum, the Raiders then used a 22-12 third period scoring edge to open up a 22 point, 49-27, advantage at the three-quarter mark.

Nate Luckman had 8, Sullivan 5 and Smith 3 to lead that uprising by the Raiders.

Luckman also tallied 12 and Jacob Arnold 7 in the final stanza as the Raiders closed out the win with a 28-14 scoring surge.

“We played a great second half,” said Barker Coach Don Baker. “Our defensive pressure really turned the game for us.”

Luckman finished with a game high 23 points, including five three’s. His first three late in the opening period was the 106th of his varsity career which set a new Barker school record. He also had 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Wasnock added 13, Sullivan and  Arnold 11, Smith 7, Devon Mangan and Moeller 4 and Callaghan and Evan Ecker 2. Wasnock also had 10 rebounds and Arnold 5 steals.

Brandon Miller led Kendall with 11 as Hunter Menza added 9, Collin Lewis 7, Mickey Gardner 5, James Longrod 4, Nate Warters 3 and Keaton Freitag 2.

Barker is now 2-0 and Kendall 0-2.


Kendall’s Brandon Miller goes up for a layup as Kyle Moeller defends for Barker.