(Avoca) Jared Ploen (pictured shooting the free throw) led the way with 22 points and Lucas Blum scored 19 to lead Walnut to a 57-53 overtime win at AHST Thursday night. In the game that aired on KSOM and was streamed live on 965ksom.com, the Warriors were able to get the necessary defensive stops late in the game to pick up their second win of the season. In addition to Ploen and Blum's big offensive nights, Chris Guthery scored a season high 8 points for Walnut. Zach Hemmingson and Ty Johnk rounded out the Walnut scoring with four points each.
The 2-5 Warriors will take on Ankeny Christian Academy Friday night. AHST falls to 3-3 overall this year. Bill Price scored 15 points to lead the Vikings. Todd Schmidt (12), Lee Whyte (11), and Tyler Robinson (10) all finished in double figures in the overtime loss.
Click here for the postgame interview with Walnut coach Rick Blum