SUTTON — Wilber-Clatonia had two big advantages — literally — over Sutton in Thursday’s Southern Nebraska Conference quarterfinals matchup.
One, the Wolverines had two big men in the post who were 6-foot-4 and 6-5. Meaning, two, they had all the advantage in the interior.
But for what the Mustangs lacked in size, they made up for it with speed. Whether it was a quick, off-the-dribble drive from Cole Wiseman or finding points with fast transition buckets, Sutton found alternative ways to beat Wilber-Clatonia’s size in a 44-26 win.
“(Our speed) helped a little bit. Their guards are quick, too, but we got some steals early and we got off to a decent start,” said Sutton head coach Jon Ladehoff, whose team improved to 11-7.