DUNLAP – The Warsaw freshman boys basketball team put quite the exclamation point on a stellar season Monday night.
The frosh Tigers won a pair of games to capture the Northern Lakes Conference Tournament championship at Concord High School.
The tourney semifinals and title and consolation games were played Monday after being postponed Saturday due to the weather.
Warsaw rolled past the host Minutemen 59-21 in the championship contest.
The Tigers led 19-3 after the opening period in a dominating performance to close out an 18-2 season with their 17th straight win.
Brocke Poe led a balanced offensive attack in the final with 12 points for the champs.
Drew McCleary scored seven points and Mason Martz and Caleb Sands each added six for the Tigers. Landon Stanger and Jack Mayer each had five points, while Tyreese Phillips scored four, Ben Bergen three and Bishop Walters two.
Warsaw stormed back from an early deficit to beat Elkhart Memorial 65-45 in a semifinal game. The Tigers trailed 16-7 after the first quarter.
Poe canned 19 points to lead the way for the winners.
Walters scored 13 points and McCleary had 10 in the semifinal win. Adamiec netted nine points and Martz and Stanger each had six and Phillips two.
On the other half of the draw, Concord edged Wawasee 22-20 to make the final. Justin Castro and Niles Hodges each finished with five points for Wawasee, Brandon Tayagua and Corey Tuttle settled with four points apiece.
In the consolation game, Memorial again handed Wawasee a heartbreaking loss with a 37-36 final. Hodges and Tayagua paced the Warriors (15-6) with eight points each while Tuttle had six points and Castro four points.