Waterloo falls in its first game of the season

Waterloo’s Shane Lenhardt goes up for a shot over Edwardsville defender Darian Brown. Lenhardt was unable to practice all summer and up until last week due to a knee injury suffered back in April. (Teryn Schaefer photos)

The Waterloo Bulldogs aren’t padding their schedule to start off the season with “easy” non-conference wins. Instead, the Waterloo High School boys basketball team kicked-off its season on Tuesday night as the host of the Waterloo Thanksgiving Tournament featuring the likes of Mater Dei, Highland, Gateway Tech and Waterloo’s foe on Tuesday evening, Edwardsville.

But the test for Waterloo turned out to be a trade-off, as they began their season with a loss to the Tigers, 54-38.

Waterloo had a total of 19 turnovers against Edwardsville, with the Bulldogs’ Shane Lenhardt (returning from an off-season knee injury) leading the team with 16 points. Senior forward Justin Kretchmer had six points on the night along with junior guard Zack Schaab. Rick Wiegand and Daniel Gardner rounded out the Bulldog scores with five and three points respectively.

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To view schedule and results from the Waterloo Thanksgiving Tournament, click here. Results will be posted throughout the tournament.

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