WAYNE – After both the Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams picked up a win at Boone Central/Newman Grove over the weekend, WHS opened a three-game week at home Tuesday night.
From Wayne Jr/Sr High School, the Blue Devils entertained Laurel-Concord-Coleridge.
In the girls match, Wayne jumped out front to a 16-6 lead while LCC answered back in the second with a 16-12 quarter. Wayne High led 28-22 at the break. WHS then opened with a 21-5 third quarter and closed out the game with a 10-3 fourth. With the 59-30 victory, Wayne High picked up their fifth win in six games to improve to 11-4 overall as LCC falls to 4-10.
Kylie Hammer went off for 25 points to score nearly half of the Blue Devil points. Tori Kniesche and Frankie Klausen each scored seven points as Gabi Meyer tallied six points and Ashton Boyer tacked on another five. Molly Hoskins grabbed a team-high nine rebounds followed by Meyer’s eight.
Bryn Schutte paced the Bears in scoring with 11 points followed by Sydney Chapman with seven points.
During the boys game, Wayne High took control of the first quarter, 21-10 and again in the second, 16-10. WHS held a 37-20 lead entering half. LCC attempted to come back in the third quarter (22-16), but Wayne High won the fourth, 16-11. Final found WHS beating the Bears for a second time this season (also winning 76-57 in the Wayne Holiday Tourney) as Tuesday nights score was 69-53 which saw Wayne improve to 7-6 as Laurel-Concord-Coleridge fell to 8-6.
Shea Sweetland poured in a team-high 21 points to lead Wayne High in scoring. Jack Evetovich and Mason Lee each tallied 14 points as Ryan Jaixen scored another eight. Lee grabbed a team-high eight rebounds followed by seven from Evetovich.
Ty Erwin recorded 19 points for the Bears, followed by Izac Reifenrath scoring 13 points and Noah Schutte added 10 points.
Wayne High will host North Bend Central on Thursday, January 11 while LCC will entertain Creighton on Friday.
Bishop Neumann 57, Guardian Angels Central Catholic 24
Clearwater-Orchard 36, Creighton 35
Columbus Scotus 42, Norfolk Catholic 30
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 56, Wisner-Pilger 42
Lutheran High Northeast 39, Howells-Dodge 30
Pender 61, Homer 54
Pierce 49, Columbus Lakeview 40
Randolph 39, Hartington-Newcastle 32
Santee 70, Winside 27
Stanton 67, Plainview 31
West Point-Beemer 51, Battle Creek 39
Winnebago 70, Emerson-Hubbard 33
Wynot 59, Niobrara/Verdigre 13
Bishop Heelan, IA 87, South Sioux City 63
Clearwater-Orchard 60, Creighton 36
Norfolk Catholic 42, Columbus Scotus 25
Pender 50, Homer 42
Pierce 43, Columbus Lakeview 35
Stanton 49, Plainview 47
West Holt 73, Crofton 38
West Point-Beemer 55, Battle Creek 43
Winnebago 79, Emerson-Hubbard 50
Winside 61, Santee 40
Wisner Pilger 63, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 41
Wynot 53, Niobrara/Verdigre 37