WEST POINT/WAYNE – After hosting a pair of games earlier this week, the Wayne High girls were back at home while the boys hit the road Friday night.
The Blue Devil boys visited Guardian Angels Central Catholic in West Point.
Following a buzzer-beater loss to North Bend Central from the night before, Wayne jumped ahead with a 21-8 first quarter lead. WHS outscored GACC 17-12 in the second quarter to lead 38-20 at the break. The Blue Devils also won the third quarter scoring, 16-13 while GACC outscored Wayne in the fourth, 13-12. Final found Wayne High winning 67-45 to improve to 8-7 overall while the Bluejays fell to 3-8.
Mason Lee led Wayne High in scoring with 21 points and 10 rebounds, followed by 11 from Cody Rogers and Marcus Fertig added another nine points. Jack Evetovich grabbed six boards while recording seven points along with Shea Sweetland.
During the girls contest, Norfolk Catholic took the opening quarter, 14-8. Wayne High answered back in the second quarter with an 18-13 margin which saw the Knights take a 27-26 first half lead. WHS tied the game up after the third quarter (13-12), but it was Norfolk Catholic winning the fourth quarter battle, 14-5 and 53-44 in the game. Norfolk Catholic improves to 7-7 as Wayne has now suffered back-to-back losses to sit 11-6 overall.
Kylie Hammer was able to lead Wayne High with a double-double, scoring with 17 points and grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds. Frankie Klausen tallied 11 points as Jenna Trenhaile grabbed nine boards.
Both the Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams will next be on the road for a Mid State Conference double header. WHS will visit Crofton on Tuesday, January 16.
Allen 51, Whiting, IA 38
Elk Point-Jefferson, SD 42, Ponca 38
Hartington Cedar Catholic 57, Pierce 54 (OT)
Hartington-Newcastle 46, Osmond 28
Howells-Dodge 45, Wisner-Pilger 30
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 54, Creighton 29
Plainview 52, Bloomfield 32
Randolph 41, Wausa 31
South Sioux City 64, Ralston 25
Stanton 46, Boone Central/Newman Grove 37
Wakefield 52, Winside 26
Wynot 69, Winnebago 55
@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Lutheran High Northeast VS Hartington Cedar Catholic
@ Guardian Angels Central Catholic: Boone Central/Newman Grove VS Guardian Angels Central Catholic
@ Logan View-Scribner-Snyder: Wisner-Pilger VS Logan View-Scribner-Snyder
@ Norfolk: Omaha Burke VS Norfolk
@ South Sioux City: Beatrice VS South Sioux City
@ Stanton: Battle Creek VS Stanton
@ West Point-Beemer: Tekamah-Herman VS West Point-Beemer
@ Westwood, IA: Ponca VS Westwood, IA
@ Wynot: Emerson-Hubbard VS Wynot
Allen 52, Whiting, IA 22
Boone Central/Newman Grove 67, Stanton 36
Hartington Cedar Catholic 50, Pierce 38
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 79, Creighton 56
Osmond 58, Hartington-Newcastle 46
Plainview 67, Bloomfield 36
Ponca 70, Elk Point-Jefferson 44
Randolph 70, Wausa 41
Winside 52, Wakefield 40
Wisner-Pilger 57, Howells-Dodge 38
Scheduled Games: (not yet scored)
@ Wynot: Winnebago VS Wynot
@ Crofton: Norfolk Catholic VS Crofton
@ Jennie Ed MAC Shootout Winnebago VS Carroll, IA