SOUTH SIOUX CITY – The Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams began their 2017-18 campaign on the road with South Sioux City Thursday evening.
From South Sioux City, Nebraska, the Blue Devil girls basketball team took on the preseason ranked #1 team in Class B according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
The Cardinals jumped out to an early 22-8 lead as WHS showed improvement staying with SSC at 18-18 in the second. South Sioux City led 40-26 at the break. In the second half, South Sioux started to pull away with an 18-14 third quarter and 20-8 fourth. Final, found the Cardinals defeating Wayne High 78-48 to open their season at 1-0 as WHS falls to 0-1.
Kylie Hammer paced WHS in scoring with 13 points, three rebounds and a steal. Frankie Klausen and Ashton Boyer each followed with eight points and four boards as Gabi Meyer followed with another seven points. Tori Kniesche also tacked on four rebounds.
Moving into the boys match-up, the Wayne High Blue Devils used a strong first half and matched South Sioux City’s scoring in the second half.
WHS posted a pair of 12-point quarters in the first half to lead 24-17 at the break. The Blue Devils extended their lead with a 14-11 third quarter as both teams scored 21 points in the fourth. Final, found Wayne High defeating South Sioux City 59-49 to improve to 1-0 while the Cardinals fall to 0-1.
Jack Evetovich paced the Blue Devils with 16 points followed by Marcus Fertig adding another 14 points. Shea Sweetland tacked on nine points and a team-high seven rebounds while Mason Lee totaled nine points and six rebounds.
The Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams are back in action Friday night with Battle Creek coming to town.
Crofton 55, Hartington Cedar Catholic 41
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 64, Emerson-Hubbard 23
Hartington-Newcastle 62, Ponca 37
Howells-Dodge 51, Pierce 49
Lutheran High Northeast 68, Wisner-Pilger 65
Omaha Gross Catholic 45, Norfolk Catholic 37
Pender 62, Wakefield 34
Plainview 49, Winside 31
Siouxland Community Christian, IA 49, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 45
South Sioux City 78, Wayne 48
West Point-Beemer 45, Arlington 35
Winnebago 60, Homer 44
Wynot 58, Bloomfield 17
Howells-Dodge 53, Pierce 41
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 71, Siouxland Community Christian, IA 52
Omaha Gross Catholic 68, Norfolk Catholic 47
Ponca 75, Hartington-Newcastle 38
Stanton 57, Tekamah-Herman 38
Wayne 59, South Sioux City 49
West Point-Beemer 59, Arlington 51
Winnebago 90, Homer 41
Winside 34, Plainview 30
Wynot 52, Bloomfield 38
Wakefield 56, Pender 33
Girl/Boy double header
@ Boone Central/Newman Grove: Hartington Cedar Catholic VS Boone Central/Newman Grove
@ Laurel-Concord-Coleridge: Crofton VS Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
@ Pender: Tekamah-Herman VS Pender
@ Randolph: Osmond VS Randolph
@ Stanton: Howells-Dodge VS Stanton
@ Wakefield: Allen VS Wakefield
@ Walthill: Winnebago VS Walthill
@ Wausa: Plainview VS Wausa
@ Wayne: Battle Creek VS Wayne
@ Wynot: Winside VS Wynot