WAYNE – With one home game remaining on the season for the Wayne High girls, the Blue Devils were in town Tuesday night.
From the Wayne Jr/Sr high school gymnasium, WHS hosted Class A Omaha South where both teams entered the night with double digit losing streaks. Wayne High (14-game losing streak) and Omaha South (21-game losing streak).
The Blue Devils controlled the first half and snapped their losing streak thanks to a 59-39 home victory, their third home win of the season.
Wayne took the early one-point advantage with a 13-12 opening quarter before outscoring Omaha South 21-5 in the second. WHS led 34-17 at half. Wayne added to their lead thanks to a 14-11 third quarter while both teams scored 11 points in the fourth. Again, final saw Wayne High win 59-39 to improve to 5-16 while Omaha South dropped their 22nd straight to now sit 0-19.
Wayne High was led by Brooklyn Kruse with 14 points and eight boards while Rubie (seven boards) and Frankie Klausen both tallied 13 points. Other Blue Devil leaders were Mikaela McManigal with eight points, Emily Longe added six points, Sydney Redden tallied three points and Mady Sievers tacked on two points.
The Blue Devil girls basketball team will next join the boys on Friday, February 14 hosting Arlington. The varsity games will be carried on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com with pregame coverage set for about 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday area scores:
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 58, Pender 46
BRLD 63, Wisner-Pilger 43
Randolph 53, Emerson-Hubbard 31
Homer 52, Hartington Cedar Catholic 48
Lutheran High Northeast 60, Creighton 44
West Point-Beemer 58, Madison 17
Hartington-Newcastle 52, Wausa 37
Winnebago 73, Wakefield-Allen 58
Allen 61, Winside 18
BRLD 82, Wisner-Pilger 56
Randolph 74, Emerson-Hubbard 29
Hartington Cedar Catholic 77, Homer 55
Lutheran High Northeast 69, Creighton 66
West Point-Beemer 65, Madison 62
Hartington-Newcastle 71, Wausa 41
Winnebago 69, Wakefield 58