Blue Devil Basketball Teams Win Road Doubleheader Ahead Of Mid State Conference Tournament

WEST POINT – With conference tourney games beginning in the next couple of days, the Wayne High girls and boys took to the road in late January.

From West Point-Beemer Public Schools in West Point, WHS visited the Cadets Thursday night.

The Wayne High girls defeated West Point-Beemer, 45-26 while the Blue Devil boys won 53-38 over West Point-Beemer.

The WHS girls improved to 10-10 while the Cadets fell to 6-12 as the Blue Devil boys are now 17-2 with West Point-Beemer falling to 7-10.

In the girls game, WHS led 14-9 after the first quarter and added to their lead thanks to a 15-3 second. The Blue Devils led 29-12 at the break. The Cadets outscored Wayne in the third quarter, 10-7 before WHS closed out the game, 9-4. Final favored Wayne High over West Point-Beemer, 45-26.

Wayne High was led in scoring by Brooklyn Kruse with 13 points, Frantzdie Barner poured in 10 points and Mady Sievers scored nine points. Rubie Klausen added five points as four point scoring came from Kiara Krusemark and Mia Nelsen.

The Cadet leaders were Campbell Snodgrass with nine points as Addison Toelle followed with seven points.

During the boys outing, Wayne High took the early 9-2 first quarter lead while West Point-Beemer won the second quarter, 13-11. WHS led 20-15 at the break. Wayne High then re-built their lead thanks to a 20-7 third quarter as the Cadets won the fourth, 16-13. Final favored Wayne High, 53-38.

Wayne High was led in scoring by Daniel Judd with 13 points, Colson Nelsen added nine points as Tanner Walling had eight points. Carter Junck poured in seven points, Sedjro Agoumba finished with six points as Camron Weaselhead and Brandon Bartos both scored five points.

The Cadet leaders were Miguel Perez with 13 points while Colten Haber added nine points.

The Wayne High girls and boys will next open the Mid State Conference Tournament against Battle Creek. In the girls division, #4 Wayne will face #5 Battle Creek at 7:45 p.m. in West Point (GACC) on Monday, January 31 while in the boys division, #2 Wayne will host #7 Battle Creek at 7:45 p.m. on  Tuesday, February 1.

For West Point-Beemer, the girls division begins on Friday, January 26 as #10 West Point-Beemer plays #7 Wisner-Pilger at 6 p.m. in Oakland while the boys division begins on Saturday, January 27 with #7 West Point-Beemer facing #10 Tekamah-Herman also in Oakland at 6 p.m.

Thursday area girls:

Winnebago 62, Hartington-Newcastle 44

Lutheran High Northeast 62, Fullerton 50

Columbus 55, Norfolk 29

Norfolk Catholic 50, Boone Central 24

Crofton 43, Pierce 35

Ponca 40, Wynot 31

Plainview 73, Randolph 22

Bloomfield 48, Winside 24

North Bend Central 51, Wisner-Pilger 33



Thursday area boys:

Winnebago 69, Hartington-Newcastle 53

Lutheran High Northeast 73, Fullerton 25

Columbus 62, Norfolk 52 (OT)

@ Pierce: Crofton VS Pierce (no score reported)

Wynot 50, Ponca 39

Plainview 42, Randolph 31

Winside 48, Bloomfield 38

North Bend Central 70, Wisner-Pilger 46


Friday area schedule:

@ Norfolk: Fremont VS Norfolk

@ Laurel-Concord-Coleridge: Walthill VS Laurel-Concord-Coleridge (boys only)

@ Norfolk Catholic: Humphrey St. Francis VS Norfolk Catholic (boys only)


Saturday area schedule:

@ Humphrey St. Francis: Lutheran High Northeast VS Humphrey St. Francis