WAYNE – After having the entire week off to prepare for back-to-back home contests, the Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams were back in action Friday evening.
From the Wayne Jr/Sr high school gymnasium, WHS entertained Wisner-Pilger in a non-conference double header.
During the girls contest, Wayne High won the opening quarter 19-5 before outscoring the Gators, 16-8 to lead 35-13 at the break. Wayne added to their lead with a 14-5 third quarter as the Gators tallied an 8-5 fourth. Final, saw Wayne High win their fourth straight with a 54-26 victory to now sit 4-2 as the Gators fell to 0-5.
Wayne High was led by Rubie Klausen and Emily Longe both scoring 15 points. Kendall Dorey added eight points as Frankie Klausen finished with seven points. Other scoring came from Mikaela McManigal and Brooklyn Kruse with three points each as Kiara Krusemark tallied a point.
WHS shot 11-21 from the foul line.
The Gators leading scoring was Lindsey Kneifl with 10 points.
In the boys game, the Blue Devils jumped ahead with a 20-9 first quarter and 14-9 second. At the break, Wayne High led 34-18. In the second half, WHS outscored the Gators 17-11 in the third as Wisner-Pilger won the fourth, 17-12. The Blue Devils made six straight foul shots at the end of the game to win back-to-back thanks to a 63-46 final to now sit 2-4 while Wisner-Pilger fell to 3-2 dropping two straight.
Four Blue Devils hit double figure scoring led by Shea Sweetland with 19 points (four made three’s/3-4 FT) and Tanner Walling with 17 points (4-4 FT). Tyrus Eischeid finished with 12 points as Cody Rogers tallied 10 points. Other Blue Devil scoring came from Brandon Bartos with three points and Trevor DeBoer tallied two points.
Wayne High shot 7-8 from the foul line in the fourth to close the game 9-10.
The Wayne High girls and boys will next close out their pre-Christmas schedule on Saturday, December 21 hosting O’Neill.