NORFOLK – Postseason high school basketball began Tuesday night for the Wayne High girls and several area programs.
From Norfolk Senior High School, #1 Norfolk Catholic opened the Class C1-7 subdistrict tournament against #4 Wayne High.
Earlier this season, Norfolk Catholic won 53-36 in Wayne on January 20.
Tuesday night saw the Knights outscore Wayne 10-4 in the fourth to win 43-31. Norfolk Catholic improves to 16-7 while Wayne High ends their season at 5-18.
Norfolk Catholic used a pair of 11-point quarters while WHS scored eight points in each of the first and second. The Knights led 22-16 at the break. Wayne High pulled within five points but both teams scored 11 third quarter points while Norfolk Catholic held a 10-4 advantage in the final quarter.
Wayne High was led in scoring by Brooklyn Kruse with 12 points as the lone senior on the team Frankie Klausen added 10 points. Rubie Klausen poured in five points, Kiara Krusemark hit a three-point shot right beyond half court for her lone points of the game while Emily Longe finished with a point.
The Blue Devils shot 5-8 from the foul line.
Hanna Neesen paced the Knights in scoring with 11 points while Abby Miller came away with nine points. Anna Kassmeier also scored seven points.
Norfolk Catholic finished 13-27 from the charity stripe.
The Class C1-7 girls subdistrict semifinal will be played on Thursday, February 20 from Norfolk Senior High School between Norfolk Catholic and #3 Pierce as the Bluejays edged #2 Battle Creek, 34-31.
Area teams competing in their respective subdistrict tournaments:
Wakefield-Allen (C1-3): From Wisner-Pilger high school #2 Winnebago defeated #3 Wakefield-Allen (51-33) and #1 West Point-Beemer defeated #4 Logan View/Scribner-Snyder (49-30).
Emerson-Hubbard/Randolph/Winside (D2-2): From Hartington Cedar Catholic High School, #1 Wynot defeated #4 Emerson-Hubbard (64-5) and #2 Randolph defeated #3 Winside (34-18).
Hartington Cedar Catholic/Hartington-Newcastle (D1-3): From Ponca High School, #1 HCC defeated #4 Creighton (57-43) and #2 Hartington-Newcastle defeated #3 Niobrara/Verdigre (46-39).
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge (D1-4): From Battle Creek high school, #1 Elkhorn Valley defeated #4 Osmond (52-40) and #2 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge defeated #3 Neligh-Oakdale (51-35).
Pender (D1-1): #1 Archbishop Bergan defeated #4 Omaha Christian Academy (70-18) and #2 Pender defeated #3 Omaha Nation (74-38) from West Point-Beemer High School.
Ponca/Wisner-Pilger (C2-4): From Pender High School, #1 Ponca defeated #4 Homer (44-18) and #2 Guardian Angels Central Catholic defeated #3 BRLD (51-36).