HARTINGTON – The Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams took part in a Mid State Conference regular season showdown Friday night.
From Hartington Cedar Catholic high school, WHS visited the Cedar Catholic Trojans.
During the girls contest, Cedar Catholic went ahead 12-5 in the first as WHS took the 18-16 lead going into the locker room thanks to a 13-4 second. HCC then took control in the third quarter 24-9 as Wayne outscored the Trojans 13-11 in the fourth. Final saw Hartington Cedar Catholic win 51-40 to now sit 6-5 and the Blue Devils drop their 12th straight at 4-14.
In the boys game, Wayne High held a 17-11 first quarter lead while Cedar Catholic cut into the deficit with a 14-10 second quarter. At the half, Wayne led 27-25. HCC kept the game close in the third thanks to a 12-11 quarter as WHS pulled away in the fourth 21-11 to win the game 59-48. The Blue Devils improve to 11-6 on the season while HCC fell to 8-4.
Earlier this season, Cedar Catholic topped Wayne 58-44 in the semifinal round of the Wayne Holiday Tourney.
Double figure Wayne scorers came from Tyrus Eischeid with 16 points and five rebounds as Shea Sweetland followed with 15 points. Cody Rogers and Trevor DeBoer both scored eight points as Josh Lutt and Tanner Waller (seven rebounds) finished with six points each.
Tate Thoene recorded a team-high 16 points for Hartington Cedar Catholic. Charlie Schroeder and Myles Thoene (eight rebounds) both tallied eight points. Jaxson Bernecker grabbed eight boards.
The Wayne High boys will next visit Guardian Angels Central Catholic on Monday, January 27 during a rescheduled game while the Blue Devil girls and boys will visit West Point-Beemer on Thursday, January 30.
Area girls Friday scores:
Crofton 74, Hartington-Newcastle 32
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 71, O’Neill 50
Lincoln High 53, Norfolk 41
Clarkson/Leigh 50, Lutheran High Northeast 45
Randolph 43, Neligh-Oakdale 29
West Point-Beemer 68, Twin River 37
Wakefield-Allen 64, Emerson-Hubbard 23
Wausa 46, Winside 27
Hartington-Newcastle 46, Crofton 42
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 76, O’Neill 57
Norfolk 57, Lincoln High 41
Lutheran High Northeast 56, Clarkson/Leigh 31
Randolph 59, Neligh-Oakdale 32
Twin River 60, West Point-Beemer 42
Wakefield 62, Emerson-Hubbard 10
Wausa 49, Winside 14
Scheduled Games Area Doubleheaders:
@ Battle Creek: Pierce VS Battle Creek
@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Hartington Cedar Catholic
@ Howells-Dodge: Pender VS Howells-Dodge
@ Norfolk Catholic: Neligh-Oakdale VS Norfolk Catholic
@ Norfolk: Lincoln Pius X VS Norfolk
@ St. Mary’s: Winside VS St. Mary’s
@ West Point-Beemer: Logan View-Scribner-Snyder VS West Point-Beemer