Day Two Results From Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout

WAYNE – Following a day off from holiday tournament action eight girls and boys basketball teams were back at it Wednesday for their second round of competition during the 2020 Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout.

With Thursday, December 31 being added for the final day of competition, round two is complete.

From Wayne State College: Hartington Cedar Catholic girls defeated Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, 40-23; Winnebago girls defeated Homer, 52-49; Pierce girls defeated Pender, 57-31 and Auburn girls defeated Wayne, 43-25.

From Wayne High School: Laurel-Concord-Coleridge boys defeated Pender, 64-41; Homer boys defeated Winnebago, 60-57; Pierce boys defeated Hartington Cedar Catholic, 52-46 and Auburn boys defeated Wayne, 47-38.

During the HCC vs. Pierce boys winner’s bracket game, Pierce held a 13-10 advantage after the opening quarter and outscored the Trojans 8-7 in the second. The Bluejays led 21-17 at the break. Pierce then added to their lead thanks to a 16-14 third as both teams scored 15 points in the fourth. Pierce secured the 52-46 victory improving to 7-1 while Hartington Cedar Catholic fell to 3-2.

Double figure scoring for HCC came from senior Myles Thoene with 14 points followed by junior Tate Thoene with 13 points.

Pierce leaders were senior Logan Moeller with 20 points and sophomore Ben Brahmer with 12 points.


HCC vs. Pierce Boys:

1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

13  8   21   16  15   52 – Pierce

10  7   17   14  15   46 – HCC


From the Wayne vs. Auburn boys winner’s bracket game, Auburn built a 15-4 first quarter lead before extending their lead with a 15-10 second quarter. The Bulldogs led Wayne 30-14 at the break. Both teams scored six points in the third before the Blue Devils won the fourth, 18-11. Final again favored #1 Auburn 47-38 who improved to 6-0 (42-game win streak) while WHS fell to 8-2.

Sophomore Alex Phelps paced Wayne in scoring with 11 points followed by sophomore Andrew Jones with seven points. Juniors Brandon Bartos and Tanner Walling both finished with six points, sophomore Daniel Judd poured in four points as senior Colton Vovos and sophomore Sedjro Agoumba added two points each.

Junior Ryan Binder stole the show for Auburn with 20 points.

Wayne vs. Auburn Boys:

1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

15  15  30   6   11  47 – Auburn

4   10  14   6   18  38 – Wayne


In the girls division winner’s bracket game between Wayne and Auburn, the host Blue Devils jumped ahead 10-4 in the first but Auburn stormed back thanks to a 12-7 second. WHS led 17-16 at the break. The Bulldogs then outscored Wayne 14-6 in the third and 13-2 in the fourth to win 43-25. Auburn improves to 7-0 while the Blue Devils fell to 4-6.

Junior Rubie Klausen paced Wayne in scoring with 10 points followed by sophomore Brooklyn Kruse with eight points. Senior Emily Longe poured in five points while junior Mikaela McManigal and freshman Kierah Haase both tallied a point.

Auburn was led by sophomore Olivia Swanson with 16 points.

Wayne vs. Auburn Girls:

1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

4  12  16   14  13  43 – Auburn

10  7   17    6    2   25 – Wayne

Day three of the 2020 Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout is scheduled for Thursday, December 31.

Wayne State College: Wayne vs. Pender (3rd place Girls Game) at 9 a.m.; Wayne vs. Hartington Cedar Catholic (3rd place Boys Game) at 10:45 a.m.; Pierce vs. Auburn (Girls Championship game) at 12:30 p.m. and Pierce vs. Auburn (Boys Championship game) at 2:15 p.m.

Games to be broadcasts: consolation games on KCTY and championship games on KTCH.

2020 Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout 12-30-20 Day Two Results

Wayne Community Schools: LCC vs. Homer (7th place Girls Game at 9 a.m.); Pender vs. Winnebago (7th place Boys Game at 10:45 a.m.); HCC vs. Winnebago (5th place Girls Game at 12:30 p.m.) and LCC vs. Homer (5th place Boys Game at 2:15 p.m.)