Kruse Erupts For 19 Points In Loss, Wayne Boys Use 10 Scorers At Crofton

CROFTON – Following a series of home games last week, the Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams began a stretch of four straight road games during the final two weeks of January.

From Crofton Community School, the Blue Devils visited Crofton Tuesday night.

The Crofton girls defeated Wayne, 46-33 while the Blue Devil boys won 68-33 over Crofton.

The Crofton girls improved to 14-2 while WHS fell to 8-9 as the Wayne boys won their fifth straight to now sit 15-1 and the Warriors dropped their ninth consecutive game falling to 4-11.

During the girls game, Crofton led 11-7 after the first quarter and extended their lead thanks to an 11-9 second. At the break, the Warriors were up 22-16. Crofton then began to pull away with a 16-9 third as both teams finished with eight points in the fourth. Final favored Crofton, 46-33.

Wayne High was led in scoring by Brooklyn Kruse with 19 points. Mia Nelsen and Mady Sievers both scored four points as Rubie Klausen and Frantzdie Barner each finished with a three-pointer.

Wayne shot 9-11 from the charity stripe.

Crofton leaders were Alexis Folkers with 10 points, Jayden Jordan added eight points as Cassie Allen provided six points. Five point scoring came from Jada Schmidt and Lexi Wiebelhaus as Ella Wragge, Caitlin Guenther and Ellie Tramp all scored four points.

The Warriors finished 8-12 from the foul line.

In the boys game, both teams scored eight first quarter points before Wayne took control in the second outscoring the Warriors, 26-8. WHS led 34-16 at the break. Wayne High added to their lead with a 17-6 third quarter and 17-11 in the fourth. Final favored Wayne High, 68-33.

Four double figure scorers led Wayne High being Tanner Walling with 13 points, Daniel Judd added 12 points as Sedjro Agoumba and Camron Weaselhead both scored 10 points. Other scoring came from Carter Junck and Brandon Bartos with six points each; Alex Phelps finished with four points, Caiden Backer and Colson Nelsen both hit a three and Devin Anderson scored a point.

Wayne High shot 8-14 from the charity stripe.

Crofton leaders were Roy Knapp with 12 points as Simon McFarland and Mayson Ostermeyer both scored five points. Braxston Foxhoven tallied four points, Jace Foxhoven and Jayden Eilers each had three points as Paul Konechne scored a point.

The Warriors finished 3-7 at the foul line.

The Wayne High girls and boys will next visit Hartington Cedar Catholic on Friday, January 21 (KTCH) while Crofton will both host Hartington-Newcastle also on Friday.