Kruse Named To Mid State All-Conference Girls Basketball Team, Klausen Earned Honorable Mention

WAYNE – A pair of Wayne High girls basketball players were listed among the Mid State All-Conference Team.

According to a release from the conference, sophomore Brooklyn Kruse was tabbed All-Conference while junior Rubie Klausen earned Honorable Mention following the 2020-21 season.

The Wayne High girls finished 7-19 this past season falling in the subdistrict semifinal round to Pierce (39-29) a day after defeating Homer (53-40) in the play-in game.

Kruse paced the team in scoring with 13.0 ppg, 6.9 rebounds per game, blocks with 82 (3.2), made free throws (81-145) and finished with a team-best 56% from the field.

Klausen led the team in assists with 44 (1.8), steals with 66 (2.8) and made three-pointers (34-93). She also finished second in scoring with 10.5 ppg,

Crofton, the Class C2 state champion, also won the Mid State Conference Tournament following a 60-48 victory over GACC on February 6.

Other Mid State Conference girls basketball teams qualifying for state included GACC who suffered a 59-45 opening round loss to C2 runner-up Ponca as well as Hartington Cedar Catholic who lost in the D1 consolation round to Archbishop Bergan, 40-31 and finished fourth.


Mid State All Conference 2020-2021

Kaley Einrem, Alexis Folkers, Lacey Sprakel – Crofton

Sophia Hass, Brenna Rief – GACC

Brynn Wortmann – Hartington CC

Avery Yosten – Norfolk Catholic

Alyssa Eichelberger, Lauren Young – O’Neill

Kenzie Moeller – Pierce

Brooklyn Kruse – Wayne


Mid State Honorable Mention

BriAnna Zohner, Paytyn Taake – Battle Creek

Macy Rankin, Mara Ranslem – Boone Central / Newman Grove

Ella Wragge, Jayden Jordan – Crofton

Brandi Doernemann, Isabel Hass – GACC

Brooklyn Kuehn – Hartington CC

Mary Fennessy, Elly Piper – Norfolk Catholic

Meg Schluns – O’Neill

Faith Lubischer, Morgan Moeller – Pierce

Rubie Klausen – Wayne