Lowing Scoring Battle As Norfolk Catholic Hands Wayne Boys First Loss Of Season

NORFOLK – Thursday night basketball was highlighted by a top 10 boys showdown between two Mid State Conference teams.

From Norfolk Catholic High School, the Class C1 Wayne High boys visited the Class C2 Knights. Wayne High is rated #3 in the Lincoln Journal Star and #5 in the Omaha World Herald while Norfolk Catholic sits #7 in the LJS and #8 in the OWH.

The Norfolk Catholic boys defeated Wayne High, 38-26 to snap a four-game losing streak to WHS. The Knights won their eighth straight improving to 8-1 as the Blue Devils fell to 10-1.

The two programs will also meet against in a girls basketball outing in Wayne on January 14.

During the boys only contest, Wayne High took the early lead of 7-2 before Norfolk Catholic outscored Wayne, 10-0 in the second. The Knights led 12-7 at the break. WHS cut into the deficit with a 9-6 third quarter before Norfolk outscored Wayne High, 19-10 in the fourth to win 38-26.

Wayne High was led in scoring by Tanner Walling with seven points followed by Sedjro Agoumba and Daniel Judd with four points each. Three point scoring came from Colson Nelsen, Carter Junck and Brandon Bartos as Alex Phelps scored two points.

WHS shot 1-5 from the foul line.

Norfolk Catholic leaders came from Ben Hammond with 12 points, Kade Pieper added seven points, Preston Burbach finished with six points and Brennen Kelley poured in five points. Mason Timmerman, Carter Janssen, Karter Kerkman and Nolan Fennessy all scored two points.

The Knights finished 10-14 (5-8 in fourth) at the charity stripe.

The Wayne High boys will next visit Boone Central with their girls program on Saturday, January 8 during another Mid State Conference outing. JV competition for the girls and boys will start at 2 p.m., varsity girls action at 3:45 p.m. and boys to follow. Join Luke Stara on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com with pregame show coverage set for 3:30 p.m.

Norfolk Catholic will be off until Tuesday, January 11 when they host Columbus Scotus with their girls program.