PIERCE – The Wayne High girls basketball team began a two-game road stretch in two days Friday evening.
From Pierce high school, WHS visited the Pierce Bluejays in a Mid State Conference showdown.
Pierce began the first quarter by shutting out WHS 20-0 and outscored the Blue Devils 10-9 in the second. At the break, Pierce led 30-9. In the second half, Wayne won the third quarter 13-12 before the Bluejays closed out the night 13-10 to win 55-32. Pierce improves to 5-4 as Wayne High dropped their sixth straight to now fall to 4-8.
Wayne High was led by Brooklyn Kruse with 10 points, followed by Mikaela McManigal with seven points and Emily Longe added six points. Frankie Klausen poured in four points while Mia Nelson and Andi Belt with two points each.
Pierce saw Kenzie Moeller record 20 points while Morgan Moeller tacked on 14 points.
The Wayne High girls will join their boys team Saturday at Boone Central/Newman Grove. The girls and boys JV games are set to begin at 2 p.m., followed girls varsity around 3:45 p.m. and boys varsity to end the night around 5:30 p.m.
2020 Classic Basketball Tourney Thursday scores:
Girls: Hartington-Newcastle 50, Winside 34
Boys: Hartington-Newcastle 59, Winside 19
Girls: Wynot 71, Bloomfield 18
Boys: Wynot 50, Bloomfield 36
2020 Classic Basketball Tourney Friday scores:
Girls consolation: Winside/Bloomfield (no score)
Girls championship: Wynot 41, Hartington-Newcastle 35
Boys consolation: Bloomfield 44, Winside 5
Boys championship: Hartington-Newcastle 55, Wynot 42
Friday area scores:
Battle Creek 42, Norfolk Catholic 34
Creighton 63, Randolph 24
Wakefield-Allen 77, Walthill 15
West Point-Beemer 60, Wisner-Pilger 49
Winnebago 55, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 50
@ Sioux City, IA (CNOS Classic): BRLD 55, Pierce 28
Creighton 52, Randolph 51
Wakefield 68, Walthill 47
Wisner-Pilger 74, West Point-Beemer 27
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 74, Winnebago 64
Saturday area schedule:
@ Sioux City, IA (Tyson Events Center): Ponca VS Dakota Valley, SD
@ BRLD: West Point-Beemer VS BRLD
@ Boone Central/Newman Grove: Wayne VS Boone Central/Newman Grove
@ South Sioux City: Norfolk VS South Sioux City
@ Sioux City, IA (Tyson Events Center): Siouxland Community Christian, IA VS Emerson-Hubbard