Ponca Girls Improve To 2-0, Blue Devil Boys Win Second Straight

PONCA -Game two is in the books for the Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams as they open with five games over a nine day period in early December.

From Ponca, the Blue Devils visited the Ponca Indians who opened their season on Thursday at Hartington-Newcastle.

The Ponca girls defeated Wayne,  52-27  to improve to 2-0 as WHS fell to 1-1 while the Blue Devil boys won at Ponca, 38-20 to now sit 2-0 as the Indians fell to 0-2.

During the girls game, Ponca started strong with a 15-4 opening quarter followed by a 12-6 second. The Indians led 27-10 at the break. Ponca also outscored Wayne, 17-14 in third and 8-3 in fourth to win 52-27.

Wayne High was led in scoring by Brooklyn Kruse with 10 points followed by Rubie Klausen with nine points.  Kierah Haase added four points as Kiara Krusemark and Faith Powicki both scored two points,

The Indians were led in scoring by Ashlyn Kingsbury with 13, Gracen Evans added 10 points and Samantha Ehlershad nine points. Claire Burrell tallied seven points, Addie McGill, scored three points while Tierney Peterson, Mattie Milligan, Ellie McAfee and Abbie Hrouda all had two points.


In the boys contest, Wayne led 8-4 at the end of the first quarter before recording a 16-0 second quarter. WHS held a 24-4 first half lead. In the third quarter, Wayne High added to their lead thanks to a 7-5 scoring margin before Ponca won the fourth, 11-7. Final again favored Wayne High, 38-20.

Wayne High was led in scoring by Carter Junck scored 10 points, Tanner Walling had nine points, Sedjro Agoumba had six points and Cameron Weaselhead had four points. Brandon Bartos and Daniel Judd both scored three points as Alex Phelps finished with one point.

The Indians were led in scoring by Dalton Lamprecht with 12 points, Zain Starck and Taylor Korth both scored three points Ben Bodlak with two  points

The Wayne High girls and boys will be off until Tuesday, December 7 when they next host Wakefield. Pregame show coverage on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com is set for around 6 p.m.

Ponca will next be in action on Thursday, December 9 hosting Randolph.