Three’s Falling For Wakefield Trojans, Combine For 22 In Victories Over Randolph

WAKEFIELD – The Wakefield Trojan girls and boys basketball teams began a seven-day period where they’ll play four games.

From the main gym at Wakefield Community School, the Trojans welcomed in Randolph Tuesday night.

The Wakefield girls topped Randolph, 64-26 while the Wakefield boys won 78-39.

In the girls game, Wakefield jumped ahead with a 23-6 first quarter and outscored the Cardinals 18-4 in the second. The Trojans led 41-10 at the break. Wakefield then used an 11-5 third quarter and 12-11 fourth to defeat Randolph, 64-26. The Trojans have now won three straight home games improving to 3-1 while Randolph dropped their third straight now at 1-3.

Wakefield hit nine three-pointers as a team and saw three individuals score in double figures. Junior Aishah Valenzuela paced the team with 15 points, followed by sophomore Alex Arenas with 13 points and senior Kassidy Brudigam provided 10 points off the bench. Senior Rachel Borg, senior Maddie Mogus and freshman Daveigh Munter-McAfee all scored five points, sophomore MaKenna Decker and senior Anna Lundahl both had four points and freshman Jordan Metzler finished with three points.

The Trojans shot 11-17 from the foul line.

Senior Keely Pinkelman led the nine Randolph scorers with nine points followed by fellow senior Gracie Eledge who added seven points. Junior Emma Munter, senior Jaiden Taylor and junior Ariel Fye all finished with two points as senior Jenna Albers, senior Emmalee Harder, freshman Ella Scott and sophomore Erin Engel all had one point.

Randolph shot 20-40 from the foul line.


1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

6    4    10    5  11   26 – Randolph

23 18   41   11 12   64 – Wakefield

During the boys contest, Wakefield led early 17-8 and both teams scored 12 points in the second. The Trojans remained ahead 29-20 at the half. The Trojans then pulled away from the Cardinals in the second half thanks to a 24-4 third and 25-15 fourth to win 78-39. Wakefield improved to 3-1 while Randolph dropped their fourth straight to now sit 0-4.

The Wakefield boys put four players in double figures and knocked down 13 three’s. Senior Blake Brown led the team with 19 points, followed by sophomore Hunter Schultz and senior Justin Erb with 15 points each and sophomore Cade Johnson scored 11 points. Sophomore Eliseo Sarmiento scored all eight of his points in the fourth, junior Logan Bokemper and senior Nick Arenas both added four points as senior Couy Johnson finished with two points.

The Trojans finished 1-4 from the foul line.

Senior Tristan Mosel paced Randolph in scoring with 14 points, senior Justin Haselhorst added seven points and senior Tyson Junck poured in six points. Junior Tom Korth and senior Sam Korth both scored four points as junior Jacob Calder tallied two points.

Randolph shot 2-5 from the foul line.

1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

8  12   20    4   15   39 – Randolph

17 12   29   24  25   78 – Wakefield

The Wakefield girls and boys basketball teams will next host Stanton this Friday while Randolph will visit Bloomfield this Thursday.


Tuesday area girls results:

Crofton 66, Hartington Cedar Catholic 24
Hartington-Newcastle 55, Tri County Northeast 52
Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 58, Pender 49
O’Neill 48, Pierce 39
Ponca 60, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 33
Winside 41, St. Edward 17


Tuesday area boys results:
Hartington Cedar Catholic 49, Crofton 26
Tri County Northeast 48, Hartington-Newcastle 45
@ Pender: Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family VS Pender – postponed
Pierce 69, O’Neill 37
Ponca 63, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 49
St. Edward 43, Winside 18