BANCROFT – The Wakefield-Allen girls and Wakefield boys basketball teams took on a pair of top Class C2 opponents early in the week.
From Bancroft-Rosalie Schools in Bancroft, the Trojans visited the BRLD Wolverines Tuesday night.
During the girls game, Wakefield-Allen had an early lead over #3 Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur before the Wolverines won the opening quarter 19-15. BRLD then built a 43-30 halftime lead thanks to a 24-15 second and pulled away from the Trojans with a 24-10 third. Wakefield-Allen won the fourth, 16-14 but #3 BRLD got back on the winning track with the 81-56 victory to improve to 14-1 on the season as the Trojans fell to 8-6.
Alex Arenas paced Wakefield-Allen with 17 points followed by Jordyn Carr with 15 points. Kassidy Brudigam added five points while Maddie Mogus, Ally Twohig and Anna Lundahl all scored four points, Carly Dickens tallied three points as Rachel Borg and Makenna Decker both scored two points.
The Trojans shot 6-18 from the foul line.
BRLD was led by Isabel Freemont with 21 points (seven made three’s), followed by Caragan Tietz with 17 points and Jordan Snyder tacking on 16 points. Alyssa Buchholz also scored 14 points.
The Wolverines went 13-19 at the charity stripe while knocking down 10 threes.
In the boys contest, #1 BRLD started to pull away late in the first quarter of 18-6 before extending their lead with a 22-17 second. At the break, the Wolverines led 40-23. Both teams got off to a slow start in the second half, but BRLD outscored Wakefield 12-7 in the third and 19-5 in the fourth. Final saw #1 BRLD defeat the Trojans 71-35 to improve to 13-0 while Wakefield fell to 7-6.
Blake Brown recorded 15 points for Wakefield-Allen while Justin Erb tallied 10 points. Blake Heimann scored six points while Cade Johnson and Couy Johnson both scored two points.
The Trojans shot 5-7 from the foul line.
Three Wolverines hit double digit scoring led by Dylan Beutler with 21 points, Lucas Vogt followed with 17 points and Darwin Snyder tacked on 14 first half points.
BRLD finished 3-4 from the foul line and knocked down eight three-point shots as a team.
The Wakefield-Allen girls and Wakefield boys will next be in action on Friday, January 24 hosting Emerson-Hubbard.
Homer 60, Emerson-Hubbard 13
Guardian Angels Central Catholic 60, Battle Creek 52
Hartington Cedar Catholic 65, Creighton 53
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 47, Hartington-Newcastle 45
Pierce 38, Norfolk Catholic 34
Lutheran High Northeast 66, Walthill 27
Ponca 54, Winnebago 42
Winside 45, Randolph 44
Twin River 45, Wisner-Pilger 44
Allen 42, Wynot 35
Homer 62, Emerson-Hubbard 48
Battle Creek 55, Guardian Angels Central Catholic 49
Hartington Cedar Catholic 64, Creighton 51
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 60, Hartington-Newcastle 53
Pierce 58, Norfolk Catholic 55
Lutheran High 46 Northeast, Walthill 39
Ponca 58, Winnebago 53
Randolph 65, Winside 9
Twin River 44, Wisner-Pilger 37