WAYNE –High school basketball games were flipped from the home opener last Saturday for the Wayne High Blue Devils as varsity boys began the evening followed by the girls.
From the Wayne Jr/Sr high school gymnasium, Wayne welcomed in the Wahoo Warriors.
In the boys game, Wahoo defeated Wayne, 72-43 while the Warrior girls held off the Blue Devils 58-41.
During the boys contest, Wahoo took advantage of several early Wayne turnovers jumping ahead 22-8 in the first quarter. The Warriors also used a 15-4 second to lead 37-12 at the break. Wayne did match Wahoo in the third 17-16 but the Warriors held off any comeback with a 19-14 fourth to win 72-43. Wahoo secures their third straight win now sitting 3-1 while the Blue Devils had their three-game winning streak snapped at 3-1.
Senior Colton Vovos paced Wayne in scoring with 11 points followed by fellow senior Treyton Blecke with eight points. Sophomore Daniel Judd and Alex Phelps both scored six points, junior Brandon Bartos added five points, senior Jacob Kneifl scored three points as junior Tanner Walling and sophomore Andrew Jones both finished with two points.
Wayne High shot 5-8 from the foul line.
Four Warriors hit double figure scoring led by senior Trevor Kasischke with 20 points. Junior Myles Simon and sophomore Owen Hancock both scored 14 points as freshman Marcus Glock provided 13 points off the bench. Senior Triston Keeney poured in three points while sophomore Anthony Simon, sophomore Kamron Kasischke, sophomore Benji Nelson and junior Carson Lavaley all scored two points.
The Warriors shot 9-13 from the foul line.
1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:
22 15 37 16 19 72 – Wahoo
8 4 12 17 14 43 – Wayne
From the girls outing, the Blue Devils started strong scoring nine straight before the quarter ended with Wahoo ahead 16-13. The Warriors extended their lead with a 12-6 second to lead 28-19 at the break. Wayne cut the deficit down to a possession late in the third quarter with a 15-13 scoring clip but Wahoo pulled away in the fourth, 17-7. Final again favored Wahoo 58-41 who improved to 3-1 while the Blue Devils dropped their third straight now at 1-3.
Junior Rubie Klausen paced Wayne in scoring with 12 points followed by junior Mikaela McManigal and sophomore Brooklyn Kruse with 10 points each. Senior Emily Longe scored six points, junior Mady Sievers tallied two points and freshman Faith Powicki tacked on point.
WHS shot 8-18 from the foul line.
Sophomore Autumn Iversen led Wahoo off the bench with 13 points while juniors Taylor Luben and Karley Golladay both scored 10 points. Senior Kelsie Sears poured in nine points, senior Toni Greenfield tallied seven points, senior Kharissa Eddie had five points as sophomores Ella Lacey and Sarah Kolterman both finished with two points.
Wahoo finished 5-14 from the foul line.
1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:
16 12 28 13 17 58 – Wahoo
13 6 19 15 7 41 – Wayne
Wayne High will next visit Columbus Lakeview on Saturday while the Warriors will host Nebraska City on Thursday, December 17.
Friday area girls results games:
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 47, Tri County Northeast 35
Bloomfield 59, Winside 33
Pierce 36, Boone Central 22
O’Neill 54, Hartington Cedar Catholic 46
Pender 51, Oakland-Craig 44
Wakefield 62, Omaha Nation 14
Wisner-Pilger 52, Tekamah-Herman 35
Friday area boys results games:
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 61, Tri County Northeast 32
Bloomfield 50, Winside 30
Pierce 59, Boone Central 44
O’Neill 56, Hartington Cedar Catholic 47
Oakland-Craig 71, Pender 44
Wakefield 44, Omaha Nation 42
Wisner-Pilger 76, Tekamah-Herman 66