Wakefield Girls Pull Away In Third Quarter, Wayne High Boys Hold Off Trojans

WAKEFIELD – With a 10-year window since Wayne and Wakefield last played, a Tuesday night showdown featured a split.

From the main gym at Wakefield Community Schools, the Blue Devils visited the Trojans.

The Wakefield girls extended a three-point lead in the third to defeat Wayne, 59-45 while the Blue Devil boys hit 5-7 from the foul line in the fourth to defeat Wakefield, 48-44.

During the girls game, Wakefield jumped out to a hot start with a 20-7 lead but committed 10 fouls in the first quarter. Wayne cut into the deficit with a 10-7 second to trail 27-19 at the break. The Trojans then put the game away in the third with a 19-14 third and 13-12 fourth to win 59-45. Wakefield improves to 1-1 while Wayne High drops back-to-back now sitting at 1-2.

Senior Kassidy Brudigam and sophomore Alex Arenas paced Wakefield in scoring with 13 points each while junior Aishah Valenzuela added 11 points (3-4 FT). Senior Rachel Borg and freshman Jordan Metzler both scored nine points as seniors Anna Lundahl and Maddie Mogus both tallied two points.

Wakefield shot 12-16 from the foul line.

Junior Rubie Klausen led Wayne High on the court with 14 points followed by sophomore Brooklyn Kruse with 13 points. Senior Emily Longe scored six points, freshman Frantzdie Barner added four points, junior Mikaela McManigal and junior Mady Sievers both tacked on three points as senior Peyton French scored two points.

The Blue Devils shot 6-20 from the free throw line.

1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

9   10  19   14  12  45 – Wayne

20 7    27   19  13  59 – Wakefield


From the boys game, Wayne held a one-point lead after the opening quarter, 11-10. Both teams then scored 13 points in the second quarter which favored Wayne, 24-23 at the break. The Blue Devils then added to their lead thanks to a 13-10 third quarter as both teams again scored 11 points in the final quarter. Wayne High won 48-44 to improve to 3-0 while Wakefield fell to 1-1.

Junior Tanner Walling paced Wayne High with 14 points while sophomore Daniel Judd added 10 points. Senior Treyton Blecke provided seven points, senior Jacob Kneifl scored six points, senior Colton Vovos tallied five points, senior Nolan Hunke scored three points and sophomore Alex Phelps finished with two points.

Wayne High shot 10-20 from the foul line.

Senior Blake Brown paced all scorers for Wakefield with 17 points while fellow senior Justin Erb added 14 points. Sophomore Cade Johnson poured in eight points as sophomore Hunter Schultz scored five points off the bench.

The Trojans finished 13-19 from the charity stripe.


1st 2nd Half 3rd 4th Final:

11 13  24   13  11  48 – Wayne

10 13  23   10  11  44 – Wakefield

The Wayne High girls and boys will next host Wahoo on Friday, December 11 before visiting Columbus Lakeview on Saturday, December 12. Join Sports Director, Aaron Scheffler for the Friday night doubleheader on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com. Pregame coverage of the boys varsity game is set for 4:55 p.m. with the girls playing the night cap around 7 p.m. JV girls will play at 5:15 p.m. followed by the boys at the elementary.

For Wakefield, the Trojans will return for another home game Friday against Omaha Nation. The game was originally scheduled to be a road game.

Tuesday area girls:
@ BRLD: Pierce VS BRLD (games were postponed)
Humphrey St. Francis 73, Hartington-Newcastle 23
Homer 60, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 54
Pender 59, Winnebago 41

Tuesday area boys:
@ BRLD: Pierce VS BRLD (games were postponed)
Humphrey St. Francis 71, Hartington-Newcastle 58
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 47, Homer 32
Winnebago 55, Pender 47