Wakefield Girls Record Second Half Comeback, LHNE Boys Pull Away In Fourth

NORFOLK – The road-heavy early season schedule continued for the Wakefield girls and boys basketball teams for their eighth road game of the nine they’ve played.

From Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk, the Trojans visited the Eagles Tuesday night during a Class C2 doubleheader.

The Wakefield girls defeated LHNE, 60-51 while the LHNE boys won 55-47 over Wakefield.

The Wakefield girls are now 6-3 as the Eagles fell to 4-5 while the Lutheran High Northeast boys have now won four straight to improve to 8-1 and the Trojans saw their six-game winning streak snapped to now sit 7-2.

During the girls game, LHNE led early thanks to an 11-9 first quarter before extending their lead with a 20-11 second quarter. The Eagles led 31-20 at the break. Wakefield then started to mount their comeback with a dominant third, 23-12 and outscored LHNE, 17-8 in the fourth. Final favored Wakefield, 60-51.

Wakefield was led in scoring by Aishah Valenzuela with 16 points, Alex Arenas added 14 points while MaKenna Decker poured in 11 points. Other scoring came from Destiny
Helzer with eight points, Jordan Metzler finished with six points as Daveigh Munter-McAfee tallied five points.

Leaders for the Eagles were Kendra Petersen with 18 points and Mia Furst with 15 points.


Form the boys outing, Wakefield took the early lead of 17-13 in the first as LHNE won the second, 9-7. Wakefield led 24-22 at the break. Wakefield again outscored the Eagles in the third, 15-8 before Lutheran High Northeast came from behind and won the fourth quarter scoring of 25-8 and the game, 55-47.

Wakefield was led in scoring by Cade Johnson with 19 points, Eliseo Sarmiento poured in 14 points as Armando Villa finished with 12 points. Hunter Schultz also scored two points.

Leaders for the Eagles were Cort McKeown with 19 points, Mason Peterson tallied 16 points as Keaton Ranslem added 12 points.

Wakefield will play just their second home game on the season when they entertain Woodbury Central (IA) on Thursday, January 6. The Lutheran High Northeast girls and boys will then participate in the Wausa Post-Holiday Tournament with Osmond and Niobrara/Verdigre between Thursday, January 6 – Saturday, January 8.


Tuesday area Girls:

Wisner-Pilger 55, Arlington 30
Bloomfield 40, Hartington-Newcastle 33
Homer 61, Randolph 25
Madison 34, Winside 20
Hartington Cedar Catholic 55, Osmond 31

Crofton 41, Ponca 37

Tri County Northeast 55, Cornerstone Christian 30
West Point-Beemer 49, Fort Calhoun 23

Norfolk Catholic 45, Humphrey St. Francis 39
Pierce 55, Boone Central 20


Tuesday area Boys:

Guardian Angels Central Catholic 62, Oakland-Craig 61

Arlington 56, Wisner-Pilger 44
Hartington-Newcastle 49, Bloomfield 35

Homer 38, Randolph 24

Madison 53, Winside 43
Hartington Cedar Catholic 54, Osmond 15

Ponca 45, Crofton 35
Tri County Northeast 62, Cornerstone Christian 43
Fort Calhoun 47, West Point-Beemer 30



@ Wynot: Tri County Northeast VS Wynot

@ Bishop Neumann: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Bishop Neumann (Girls Only)

@ Pender: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Pender (Boys Only)

@ Laurel-Concord-Coleridge: Hartington Cedar Catholic VS Laurel-Concord-Coleridge – Big Red Country ‘KTCH 104.9 and waynedailynews.com

@ Norfolk Catholic: Wayne VS Norfolk Catholic (Boys Only) – The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com

@ Aquinas Catholic: Pierce VS Aquinas Catholic

@ Lawton-Bronson, IA: Ponca VS Lawton-Bronson, IA (Boys Only)

@ Randolph: Elkhorn Valley VS Randolph

@ Wakefield: Woodbury Central, IA VS Wakefield

@ Wisner-Pilger: Madison VS Wisner-Pilger (Girls Only)



@ Hartington-Newcastle: Winside VS Hartington-Newcastle

@ Winnebago: Laurel-Concord-Coleridge VS Winnebago

@ Battle Creek: Norfolk Catholic VS Battle Creek (Girls Only)

@ Omaha North: Norfolk VS Omaha North

@ North Bend Central: Pender VS North Bend Central (Girls Only)

@ Pierce: Wayne VS Pierce (Girls Only) – Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com

@ Creighton: Randolph VS Creighton

@ Wakefield: Walthill VS Wakefield



@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Tri County Northeast VS Hartington Cedar Catholic (Girls Only)

@ Howells-Dodge: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Howells-Dodge

@ Norfolk: South Sioux City VS Norfolk

@ Pierce: North Bend Central VS Pierce (Boys Only)

@ Boone Central: Wayne VS Boone Central – Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com

@ BRLD: West Point-Beemer VS BRLD