PIERCE – For the second time in a matter of a week, the Wayne High and Pierce High girls basketball teams competed against one another.
From Pierce Public Schools, the Bluejays hosted the Blue Devils after the two teams met at Wayne State College during the Wayne Holiday Tournament (2021 Elkhorn Valley Bank Northeast Nebraska Shootout) which saw Pierce win 53-35 last week.
The Friday night girls only contest favored Pierce over Wayne, 45-14.
The Bluejays won their ninth straight to now sit 10-1 as the Blue Devils fell to 5-7.
During the girls game, Pierce led 15-4 at the end of the first quarter while the Bluejays outscored the Blue Devils 11-0 in the second quarter. Pierce led 26-4 at the break. Pierce extended their lead thanks to a 13-2 third quarter before WHS won the fourth, 8-6. Final favored Pierce, 45-14.
Wayne High was led in scoring by Brooklyn Kruse with four points while Rubie Klausen added three points. Mia Nelsen, Madi Urbanec and Kyla Krusemark all scored two points as Faith Powicki tallied a point.
The Bluejay leaders were Morgan Moeller with 14 points while Alexus Sindelar and Elly Piper both scored eight points. Other scoring came from Skylar Scholting with five points, Payton Simmons finished with four points, Gina Wragge poured in three points, Jozy Piper had two points and Soiyer Pfeiffer had a point.
The Wayne high girls will join their boys program for a Saturday, January 8 road game at Boone Central. JV competition for the girls and boys will start at 2 p.m., varsity girls action at 3:45 p.m. and boys to follow. Join Luke Stara on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com with pregame show coverage set for 3:30 p.m.
Pierce will be off until Tuesday, January 11 when they host Columbus Lakeview.
Friday area girls:
Hartington-Newcastle 42, Winside 40 OT
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 54, Winnebago 49
Norfolk Catholic 42, Battle Creek 35
North Bend Central 45, Pender 39
Creighton 59, Randolph 15
Wakefield 68, Walthill 28
Lutheran High Northeast 69, Wausa 42
Norfolk 51, Omaha North 20
Friday area boys:
Hartington-Newcastle 69, Winside 39
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 46, Winnebago 44
Omaha North 53, Norfolk 42
Creighton 64, Randolph 53
Wakefield 78, Walthill 55
Lutheran High Northeast 38, Wausa 16
@ 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