WAYNE – Following a Friday night postponement due to travel conditions, the Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams were back on the home court for a third time this season.
From the Wayne Jr/Sr High School gymnasium, WHS welcomed in Columbus Lakeview Saturday.
The Wayne girls defeated Columbus Lakeview, 45-27 while the Blue Devil boys won 68-38 over the Vikings.
The Blue Devil girls and Viqueens are both now 2-2 while the Wayne High boys improved to 4-0 as Columbus Lakeview fell to 0-4.
In the girls game, Wayne High outscored Lakeview, 12-5 in the first quarter and 18-5 in the second to lead 30-10. In second half, Wayne High added to their lead thanks to an 11-6 third before the Viqueens accounted for an 11-4 fourth. Final favored Wayne High winning 45-27.
The Blue Devils were led in scoring by junior Brooklyn Kruse with 13 points followed by senior Rubie Klausen and sophomore Frantzdie Barner both adding seven points. Seniors Kiara Krusemark and Madi Sievers both scored six points while two point scoring came from senior Mia Nelsen, junior Logan Miller and sophomore Gabbi Judd.
During the boys game, Wayne set the tone early with a 12-6 first quarter and 20-14 second to lead 32-20 at the break. In the second half, the Blue Devil again outscored the Vikings, 18-7 in the third and 18-11 in the fourth to win 68-38.
Junior Daniel Judd recorded a team-high 20 points followed by senior Brandon Bartos with 13 points. Junior Sedjro Agoumba joined seniors Tanner Walling and Camron Weaselhead with seven points each; freshman Colson Nelsen had six points; juniors Alex Phelps and Carter Junck both scored three points as senior Yair Alcantara tacked on two points.
Wayne High will host two more opponents in mid-December. The Blue Devils will welcome in Wisner-Pilger on Friday, December 17 before hosting O’Neill on Saturday, December 18 (game carried on KTCH).