Wayne Boys Lose Heartbreaker to Cedar Catholic 35-32; Blue Devil Girls Defeat Trojans 56-40

HARTINGTON – After two northeast Nebraska high school basketball teams competed against one another on the final day of the Wayne Holiday Tournament (Elkhorn Valley Bank Northeast Nebraska Shootout) in late December, the two programs are back in action this weekend.

From Cedar Catholic Jr/Sr High School in Hartington, Wayne High will visit Hartington Cedar Catholic Friday night.

Junior varsity games will begin at 4:30 p.m., varsity girls to follow at 6 p.m. and varsity boys to close out the night. Join Blake Hilkemeier on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com with pregame show coverage set for around 5:45 p.m.

The Wayne High girls are 8-9 following a 46-33 road set back to Crofton earlier this week while HCC is 6-9 most recently seeing a four-game winning streak snapped with a 50-47 road loss to Pierce on January 14.

Earlier this season, the two Mid State Conference teams met in the consolation round of the girls division for the Wayne Holiday Tournament as Wayne High held on for the 41-36 victory.

The Blue Devil boys have now won five straight to sit 15-1 including a 68-33 road win over Crofton on Tuesday as Cedar Catholic recently improved to 11-3 following a 63-57 win at Pierce last Friday.

Just like the girls, both boys teams met on the final day of the Wayne Holiday Tournament but in the championship game. WHS used a shot late to defeat HCC, 32-31 on December 30.


Friday area games:

@ Wakefield: Tri County Northeast VS Wakefield

@ Guardian Angels Central Catholic: O’Neill VS Guardian Angels Central Catholic

@ Crofton: Hartington-Newcastle VS Crofton

@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Wayne VS Hartington Cedar Catholic – Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 and waynedailynews.com

@ Lutheran High Northeast: Norfolk Catholic VS Lutheran High Northeast

@ Walthill: Ponca VS Walthill

@ Randolph: Stanton VS Randolph

@ Wausa: Winside VS Wausa


Saturday area games:

@ Hartington Cedar Catholic: Guardian Angels Central Catholic VS Hartington Cedar Catholic

@ Norfolk Catholic: Neligh-Oakdale VS Norfolk Catholic

@ Norfolk: Lincoln Pius X VS Norfolk

@ Howells-Dodge: Pender VS Howells-Dodge

@ Battle Creek: Pierce VS Battle Creek

@ West Point-Beemer: Wisner-Pilger VS West Point-Beemer