WAYNE – Following a road split Thursday night at South Sioux City, the Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams took part in their regular season home opener.
From the Wayne Jr/Sr High School gymnasium, the Blue Devils played host to Battle Creek Friday night.
From the girls contest, Battle Creek held an early 15-10 lead until WHS won the second quarter, 12-10. The Bravettes still controlled the lead at the half, 25-22. The second half is where the Lady Blue Devils made their run with a 22-13 third quarter and 25-19 fourth. Wayne High won 69-57 to improve to 1-1 on the season while Battle Creek is now 0-1.
Kylie Hammer went off for 24 points and seven rebounds. Other double-figure scoring came from Frankie Klausen adding 16 points and another 11 from Ashton Boyer. Jamie Gamble tacked on another six boards and Gabi Meyer followed with five.
Turning to the boys game, Battle Creek held the early 20-12 lead. But, Wayne High won the second quarter, 20-12, to tie the game 32 all at half. After the Braves took a one-point lead following a 13-12 third quarter, Battle Creek outscored Wayne High, 23-17 in the fourth. Battle Creek held on for the 68-61 victory to improve to 1-0 on the season, while WHS falls to 1-1.
Jack Evetovich led all Blue Devils with 27 points and five rebounds. Mason Lee followed with 15 points and seven rebounds as Marcus Fertig added nine points and seven boards.
The Wayne High girls and boys basketball teams will next be in action on the road Tuesday, December 5 at Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.
Crofton 67, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 29
Hartington Cedar Catholic 62, Boone Central/Newman Grove 54
Pender 59, Tekamah-Herman 36
Plainview 46, Wausa 41
Randolph 51, Osmond 35
Stanton 56, Howells-Dodge 50
Wakefield 49, Allen 32
Winnebago 77, Walthill 64
Wynot 50, Winside 11
Hartington Cedar Catholic 52, Boone Central/Newman Grove 45
Howells-Dodge 52, Stanton 18
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 68, Crofton 58
Lutheran High Northeast 62, Guardian Angels Central Catholic 33
Osmond 63, Randolph 41
Pender 60, Tekamah-Herman 21
Wakefield 68, Allen 31
Wausa 46, Plainview 44
Winnebago 81, Walthill 70
Wisner-Pilger 70, Emerson-Hubbard 34
Wynot 51, Winside 39
Girl/Boy double headers
@ Allen: Cedar Bluffs VS Allen
@ Boyd County: Wausa VS Boyd County
@ Columbus: South Sioux City VS Columbus
@ Hartington-Newcastle: St. Mary’s VS Hartington-Newcastle
@ Homer: BRLD VS Homer
@ Omaha Roncalli Catholic: West Point-Beemer VS Omaha Roncalli Catholic
@ Pierce: Riverside VS Pierce