Boys, girls drop 10-point decisions at Wahoo
Both Wayne High basketball teams suffered a similar fate on the road Friday, as the Blue Devils suffered a pair of losses to Wahoo in boys and girls action.
In the girls game, Wahoo pulled away in the fourth quarter to post a 54-44 win over the Blue Devils, dropping the Wayne girls to 2-2 on the season.
Wayne trailed early in the game before an Ashton Boyer 3-pointer tied the game at 8-8. Wayne took their first lead of the game in the second period on a 3-pointer by Frankie Klausen to make it 13-12.
The two teams traded baskets back and forth before back-to-back baskets by Kylie Hammer gave Wayne its final lead of the night at 19-17.
Wahoo led 21-19 at the half and led the entire second half. Wayne got as close as three at 37-34 on baskets by Hammer and Gabi Meyer, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors pulled away down the stretch for the win.
Hammer eclipsed the school record for career points set by Liz Reeg from 1989-93, leading the Blue Devils with 18 points and eight rebounds. Klausen added 13 points, Meyer had six points and three rebounds, Boyer scored three and Molly Hoskins and Jamie Gamble each had two.
In the boys game, Wayne led by as many as 12 points early in the game, but Wahoo came back and came away with a 71-61 win to drop the Blue Devils to 1-3 on the season.
Wayne came out hot early on. Tyler Gilliland and Shea Sweetland both hit 3-pointers to give Wayne an 8-2 lead, and the duo teamed up again for a pair of trifectas to help Wayne to a 19-11 first-quarter lead.
A 3-pointer and a layup by Jack Evetovich gave Wayne its biggest lead of the game at 26-14, but Wahoo answered with a 12-0 run to tie the game. Tyrus Eischeid broke the tie with a basket and Wayne was able to take a 33-28 lead into the locker room.
Gilliland opened the second half with a 3-pointer to make it 36-28, but Wahoo came through with a big third quarter to take a 51-46 lead to the final period. Wayne tried to hang on, but Wahoo made some key plays down the stretch to take the win.
Evetovich had 14 points, five rebounds and three assists to lead the Blue Devils, while Gilliland added 13 points and Sweetland tossed in 11. Eischeid had nine points and five rebounds, Lee had seven points while leading the team with nine rebounds, six assists, five steals and two blocks. Marcus Fertig scored five points and Chris Rogers put in two.
Wayne hosts Columbus Lakeview in action Saturday at Wayne High School. The girls game is at 5 p.m. with the boys game to follow at 6:30 p.m.