Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout — DAY 1

First day of action at Rice Auditorium

Both Wayne High teams scored wins on the first day of the 2017 Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout at Wayne State College's Rice Auditorium.

The Wayne girls used a big second-quarter run to post a 54-25 win over Gordon-Rushville, while the Blue Devil boys used an up-tempo effort to post a 76-57 win over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge.

The LCC girls also fell in the opening round with a 52-35 loss to Arlington.

Both Wayne High teams face Arlington in the semifinals at 7 and 8:30 p.m. The other semifinals include a girls battle between Hartington Cedar Catholic and Norfolk Catholic, with a boys battle between Cedar Catholic and West Point-Beemer.

Here are Thursday’s results:

Girls Bracket
Hartington CC 70, Pender 43 —
Cedar Catholic broke open a close game with a 21-4 second-quarter run to advance to the semifinals. Anna Reifenrath scored a game-high 20 points and Jade Cattau added 14 for the winners. Sarah Krueger led Pender with 11 points and Faith Morris added 10.
Hartington CC    9    21    14    26    —    70
Pender    8    4    18    13    —    43
HARTINGTON CC — Wortmann 6, S. Steffen 2, Cattau 14, M. Steffen 5, Dybdal 2, Hochstein 3, Miller 1, Hmailton 1, Wieseler 7, Arens 2, Reifenrath 20, G. Steffen 2, Wortman 3, Christensen 2.
PENDER — Krusemark 8, Ostrand 4, Morris 10, Prokp 2, Lehmkuhl 8, S. Krueger 11.

Norfolk Catholic 53, West Point-Beemer 46 — Norfolk Catholic withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Cadets to advance to the semifinals. Taylor Gilsdorf led a balanced Lady Knights attack with 12 points and Chelsey Reifert added 10. Brittney Hinkels scored a game-high 18 points and Sidney Swanson added 12 for the Cadets.
WP-Beemer    9    6    7    24    —    46
Norfolk Cath.    7    12    8    16    —    53
WP-BEEMER — Pilakowski 1, M. Groth 2, Hoffman 5, Weddle 7, Hinkel 18, Swanson 12, R. Groth 1.
NORFOLK CATH. — Neesen 9, Kassemeier 4, Kalin 4, Reifert 10, Peitz 4, Miller 3, Wolf 3, T. Gilsdorft 12, Pieper 4.

Arlington 52, LCC 35 — Arlington pulled away in the second half to claim the opening-round win over the Lady Bears. Maggie Schmidt scored a game-high 20 points to pace the Lady Egales, while Milee Young added 11. The Lady Bears were led by Katelyn Steffen with 10 points and Bryn Schutte with eight.
LCC    9    6    8    12    —    35
Arlington    12    13    15    12    —    52
LCC — Schutte 8 ,Forsberg 2, Kardell 3, Maxon 6, Steffen 10, Hall 6.
ARLINGTON — Bruning 2, Kaup 2, Iossi 6, Wakefield 4, Hoesing 1, Schmidt 20, Spoon 6, Young 11.

Wayne 54, Gordon-Rushville 25 — Gordon-Rushville led 16-14 early in the second period, but Wayne went on a 23-1 run to close the half and take control to advance to Friday’s semifinals. Gabi Meyer and Kylie Hammer each had 12 points to lead the Blue Devils. Callie Shultz, Sierra Garrett adn Jayla Brehmer each had six points for Gordon-Rushville.
Wayne    14    23    8    9    —    54
Gor.-Rush.    14    3    5    3    —    25
WAYNE — Greenwald 3, Klausen 6, Hammer 12, A. Kniesche 2, Boyer 9, Claussen 2, Meyer 12, Hoskins 2, Gamble 2, T. Kniesche 4.
GOR.-RUSH. — Ferguson 1, Shultz 6, Garrett 6, Brehmer 6, Knight 3, Perez 3.

Boys Bracket
Hartington CC 70, Pender 58 —
Pender shot themselves back into the game in the second half, cutting a 19-point deficit to seven before the Trojans recovered and hung on for the win. Riley Arens scored a game-high 22 points for Cedar and Matthew Becker added 19. Eric Schopke scored 16 points to pace Pender, while Chris Rutar added 11 and Sam Millioux put in 10.
Hartington CC    22    15    16    17    —    70
Pender    14    9    21    14    —    58
HARTINGTON CC — Keiser 2, B. Steffen 2, Pinkelman 2, J. Becker 3, Eickhoff 4, M. Becker 19, H. Arens 4, Heckenlaible 4, R. Arens 22, Thane 8.
PENDER — Tyrrell 6, Rotar 11, Nelson 8, Jump 7, Schopke 16, Mailloux 10.

West Point-Beemer 55, Norfolk Catholic 31 — West Point-Beemer used a 26-2 second-quarter run to post an easy win over Norfolk Catholic in their opening-round boys matchup. Blake Anderson led a balanced Cadets attack with 11 points and Chase Streeter added 10. Etahn Piper led all scorers with 14 points to pace the Knights.
WP-Beemer    9    26    9    8    —    55
Norfolk Cath.    8    2    11    10    —    31
WP-BEEMER — Pilakowski 7, Z. Vander Griend 2, B. Vander Griend , Hughes 4, Anderson 11, Ernesti 7, A. Streeter 2, C. Streeter 10, Gianella 6.
NORFOLK CATH. — Schaefer 3, J. Svehla 2, Schindler 2, Fleecs 6, Dominisse 2, Bettenhauser 2, Piper 14.

Arlington 54, Gordon-Rushville 49 — A late 6-0 run gave the edge to Arlington in the closest game thus far in the tournament. Jackson Borgmann led a balanced Eagles attack with 19 points and Zach O’Flaherty added nine. Korby Campbell scored a game-high 20 points for the Mustangs, while Jared Nelson added 15 and Dylan Schwarting had 10.
Gor.-Rush    6    14    11    18    —    49
Arlington    8    14    11    21    —    54
GOR.-RUSH. — Bailey 2, Schwarting 10, Campbell 20, Hinn 2, Nelson 15.
ARLINGTON — Pittman 8, O’Flaherty 9, Walkenhorst 5, T. Borgmann 5, J. Borgmann 19, Caskey 3, Hilzendeger 5.

Wayne 76, LCC 57 — Four Blue Devils finished in double figures as the hosts pressured LCC and built a 13-point halftime advantage on their way to the win. Mason Lee has a game-high 21 points, Jack Evetovich and Shea Sweetland each had 13 and Cody Rogers added 10 off the bench. The Bears were led by Izac Reifenrath and Ty Erwin with 15 points apiece, with Noah Schutte adding 14.
Wayne    15    23    21    17    —    76
LCC    8    17    17    15    —    57
WAYNE — Bowers 4, Evetovich 13, Lee 21, Sweetland 13, Jaixen 5, Rogers 10, Fertig 6, Eischeid 2.
LCC — Taylor 4, Heitman 3, Hartung 4, Reifenrath 15, Schutte 14, Stanley 2, Erwin 15.

Friday’s Schedule
Girls Bracket
Pender vs. West Point-Beemer, 9:30 a.m.
LCC vs. Gordon-Rushville, 12:30 p.m.
Hartington CC vs. Norfolk Catholic, 4 p.m.
Arlington vs. Wayne, 7 p.m.
Boys Bracket
Pender vs. Norfolk Catholic, 11 a.m.
Gordon-Rushville vs. LCC, 2 p.m.
Hartington CC vs. West Point-Beemer, 5:30 p.m.
Arlington vs. Wayne, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Schedule
Girls Bracket

Seventh-place game, 9:30 a.m.
Fifth-place game, 12:30 p.m.
Consolation game, 4 p.m.
Championship game, 7 p.m.
Boys Bracket
Seventh-place game, 11 a.m.
Fifth-place game, 2 p.m.
Consolation game, 5:30 p.m.
Championship game, 7:30 p.m.

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