Wayne girls, BC boys get wins Friday
The Wayne girls came from behind to post a 69-57 win over Battle Creek on Friday, while the Wayne boys saw their comeback effort fall short in a 68-61 loss to the Braves at Wayne High School.
In the girls game, Battle Creek got out to a 15-10 lead in the first period and led 29-22 early in the third before Wayne mounted a second-half comeback.
Back-to-back three-pointers by Gabi Meyer and Frankie Klausen put Wayne up 33-32. It went back and forth until two Meyer free throws and an Ashton Boyer basket putt he Blue Devils ahead to stay at 39-36.
Battle Creek kept the game close until late, but a 13-2 fourth-quarter run, highlighted by a Klausen 3-pointer, helped put the game out of reach for the 1-1 Blue Devils.
Kylie Hammer led three Blue Devils in double figures with a game-high 24 points, while Klausen added 16 and Boyer put in 11. Meyer had eight points, Jamie Gamble had four, Molly Hoskins scored three, Tori Kniesche had two and Jenna Trenhaile added a free throw.
Hammer had seven rebounds and six steals while Gamble added six boards, Meyer had five and Hoskins had four.
In the boys matchup, Battle Creek’s Devon Beckman and Wayne’s Jack Evetovich put on an offensive show for both teams.
Kraft helped the Braves to an early eight-point lead after one period, but the Blue Devils rallied behind Evetovich and Mason Lee, with Lee’s late layup tying the game at 32-32 heading into the intermission.
The game stayed tight throughout the second half. Evetovich hit a 3-pointer early in the second half to give Wayne a 39-36 lead, but Battle Creek came back with a 7-0 to take the lead for good as Wayne could not regain the advantage.
Evetovich hit a basket late in the third period to make it a one-point game going to the final period, but Wayne could not get closer than three in the final period as they fell to 1-1 on the season.
Evetovich poured in a career-high 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field to lead Wayne, while Lee added 15 points. Marcus Fertig finished with nine points, Shea Sweetland added six and Tyrus Eischeid scored four. Beckman paced the Braves with 25 points.
Fertig and Lee each had seven rebounds and Lee added three assists and four steals for the Blue Devils.
Both Wayne teams are back in action Tuesday with games at Logan View/Scribner-Snyder.