Wayne teams get wins on the road Saturday
The Wayne High basketball teams both came away with wins Saturday over Boone Central/Newman Grove, as the girls bounced back from Friday’s loss with a 62-39 win while the boys won an exciting matchup at Newman Grove High School with a 56-55 win.
The Blue Devil girls led for all but a few seconds of the first quarter, taking the lead for good at 8-7 on a Kylie Hammer basket, part of a 10-0 run that helped Wayne build a 21-13 first-quarter advantage.
The Lady Cards cut the Wayne lead to four points late in the second quarter, but Frankie Klausen hit a 3-pointer and followed it with another basket, and baskets by Jenna Trenhaile and Molly Hoskins gave Wayne a 13-point halftime lead. Boone Central/Newman Grove never got closer than 11 in the second half as the Blue Devils improved to 10-4 with the win.
Hammer led a balanced attack with 13 points, Klaussen added 11 and Gabi Meyer put in 10. Trenhaile added eight points, Ashton Boyer scored six, Jamie Gamble had five, Hoskins had four, Sarah Greenwald scored three and Allison Claussen put in two.
Trenhaile led the defense with a career-high 14 rebounds, while Hoskins and Hammer both had three steals.
In boys action, the Blue Devils got out to an early 8-2 lead before the Cardinals closed the period with a 13-2 wrun to take a 15-10 advantage.
The Cardinals led by as many as six points late in the first half, but Wayne was able to get the deficit down to two points on a shot by Tyrus Eischeid and two Mason Lee free throws to make it 21-19 at intermission.
Wayne tied the game at 22-22 early in the second half on a 3-pointer by Jack Evetovich, and three straight 3-pointers — one by Evetovich and back-to-back shots by Shea Sweetland — gave Wayne a 31-25 advantage.
Boone Central would battle back to take a 40-35 lead into the fourth quarter and led by as many as 13 early in the final period before the Blue Devils rallied.
Sweetland hit a trey to make it 51-44 and ignite an 11-2 run that pulled Wayne within a point after consecutive treys by Sweetland and Evetovich. Wayne trailed by three with time running out and got a basket by Mason Lee to make it a one-point game. Beau Bowers made a steal and the ball made its way to Evetovich, who hit the game-winner with 2.9 seconds left to cap the comeback win and move the boys to 6-6 on the season.
Evetovich led the way with 21 points, Sweetland added and Lee put in 13. Eischeid scored four points and Ryan Jaixen added two.
Both Wayne High teams are back home Tuesday to host Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, with games at 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.