Wayne teams handle LCC at home
Wayne’s boys and girls basketball teams both came away with wins at home Tuesday evening, as they each earned wins over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge.
In the girls game, Wayne’s defense shut down the Lady Bears in the second half to come away with a 59-30 win.
The Lady Bears kept things close in the first half and cut Wayne’s lead down to six at intermission, 28-22.
Wayne came out in the second half and shut LCC’s offense down, turning miscues into points as they outscored LCC 21-5 to take control of the game in the third quarter and cruise to the win.
Kylie Hammer scored a game-high 25 points as the only player in double figures for Wayne (11-4). Frankie Klausen and Tori Kniesche each had seven points, Gabi Meyer added six, Ashton Boyer scored five, Jamie Gamble and Jenna Trenhaile each had four and Allison Claussen put in a free throw.
For LCC (4-10), Bryn Schutte led the way with 11 points and Sidney Chapman added seven. Also scoring were Ashley Wolfgram with four points and Lorna Maxon, Makayla Forsberg, Katelyn Steffen and Madisyn Hall with two points apiece.
In the boys game, LCC made a game of it in the fourth quarter, but Wayne held on and came away with a 69-53 win over the Bears.
Wayne (7-6) got out to a fast start as Shea Sweetland hit a trio of 3-pointers in the opening period to help Wayne to a 21-10 advantage.
Wayne led by 17 at the break, but the Bears came back and cut the Wayne lead down to as few as seven points in the final period before Wayne regained the momentum. Mason Lee’s breakaway dunk helped seal the win for the Blue Devils.
Sweetland had a game-high 21 points while Lee and Jack Evetovich both had 14 for the winners. Ryan Jaixen added eight points, Beau Bowers put in six, Tyrus Eischeid had four and Marcus Fertig put in two.
For the 8-6 Bears, Ty Erwin led three in double figures with 19 points while Izac Reifenrath had 13 and Noah Schutte had 10. Cael Hartung added eight points and Logan Hansen scored three.
Both Wayne teams are home Thursday to face North Bend Central, while LCC hosts Creighton on Friday.