AREA BASKETBALL – Wayne teams fall to Wahoo


Here are Friday’s area basketball results:

Girls Basketball
Wayne comeback falls short –
The Wayne High girls trailed by 12 late in the third quarter and nearly came from behind before dropping a 55-52 home tilt to Wahoo. Kelsey Boyer hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 25 points to lead all scorers in Friday’s matchup. Kylie Hammer added 18 points, Allison Echtenkamp and Gabi Meyer both had four and Molly Hoskins added a free throw. Wayne plays at Columbus Lakeview on Saturday.

LCC girls edged at home – Laurel-Concord-Coleridge couldn’t overcome a 13-point first-quarter deficit as they dropped a 42-35 decision at home to Emerson-Hubbard. Katelyn Cook was the lone Lady Bear in double figures, finishing with 11 points. Lorna Maxon scored five points and Katelyn Steffen and Emily Hangman each had four. LCC will host Randolph on Saturday.

Allen girls fall at Homer – The Allen Lady Eagles dropped a 78-36 decision at Homer. The Knights jumped out to a 22-6 lead after one quarter and cruised to the easy win. Bri Hingst led Allen with 17 points, Haley Stapleton added nine, Madisen Schneiders scored eight and Bethany Kneifl had two. The Lady Eagles are at Pender on Monday.

Other Results
Bloomfield 67, Winside 38
Wausa 58, Wakefield 34

Boys Basketball
Wayne boys stifled by Wahoo defense –
Wayne jumped out to an early 8-2 lead, but Wahoo’s defense frustrated the Blue Devils after that in a 49-27 decision Friday at Wayne High School. The Warriors overcame the early deficit with a 14-0 run to close the first period and never trailed after that. Payten Gamble led Wayne with 15 points, Grayson McBride added seven, Tyler Gilliland and Mason Lee each had two and Jack Evetovich scored one. Wayne plays Saturday at Columbus Lakeview.

LCC boys run to easy win over Pirates – The Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Bears shot a blistering 63 percent from the field and lit up the scoreboard in the first half, making easy work of visiting Emerson-Hubbard in an 88-33 blowout win. Four Bears were in double figures, led by Mason Forsberg, who was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and finished with a game-high 21 points. Izac Reifenrath added 16 points, Jayden Reifenrath scored 14 and Ty Erwin put in 11.

Winside 49, Bloomfield 44 – JaShaun Vyborny scored a game-high 21 points and Dylan Brogren added 12 as the Wildcats improved to 3-1 on the season with a hard-fought road win, marking their best start since a 5-0 start in 2006-07.

Other Results
Allen 38, Homer 29
Wakefield 63, Wausa 31