West Point-The West Point-Beemer Boys and Girls Basketball Teams split a home doubleheader with Wayne Thursday night as the Cadet Boys won 51-41, and the Cadet Girls lost 57-51.
In the boys game, the Cadets led 20-11 at the end of one before the Blue Devils won the 2nd quarter 11-8 to make it a 28-22 game at halftime in favor of West Point-Beemer.
West Point-Beemer won the 3rd quarter 7-5 to lead 35-27 at the end of three.
The Cadets outscored Wayne 16-14 in the 4th quarter.
Chase Streeter had a game-high 19 points and totaled 8 rebounds for West Point-Beemer, who upped their record to 11-6 on the year with the win. Austin Streeter added 11 points and 9 rebounds while Blake Anderson and Cole Hughes notched 8 points apiece.
West Point-Beemer Head Coach Cody Bobolz says Hughes played a big role late in the game. “So proud of that kid. I told him in the locker room. He’s had kind of an up and down year. But he has just stuck with it. And I told him, it was a game or two ago, he wasn’t shooting the ball as good as he could. And I just told him you got to keep your head high, and I know Cole you’re going to hit some shots for us. And it’s going to come. And he stuck in it, and tonight I think he had 8 big ones for us, and had some big ones there in the 4th quarter. So really really proud of him, and a lot of other guys, but Cole especially.”
For the Blue Devils, who slip to 10-9 on the season, Jack Evetovich tallied a team-high 18 points while Shea Sweetland scored 16.
In the girls game, Wayne rallied for the win in the 4th quarter after trailing 41-36 after three.
The Cadets led 19-15 after one before the Blue Devils won the 2nd quarter 10-6 to tie the game at 25 at halftime.
West Point-Beemer outscored Wayne 16-11 in the 3rd quarter to recapture the lead at 41-36.
The Blue Devils outscored the Cadets 21-10 in the 4th quarter.
Sidney Swanson had a team-high 15 points for West Point-Beemer, who had their 9-game winning streak snapped and fell to 13-5 on the year. Brittney Hinkel posted 13 points and 7 rebounds while Megan Groth totaled 9 points.
Wayne’s Kylie Hammer led all scorers with 33 points while Gaby Meyer chipped in 10 for the Blue Devils, who improved to 13-7 on the year with the win.
Conference Tournament play begins next for both schools as the Cadet girls host Madison in the first round of the East Husker Conference Tournament Friday night while the Boys take on the Dragons in North Bend in the 1st round of the Tournament on Saturday.
The Wayne Girls take on Pierce on Monday at 6:15 p.m. at Northeast Community College in Norfolk in the Mid-State Conference Tournament while the Wayne Boys face Battle Creek at Norfolk Catholic on Tuesday at 7:45 p.m., also in the Mid-State Conference Tournament.