The Wayne 7th Grade Girls WBDA basketball team competed in their home tournament on Sunday, February 19th in a six-team bracket which also included Hartington Cedar Catholic, Norfolk Catholic, Guardian Angels Central Catholic, Hartington-Newcastle, and the Badgers Babez out of Macy, Nebraska.
In pool play, Wayne opened their tournament with a 20-8 win over Cedar Catholic and followed that up with a 21-11 win over Norfolk Catholic to advance to the championship game. In that final game, Wayne fell in a tightly contested battle with Guardian Angels Central Catholic by a score of 24-16 to finish as tournament runner-up.
The Wayne WBDA 5th Grade Boys team competed at the WBDA Tournament on Saturday, February 18th and walked away with a second place finish. Competing in a four-team round-robin bracket, Wayne opened the day with a 30-14 win over Hartington-Newcastle and followed that up with a dominant 45-15 win over Wakefield. In the final game of the day, Wayne dropped a tough contest to West Point-Beemer, 49-28, finishing 2-1 in the tournament and taking home runner-up honors.
The Wayne 6th Grade Girls WBDA basketball team competed in the WBDA Tournament on Saturday, February 18th. Wayne competed in a four-team, round-robin bracket with Hartington Cedar Catholic, Elkhorn Valley and Plainview.
Wayne opened up play with a 27-11 loss to eventual champion Elkhorn Valley, but bounced back to pick up a hard-fought 21-20 win over Plainview and a 14-10 win over Cedar Catholic to finish 2-1 in the tournament, earning a runner-up finish.
The 4th/5th Grade Girls WBDA Team won their division at the 2023 WBDA Tournament on Saturday, February 18th. The girls competed in a four-team bracket along with Hartington-Newcastle, Randolph and Elkhorn Valley. Wayne opened the day with a 22-4 win over Randolph and followed up with a 24-9 win over Elkhorn Valley. Wayne closed out competition with a 18-9 win over Hartington-Newcastle to finish 3-0 in the round-robin bracket to take home the gold medal. Congratulations on the victory and a wrap to your season players and coaches!
The Wayne 4th Grade Boys won the championship at the WBDA Tournament on Saturday, February 18th in Wayne. Wayne competed in a six-team bracket along with Hartington Cedar Catholic, Wakefield, Plainview, Stanton and West Point-Beemer. Wayne opened pool play with a 38-13 win over Stanton and then defeated West Point 32-7 to advance to the gold medal game. The championship contest featured a highly-competitive back-and-forth matchup with Cedar Catholic. The lead changed hands several times throughout the contest with Wayne hitting a dramatic shot at the buzzer to secure a hard-fought 35-34 victory to take home first-place honors. Congratulations 4th graders!
The 7th/8th grade girls WBDA team traveled west and took home the championship from the Ord Booster Club Tournament on Saturday, February 11th in Ord. In the opening game, Wayne defeated host Ord 25-17 and then picked up a 19-10 win over Ainsworth to close out pool play. The championship game featured a physical matchup with West Holt. Wayne came back from a one-point halftime deficit to take the gold medal with a final score of 26-20. Congratulations ladies and coaches!
The 8th Grade Girls WBDA basketball team took runner-up honors at the Girls Hoopstock Tournament in Blair on Sunday, January 29th. Wayne started out with a 39-21 win over the Gretna Flames to advance to the championship game. Wayne battled in the final in a tight defensive contest with Blair White. Blair broke a 14-14 tie with a minute to go with some clutch free throws down the stretch to win 18-14, giving Wayne runner-up honors.
The WBDA 5th Grade Boys basketball team opened their season at the SCB Winter Frenzy in Columbus on Sunday, January 29th. Wayne opened play with a 34-8 win over Anchor Hoops (Columbus) and then recorded a dominant 43-5 win over Viking Hoops White (Lakeview). Wayne then fell in the championship game to MBA Wildcats Select (Millard West) 39-22 to finish as runner-up.
The 6th grade girls WBDA basketball team opened up their season at the Crofton Tournament on Saturday, January 21st. Wayne opened pool play with a 11-4 win over Crofton and followed that up with an exciting 18-16 overtime win over Norfolk Catholic. Wayne fell in a close championship contest to Bloomfield to take home runner-up honors.
The 6th Grade Boys WBDA basketball team kicked off their season on Sunday, January 15th at the Stanton Tournament. Wayne was able to pick up big victories over Wisner-Pilger and Stanton before falling in a close contest to Anchor Hoops out of Columbus to finish as tournament runner-up. Great start to your season fellas!