Hartington — The Wynot Blue Devils made it a clean sweep of the Classic Tournament on Friday night by winning the boys championship to go along with the championship the girls had taken earlier in the night. Wynot would use a 17-9 first quarter run and a 18-5 third quarter burst to put this game away by a final of 53-31.
Cole Schumacher lead all scorers with 13 points for Wynot and Jalen Wieseler also hit double figures with 12 points for the winning Blue Devils. Hartington was led by the Morten boys. Dayne would finish with 9 points and Shaye hit a pair of threes on his way to 8 points for the Wildcats.
Hartington got 5 points by Shaye Morten and 4 points from Lincoln McPhillips in the opening quarter. Wynot’s Cole Schumacher drained a pair of treys on his way to 8 points and Cael Sudbeck also connected from long range as the Blue Devils took an early 17-9 lead.
Defense and some cold shooting slowed the game in the second quarter. The Wildcats got a pair of baskets from Dayne Morten and Wynot got 4 points by Jalen Wieseler as Wynot retained a 23-13 halftime lead.
Hartington — The Wynot Lady Blue Devils earned the first place hardware in the Classic Tournament Friday by taking a hard-fought 49-41 win over the Hartington-Newcastle Lady Wildcats.
Wynot would go on a 14-8 third quarter run to gain a little breathing room and then cashed in at the free throw line in the fourth quarter to preserve the win.
In the last two minutes of the first half, HNS was up by one point, but went into the half down three, thanks to Wynot’s amazing concentration during free throws. The Lady Blue Devils were clutch from the charity line throughout the night, including at the end of the fourth when HNS tried to foul their way back into the game.
Hartington’s defense caused problems for Wynot throughout the night, disrupting passes, stealing dribbles, and pressuring shots.
“They gave us some problems. We had 17 turnovers in the first half,” said Wynot head coach Steve Wieseler.