WAYNE — Cedar Catholic shook off a slow start, then poured it on to earn a 69-43 first-round win over Pender in the Great Northeast Nebraska Shootout Monday.
Weather forced the three-day tourney to skip all games scheduled for Tuesday.
Cedar will now take on Pierce Wednesday in semifinal action.
Cedar was led to Monday’s win by a balanced attack. Myles Thoene hit for a team-high 15 points, while Jaxson Bernecker added 12 and Mack Kuehn had a season-high 11 points.
Cedar 14 19 20 16 — 69
Pender 13 10 15 5 — 43
Cedar - Myles Thoene, 15; Jaxson Bernecker, 12; Mack Kuehn, 11; Tate Thoene, 9; Dagen Joachimsen, 7; Carson Arens, 6.
Cedar - Dagen Joachsimsen, 7; Carsen Arens, 6; Myles Thoene, 4; Tate Thoene, 3; Mack Kuehn, 3; Jaxson Bernecker, 3; Carsen Arens, 2; Riley Kuehn, 1; Ethan Becker, 1; Jay Steffen, 1.
Cedar - Dagen Joachimsen, 6; Carter Arens, 4; Tate Thoene, 3; Myles Thoene, 2.
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