WYNOT — The Wynot Blue Devils shooting was as cold as the weather outside in their matchup against the visitors from Hartington-Newcastle Friday.
Hartington Newcastle was cold early as well, but heated up in the second half as they rolled to the, 41-24, win. This was the third time the two teams have met this year and the Wildcats have come out on top in all three games.
Hartington-Newcastle was led by Shaye Morten, who had a solid second half to finish with 14 points. Sam Harms also hit double figures with 11 points and Kobe Heitman just missed double figures with nine points for the Wildcats.
Wynot was led by Trystan Heimes with nine points and Anthony Haberman with eight points for the game.
It was tough sledding in the first quarter for both teams. The Blue Devils got a basket from Peyton Wieseler and Hartington-Newcastle got all their points from Sam Harms as the first quarter ended in a 5-5 score
The Blue Devils only got a couple of free throws in the second quarter.
The Wildcats did a little better with four points each from Kobe Heitman and Shayne Morten and held a 15-7 halftime lead.
Both teams started to find the range in the third quarter. Wynot got seven points from Anthony Haberman and four points by Trystan Heimes.
Hartingoton-Newcastle answered with seven points from Shaye Morten and a pair of baskets in the paint from Matthew Meisenheimer and a trey by Isaac Bruning, as they held onto a 30-18 lead going into the final period of play.
In the final quarter, the Wildcats would pull away thanks in part to five points from Kobe Heitman and a trey by Shaye Morten. Wynot got five more points from Trystan Heimes but Hartington-Newcastle finished the game with an 11-6 run to take the 41-24 win.