WYNOT — The Wynot Lady Blue Devils broke open what had been a competitive ball game on Friday night, when they went on a 19-5 third quarter run to pull away from the Hartington-Newcastle Lady Wildcats to earn the 58-35 win.
Wynot placed nine players in the scoring column as their balanced attack was led by their seniors.
Katelyn Heine led the way with 13 points and was helped by Shaelee Planer with her 12 points, and six boards. Michaela Lange hit a trio of 3-pointers and just missed double figures with her nine points. Karley Heimes contributed eight points and five rebounds.
Hartington-Newcastle got a big game from Abbe Morten who led all scorers with 18 points and her sister, Alivia Morten, contributed six points to the Lady Wildcats offense. Kayden Jueden had double figure rebounds with 10 boards.
Abbe Morten dropped in seven first-quarter points and Delayne Sudbeck and Keanna Korth also had buckets for the Lady Wildcats.
Wynot was trading buckets as they got baskets by Shaelee Planer and Autumn Lawson, along with a late trey by Michaela Lange, that gave the Lady Blue Devils a slim 12-11 early lead.
In the second frame, Kayden Jueden had an offensive board and put-back and a pair of freethrows, and Abbe Morten hit a basket plus one for the Lady Cats.
Wynot countered with 3-pointers from Shaelee Planer and Michaela Lange, and four points from the freethrow line by Karley Heimes, as they earned the 24-18 halftime advantage.
In the third quarter, the Wildcats went cold from the field and the Lady Blue Devils cranked up the defense to hold their opponents to just some freethrows. The Lady Devils would strike from long range with a trey each by Shaelee Planer, Katelyn Heine, Kaitlyn Heimes, Karley Heimes and Michaela Lange and the big scoring run put Wynot ahead 43-23 after three periods of play.
The two teams got back on a competitive basis in the fourth quarter. Hartington-Newcastle was led by the Morten sisters. Alivia and Abbe connected for six and five points respectively in the frame.
Wynot got a pair of 3-pointers by Katelyn Heine, and four points off the bench from Krystal Sudbeck, as they put this one in the win column by a final of 58-35.
Wynot improved their record to 19-4 and will entered SubDistrict play Tuesday at Cedar Catholic.