Wayne managed to get their District games in before the winter storm. The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs beat Union City in their first District matchup but both teams lost to Hydro-Eakly.

The Lady Bulldogs kicked off Districts in Hydro with a win over Union City, 45-24.

Lorensa Martinez led the team with 16 points. Kaylee Madden added eight and Haylee Durrence had seven.

It was a tale of two halves in Wayne’s first district win. 

“We looked rough in the first half but things were different in the second. We came out and looked and played better,” head coach Josh Trent said.

Scoring just 14 points in the first two quarters, Wayne came out and added 31 in the second half to increase their lead and get the win.

In their second game of Districts, Wayne had the tall task of getting by Hydro, the number two team in Class A.

Unfortunately, the Lady Bobcats had too much firepower as they knocked out the Lady Bulldogs 84-33.

“The Hydro girls are really good and we just did not have an answer,” Trent said.

Madden led the team with eight points. Martinez and Fisher both had six.

Last Tuesday, Wayne hosted Minco for Senior night.

Once again, the Lady Bulldogs started slow. 

Though the girls were in a shooting slump, they closed the gap in the second half, but could not ultimately overcome their deficit. 

The Lady Bulldogs lost to Minco 46-39.

Fisher led the team with eight points. Madden and Mayce Trejo added seven each.

Thanks to the win over Union City, Wayne will continue in post-season play. 

The Lady Bulldogs will be at North Rock Creek in Shawnee to play Arkoma on Saturday.

Boys

Trent’s Bulldogs were in Hydro late last week for District play. Their first game was a win over Union City, 57-42.

Though they got down early in the first quarter, Wayne roared back in the second, scoring 21 and holding an 11-point lead at the break.

“We continued to pull away in the second half and I’m proud of the way the boys played,” Trent said.

Despite free throw woes, the Bulldogs managed to pull out the win over Union City.

Ethan Mullins led the Bulldogs with 26 points. Brannon Lewelling joined him in double figures with 17.

Waiting for Wayne after their win was Class A, number two Hydro-Eakly. The Bobcats were too much for Wayne as the Bulldogs lost 69-36.

“Hydro is really good and we just couldn’t make a shot in the first half,” Trent said.

Lewelling led the team with nine points. Trent and Madden added eight a piece.

Last Tuesday Wayne hosted Minco for Senior night when they lost to the Bulldogs 93-44.

Three Bulldogs were in double figures in the loss. Mullins and Trent had 12 each. Lewelling added 10.

“We just did not play well. And, Minco is really good,” Trent said.

The Bulldogs moved on to Regionals and will face Arkoma on Saturday at North Rock Creek School. 

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