BICKNELL – The Wayne High School’s boys’ basketball team suffered a 58-49 loss to the Bryce Valley Mustangs, Saturday.
Bryce Valley’s Sergio Vasquez nailed five 3-pointers en route to 19 points, while Trylen Tebbs knocked two down from downtown and chalked up 17 points for the Mustangs.
The squads matched up fairly evenly during the first stanza – Wayne put up 11 points and Bryce Valley scored 12 points. The Mustangs pulled away during the second stanza adding 14 points to the scoreboard and holding the Badgers to five points for a 10-point lead at the halftime break, 26-16. Wayne’s offense was able to regroup in the back half of the game, scoring 17 points in the third stanza and 16 points in the fourth. The push for a come from behind win fell short for Wayne, and the squad lost to Bryce Valley by a nine-point deficit.
The Badgers hit eight of 12 attempts from the line and 19 from the field. Garrett Chappell led the Badgers with 16 points, three of which were earned from behind the arch. Tom Rees nailed two downtowners for six of his eight points in the game. Braige Jacobson and Traven Peterson also contributed eight points. Bridger Brian added another six, while Wyatt Van Orden contributed three points for the Badgers.
Wayne is currently 1-1 in region play and 4-8 in overall play.
The Badgers will be on the road for a pair of back-to-back bouts – first, a game against the Whitehorse Raiders Friday, Jan. 11, and then the Monument Valley Cougars Saturday, Jan. 12. Both games are slated to begin at 7 p.m.