Hartington — The Hartington Wildcats built a 20- point lead over the first three quarters of play against the Wynot Blue Devils Friday in Lewis and Clark Conference basketball action. Wynot staged a fierce rally in the fourth quarter but they had dug themselves into too big of a hole and the Wildcats earned the 58-46 win.
Hartington got 12 points each from Caleb Lammers and Nathan Fischer and dominated the boards with a 37-17 advantage in rebounds.
The Wildcats also shot freethrows well, connecting for 10-12, while the Blue Devils hit 13-22 charity tosses.
Wynot was led by Ryan Boeckman with 11 points and Zach Jones contributed 10 points to the Blue Devil cause.
Ryan Heimes led Wynot in rebounding with nine.
Hartington got four points each from Nathan Fischer and Caleb Lammers and a Phil Wiebelhaus threepointer as they raced out to an early 17-5 lead.
Thanks to four points each from Zach Jones and Ryan Boeckman, the Blue Devils were able to keep up in the second quarter and trailed 31-17 at the half.
Four more points by Fischer and Lammers and a Weston Fleming trey ignited a 15-8 run by Hartington in the third quarter.
Seven points by Ryan Boeckman, six points by Zach Jones and a Ryan Heimes three-pointer would lead a mini rally for the Blue Devils in the fourth quarter, but the 21-12 run was a case of too little, too late and Hartington picked up the 58-46 win.
Hartington 14 14 15 12—58
Wynot 5 12 8 22—48
FG 23-59 16-46
3Pt 2-9 1-7
FT 10-12 13-22
REB 37 17
Hartington- Caleb Lammers, 12; Nathan Fischer, 12; Weston Fleming, 9; Travis Wortmann, 8; Phil Wiebelhaus, 5; Ross Eickhoff, 4; Miles Metheny, 4; Colten Benson, 2; Alex Bottolfsen, 2. Wynot – Ryan Boeckman, 11; Zach Jones, 10; Ryan Eskens, 7; Curtis Kathol, 5; Mitchell Bruening, 4; Justin Boeckman, 3; Cody Stappert, 2; Michael Wieseler, 2; Devin Wieseler 2.