Heartland Shoots Past Wilber-Clatonia

HENDERSON – A hot shooting performance fueled the Heartland boys basketball team to a 72-53 win over Wilber-Clatonia on Friday.

The Huskies jumped out to an early lead behind all-state guard Lane Huebert and pushed the margin to 10 points by halftime. They didn’t slow down at all out of the locker room, opening the third quarter on an 8-0 run to push the game out of reach for a season opening victory.

Huebert knocked down seven three pointers for a 29 point outburst and Aaron Buller added 13. Wilber-Clatonia got 18 points from Regie Homolka and 17 by Hunter Cerveny but the Heartland onslaught was too much.

Meanwhile the Heartland girls wasted no time building a big lead behind their suffocating defense en route to a 51-14 victory.

The Huskies opened a 24-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back. All-stater Kate Bergen led the way with 12 points and Taylor Quiring chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds. Korbyn Moldenhauer paced the Wolverines with 10 points.

Wilber-Clatonia will be on the road again next Thursday when they visit Raymond Central. Next up for Heartland is a tough home matchup next Friday against Exeter-Milligan.

Boys Box Score

Wilber-Clatonia (0-2)  15  14  15    9     53
Heartland (1-0)              21  18  19  14     72

Preston Lee 6, Hunter Cerveny 17, Regie Homolka 18, Coltin Rezabek 7, Mitchell Thompson 1, Colten Johnson 2, Bradyn Whittington 2

Hayes Oswald 7, Lane Huebert 29, Jackson Stebbing 2, Jaden Regier 5, Aaron Buller 13, Kyle Ott 6, Connor Boehr 8, Jared Nunnenkamp 2

Girls Box Score

Wilber-Clatonia (0-2)    2    5     2   5     14
Heartland (1-0)             24  14  12   1     51

Megan Tinsley 4, Korbyn Moldenhauer 10

Odessa Ohrt 8, Sadie Carr 2, Kate Bergen 12, Cora Johnson 1, Kalea Wetjen 6, Taylor Quiring 11, Bailey Peters 9, Grace Janzen 2

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