Rematches between league foes in the regular season can be tense affairs.
Junior guard Eddie Beeninga made sure that Wayzata’s rematch against Lake Conference opponent Buffalo at Wayzata High School on Friday night was anything but as he led all scorers with 22 points in the Trojans’ 84-54 blowout victory.
A senior night pregame celebration kickstarted the festivities, but it wasn’t the seniors who powered Wayzata’s offense.
Beyond Beeninga’s 22 points, sophomores led the Trojans’ attack. Ryan Harvey scored 18 points, and was joined by Carter Bjerke and Drew Berkland who added 14 and 12 points, respectively.
“We had to focus on moving the ball a lot,” Beeninga said. “We worked on penetrating, and kicking [the ball out] and not forcing terrible shots.”
Wayzata used the emotions of senior night to blow past Lake Conference foe Buffalo 84-54 in its regular-season finale at Wayzata High School on Friday night, giving the Trojans a much-needed shot of adrenaline before next week’s section playoffs begin.
Wayzata’s second-half onslaught was led by junior guard Eddie Beeninga, who had 14 of his 22 points in the second half and made six three-pointers. The Trojans (10-16, 7-5) made nine threes in the second half and 14 total, giving their home crowd plenty to cheer about.
After Buffalo (14-12, 5-7) trimmed the deficit to 10 points with 14 minutes, 22 seconds to go, Wayzata went on a 42-22 run to close the game.
The Trojans’ defense made life difficult for the Bison (14-12, 5-7) and leading scorer Matthew Willert. The senior guard, who averages 25.6 points per game, was held to just 17 points.
Ryan Harvey scored 18 points for Wayzata, and teammates Carter Bjerke and Drew Berkland added 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Wayzata, which has lost three of its last six games, enters the postseason with a two-game winning streak.
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