The Wayne Area basketball team participated in the freshman division of the Bison Basketball Tournament held in Lincoln this past weekend. Pierce freshman Deon Watts, along with players from Plainview, Wynot, Wayne, Laurel, and Ponca claimed the Silver Bracket Championship, the first time the Wayne Area team has won the tournament. Back row, left to right: Coach Logan Kingsbury, Dylan Heine (Wynot), Deon Watts (Pierce), Carter Kvols (Laurel), Zain Stark (Ponca), Harrison Thor (Plainview), Brendan Weber (Plainview), Coach Matt Euse. Front row: Brody Taylor (Ponca), Colson Nelson (Wayne), Tucker McGill (Ponca), Dalton Lamprecht (Ponca), Caiden Backer (Wayne), Ben Bodlak (Ponca). The team defeated Lincoln Southwest 58-32, lost to Skutt/Elkhorn South 55-40, defeated Crete 41-35, defeated Norfolk Catholic 46-38, defeated Auburn II 50-15, defeated Crete 63-52, and defeated Fremont 38-23 to win the championship.