Throughout the past 12 years, the Amherst Falcon girls’ basketball program has been one of the best teams not only in the conference but also the state.
They’ve reached state four times with two state titles and a state runner-up. The 2010-11 Falcons, may not be as strong as the team two years ago, however they’re still picked to contend for the CWC-8 title.
Friday, Jan. 7 the Falcons took advantage of a frigid shooting Lady Wolves basketball team and coasted to a 46-22 victory.
Aided by 19 first half turnovers the Lady Falcons held a 25-6 lead at halftime. Senior Shelby Serafin had her way underneath as she scored six of their first ten points giving the Falcons a 10-0 lead with 4:56 left in the first quarter.
That lead would grow to 16-0 after one complete quarter of play as junior Katy Rutz tallied the final four points of the quarter.
The Falcon lead grew to 23-0 as Freshman Jamie Pitt’s three-pointer gave them a 23-0 lead with 5:22 left in the first half. Finally with 4:12 to play Krista Braun’s banked in three-pointers put Manawa on the board.
The Lady Wolves finished with only seven field goals compared to 21 for the Falcons. Pitt would take game honors with 16 points, and Braun led the Lady Wolves with six.
The road doesn’t get any easier for Manawa as this Friday night they host defending conference champion Wittenberg-Birnamwood. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Manawa hosts Nekoosa and Thursday Jan. 20 team travels to Bonduel.