Going up against one of the area’s top squads turned out to be too big of a task for the Weyauwega-Fremont boys’ basketball team.
The Indians came out on the short end of a 47-25 score Friday, Jan. 14, in Amherst, as the Falcons improved to 6-0 in the Central Wisconsin 8 Conference and 11-1 overall.
The Indians also picked up a conference win Tuesday, Jan. 11, over Manawa.
Amherst 47, W-F 25
Both teams came out cold and combined for only six points in the first quarter.
Amherst outscored the Indians 4-2, but took control of the game with a 23-6 advantage in the second quarter to take a 27-8 halftime lead.
“I thought we came out in the first quarter with a lot of intensity, but we missed some easy shots that could have kept us in the ballgame,” coach Mike Flanagan said.
Tanner Ross scored for W-F to make it 27-10 early in the third quarter, but the Indians wouldn’t get any closer, as the Falcons eventually built a 27-point lead in the third and fourth quarters.
Laughrin scored all eight of the Indians’ points in the first half and finished with a game-high 18.
“When he brought the ball up, passed it and posted up, we got some shots,” Flanagan said. “That’s asking an awful lot of one player. It’s too bad, but that’s where we are right now.”
Jordan and Jared Lutz led Amherst with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
“It doesn’t happen overnight,” Flanagan said. “There are going to be ups and downs. We just have to learn to play it.”
W-F 70, Manawa 24
Loughrin had the hot hand for W-F against the Wolves, as he hit four three-pointers in the first quarter and four more later in the game in a 33-point effort.
The Indians outscored the Wolves 25-5 in the first quarter, 17-2 in the second and 22-3 in the third.
Three other players also finished in double figures for the Indians. Bryce Behn had 12, while Tanner Ross and Calvin Swanson added 10 each.
The Indians headed to Clintonville Tuesday, Jan. 18, for a nonconference matchup with the Truckers before returning to CWC-8 play Friday, Jan. 21, at Wittenberg-Birnamwood.