It took an extra period, but the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team now has its first win of the season.
The Indians defeated Bonduel 51-48 in overtime Friday, Dec. 16, on the Bears’ home court after opening Central Wisconsin 8 Conference play Tuesday, Dec. 13, with a 61-51 loss to Wittenberg-Birnamwood
W-F 51, Bonduel 48 (OT)
BONDUEL – The Indians trailed by seven points heading into the fourth quarter, but Mariah Hulbert hit a game-tying three-pointer with 18 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.
Hulbert also hit the game-clinching free throws in overtime and finished with a team-high 16 points, all in the second half and overtime. Jenni Hellweg added seven points, 13 rebounds, six blocked shots and three assists, while Sydney DeSantis added eight points in the second half along with a game-high four assists. Bailey Kapitske also chipped in with 11 points.
The win also came despite 25 turnovers.
“I was very happy with our going through the pass,” coach Joel Titus said. “It was much improved since the Wittenberg game. That’s what got us to the free-throw line for the game-winning points.”
W-B 61, W-F 51
WEYAUWEGA – The first few seconds set the tone for the game.
The Chargers controlled the opening tipoff and pulled down six offensive rebounds on their first possession.
Although they didn’t score, the Chargers used 10 offensive boards in the first half and took advantage of 18 W-F turnovers to build a 31-24 halftime lead.
“We gave them a lot of opportunities,” Titus said. “We didn’t make things very easy on us. We have to be better and more disciplined.”
The Indians managed to trim the lead to four points twice in the second half, but couldn’t get any closer.
Hulbert and Hellweg scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, to lead the Indians, while the Chargers’ Savanah Vera led all scorers with 21.
The Indians hosted Wautoma Tuesday, Dec. 20, and will play at North Fond du Lac tonight (Thursday, Dec. 22), with tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m. W-F will also compete in the a tournament in Marathon Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28-29.