A 51-48 overtime win over Bonduel in December gave the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team its first win of the season and started a nine-game winning streak.
The rematch had a much different outcome, however, as Bonduel held the Indians to nine points in the second half Friday, Feb. 3, in a 61-28 win.
W-F also defeated Gillett 59-36 Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Bonduel 61, W-F 28
BONDUEL – The Indians scored almost half of their points in the first quarter, as they trailed 16-13 heading into the second quarter. However, Bonduel pulled away by outscoring the home team 17-6 to take a 33-19 halftime lead. The Bears also led 48-24 after three quarters and outscored the Indians 13-4 over the final eight minutes.
Jenni Hellweg led the Indians with nine points, while Jennifer Dowden and Morgan Maule led Bonduel with 17 and 15 points, respectively.
W-F 59, Gillett 36
GILLETT – Ellen Schroeder and Hellweg led the Indians with 19 and 15 points in a nonconference win over the Tigers.
W-F led 20-7 after one quarter, 32-14 at halftime and 50-31 after three quarters.
Schroeder added eight rebounds and six steals, while Hellweg chipped in with six assists, five rebounds and two blocks.
“Full-court pressure early in the game gave us a lot of extra opportunities for us,” coach Joe Titus said. “Gillett had 24 turnovers and most of those were due to that.”
Macey Schoenick, Bailey Kapitzke, Maggie Knecht, Syd DeSantis and Mariah Hulbert were able to get the ball to Schroeder and Hellweg with a season-high 24 assists, according to Titus.
“They did a great job of finding Ellen and Jenni,” he said. “We were patient with the ball and found the girls that were open. I think it is a real testament to how our girls are being a team when you have your leading scorer all season only score one point and we still are able to pull away against a good team.
“We weren’t forcing shots and it showed,” he added. “Bailey is a great shooter and she knocked down a couple big threes for us, but she also found our bigs every time they were open. Macey’s six assists were from keeping her head up and identifying the open girl.”
The Indians played at Stevens Point Pacelli Tuesday, Feb. 7, and will host Iola-Scandinavia Friday, Feb. 10.