Defense helped the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team pick up another win Monday, Feb. 27.
The Indians held Winnebago Lutheran to two points in the first quarter and 11 in the second half in a 42-28 nonconference win over the Vikings.
W-F also handed Manawa a 64-36 defeat Friday, Feb. 24.
W-F 42, Winn. Lutheran 28
The Indians outscored the Vikings 10-2 in the first quarter, led 21-17 at halftime and took a 31-23 lead into the fourth quarter.
Jenni Hellweg led the Indians with 14 points, while the Vikings’ Lexi Herrewig led all scorers with 15.
W-F 64, Manawa 36
W-F held Manawa to nine or fewer points in three of the game’s four quarters.
The Indians led 17-9 after one quarter, 35-23 at halftime and 52-29 after three quarters.
“I thought we did a very good job pushing the ball up in transition,” coach Joe Titus said. “Conditioning was definitely something that played a role in our ability to get up and down the floor throughout the game. Shooting 50 percent from the floor, including five of 11 from three-point range, and a season-high 25 assists made for a solid game.”
Mariah Hulbert scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the second quarter, while Ellen Schroeder chipped in with 15.
“Thirty points from our front court and 34 points from our back court gave us a lot of balance,” Titus said. “Ellen’s 15-point, 10-rebound performance along with Mariah’s 17 points paced us. As a group, we are taking better shots. Most of our shots were uncontested because we moved the ball around well.”
Kali Draeger led Manawa with 12 points.
The Indians will open state tournament play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, as the No. 7 Indians host No. 10 Winneconne in a Division 3 subregional. The winner will play at No. 2 Appleton Xavier at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, in a regional semifinal.