The Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team didn’t win a Central Wisconsin 8 Conference championship this season, but had a hand in who did.
Amherst came into its regular season finale a game up on Wittenberg-Birnamwood, but dropped a 61-51 decision to the Indians Thursday, March 1, and had to settle for a first-place tie with the Chargers, who defeated Manawa. Both teams finished 12-2 in league play, while the Indians finished tied for second with Bonduel at 10-4.
W-F led 13-12 after one quarter, but Amherst outscored the Indians 13-7 in the second period to take a 25-20 halftime lead.
The Indians erased that five-point deficit by outscoring the Falcons 21-8 in the third quarter and had a 20-18 advantage over the final eight minutes.
Mariah Hulbert and Jenni Hellweg led the Indians with 23 and 20 points respectively, while Ellen Schroeder added 10. Jaimee Pitt scored 17 points to lead Amherst, while Hannah Grawey finished with 12 and Katy Rutz scored 11.
W-F will open state tournament play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at home against Winneconne in a Division 3 subregional. W-F is seeded seventh, while the Wolves are 10th. The winner of that game will play at No. 2 Appleton Xavier at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, in a regional semifinal.
Second-seeded Amherst has a bye in the first round and will host No. 7 Marathon or No. 10 Three Lakes at 7 p.m. March 9 in a Division 4 regional semifinal.