The Manawa girls’ basketball losing streak reached 11 games last week. The Lady Wolves were crushed by Amherst by a 63-20 on Friday, Feb. 15. Earlier in the week, they dropped a non-conference game to Oneida nation61-37.
Amherst 63, Manawa 20
The Lady Falcons, noted for their full court pressure defense, only showed the press briefly as they built a 12-0 lead to open the game and never looked back. Manwa’s first point of the game came on Ansley Block’s free throw with 2:11 left in the opening quarter. Manawa’s first basket came early in the second quarter on Autumn Ferg’s basket.
With junior Jamie Pitt catching fire, the Lady Falcons used 10 second quarter turnovers to hold a 36-11 halftime lead. Pitt, a two-time first team all conference selection, poured in 14 points during the quarter and finished with a game high 24 points.
Amherst poured in 20 third quarter points and held a 56-16 lead after three quarters of play.
Only three players scored for the Lady Wolves with Schernecker leading the team with 9 points.
Oneida Nation 61, Manawa 37
Despite leading for most of the first half, the Lady Wolves surrendered 22 second quarter points and 21 fourth quarter points. The Lady Thunderhawks also took advantage of 39 turnovers.
Schernecker opened the scoring for Manawa with a three pointer. Block added five points during the opening quarter to help propel Manawa to a 10-4 lead.
The lead grew to eight points twice during the second quarter, the final time coming at 18-10 with 3:55 left in the first half. The Lady Thunderhawks reeled of eight unanswered points to tie the game. Haley Gray’s basket finally ended the run with 1:51 left in the half.
Yasmine Denny’s three-point play gave Oneida Nation the lead for good and triggered another eight-point run to close the half with a 26-20-halftime lead.
Late in the third quarter back-to-back three pointers proved to be the back breaker as the Lady Thunderhawks took a ten point lead at 37-27 with just over two minutes to play.
Jessica House led all scorers with 23 and Lindsey Danforth added 20 for the Lady Thunderhawks.
Ferg led the Lady Wolves with 10 points, while Schernecker added nine.
The Lady Wolves travel to Weyauwega-Fremont, Thursday, Feb. 21 to close out the regular season.