Stevens Point Pacelli’s struggles in the Central Wisconsin 8 Conference continued, as Weyauwega-Fremont handed the Cardinals a 54-23 defeat Feb. 14.
The teams were scheduled to meet again Feb. 17 in Weyauwega, but that game was postponed due to the weather and has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.
W-F also fell to Bonduel and picked up a win over Bonduel.
W-F 54, Pacelli 23
STEVENS POINT – The Indians took a 7-5 lead into the second quarter, but outscored the Cardinals 19-4 over the next eight minutes to build a 26-9 halftime lead.
W-F outscored the home team 11-9 in the third and 17-5 in the fourth quarters.
Karissa Akey had 19 points to lead the Indians, while Morgan Wilson added 11.
“We started out a little sluggish,” coach Joe Titus said. “We missed 15 shots from 3 feet and closer in the first half.”
The tide began to turn in the second quarter.
“Morgan, Karissa, Hailey (Krause) and Becky (Schroeder) did a very good job in the post, especially defensively,” Titus said. “Becky’s nine boards and five steals were big for us. Having Hailey, Morgan and Karissa combine for 38 points tells the story of what we wanted to do offensively.
“Morgan is doing a great job finding people,” he added. “Her seven assists and nine rebounds is just as valuable if not more so than her scoring. Karissa had a lot of opportunities with good screens and passes to her in the post. Her 19 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and three steals were mostly about hustle and heart. She has plenty of both.”
Bonduel 55, W-F 50
WEYAUWEGA – The Indians took a 22-20 lead into the locker room at halftime, but the Bears outscored the home team 36-28 in the second half.
Bonduel led 15-12 after one quarter, but came up with only five points in the second period. The lead changed hands five times in the third quarter before Bonduel took the lead for good late in the quarter.
“I was very happy with how we played, it was the best I think we’ve looked since early December,” Titus said. “The girls played with more fire and intensity and it showed. Bonduel is one of the better teams in our conference with a veteran group and we were there the whole time.”
Alyssa Goode and Wilson led the Indians with 16 points, while Akey added 11. Jenni Dowden led Bonduel with 23.
“Hailey, Karissa and Morgan did a good job on Dowden,” Titus said. “She’s going to get her points, but she worked for each point. Morgan did a great job seeing the floor and hitting shots that we needed. Alyssa hit some big threes and had a career-high 16. Karissa and Becky did a great job on the boards. Hailey was guarding a strong junior or senior all night and didn’t budge.”
Schroeder also finished with nine rebounds, three steals and two assists in her second start.
“Becky has really given us a nice spark,” Titus said. “Nine boards, three steals and two assists is pretty good for her second start. She’s not playing like a freshman.”
W-F 57, Manawa 10
WEYAUWEGA – Manawa had no answer for Wilson and Akey. Wilson finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, while Akey added 24 points, 12 rebounds and six steals.
The Indians held the Wolves to eight points in the first half and no points in the third quarter.
“The girls did a good job tonight,” Titus said. “Morgan’s triple-double is a testament to how her game has evolved. Teams are going to key on her and she has found more ways than just scoring to make us successful. Her selflessness really shows up with her teammates.
“Karissa’s 12 rebounds and six steals are just as valuable as her points and Alyssa again did a great job at the point,” he said. “She really got our offense started tonight by getting the ball up the floor.”
The Indians hosted Wautoma Feb. 18 and will host Iola-Scandinavia at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. The rest of the schedule includes road games at West De Pere and Shiocton.