The season is over for the Weyauwega-Fremont boys’ basketball team.
The Indians came out on the short end of a 49-32 score Feb. 28 to Brillion in a Division 4 regional semifinal. W-F opened state tournament play Feb. 25 with a 46-32 win over Gibraltar.
Brillion 49, W-F 32
BRILLION – Brillion, which went on to win a regional championship, outscored the Indians 15-8 in the first quarter and 10-6 in the second to take a 25-14 halftime lead.
Both teams scored 12 points in the third quarter and the Lions had a 12-6 advantage over the final eight minutes.
Lincoln Van Cuick had 14 points to lead W-F, while Dan Prillwitz added nine.
W-F 46, Gibraltar 32
WEYAUWEGA – Free throws turned out to be the difference in the game, as the Indians hit 16 of 30 and the Vikings one of two.
The Indians led 12-7 after one quarter, but Gibraltar outscored the home team 9-1 in the second quarter to take a 16-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.
“We missed a lot of easy shots, turned the ball over too much and missed some free throws in the first half,” coach Andy Schroeder said. “Those are three things we cannot do if we’re going to be successful. In the second half, we limited the turnovers, got our transition game going a little bit. We can score better off that than our half-court offense.”
W-F outscored the Vikings 13-8 in the third quarter and 20-8 in the fourth. A 12-0 run in the fourth quarter that included eight free throws pushed the lead from 33-29 to 45-29.
Bryce Akey led the Indians with 16 points, while Van Cuick added 13.
“Our theme tonight was ‘No Tomorrow,’” Schroeder said. “Now we’ve got a couple more tomorrows.”