Shiocton completed a two-game sweep of the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team Feb. 27 by handing the Indians a 42-39 Central Wisconsin 8 Conference loss.
The Chiefs led 8-4 after one quarter and 21-11 at halftime, but the Indians responded by outscoring the home team 22-8 in the third quarter to take a 33-29 lead into the final period. However, the Chiefs outscored W-F 13-6 in the fourth quarter.
“We played very well against a very good basketball team,” coach Joe Titus said. “The girls really responded with a great second half and that third quarter we played is the kind of effort that can really build off of. Everyone contributed tonight.”
Karissa Akey and Alyssa Goode led the Indians with 12 points each, while Morgan Wilson added seven.
“Alyssa had what I think was the best game of her career,” Titus said. “She hit some big shots and showed the poise that has been building and building all year. Karissa did a good job defending a very quick point guard, Morgan hit some key shots and did a great job on the boards. Hailey (Krause) hit a huge shot for us and defended well, Becky (Schroeder) just keeps bringing energy and playing great defense and Rachel (Knorr), Manny (Potratz) and Cara (Volz) came in and gave quality minutes, especially when Morgan and Karissa fouled out. Rachel, Manny and Cara all made some big free throws. I’m very proud of how the girls played and look forward to carrying our momentum into the playoffs.”
The Indians received a No. 5 seed in their Division 4 sectional and opened tournament play March 4 at No. 4 Iola-Scandinavia, winning against the T-Birds 47-38.
W-F will play at top-seeded Amherst at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in a regional semifinal. The regional final will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at a site to be determined.