Weyauwega-Fremont’s girls’ basketball team dropped a pair of games at the JustAGame Holiday Shootout in Wisconsin Dells.
The Indians fell to 7-3 on the season after a 52-43 setback to Janesville Parker Dec. 26 in the opening round and a 54-33 loss to Monona Grove the following day in the consolation game.
Monona Grove 54, W-F 33
The Silver Eagles outscored the Indians 15-7 in the first quarter, 11-8 in the second and 21-8 in the third before W-F had a 10-7 advantage over the final eight minutes.
“Personnel-wise, we maybe didn’t match up all that well,” coach Joe Titus said. “They are a very long and athletic team and basically put pressure on us coming out of the locker room. They went about 12 deep and did a good job of making us uncomfortable.
“We tried a new defense that I think will serve us well in the coming weeks,” he added. “It was something we haven’t tried or even practiced for that matter and the girls did a great job.”
W-F’s Karissa Akey led all scorers with 17 points, while Autumn Ogden scored 16 for Monona Grove.
Parker 52, W-F 43
Parker, which won the tournament with a 40-34 win over Adams-Friendship in the championship game, used a 12-0 run in the second quarter to turn a two-point deficit into a 10-point lead.
Both teams scored 14 points in the first quarter, but the Vikings led 29-23 at halftime and 41-31 after three quarters.
The Indians cut the lead to 44-38 on Alyssa Goode’s three-pointer with 3:06 remaining in the game, but W-F never got any closer, as the Vikings went on a 6-0 run to push the lead back up to 12 points.
“The girls played very well against a perennial Division 1 power school,” Titus said. “We had a chance to win late in the game. We played well, they just played better. I was very proud of the effort the girls gave.”
Akey and Hailey Krause led the Indians with 13 points each, while Goode added a career-high eight assists. Kathryn Dubanowich led the Vikings with 16 points.
The Indians will travel to Mosinee Monday, Jan. 5, for a nonconference game with Wisconsin Valley Lutheran at 7:30 p.m. W-F will return to Central Wisconsin 8 Conference play Thursday, Jan. 8, at home against Bonduel. The Indians are 3-1 in conference play, while Bonduel is tied with Wittenberg-Birnamwood at the top of the standings at 4-0.