Indians defeat Hornets in nonconference game
By Greg Seubert
It was a chance for the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team to make a little noise in the Central Wisconsin-8 Conference.
Wittenberg-Birnamwood, however, had other ideas.
The Chargers improved to 13-0 on the season and 6-0 in CWC-8 play Jan. 15 with a 55-35 win over the Indians. W-F fell to 9-5 overall and 3-3 in the conference.
The Indians also picked up a 60-38 nonconference win over Wautoma Jan. 12.
W-B 55, W-F 35
W-B held a one-point lead late in the first half, but a steal and three-pointer at the buzzer gave the Chargers a 30-26 lead at the break.
The Chargers opened the second half with a 14-5 run to take a 44-31 lead and the Indians never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way.
Karissa Akey led the Indians with 11 points, while Alyssa Goode and Hailey Krause added eight each.
Siri Zeinert and Taylor Nier finished in double figures for the Chargers with 16 and 10 points, respectively.
W-F 60, Wautoma 38
The Indians took a 40-12 lead into the locker room at halftime before the Hornets outscored the home team 26-20 in the second half.
“We knew they had some players that could hurt us from the outside and I think we did a good job limiting their looks,” coach Joe Titus said. “We had a couple of defensive breakdowns in the first half, but aside from that, it was one of our best halves of the year. Our team defense has improved, and is going to have to continue to do so for the rest of the season.”
Kiley Akey led W-F with 22 points and Goode added 14.
Kayley Giliberto had 16 points for Wautoma.
“Karissa and Alyssa did a great job asserting themselves tonight and we did a much better job of getting the ball inside and shot selection,” Titus said. “Cara has really worked on controlling how she uses her speed and it shows and Kiley had another great job seeing the floor and taking very good angles to the basket.”