Turnovers hurt Indians against Wildcats
By Greg Seubert
Wins have been few and far between for the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team so far this season.
The Indians fell to 2-9 Dec. 29 with a 50-34 nonconference loss to Wild Rose on the Wildcats’ home court.
Wild Rose used a 33-19 scoring advantage in the second half to pull away from the Indians. W-F used a 10-0 run in the first half to turn a 10-3 deficit into a 13-10 lead, but Wild Rose closed the half with Ashley Schmidt’s three-pointer that gave the home team a 17-15 lead at the break.
A pair of Alexis Gravunder three-pointers in the opening minutes of the second half helped the Wildcats push their lead to 10 points. The Indians were able to get to within 26-22 on Taylor Folk’s three-pointer and a three-point play from Hailey Krause, but never got any closer.
The teams combined for 99 shots and 40 turnovers in the game.
W-F connected on 10 of 42 shots and hit only two of 18 three-point attempts, while the Wildcats hit 17 of 57 shots, including three of 13 three-point tries.
The Indians and Wildcats finished with 25 and 15 turnovers, respectively.
Kiley Akey led all scorers with 14 points and was one of only four W-F players to score. Folk and Krause added nine points each. Schmidt led Wild Rose with 10 points, while Kylee Weasner and Gravunder chipped in with nine and eight, respectively.
Wild Rose improved to 8-2 and will resume Central Wisconsin 10 Conference play Friday, Jan. 6, at Tri-County. The Indians will continue their stretch of four straight road games at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, before returning to their Central Wisconsin 8 Conference schedule Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Amherst.