Hablewitz scores 29 in finale
By Greg Seubert
Jake Hablewitz put up a big number for the Weyauwega-Fremont boys’ basketball in the first round of the WIAA state tournament.
Unfortunately, so did Trey Zastrow.
The freshman’s game-high 31 points led Manitowoc Lutheran to an 81-66 win over the Indians in a Division 4 regional quarterfinal on the Lancers’ home court.
Hablewitz wasn’t far behind, as he led the Indians with 29 points and hit six of the team’s 12 three-pointers.
W-F came into the game with a 5-18 record as a No. 9 seed in the tournament, while the Lancers were 7-15 and seeded eighth.
Zastrow gave the Lancers a 33-23 lead midway through the first half, but the Indians eventually cut the lead to 34-33 on Logan Bosquez’s three-pointer.
The Indians never got any closer.
The Lancers took a 38-34 lead into the locker room at halftime, with Hablewitz and Bosquez scoring 28 of their team’s points.
Chris Young’s third three of the game cut the lead to 44-42, but the Indians never got any closer.
A pair of Hablewitz threes cut the Lancers’ lead to seven points twice, but a 12-0 run gave the Lancers a 79-60 lead late in the game.
Zastrow’s 31 points included five of his team’s 13 threes.
Young also finished in double figures for the Indians with 11 points, while Aaron Hillmer and Santana Lomibao added 15 and 11, respectively, for the Lancers.
The Lancers will now face top-seeded Shiocton at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, in a regional semifinal.