Boys’, girls’ teams beat W-F
By Greg Seubert
It was a chance to raise some money for the American Cancer Society.
It was also an opportunity to pick up a pair of basketball wins.
Manawa’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams hosted Weyauwega-Fremont Dec. 22 for Little Wolf High School’s annual Think Pink event.
Both teams also came out on top, as the boys defeated the Indians 93-71 and the girls pulled out a 54-31 victory.
Manawa 93, W-F 71
Josh Griesbach had the hot hand for the Wolves, as he connected on eight three-pointers and led all scorers with 34 points.
His 19 points in the first half helped Manawa take a 42-34 lead into the locker room. The Wolves then opened the second half with a 9-1 run to take a 51-35 lead.
Seven straight points from Griesbach, including his seventh three, gave the home team a 67-46 lead and the Indians never got any closer than 18 points the rest of the way.
Ethan Wiesner, Seth Forbes, Jeven Sachtjen and Mason Wiesner also finished in double figures for the Wolves with 16, 13, 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Kolden Baehman led the Indians with 28 points, while Drew Vandervest added 14.
Manawa will host Wild Rose at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, while W-F will compete Thursday and Friday, Dec. 28-29, in the Auburndale Invitational.
Manawa 54, W-F 31
The Indians stayed within six points of the Wolves in the first half, but the Wolves closed the half with a 13-3 lead and took a 27-14 lead at the break.
Manawa also scored the first seven points of the second half and the Indians never got any closer than 19 points the rest of the way.
Laynie Bessette led the Wolves with 23 points, while Kiley Akey led the Indians with 11.
Manawa will travel to Shiocton Friday, Dec. 29, for a 7:30 p.m. matchup with the Chiefs and will host Rosholt at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, while the Indians will host Wild Rose at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28.