W-F can’t maintain halftime lead
By Greg Seubert
It looked like the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team was well on its way to its first win of the season.
Rylee Bartel’s buzzer-beating basket at the end the first half gave the Indians a 22-21 lead over Wild Rose Dec. 28.
However, the Wildcats outscored the home team 25-17 in the second half and returned home with a 46-39 nonconference win.
W-F trailed by as many as six points of the first half, but Bartel’s three-pointer gave the Indians a 20-17 lead. The Wildcats answered with baskets from Lacy Hackney and Torrance Marquez to regain the lead, but Bartel’s shot just before the buzzer gave the Indians their first halftime lead of the season.
Katie Bleck gave the home team a three-point lead early in the second half with a free throw, but Wild Rose scored the game’s next 10 points to take the lead for good. Addy Lauritzen scored eight of her game-high 18 points during the run that gave the Wildcats a 32-25 lead.
The Indians later cut the lead to four points, but never got any closer.
Bartel led the Indians with 17 points, while teammate Taylor Folk added nine.
W-F will host Rosholt Thursday, Jan. 4, before wrapping up a three-game home stretch Tuesday, Jan. 9, against Wittenberg-Birnamwood. Tipoff for both games is set for 7:30 p.m.