Teams struggle at free-throw line
By Greg Seubert
The free-throw line was not a friend to the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team during the Indians’ Jan. 4 matchup with Rosholt.
The Indians missed 11 of 15 free throws in the game, but Taylor Folk made two of them in the final seconds that helped W-F pick up its first win of the season, a 32-29 decision over the Hornets.
Rosholt also struggled from the free-throw line, connecting on nine of 25 attempts.
The lead changed hands six times in the first half. A late basket gave Rosholt a 16-15 halftime lead and Kenzie Statler scored the first four points of the second half to give the Hornets their biggest lead, 20-15.
The lead didn’t last long, however, as two baskets from Folk and one from Rylee Bartel gave the Indians a 21-20 lead.
The lead changed hands six more times in the half before the Indians took the lead for good at 30-29 on Folk’s basket with 28 seconds to go. Statler missed a pair of free throws for the Hornets, but Folk made two with nine seconds on the clock to give the Indians their biggest lead.
Folk was the only player to score in double figures, as she led the Indians with 11 points. Katie Bleck added seven for W-F, while Statler led the Hornets with nine.
The Indians will return to Central Wisconsin Conference East Division play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at home against Wittenberg-Birnamwood before traveling to Amherst Friday, Jan. 12, for a 7:30 p.m. division matchup with the Falcons.
The Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team picked up its first win of the season Jan 4 in a 32-29 decision over Rosholt.