Missed free throws help W-F girls win
Weyauwega-Fremont picked up a 52-43 win over Wausau East Dec. 18 in a nonconference girls’ basketball matchup.
The Indians led 14-11 after one quarter and 32-23 at halftime, but the Lumberjacks cut into the lead with a 12-5 advantage in the third quarter. However, the Indians pulled away by outscoring the home team 15-8 in the fourth quarter.
Free throws turned out be one of the keys to the win, as East made it to the line 31 times, but hit only 14 attempts. W-F, on the other hand, hit 16 of 24.
“I thought we played well enough to win,” coach Joe Titus said. “When we were patient with the ball, we had a lot of success. When we rushed and forced, it hurt us. Overall, I think our defense did a very good job against their dribble-drive offense.”
Morgan Wilson led the Indians with 20 points, while Karissa Akey added 10. East’s Vanessa Boorse led all scorers with 21.
“I don’t think playing against a school that size and at a facility like that affected us,” Titus said. “We did a good job of taking away most of their offensive weapons. We just need to take care of the ball.”
The Indians’ nonconferemce home game with Columbus originally scheduled for Dec. 21 has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 28. The junior varsity game will start at 5 p.m., with the varsity teams to hit the court at 6:30 p.m.
W-F will resume Central Wisconsin 8 Conference play Friday, Jan. 4, at Stevens Point Pacelli.