Amherst boys aim to continue CWC-8 run
Following the departure of an experienced senior class, the Amherst
High School boys basketball team
will look to contend for the Central Wisconsin Conference-8 (CWC-8) Title this
The Falcons lost four starters from last year’s team that
won its second consecutive Conference Title, finished 25-2 and advanced to the
WIAA Division 4 State Semifinals.
With a delayed start to this season after the Amherst
football team won the WIAA Division 5 State Title Nov. 17, the Falcons opened
with a 43-38 loss at Wittenberg-Birnamwood (3-2, 1-1) Friday, Dec. 9, before
they rebounded with an 82-43 win over Manawa (1-4, 0-1) at home Tuesday, Dec.
“Obviously it’s a late start with football, so we’ve only
had 10, 11 practices,” said fourth-year Amherst
boys basketball head coach Scott Groholski. “A lot of teams are four or five
games in already and this is only No. 2 for us, so I think what you saw
(against Manawa), we’ll keep it going.
“We’ve got some skill that we can shoot, we can definitely
get to the rack and we’ve got a couple of big bodies that can rebound and
post,” he said. “So I’m optimistic that we can compete.”
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