Eagles pick up third win
By Greg Seubert
WEYAUWEGA — A cold night of shooting hurt the Weyauwega-Fremont girls’ basketball team in a loss to Almond-Bancroft.
The Warhawks made only six shots – including one in the first half – Nov. 20 in a 44-22 loss to the Eagles at Weyauwega-Fremont High School.
Hannah Pantzlaff’s four free throws in the opening minutes gave Weyauwega-Fremont an early 4-0 lead, but the Warhawks didn’t make a shot until Olivia Witkowski scored with 4:18 remaining in the first half that cut Almond-Bancroft’s lead to 13-6.
The Eagles led 17-7 at halftime behind eight points from Aaliyah Newby.
Witkowski scored on the Warhawks’ first possession of the second half, but Weyauwega-Fremont never got any closer the rest of the game.
A three-pointer from Brooklyn Buss cut the Eagles’ lead to 26-15, but Almond-Bancroft used a 14-2 run that included eight points from Newby to go up 40-17.
Newby led all players with 20 points, while Witkowski led the Warhawks with six.
The Eagles improved to 3-0 on the season with the win. Almond-Bancroft opened the season Nov. 14 with a 45-17 win over Nekoosa and followed that up two days later with a 79-9 win over Marion.
Almond-Bancroft’s next test is another non-conference game vs. Necedah on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at home at 7 p.m.
Greg Seubert is the sports editor of the Waupaca County Post, New London Press Star and Clintonville Tribune-Gazette.