Indians roll over Wautoma
Wega-Fremont wins three in a row
By Greg Seubert
This time, it was Sam Schoenick’s turn.
The senior guard scored 14 of his game-high 19 points in the first half Dec. 21 in the Weyauwega-Fremont boys’ basketball team’s 67-42 nonconference win over Wautoma on the Hornets’ home court.
It was the third straight win for the Indians after opening the season with three losses.
Besides Schoenick’s hot hand, the Indians also converted several of Wautoma’s turnovers into easy baskets and finished with 15 steals.
“Definitely, our best defensive game all year,” coach Kyle Loughrin said. “We’ve been preaching defense since the first day of practice. Today, it finally clicked and it was great to see. It was definitely a team defensive effort.”
The Indians trailed 15-11, but scored the game’s next 18 points to go up 29-15. Schoenick scored 10 of his points during the run and the Indians led 33-23 at the break.
“He’s been struggling the first few games,” Loughrin said. “It’s great for him to do that and we look forward to more of that this year.”
The Hornets trailed by as many as 30 points in the second half.
Jacob Hablewitz, Trevor Flease and Dylan Pankow also finished in double figures for the Indians with 14, 12 and 10 points, respectively. Jack Eagan had 14 to lead Wautoma.
The Indians competed in the Auburndale Invitational Dec. 28-29 and will host Clintonville at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, before resuming Central Wisconsin-8 Conference play Friday, Jan. 8, at Amherst.