W-F comes up short in title game
Warhawks go 1-1 at tournament
By Greg Seubert
The Weyauwega-Fremont boys’ basketball team had an opportunity to win a holiday tournament, but came up short in the championship game.
The Warhawks ended up on the short end of a 46-42 score to Auburndale Dec. 29 at the Auburndale Holiday Tournament. Weyauwega-Fremont had advanced to the championship game Dec. 28 with a 69-51 win over Neillsville.
Auburndale 46, Weyauwega-Fremont 42
The Eagles missed nine of 16 free throws, but held on for the win.
Weyauwega-Fremont outscored the tournament hosts 20-15 in the first half, but the Eagles had a 31-22 advantage in the second half.
Ethan Marquette led the Warhawks with 15 points and Auburndale’s Alex Willfahrt led all players with 21.
Weyauwega-Fremont 69, Neillsville 51
Weyauwega-Fremont opened the tournament with a win over the Warriors.
The Warhawks never trailed in the game and led 39-25 at halftime.
An 8-0 run early in the second half cut the Warhawks’ lead to 12 points, but the Warriors never got any closer.
Caleb Leschke scored all 15 of his team-high points in the first half on five three-pointers. Hunter Meisenhelder and Brayden Arndt added 13 each, while Neillsville’s Andrew Brown led all scorers with 24 points.
The Warhawks returned to their Central Wisconsin Conference-East schedule Jan. 3 at Menominee Indian and will host Iola-Scandinavia at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.