Varsity rises against Weyauwega-Fremont


Katie Lechton

On January 25, the Amherst Falcons girl’s basketball teams welcomed the Weyauwega-Fremont Warhawks to the gymnasium in another conference matchup. Before tipoff occurred, Amherst was 2nd in the CWC-East, with a record of 11-5 (6-1). Weyauwega-Fremont, however, has not had the same luck as Amherst. They are ranked at the bottom of the conference with a record of 5-10 (0-6).

For JV, it was a very back-and-forth fight between the two teams for the lead. Going into halftime though, the JV squad was down 12-17. In the second half, the back and forth fight continued, but Amherst found their stride late in the game. However, the Warhawk’s defense proved too much for the Falcons. Amherst lost 33-45. Individual scoring was not recorded for this game.

The varsity game, however, was another story. The first point of the game was scored on a three-pointer from Junior Sydnee Schulist. Schulist would go on to put seven points on the board for Amherst. Senior Hannah Wall also had a great night, as she put 15 points on the board. Wall tied with Weyauwega-Fremont’s leading scorer, freshman Olivia Witkowski, for most points scored during the game.

Other scoring notes for Amherst include Alexa Shulfer (12), Scout Spadoni (12), Nikki Eiden (9), Payton Jastromski (3), Sydney Lehman (3), Lauren Bird (2), and Tatum Maves (1). Other scoring notes for the Warhawks include Junior Jayden McCoy (3) and Junior Zeyda Gernts (3).

Falcons improve to 12-5 (7-1) and continue to fight for the top spot in the CWC-East. The Warhawks fall to 5-11 (0-7) on the season. The next game for the girls basketball teams is January 28, when the Falcons travel to Bonduel to compete for a tie for 1st. Their next home game is February 1, when Amherst hosts the undefeated Mosinee Indians. All home games can be found live, and can be rewatched, on the Amherst Falcons Athletics Youtube Channel.