Shiocton girls’ basketball team dominates at home and wins

Rachel Maki is seen with the ball in action against Weyauwega-Fremont on Dec. 7 at home. Shiocton won the game 48-25. – Photo by Colton Westby

By Colton Westby
Student Reporter

The Weyauwega-Fremont girls varsity basketball team visited the Shiocton High School on Friday, Dec. 7.
The Chiefs took an early lead to start out the first half at 5-1. Shiocton’s Emily Korth (number 4) got a three-point bucket, and Cortny Leopold (number 12) followed that up and dropped in a three-pointer. That took the score up to 11-3 in favor of the Chiefs. Leigha Young slammed in a bucket from behind the three-point line, and Leopold followed that up with a free throw, taking the Chiefs lead to an even greater margin of 19-9 before halftime.
As of halftime, Shiocton’s lead was 10 points and that only expanded as we went through the second half. The Chiefs kept hitting in those shots, bumping the scoreboard up in favor of the Chiefs to 25-15 before Rachel Maki (number 30) dumped in a three-pointer. Shiocton’s pressure on the Indians began to increase as the final minutes ticked down. Twice did Erica Gassner manage to steal the basketball from Weyauwega-Fremont before they even crossed the middle of the court. The Chiefs continued the trend of keeping the scoreboard in their favor as Young managed a three-pointer with just a couple of minutes left on the clock. As the game came to a close, Shiocton’s lead maintained its strength with the help of a three-pointer by sophomore Megan Blohowiak and a free throw by Cora Gassner. Shiocton took the win against the now 0-5 Weyauwega-Fremont Indians 48-25.
The Chiefs girls varsity basketball team plays the Bonduel Bears on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Bonduel.