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Girls basketball roundup: Evansville breaks through for 1st win

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Evansville girls basketball team broke through Monday night.

Paige Banks scored 26 points to lead the host Blue Devils to a 63-38 nonconference victory over Albany.

Evansville, which had lost three of its last four games by four points or less, picked up its first win of the season and is now 1-5.

Abby Eftemoff added nine points for the Blue Devils.

Kristin O’Bel had 10 points for the Comets.

EVANSVILLE 63, ALBANY 38

Albany (38)—O’Bel 2-5-10, Kahler 1-0-2, Freitag 2-3-7, Anderson 2-0-6, Stefanek 1-1-3, Mortaloni 2-0-5, Zurfluh 2-0-5. Totals: 12-9-38.

Evansville (63)—Hinkle 0-2-2, Rinehart 2-0-4, Hazard 1-0-2, Sendlebach 3-1-7, Eftemoff 3-3-9, Yoerger 1-0-2, Acker 2-1-7, Anderson 1-0-2, Tiedt 1-0-2, Banks 10-5-26. Totals: 24-12-63.

Albany 18 20—38

Evansville 30 33—63

Three-point goals—A 5 (Anderson 2, O’Bel, Mortaloni, Zurfluh), E 3 (Acker 2, Banks). Free throws missed—A 11, E 11. Total fouls—A 18, E 20. Fouled out—Eftemoff.

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Big Foot 42, Burlington 34—The Chiefs’ trio of Courtney Schoenbeck, Reagan Courier, and Payton Courier combined for 38 points to help the host team overcome Jessa Burling’s triple-double in a nonconference game Monday. 

Big Foot (4-2) held Burlington (3-2) to a 26.2 shooting percentage and forced 23 turnovers. Schoenbeck led the Chiefs with three 3-pointers and 14 points.

The Demons mustered just 15 points in the second half. Burling finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 13 steals.

Reagan Courier and Payton Courier had 13 and 11 points, respectively.

BIG FOOT 47, BURLINGTON 34

Burlington (34)—Crabtree 0-3-3, Askin 0-2-2, Anderson 1-0-2, Matson 3-0-9, Burling 7-2-16, Walby 0-2-2. Totals: 11-9-34.

Big Foot (42)—Schoenbeck 5-1-14, R. Courier 5-1-13, Larson 1-0-2, Demco 2-0-5, P. Courier 3-4-11. Totals: 16-6-42.

Burlington 19 15—34

Big Foot 21 26—47

3-point goals—Big Foot 7 (Schoenbeck 3, R. Courier 2, P. Courier 1, Demco 1), Burlington 3 (Matson 3). Free throws missed—Burlington 8, Big Foot 1.

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Beloit Turner 60, Harvard (IL) 25—The Trojans shut down the visiting Hornets and won their third straight game.

Turner’s Mara Fowler made three 3-pointers and led all players with 13 points. Carson Nitz had 11 points and Elise Metzger had nine points for the Trojans (4-1).

TURNER 60, HARVARD 25

Harvard (25)—Hill 3-0-7, Austin 1-0-2, Garcia 4-0-9, Bailey 1-0-2, Davies 1-0-2, Hauter 0-2-2. Totals: 10-2-25.

Turner (60)—Wash 2-2-6, Fowler 4-2-13, Nitz 5-1-11, Fobes 2-0-4, Metzger 3-0-9, Tinder 2-4-8, Windsor 1-0-2, Falkenthal 0-1-1, Gaziano 2-1-6. Totals: 21-11-60.

Harvard 11 14—25

Beloit Turner 35 25—60

3-point goals—Turner 7 (Fowler 3, Metzger 3, Gaziano 1), Harvard 3 (Hill, Austin, Garcia). Free throws missed—Turner 7, Harvard 4. Total fouls—Harvard 16, Turner 7.

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Badger 78, Woodstock (IL) 42—Fourteen different players scored for the Badgers in a big nonconference win Monday over the visiting Blue Streaks.

Alexis Todd scored a season-high 13 points to lead Badger (4-0) while Courtney Oomens added 12 points. Marissa Nurnberg made three 3-pointers for nine points.

BADGER 78, WOODSTOCK 42

Woodstock (42)—Alconza 3-0-6, Tafoya 4-0-10, Perkins 0-4-4, Vosburgh 1-0-2, Brand 1-1-3, Paquiette 1-0-2, Lockwood 4-3-11, Rawan 1-1-3, Mecklenburg 0-1-1. Totals: 15-10-42.

Badger (78)—Welch 0-1-1, Sproul 2-3-7, Deering 1-4-7, Kleeman 1-0-2, Beyer 1-2-4, Nurnberg 3-0-9, Amann 1-0-3, Wieseman 1-1-3, Todd 6-1-13, Smid 0-1-1, Peterson 1-0-2, Kerns 3-1-7, Oomens 5-2-12, Moss 3-1-7. Totals: 28-17-78.

Woodstock 15 27—42

Badger 48 30—78

3-point goals—Badger 5 (Nurnberg 3, Amann 1, Deering 1), Woodstock 2 (Tafoya 2). Free throws missed—Badger 22, Woodstock 16. Total fouls—Woodstock 26, Badger 24.

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Lake Mills 47, Edgerton 38—The Crimson Tide were held to 12 points during the first half and couldn’t mount a comeback on the road.

Jade Pitta scored 20 points to lead Lake Mills (3-2). Edgerton fell to 2-3.

“We knew Lake Mills has a young team, a good group of players,” Edgerton coach Mike Schmidt said. “We got better tonight, and hopefully we’ll just keep getting better.”

Tide forward Bethany Oren led the visitors with 19 points. Jessica Danks added 12 points.

LAKE MILLS 47, EDGERTON 38

Edgerton (38)—Oren 9-1-19, Stamm 2-2-6, Demrow 0-1-1, Danks 5-1-12. Totals: 16-5-38.

Lake Mills (47)—Roughen 5-1-12, Wagner 1-6-8, Reckner 0-1-1, Strauss 0-1-1, Lamke 0-3-3, Will 1-0-2, Pitta 8-0-20. Totals: 15-12-47.

Edgerton 12 26—38

Lake Mills 21 26—47

Three-point goals—LM 5 (Pitta 4, Roughen 1), Edgerton 1 (Danks). Free throws missed—Edgerton 3, LM 3. Total fouls—Edgerton 18, LM 11.



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