Cougars go cold on road

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Gazette staff
Thursday, December 19, 2013

MADISON--Janesville Craig’s fast start did not translate into a Big Eight Conference girls basketball victory Thursday night.

The Cougars jumped out to a 19-7 lead, but host Madison La Follette rallied for a 62-57 victory.

“We just didn’t shoot the ball very well,” Craig coach Kerry Storbakken said. “We didn’t play our best game.”

After the Cougars ran out to their quick 12-point lead, La Follette got a layup, forced a turnover and scored another basket just before the end of the first quarter to get within eight points at 19-11.

“We gave them a little momentum,” Storbakken said.

The Lancers got to within two by halftime, 29-27, and then took the lead in the third quarter.

“We were just cold,” Storbakken said. “We were getting to the rim in the third quarter, but they just wouldn’t fall. And defensively we didn’t get the stops.”

Aleyha Slatter scored 17 points to lead the Cougars. Allison Calkins added 10.

The Cougars, 4-2 overall and 3-2 in the Big Eight, host Madison Memorial on Saturday night in Big Eight action.

Last updated: 11:26 pm Thursday, December 19, 2013

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