Girls basketball: Craig wins Optimist Classic
The Janesville Craig Cougars absorbed 28 points by Oregon’s Maddy Gits, a Saint Louis University recruit, and handed the visiting Panthers their first loss of the season, 63-56, to win their Optimist Classic tournament.
Oregon, the No. 8 team in Division 2, trailed 41-28 heading into the fourth quarter but pushed Craig in the last frame, scoring as many points in the last eight minutes as it did in the first 24.
But Craig’s cushion survived, helped along by Alison Hughes’ 24 points, including 13 free throws and three 3-pointers. Aleyha Slatter added 11 points of her own.