Girls' basketball: Two-point quarter dooms Parker

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Gazette staff
Saturday, January 4, 2014

One bad quarter doomed Janesville Parker's girls basketball team Saturday afternoon.

Defending Division 1 state champion Milwaukee Riverside limited the Vikings to two points in the second quarter and pulled away for a 65-46 nonconference win.

Parker (6-5) got 15 points each from Kathryn Dubanowich and Paige Smith but had no answer for Riverside's talented roster.

“I think all of their losses this season were to teams ranked in the top five in the state,” Parker coach Tom Klawitter said of Riverside (3-6), which won its third straight after starting the season 0-6. “They're still a very good basketball team.

“We played very well the first quarter and really didn't play too bad in the second half, either. But the second quarter killed us. That was the difference in the game.”

Parker plays at Janesville Craig in a Big Eight Conference game Friday night. It's the first meeting this season between the two crosstown rivals, who are fighting for position in the upper half of the league standings.

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