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H.S. girls basketball: Whitewater, McFarland locked in tight race

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Gazette staff
February 10, 2014

A five-game race is on for the Rock Valley North Conference girls basketball title.

Whitewater pulled level with McFarland in the league standings on Monday night thanks to an 80-50 RVC crossover victory over visiting Beloit Turner.

The Whippets built a 21-point lead by halftime and cruised the rest of the way. They got a game-high 20 points from Brooke Trewyn, while Myriama Smith-Traore scored 19 and Sarah Schumacher 14.

Turner got 19 points from Kayla Washburn but fell to 5-6 in the RVC South.

In the North, Whitewater pulled level with McFarland atop the league standings at 9-2 with five games remaining. Jefferson—with one game against each of the first-place teams still on the schedulle—is in the hunt, as well, just one game back at 8-3.

The Spartans and Whippets split their season series and each lost their crossover game against No. 2 Brodhead.

Something will have to give over the next 20 days.

McFarland has a crucial matchup coming Monday when it hosts No. 10-ranked Clinton in a crossover makeup game. The Spartans travel to Jefferson on Feb. 27, a contest that could help determine a conference champ on the regular season’s final day.

The Whippets will host Jefferson on Feb. 8 in the toughest test left on their slate—at least on paper. Whitewater plays East Troy (5-6 RVC), a state tournament team from a year ago, twice more still, including in the final game.

WHITEWATER 80, TURNER 50

Turner (50)—Bingham, 2-0-4; Washburn, 7-2-19; Himmelmann, 3-0-6; Oldenburg, 0-2-2; Lauterbach, 2-0-4; Krizmanich, 1-2-4; Burns, 2-1-5; Fowler, 1-0-2; Sanwick, 2-0-4. Totals: 20-6-50.

Whitewater (80)—Reynolds, 1-0-2; Dolan, 5-2-12; R. Schumacher, 3-0-8; Trewyn, 7-3-20; Chase, 1-0-2; Minton, 1-1-3; S. Schumacher, 7-0-14; Smith-Traore, 8-3-19.

Beloit Turner    14        11                                13                                     12—50

Whitewater      25        16                                25                                     14—80

Three-point goals—T 3 (Washburn 3), W 5 (R. Schumacher 2, Trewyn 3). Free throws missed—T 6, W 7. Total fouls—T 13, W 15.

JV—Whitewater won.

 

NONCONFERENCE

•  Clinton 53, Monroe 46—The No. 10 Cougars moved up a division but picked up a nonconference road victory.

The Cougars built a quick seven-point lead after one quarter and made it hold up the rest of the way.

Clinton’s Megan Lantz was 6-for-7 from the field and hit all five of her free-throw attempts to lead the Cougars with 17 points. Clinton held onto the final spot in the state’s latest Division 3 rankings that were released on Monday.

The Cougars, who also got 12 points from senior Mallory Niemann and 10 from Taryn Ciochon, are now 12-3.

Taylor Barrett scored 13 points for the Division 2 Cheesemakers, who fell to 5-12.

CLINTON 53, MONROE 46

Clinton (53)—Gunnink, 3-0-6; Lantz, 6-5-17; Ciochon, 3-3-10; Loudon, 1-0-2; Niemann, 5-0-12; Buckler, 3-0-6. Totals: 21-8-53.

Monroe (46)—Adams, 2-2-8; Hesgard, 1-0-2; Barrett, 4-4-13; Updike, 1-2-4; Disch, 2-4-8; Keegan, 2-0-4; Vetterli, 3-1-7. Totals: 15-13-46.

Clinton               18        12                                15                                       8—53

Monroe              11        13                                13                                       9—46

Three-point goals—C 3 (Niemann 2, Ciochon), M 3 (Adams 2, Barrett). Free throws missed—C 2, M 10. Total fouls—C 16, M 12. Fouled out—Gunnink.

 

•  Dodgeville 79, Evansville 45—Dodgeville scored 44 first-half points en route to the easy victory.

Brielle Greenleaf scored 17 points for the host Blue Devils, who fell to 5-11 overall.

DODGEVILLE 79, EVANSVILLE 45

Dodgeville (79)—Stanek, 8-5-25; Greenheck, 0-1-1; S. Crowley, 5-1-11; Stumpf, 1-1-3; Zoet, 3-7-13; K. Crowley, 2-2-7; Cushman, 2-3-7; Pluemer, 3-2-8; Lee, 2-0-4. Totals: 26-22-79.

Evansville (45)—Meehan, 1-0-2; Miller, 2-1-5; Hurtly, 2-0-4; Messling, 0-3-3; Krueger, 0-1-1; Greenleaf, 5-7-17; Gregg, 0-2-2; Sunness, 1-0-2; Anderson, 3-3-9. Totals: 14-17-45

Dodgeville         24        20                                24                                     11—79

Evansville            8          8                                18                                     11—45

Three-point goals—D 5 (Stanek 4, K. Crowley), E 0. Free throws missed—D 9, E 9. Total fouls—D 20, E 23. Fouled out—Miller.

 

•  Baraboo 48, Edgerton 20—Baraboo held the Crimson Tide to six points or less in all four quarters on the way to a nonconference victory.

Kellan Schmidt led Edgerton with 13 points.

BARABOO 48, EDGERTON 20

Edgerton (20)—Schmidt 13, Snell 3, Farrington 2, Converse 2. Totals: 7-3-20.

Baraboo (48)—Kieck 11, Schmelzer 11, K. Stieve 7, Leibfried 2, E. Stieve 2, Zimmerman 9, Tomaw 6. Totals: 16-7-48.

Edgerton             4          5                                  5                                       6—20

Edgerton           13          8                                16                                     11—48

Three-point goals—E 1 (Schmidt), B 3 (Kieck, Schmelzer, K. Stieve). Free throws missed—E 5, B 1. Total fouls—E 10, B 13.



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