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Cougars net Storbakken his 300th win

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Gazette staff
February 24, 2014

The Janesville Craig girls basketball team stretched its season-long winning streak to seven games on Monday, and the most recent victory came with a milestone.

The Cougars’ 57-48 nonconference victory over the Stoughton Vikings gave coach Kerry Storbakken his 300th win as Craig’s head coach.

The backcourt of Al Hughes and Annie Schumacher led the way with 19 and 18 points, respectively, and both played well defensively, Storbakken said.

Craig (17-4, 13-4 Big Eight) jumped out to a 15-5 lead after the first quarter. Stoughton came back in the second with 15 points of its own, but the Cougars weathered the storm and led the rest of the way.

As the clock wound down in the fourth quarter, Craig went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line to sustain its lead.

The road game against a solid team—the Vikings are 14-7 overall and 8-3 in the Badger South—provided a nice test with the tournament season looming. The Cougars hold the No. 1 seed in their Division 1 regional.

“We want to stay sharp with the tournament coming up,” Storbakken said. “The No. 1 seed doesn’t guarantee you anything but a bull’s-eye.”

The Cougars wrap up the regular season Thursday at Madison East.



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