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Williams Bay, Albany advance

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February 27, 2008

Williams Bay High School girls basketball team is on its way to the WIAA Division 4 regional semifinals.


The Bulldogs pulled away from an 18-16 halftime edge in a 9-4 third quarter Tuesday night to defeat Watertown Maranatha, 37-32, in their tournament opener.


Williams Bay (12-9) plays at Johnson Creek on Thursday night. The winner battles Burlington Central or Albany on Saturday at Clinton for a berth in the Fort Atkinson Sectional.


Becca Hobbs scored 15 points and Megan Hovestol added 12 to lead the Bulldogs past Maranatha.


WILLIAMS BAY 37, MARANATHA 32


Maranatha (32)—Morrison, 4-0-11; DeLozier, 4-1-9; Goff, 1-4-6; Jonas, 3-0-6. Totals: 12-5-32.


Williams Bay (37)—M. Hovestol, 5-2-12; C. Hovestol, 2-2-7; B. Hobbs, 7-1-15; L. Hobbs, 0-1-1; Sandberg, 1-0-2. Totals: 15-6-37.


Watertown Maranatha 8 8 4 12—32


Williams Bay 10 8 9 10—37


Three-point goals—Maranatha 3 (Morrison 3), Williams Bay 1 (C. Hovestol). Free throws missed—Maranatha 3, Williams Bay 7. Total fouls—Maranatha 14, Williams Bay 10.


Albany 65, Faith Christian 63—Albany (11-10) skipped past Faith Christian (16-5) with 11-9 advantage in two overtimes to earn a spot in the Division 4 regional semifinals.


The Comets play at Burlington Central on Thursday night.


Albany gained a 65-60 lead in the overtime. Faith Christian’s Laken Love sank a three-point basket with 15 seconds remaining to complete the scoring.


Albany’s Amy Golz had 24 points, while teammate Hayli Peach added 23. Love scored 23 for Faith Christian, and Kara Flikkema added 22.


ALBANY 65, FAITH CHRISTIAN 63


Faith Christian (63)—Love, 8-3-23; Ackatz, 1-0-3; Wasmund, 1-1-4; B. Brandes, 1-1-3; Knudtson, 0-1-1; Flikkema, 9-4-22; R. Brandes, 3-1-7. Totals: 23-11-27-63.


Albany (65)—Blumer, 3-0-7; Walz, 0-1-1; Peach, 9-2-23; Webb, 1-1-3; Golz, 9-4-24; Schulz, 2-3-7. Totals: 24-11-26-65


Williams Bay Faith Christian 16 10 11 17 9—63


Albany 15 8 14 17 11—65


Three-point goals—Faith Christian 6 (Love 4, Ackatz, Wasmund), Albany 6 (Blumer, Peach 3, Goltz 2). Free throws missed—Faith Christian 16, Albnay 15. Total fouls—Faith Christian 18, Albany 15. Fouled out—R. Brandes.



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