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Parker girls pound East

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Gazette Staff
December 6, 2009

Madison East’s girls basketball team started the Big Eight season with a bang.


The Purgolders shocked defending co-champion Middleton to begin the conference race Thursday night.


Janesville Parker brought the Purgolders back down to earth here Saturday afternoon.


Danielle Flood scored 18 points to lead three players in double figures, and the Parker High defense was at its best in a 68-36 victory for the Vikings.


Parker (2-0, 2-0) had a 16-5 lead after one quarter and never was challenged. Coach Tom Klawitter cleared his bench early in the second half as East (1-2, 1-1) had no answer for Parker’s depth or full-court pressure.


“Our defense really followed through with the game plan,” Klawitter said. “And when the ball goes in the basket like it did for us today, the game’s a lot simpler.


“It’s only our second game, but the girls are starting to learn their roles and what’s expected of them when they’re on the court. That’s a good sign.”


Parker led by 16 at halftime before blowing the game open in the third quarter. The Vikings outscored the Purgolders 16-5 during that stretch to take a 47-21 lead.


“(Makailah) Dyer’s a nice player, and we really made her work for everything she got,” Klawitter said of East’s sophomore guard, who scored 15 points.


“And offensively, we were able to exploit some things. It was a good win.”


Kaynesha Zinn scored 13 points for Parker, and Savannah Shepler added 10.


PARKER 68, EAST 36


Parker (68)—Franklin, 1-3-5; Pernat, 2-0-6; Johnson, 1-2-4; Larson, 0-1-1; Flood, 6-3-18; Pennycook, 0-3-3; Washington, 1-0-2; Hartwig, 3-0-6; Shepler, 3-3-10 Zinn, 4-5-13.


East (36)—Deang, 3-4-11; Dyer, 4-7-15; Badding, 1-3-5; Hutchins, 1-0-2; Claire, 1-0-3;


Janesville Parker 16 15 16 21—68


Madison East 5 11 5 15—36


Three-point goals—Parker 6 (Pernat 2, Flood 3, Shepler), East 2 (Deang, Claire). Free throws missed—Parker 11, East 8. Total fouls—Parker 14, East 24.


n Middleton 78, West 52—Middleton, the Big Eight favorite, rebounded from its shocking loss to Madison East by burying Madison West with the help of eight three-point goals.


Seven players contributed to the host Cardinals’ collection of three-pointers, while Kery Gardner led the way with 16 points as Middleton got scoring from 12 players and evened its conference record at 1-1.


Paige Sieben led West (0-2) with 12 points, four of the


Regents’ six three-point goals.


MIDDLETON 78, WEST 52


West (52)—Jackson, 8; McClarn, 8; Cox, 2; Daly, 2; Sieben, 12; Ward, 10; Dickerson, 10. Totals: 18-10-52.


Middleton (78)—Flynn, 8; Andrews, 7; Eklund, 6; Passini, 5; Dolan, 4; Ripp, 3; Sullivan, 3; Gunderson, 3; McCauley, 2; Gardner, 16; Williams, 11; Rongstad, 10. Totals: 28-16-78.


Madison West 13 14 19 6—52


Middleton 26 15 20 17—78


Three-point goals—West 6 (Sieben 4, Ward 2), Middleton 8 (Gardner 2, Andrews, Passini, Ripp, Sullivan, Williams, Ronstad). Free throws missed—West 7, Middleton 6. Total fouls—West 15, Middleton 18.


n Verona 43, Memorial 23—The defending co-champion Wildcats pulled away in the second half for the Big Eight Conference win.


Kelsey Zwaga paced Verona (3-0, 2-0) with 11 points, and Rachel Cropp added 10.


VERONA 43, MEMORIAL 23


Verona (43)—Tackett, 7; Pfeffer, 5; Witte, 4; Stone, 4; Slattery, 2; Zwaga, 11; Cropp, 10. Totals: 13-14-43.


Memorial (29)—Beld, 8; Olson, 7; Henderson, 4; Gotz, 3; Schmitz, 3; Becker, 2; Littleton, 2. Totals: 10-7-29.


Verona 8 6 14 15—43


Madison Memorial 5 6 6 12—29


Three-point goals—Verona 3 (Cropp 2, Zwaga 1), Memorial 2 (Beld, Gotz). Free throws missed—Verona 4, Memorial 10. Total fouls—Verona 18, Memorial 19.


n Sun Prairie 68, La Follette 50—Paige Albi and Ashley Bartow combined for 52 points to lead the visiting Cardinals.


SUN PRAIRIE 68, MADISON LA FOLLETTE 50


Sun Prairie (68)—Hoffmann 6, Baldwin 5, Rodenkirch 4, Albi 27, Bartow 25, Cimperan 1. Totals: 17-32-68.


La Follette (50)—Stephens 5, Bradley 5, Singh 4, Gloede 20, Vial 2, Schwartzer 13, Baltisberger 1. Totals: 17-6-50.


Sun Prairie 16 19 14 19—68


Madison La Follette 16 12 11 11—50


Three-point goals—Sun Prairie 2 (Albi, Bartow), La Follette 10 (Gloede 6, Schwartzer 3, Stephens 1). Free throws missed—Sun Prairie 6, La Follette 6. Total fouls—Sun Prairie 17, La Follette 20. fouled out—Stephens, Gloede, Schwartzer.



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