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Althoff scores 33 in Clinton victory

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February 17, 2009

Rock Valley


girls basketball



League Season


W L W L


NORTH


McFarland 13 2 15 4


Jefferson 13 2 13 6


Edgerton 6 9 7 12


Whitewater 6 9 7 12


East Troy 4 11 4 15


Evansville 2 13 3 16


SOUTH


Brodhead 14 1 16 3


Parkview 13 2 16 3


Clinton 8 7 11 8


Big Foot 8 7 9 10


Palmyra-Eagle 2 13 3 16


Beloit Turner 1 14 1 16


RESULTS MONDAY


Clinton 54, Big Foot 48


Fort Atkinson 47, Jefferson 46 (NC)


GAMES THURSDAY


North


McFarland at Jefferson


Evansville at Edgerton


East Troy at Whitewater


South


Brodhead at Palmyra-Eagle


Turner at Parkview


Clinton at Big Foot


Conference leading scorer Liz Althoff rose to the occasion to give Clinton High a 54-48, come-from-behind victory over Walworth Big Foot in Rock Valley South girls basketball Monday night.


Althoff, who has a 21.4 conference average, scored 14 of her season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, including 7-for-7 on free throws, to help Clinton gain a 20-9 advantage and the win.


The host Cougars trailed 31-21 at the half and 40-34 after three quarters. Althoff also scored 11 points in the third quarter.


Kaleigh Young scored 14 points for Big Foot.


In winning the makeup game, Clinton (11-8, 8-7) moved into a third-place tie with Big Foot (9-10, 8-7). The two meet again Thursday in a regular-season finale at Walworth.


CLINTON 54, BIG FOOT 48


Big Foot (48)—Thune, 1-2-3; Young, 6-2-14; Schwartz, 6-2-17; Courier, 3-0-8; Spangler, 2-1-5; Utesch, 0-1-1. Totals: 18-7-48.


Clinton (54)—Clark, 0-2-2; Althoff, 10-10-33; Schultz, 3-3-9; Lantz, 1-0-2; Popanz, 1-0-2; Buchanen, 3-2-6. Totals: 18-15-54.


Walworth Big Foot 17 14 9 8—48


Clinton 11 10 13 20—54


Three-point goals—Big Foot 5 (Schwartz 3, Courier 2), Clinton 3 (Althoff). Free throws missed—Big Foot 3, Clinton 5. Total fouls—Big Foot 18, Clinton 14. Fouled out—Courier.


Nonconference


?n Fort Atkinson 47, Jefferson 46—The Blackhawks (4-15) hammered the Eagles (13-6) with a 16-3 advantage in the fourth quarter for the come-from-behind nonconference victory.


Fort trailed 30-16 at the half and 43-31 after three quarters.


Lexy Wiegand scored eight of her game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to pace Fort. Beth Ganser and Danielle Janny scored 11 points apiece for Jefferson, which hosts McFarland in a Rock Valley North championship game Thursday night.


FORT ATKINSON 47, JEFFERSON 46


Fort Atkinson (47)—Wiegand, 6-9-22; Boos, 1-0-2; Fitzgerald, 3-0-7; Truman, 3-0-6; Lenz, 2-1-6; Nelson, 2-0-4. Totals: 17-10-47.


Jefferson (46)—Cottrell, 1-0-2; Kubicek, 1-0-2; Frank, 1-4-6; Jes. Splittgerber, 2-2-6; Chmielewski, 3-2-8; Ganser, 4-3-11; Janny, 5-1-11. Totals: 17-12-46.


Fort Atkinson 4 12 15 16—47


Jefferson 17 13 13 3—46


Three-point goals—Fort Atkinson 3 (Weigand, Fitzgerald, Lenz). Free throws missed—Fort Atkinson 11, Jefferson 5. Total fouls—Fort Atkinson 16, Jefferson 19. Fouled out—Nelson, Janny.



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