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Brodhead’s late rally falls just short, other scores

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Gazette Staff
January 27, 2010

Jefferson High escaped Brodhead’s frantic fourth-quarter comeback to preserve a 47-45 victory in a battle of Rock Valley girls basketball division leaders Tuesday night.


The outcome knocked Brodhead (7-6, 6-2) out a tie with Orfordville Parkview for the South Division lead, while North Division leader Jefferson (9-2, 7-1) remained a game up on McFarland.


With the game tied at 45-45 and less than a minute remaining, Jefferson rebounded a missed Brodhead free throw. The Eagles worked the ball to Alexa Wegner, who made an uncontested layup with five seconds remaining for the victory.


The Eagles led 44-30 after three quarters, but were outscored 15-3 in the final period.


Jessica Splittgerber scored a team-high 17 points for Jefferson, but was held scoreless in the fourth quarter. Dana Lewis scored 18 points for Brodhead.


JEFFERSON 47, BRODHEAD 45

Brodhead (45)—Heller, 1-0-3; Johnson, 4-1-9; Mohns, 1-0-2; Olson, 3-0-6; Douglas, 3-1-7; Lewis, 7-3-18. Totals: 19-5-47.


Jefferson (47)—Cottrell, 2-0-5; Wagner, 1-0-3; Wegner, 4-0-8; Splittgerber, 7-1-17; Reuhl, 2-2-6; Janny, 1-0-2; Gnabasik, 3-0-6. Totals: 20-3-47.


Brodhead 5 16 9 15—45


Jefferson 18 17 9 3—47


Three-point goals—Brodhead 2 (Heller, Lewis), Jefferson 4 (Cottrell, Wagner, Splittgerber 2), Free throws missed—Brodhead 6, Jefferson 4. Total fouls—Brodhead 15, Jefferson 15. Fouled out—Mohns.


-- Parkview 56, East Troy 37—Parkview took a one-game lead in the Rock Valley South when it defeated host East Troy, and Brodhead lost to Jefferson.


Melissa Harnack scored 13 points, while Jena Larsen added 11 for Parkview (7-1,


10-2 overall). The Vikings led by just five points at halftime, 28-23, but they pulled way with a 17-4 fourth-quarter advantage.


Parkview made 22 of 25 free-throw attempts, while East Troy was 0-for-3.


PARKVIEW 56, EAST TROY 37

Parkview (56)—Harnack, 4-2-13; Larsen, 2-7-11; Wellnitz, 4-1-9; Ausen, 1-5-8; Neal, 3-0-6; Koch, 0-4-4; Ryan, 1-1-3; Breneman, 0-2-2. Totals: 15-22-56.


East Troy (37)—Atchison, 4-0-9; Lambrechts, 3-0-9; Oleson, 3-0-7; Olsen, 2-0-4; Riemer, 2-0-4; Dolan, 1-0-2; Schahczinski, 1-0-2. Totals: 16-0-37.


Parkview 17 11 11 17—56


East Troy 10 13 10 4—37


Three-point goals—Parkview 4 (Harnack 3, Ausen), East Troy 5 (Atchison, Lambrechts 3, Oleson). Free throws missed—Parkview 3, East Troy 3. Total fouls—Parkview 15, East Troy 20.


-- Edgerton 58, Clinton 55—Meggie Schmidt scored 21 points to help Edgerton hold off visiting Clinton in a Rock Valley crossover game.


Whitney Oren contributed 11 points, and Brooke Ferrell added 10 as the Crimson Tide improved to 4-3 in the conference and 5-6 overall.


Edgerton had chances to expand its lead to more than 10 points, but Clinton cut it to three several times. The Cougars never tied or led after the first quarter.


Olivia Nickel had 16 points, Maggie Schultz added 13 and Laura Popanz had 12 for the Cougars (5-9, 1-7).


EDGERTON 58, CLINTON 55

Clinton (55)—Nickel, 7-2-16; Kopp, 1-0-3; McConnell, 4-0-8; Schultz, 3-6-13; Popanz, 5-2-12; Kemp, 1-1-3. Totals: 21-11-55.


Edgerton (58)—Oren, 5-1-11; Schmidt, 8-4-21; Ferrell, 3-1-10; Fritz, 1-0-2; Gimmer, 2-1-5; Stettler, 1-1-3; Wileman, 1-0-3; Walters, 1-0-3. Totals: 22-8-58.


Clinton 10 20 12 13—55


Edgerton 16 17 13 12—58


Three-point goals—Clinton 2 (Kopp, Schultz), Edgerton 6 (Schmidt, Ferrell 3, Wileman, Walters). Free throws missed—Clinton 8, Edgerton 9. Total fouls—Clinton 14, Edgerton 14.


Junior varsity—Edgerton 52, Clinton 36.


-- Evansville 57, Turner 46—MaKenzie Abey scored 15 points and Cydney Westrick added 12 as Evansville (1-9, 1-6) won its first game of the season by knocking off Beloit Turner (3-10, 1-8) in a Rock Valley crossover game.


The Blue Devils were up


24-20 at halftime, then extended their lead to 11 in the third quarter. Turner got within


48-44 with three minutes left, but Evansville pulled away down the stretch.


EVANSVILLE 57, BELOIT TURNER 46

Beloit Turner (46)—Herold 2-4-8, Hale 5-4-17, Grover 3-2-8, Green 0-1-1, Smith 3-2-9, Snyppen 1-1-3. Totals: 14-14-46.


Evansville (57)—Eager 0-1-1, Westrick 5-0-12, Klitzman 3-2-8, Beggs 3-2-8, Phalin 3-2-9, Wendt 2-0-4, Abey 6-3-15. Totals: 22-10-57.


Beloit Turner 8 12 10 16—46


Evansville 7 17 15 18—57


Three-point goals—Turner 4 (Hale 3, Smith), Evansville 3 (Westrick 2, Phalin). Free throws missed—Turner 18, Evansville 15. Total fouls—Turner 19, Evansville 20. Fouled out—Herold, Snyppen.


Junior varsity—Evansville 40, Turner 27.


-- Big Foot 47, Whitewater 41—Haley Schwartz scored 22 points to help visiting Walworth Big Foot (6-5,


5-2 down Whitewater in a Rock Valley crossover game.


Jessica Shelbourn had 11 points for the Whippets (4-8, 4-4).


BIG FOOT 47, WHITEWATER 41

Big Foot (47)—Young, 4-3-11; Schwartz, 8-4-22; Isham, 1-0-2; Courier, 2-0-5; Spangler, 2-3-7. Totals: 17-10-47.


Whitewater (41)—Masterson, 2-2-7; Shelbourn, 4-3-11; Harty, 2-1-5; harms, 2-15; Runez, 0-1-1; Griep, 3-2-8; Hookstead, 2-0-4. Totals: 15-10-41.


Walworth Big Foot 15 10 14 8—47


Whitewater 17 6 6 12—41


Three-point goals—Big Foot 3 (Schwartz 2, Courier), Whitewater 1 (Masterson). Free throws missed—Big Foot 4, Whitewater 7. Total fouls—Big Foot 17, Whitewater 18.


Junior varsity—Big Foot 57, Whitewater 22.


-- McFarland 77, Pal-myra-Eagle 12—Kaitlyn Eversoll and Kirsten Walker each outscored the entire Palmyra-Eagle team as McFarland cruised to a Rock Valley crossover win.


Eversoll had 21 points, and Walker added 18 as McFarland improved to 6-2 in the Rock Valley North and 9-4 overall.


Palmyra-Eagle is 0-13, 0-7.


MCFARLAND 77, PALMYRA-EAGLE 12

Palmyra-Eagle (12)—Laine, 1-0-2; Marbeck, 3-0-6; Roscizewski, 1-0-2; Devine, 1-0-2. Totals: 6-0-12.


McFarland (77)—Eversoll, 9-3-21; Jermier, 2-0-5; Ujke, 1-0-2; Frazier, 1-0-2; Blaser, 3-0-7; Kranz, 1-3-5; Walker, 8-1-18; Alsmo, 2-2-6; Anderson, 3-0-6; Culver, 2-0-5. Totals: 32-9-77.


Palmyra-Eagle 2 4 6 0—12


McFarland 18 24 19 16—77


Three-point goals—McFarland 4 (Jermier, Blaser, Culver, Walker). Free throws missed—Palmyra-Eagle 2, McFarland 12. Total fouls—Palmyra-Eagle 14, McFarland 6.



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