Parker wins Big Eight girls opener

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Gazette staff
December 3, 2011
— Janesville Parker High School hammered Madison Memorial, 71-31, in a Big Eight Conference girls basketball opener Friday at Memorial.

Coming off a victory over fourth-ranked Milwaukee King, the Vikings rolled to a 29-17 first half lead. Parker settled the issue with a 22-6 third quarter for a 51-23 lead.

“We played a lot better in the second half,” Parker coach Tom Klawitter said.

While the Vikings are off to a 2-0 start, Klawitter said it’s too early to draw rave reviews.

“It’s early,” Klawitter said. “We’ve had three weeks of practice and that’s not a whole lot of practice time, but it’s nice to start 2-0.

Courtney Schumacher scored eight of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter as Parker rolled to a 16-9 lead. Schumacher was the only Viking to reach double figures.

The Vikings held the Spartans to single digits in each quarter. No one scored in double figures for Memorial.


Parker (71)—McDonald, 0-4-4; Schumacher, 4-3-14; Shepler, 1-0-2; Smith, 2-4-9; Chesboro, 3-1-7; Dubanowich, 1-0-2; Fugate, 4-0-9; Dement, 1-6-9; Thompson, 1-4-6; Washington, 0-1-1; Hartwig, 1-0-2; McCulloch, 2-0-6. Totals: 20-23-71.

Memorial (31)—Lutz, 1-4-6; Wilson, 2-0-4; Hoyer, 2-4-8; Riese, 3-1-7; Thorn, 2-0-4; Ford, 1-0-2. Totals: 11-9-31.

Janesville Parker 16 13 22 20—71

Madison Memorial 9 8 6 8—31

Three-point goals—8 (Schumacher 3, Smith, Fugate, Dement, McCulloch 2). Free throws missed—Parker 6, Memorial 3. Total fouls—Parker 14, Memorial 26.

Sophomores—Parker 44, Memorial 29.

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