Janesville Parker Vikings roll past Spartans

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Gazette Staff
February 23, 2011
— Tuesday night’s Big Eight Conference game matching Janesville Parker and Madison Memorial girls basketball teams resembled a season opener more than a game in the final weeks of the regular season.

Parker High overcame a

10-day layoff and defeated the host Spartans, 64-42, in a game rescheduled from Saturday.

Ashley Hartwig scored 19 points, and Danielle Flood added 17 as the Vikings controlled a Memorial team that had not practiced for about a week due to the school postponments in Madison.

“They were a little rough,” Parker coach Tom Klawitter said.

The Vikings (13-5, 10-5) built a 17-7 lead in the first quarter and led 30-16 at halftime.

Parker took control in the third quarter, outscoring Memorial 21-7 to take a 50-23 lead.

Klawitter credited the Vikings’ defense for getting things going.

“Good defense set the tempo,” Klawitter said. “Once we buckled down on defense, our offense was a lot better.”

The game had 45 fouls with the Spartans (0-17,

0-15) committing 27. The Vikings made 23 of 43 free throws.

“There was not a lot of continuity to it,” Klawitter said. “We hadn’t played in 10 days.”

The Vikings will be at Middleton on Friday night to face the state’s top-ranked Division 1 team.


Parker (64)—Gorman, 1-0-3; McDonald, 1-2-5; Schumacher, 0-1-1; Shepler, 0-1-1; Larson, 1-0-2; Chesebro, 1-1-3; Flood, 3-9-17; Fugate, 3-1-8; Dement, 2-1-5; Hartwig, 6-7-19. Totals: 18-23-64.

Memorial (42)—Whatford, 1-0-2; Lutz, 0-6-6; McClurg, 1-3-5; Hoyer, 1-1-3; Riese, 2-0-4; Golz, 4-6-16; Lemkuil, 2-0-6. Totals: 11-16-42.

Parker 17 13 21 13—64

Memorial 7 9 7 19—42

Three-point goals—Parker 5 (Flood 2, McDonald, Gorman, Fugate), Memorial 4 (Golz 2, Lemkuil 2). Free throws missed—Parker 20, Memorial 8. Total fouls—Parker 18, Memorial 27. Fouled out—Wood.

Sophomores—Parker 34, Memorial 15. Parker is 12-6 overall.

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