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Parker girls drop winless Memorial

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STANLEY B. MILAM
January 8, 2011

The Janesville Parker girls rolled over winless Madison Memorial, 61-32, Saturday rounding out two Big Eight Conference victories in one week.


More importantly, the win over the Spartans gave Parker coach Tom Klawitter a good indication of his team’s character.


Klawitter said his players seemed to practice well Friday after starting guard Savannah Shepler injured her knee Thursday against Madison La Follette.


Brianna Washington, a 5-9 junior, replaced Shepler and gave her team a solid performance. Washington asserted herself under the boards and was one of three Vikings in double figures with 10 points.


“I was pleased with the overall effort,” Klawitter said. “We played hard, and that was important. This was an important game for us tonight, and we played well.”


Two players in particular stepped up in Shepler’s absence—junior forward Julia Dement and sophomore forward Ashley Hartwig. Dement scored a game-high 16 points, including 11 in the second quarter when Parker built a 27-12 lead following a sluggish first quarter.


Hartwig contributed 13 points after a poor shooting performance Thursday when she was held to just four free throws. Memorial had no players scoring in double figures.


“You have to keep in mind (Hartwig) is just a sophomore, and she’s going to have times when she’s off,” Klawitter said, “But she’s a tough kid and will persevere as she did tonight.”


Parker improves its record to 8-2, 5-2 in the conference. Memorial remains winless at 0-10, 0-7 in the Big Eight.


Klawitter credited assistant coaches Jane Dooley, Jennah Hartwig and Amanda Spranger for successfully coordinating bench substitutions on a night the Vikings were looking at different lineups in anticipation of having to play without Shepler, at least for the next few games.


PARKER 61, MEMORIAL 32


Memorial (32)—Watford, 3-0-7; McClurg, 1-0-2; Woods, 2-4-9; Hoyer, 3-0-6; Golz, 0-3-3; Lutz, 1-1-3; Wiedholz, 1-0-2. Totals: 11-8-32.


Parker (61)—Flood, 5-0-11; Larson, 1-0-2; Dement, 3-10-16; Washington, 5-0-10; Hartwig, 3-7-13; Schumacher, 0-2-2; Fugate, 1-0-2; Gorman, 0-2-2; Kuhl, 1-1-3. Totals: 19-22-61.


Memorial 5 7 12 8—32


Parker 8 19 23 11—61


Three-point goals—Memorial 2 (Watford, Woods), Parker 1 (Flood). Free throws missed—Memorial 7, Parker 10. Total fouls—Memorial 23, Parker 15.


Sophomores—Parker 36, Memorial 16. Parker high scorers: Jackie Shepler, 15; Anna Athmann, 8.


Janesville Craig High School rolled to a 63-35 victory over host Madison West in Big Eight Conference girls basketball Saturday.


Emilie O’Donnell made five three-point baskets for 15 points. O’Donnell made three threes in the first half and added the last two in the third quarter.


Amanda Hamilton went 12 for 12 from the foul line and finished with 14 points. Teammate Emily Hinman chipped in 10 points.


The Cougars (9-1, 6-1) host Verona at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


CRAIG 63, WEST 35


Craig (63)—Perleberg 1-3-5, Holzhuter, 0-2-2; Hamilton, 1-12-14; Sroda, 3-0-7; Kennedy, 0-0-2, O’Donnell, 5-0-15; Leigred, 3-0-8, Hinman, 4-2-10. Totals: 17-21-63.


West (35)—McClarn, 1-4-6; Dickerson, 4-0-8; Sieben, 1-0-2; Ward, 2-2-6; Russell, 2-0-4; Cox o-1-1; Jackson, 3-2-8. Totals: 13-9-35


Janesville Craig 16 15 16 16—63


Madison West 7 8 10 10—35


Three-point goals—Craig 8 (Sroda, O’Donnell 5, Leigred 2). Free throws missed—Craig 3, West 2. Total fouls—Craig 15, West 22,



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