The Big Foot High girls basketball team kept itself within striking distance of the Rock Valley title Tuesday with a 67-52 win over the visiting Whitewater Whippets.

The Chiefs (15-5, 14-2) are chasing RVC-leading Jefferson, which sits at 16-1 in the conference and clinched at least a share of the league crown with a win of its own Tuesday. The Whippets currently sit in third place.

The win over Whitewater (14-7, 12-5) is the seventh straight for Big Foot. The Chiefs’ last loss came more than a month ago to Wilmot on Jan. 13.

Whitewater head coach Judy Harms said the Chiefs were, “too hot to handle.”

“Their shooting was on fire, and although the Whippets made a nice comeback, it wasn’t enough to overcome the early damage,” Harms said.

Sophomore Reagan Courier contributed a game-high 23 points for the Chiefs and was helped by 20 points from senior teammate Courtney Schoenbeck.

Freshman Kacie Carollo paced the Whippets with 14. points of her own.

BIG FOOT 67, WHITEWATER 52

Whitewater (52)—Schumacher 1-0-2; Heckert 2-3-7; Grosinske 4-4-12; Carollo 5-3-14; Ketterhagen 2-2-6; Henneman 1-0-2; Zimdars 2-0-5; Reynolds 1-2-4. Totals: 18-14-52.

Big Foot (67)—Schoenbeck 7-2-20; R. Courier 7-6-23; Larson 1-0-2; Demco 3-0-7; P. Courier 2-4-8; Foster 3-1-7. Totals: 23-13-67.

Whitewater 18 34—52

Big Foot 26 41—67

3-point goals—Whitewater 2 (Carollo 1, Zimdars 1), Big Foot 8 (Schoenbeck 4, R. Courier 3, Demco 1). Free throws missed—Whitewater 2, Big foot 11. Fouls—Whitewater 20, Big Foot 16.

Jefferson 63, McFarland 50—Jefferson clinched at least a share of the RVC title with its victory over visiting McFarland.

Parker Fetherson led the Eagles with 18 points. Olivia Ganser and Jackie Luengas each added 14 as Jefferson improved to 20-1 overall.

Gabi Runde had 17 for McFarland (11-6 RVC).

JEFFERSON 63, MCFARLAND 50

McFarland (50)—East, 1-3-5; Zahn, 2-1-7; Runde, 7-1-17; Witt, 1-0-3; Lonigro, 1-2-5; HJildebrandt, 4-2-13; Rounds, 0-0-0. Totals: 16 9-50.

Jefferson (63)—Ganser, 5-4-14; Morrison, 3-0-6; Luengas, 4-4-14; Becker, 1-0-2; Fetherson, 5-7-18; Neitzal, 0-1-1; Truman, 3-0-6; Peterson, 1-0-2. Totals: 22-16-63.

McFarland 26 24—50

Jefferson; 30 33—63

3-point goals—McFarland 9 (Zahn 2, Runde 2, Witt, Lonigro, Hildebrandt 3), Jefferson 3 (Luengas 2, Fetherson). Total fouls—McFarland 16, Jefferson 17 Fouled out—Truman, Rounds.

Brodhead 62, Evansville 56—Erin Nyhus finished the night on top of the scoreboard and the school record books.

Nyhus led all scorers with 27 points and now is the all-time leading scorer in Brodhead program history with 1,434 points.

Riley Hazard led the Blue Devils, who led by two at halftime, with 13 points.

BRODHEAD 62, EVANSVILLE 56

Evansville (56)—Lexi Hinkle 0-1-1; Josey Rinehart 3-1-7; Riley Hazard 3-4-13; McKenzie Fillner 2-0-5; Bre Sendlebach 5-0-10; Abby Eftemoff 6-0-12; Leah Wagner 2-3-8. Totals: 21-9-56.

Brodhead (62)—Carisa Purdue 2-8-13; Erin Nyhus 11-3-27; Brooke Bescup 3-5-11; Morgan Tresemer 1-0-2; Zoe Tresemer 0-1-1; Jacklyn Kleeman 1-0-3; Alexis Oliver 1-2-5. Totals: 19-19-62.

Evansville 29 27—56

Brodhead 27 35—62

3-point goals—Evansville 5 (Hazard 3, Fillner 1, Wagner 1), Brodhead 5 (Nyhus 2, Purdue 1, Kleeman 1, Oliver 1). Free throws missed—Evansville 6, Brodhead 11. Fouls—Evansville 20, Brodhead 18.

Edgerton 50, Clinton 47—The Crimson Tide came away with a victory after a back-and-forth affair with the Cougars.

Bethany Oren scored 22 points and Jessica Danks added 11 for Edgerton.

The Tide (7-14, 5-12 RVC) trailed by a single point at halftime before coming away with the victory.

Olivia Roehl led Clinton (9-12, 7-10 RVC) with 10 points.

EDGERTON 50, CLINTON 47

Edgerton (50)—Bethany Oren 10-2-22; Spencer Stamp 4-0-10; Morgan Demrow 0-1-1; Cassidy Danks 1-0-2; Katie Shaw 1-1-3; Grace Schuman 0-1-1; Jessica Danks 4-3-11. Totals: 20-8-50.

Clinton (47)—Liz Kalk 2-3-9; Hannah Welte 3-1-9; Shannon Mullooly 2-0-4; Emma Brewer 2-2-6; Olivia Roehl 3-4-10; Molly Kemp 3-3-9. Totals: 15-13-47.

Edgerton 23 27—50

Clinton 24 23—47

3-point goals—Edgerton 2 (Stamp 2), Clinton 4 (Kalk 2, Welte 2). Free throws missed—Edgerton 13, Clinton 8. Fouls—Edgerton 18, Clinton 19.

Turner 59, East Troy 33—Beloit Turner dominated East Troy in a battle of the Trojans Tuesday.

Turner nearly doubled up East Troy as 10 different players scored for the home team, led by 11 points from Olivia Tinder.

East Troy managed just six points in the first half but scored 27 in the second. Erin Rice paced the visiting Trojans with 13 points.

TURNER 59, EAST TROY 33

East Troy (33)—Isabella Rondeau 1-0-2; Erin Rice 2-7-13; Annabelle Verbeten 1-1-4; Mackenzie Lindow 4-0-12; Kylie Moker 0-1-1; Jenna Gulig 0-1-1. Totals: 8-10-33.

Turner (59)—Ally Bosetti 3-0-6; Destiny Wash 5-0-10; Mara Fowler 1-0-3; Carson Nitz 4-0-8; Mackenna Fobes 2-0-4; Sammie Crall 0-2-2; Elise Metzger 4-0-10; Olivia Tinder 3-5-11; Jenn Njoo 0-2-2; Gabi Gaziano 1-0-3. Totals: 23-9-59.

East Troy 6 27—33

Turner 24 35—59

3-point goals—East Troy 7 (Lindow 4, Rice 2, Verbeten 1), Turner 4 (Metzger 2, Fowler 1, Gaziano 1). Free throws missed—East Troy 4, Turner 5. Fouls—East Troy 17, Turner 14.

Southern Lakes

Union Grove 64, Delavan Darien 35—The Comets did not have the offensive firepower to stay with the Broncos (18-3, 12-1) , who clinched the Southern Lakes Conference title outright with the win and Burlington’s stunning one-point loss to Westosha.

The Broncos pulled away from a 10-point halftime advantage.

Jaida Speth led Delavan-Darien with 14 points. Kailea Timmerman added 10 for the Comets (0-12 in SLC, 2-16 overall).

Brooklyn Bull had 17 points and Peyton Killberg added 14 for Union Grove (18-3, 12-1 SLC).

UNION GROVE 64, DELAVAN-DARIEN 35

Union Grove (64)—Bull, 6-2-17; Killberg, 5-0-14; Barber, 3-0-7; Clark, 2-0-5; Weis, 3-0-6; Slattery, 2-0-4; Kus, 3-0-6; Fortner, 1-0-3; Boyle, 1-0-2. Totals: 26-2-64.

Delavan-Darien (35)—Jas. Speth, 1-0-3; Timmerman, 3-4-10; Jai. Speth, 3-6-14; Peralta, 2-0-6; Anderson, 0-2-2. Totals: 9-12-35.

Union Grove 25 39—64

Delavan-Darien 15 20—35

3-point goals—Union Grove 10 (Bull 3, Killberg 4, Barber, Clark, Fortner), Delavan-Darien 5 (Jai. Speth, Jas. Speth 2, Peralta 2). Free throws missed—Union Grove 2, Delavan-Darien 2. Total fouls—Union Grove 15, Delavan-Darien 6.

Nonconference

Columbus 49, Elkhorn 37—The Elks fell to 9-12 overall after a nonconference loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

A box score was not reported.

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