The Milton High girls basketball coaching staff stressed getting off to a good start against visiting Monona Grove on Thursday night.

The Red Hawks were listening.

Chloe Buescher scored 28 points and Kailey Harbort added 21 to power Milton to an 83-71 Badger South Conference victory over Monona Grove on Thursday night.

Harbort scored 17 of her points in the first half, while Buescher had 13 as the Red Hawks rolled to a 50-32 lead by halftime. Carley Albrecht added 12 points in the win, which lifted the Red Hawks to 4-2 in the conference and 6-2 overall.

Monona Grove’s McKenna Warnock was hurt by early foul trouble but still managed to score 35 points. The Silver Eagles fell to 3-3 in the league.

Milton plays Janesville Craig in the Cougars’ gym at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday as part of the Optimist tournament.

MILTON 83, MONONA GROVE 71

Monona Grove (71)-Johnson, 1-0-3; Nelson, 3-0-6; Blang, 2-0-4; Dahlhauser, 1-0-2; Warnock, 12-11-35; Kellogg, 3-2-8; Gorton, 1-0-2; Bruns, 3-1-9; DeVault, 1-0-2. Totals: 27-14-71.

Milton (83)—Martin, 4-0-9; Albrecht, 5-0-12; Buescher, 11-6-28; Harbort, 9-2-21; Henke, 1-0-2; A. Campion, 3-0-6; K. Campion, 2-0-5. Totals: 35-8-83

Monona Grove 32 39—71

Milton 50 33—83

Three-point goals—Monona Grove 3 (Johnson, Bruns 2), Milton 5 (Martin, Albrecht 2, Harbort, K. Campion). Free throws missed—Monona Grove 3, Milton 4. Total fouls—Monona Grove 10, Milton 16.

Union Grove 72, Delavan-Darien 36—

Union Grove 72, Delavan-Darien 36—Brooklyn Bull scored 27 points and Angela Slattery had all 14 of her points in the second half as host Union Grove never let up on visiting Delavan-Darien in a Southern Lakes Conference game.

Jaida Speth and Kailea Timmerman each had 15 points for the Comets, who fell to 1-6.

UNION GROVE 72, DELAVAN-DARIEN 36

Delavan-Darien (36)—Jas. Speth, 2-0-4; Timmerman, 5-3-15; Jai. Speth, 4-5-15; Peralta, 1-0-2. Totals: 12-8-36.

Union Grove (72)—Bull, 10-2-27; Barber, 2-4-7; Calouette, 1-0-2; Clark, 5-2-12; Weis, 3-0-6; Slattery,6-1-14; Kus, 1-0-2; Boyle, 1-0-2. Totals: 29-7-72.

Delavan-Darien 12 24—36

Union Grove 33 39—72

Three-point goals—Delavan-Darien 4 (Ja. Speth 2, Timmerman 2, Union Grove (Bull 5, Barber, Slattery). Free throws missed—Delavan-Darien 2, Union Grove 7. Total fouls—Delavan-Darien 14, UG 9.

Parkview 74, Johnson Creek 40—Sophomore Taylor Burrell scored 23 points as Parkview remained undefeated in the Trailways Small Conference at 4-0.

Juniors Hunter Baars and Kristine Mumm added 16 and 12 points, respectively, as the Vikings were in control the entire game. Parkview led 30-16 at halftime.

PARKVIEW 74, JOHNSON CREEK 40

Parkview (74)—Hackett, 0-2-2; Olson, 1-2-5; Burrell, 7-9-23; Hudson, 4-0-8; Baars, 5-5-16; Hunt, 1‘1-0-2; Kloffen, 1-0-2; Saglie, 1-2-4; Mumm, 6-0-12. Totals: 26-20-74.

Johnson Creek 16 24—40

Parkview 30 44—74

Three-point goals—Parkview 2 (Olson, Baars). Free throws missed—Johnson Creek 7, Parkview 15. Total fouls—Johnson Creek 22, Parkview 19.

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