Whitewater High’s girls basketball team shook off a sluggish start Thursday night to remain in third place in the Rock Valley Conference.

The Whippets trailed visiting Edgerton by five points at halftime, but they surged ahead in the second half to win 57-52.

Whitewater is 11-5 overall and 9-3 in league play. Edgerton fell to 4-13 and 2-11.

Ali Ketterhagen had 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the Whippets, while Allison Heckert and Kacie Carollo each finished with a team-high 16 points.

Bethany Oren led all scorers with 24 points for Edgerton, which led 32-26 at halftime. Jessica Danks added 17 points for the Crimson Tide.

Whitewater plays at East Troy on Tuesday. Edgerton hosts Evansville.

WHITEWATER 57, EDGERTON 52

Edgerton (52)—Oregn 11-2-24, Stamm 1-0-2, Demrow 3-0-6, Schuman 1-0-3, Danks 7-0-17. Totals: 23-2-52.

Whitewater (57)—Heckert 6-4-16, Carollo 5-5-16, Ketterhagen 7-1-15, Henneman 1-4-6, Skindingsrude 1-0-2, Zimdars 1-0-2. Totals: 21-14-57.

Edgerton 31 21—52

Whitewater 26 31—57

3-point goals—E 4 (Danks 3, Schuman), W 1 (Carollo). Free throws missed—E 4, W 7. Total fouls—E 19, W 11. Fouled out—Schuman.

Clinton 76, East Troy 65—The visiting Cougars outscored the Trojans 40-27 in the second half to improve to 8-9 overall and 6-7 in league play.

Molly Kemp led four Clinton players in double figures with 16 points. Olivia Roehl added 14, Hannah Welte 13 and Payton Severson 12, as the Cougars again played without leading scorer Addyson Ciochon.

Mackenzie Lindow had a game-high 21 points for East Troy (4-11, 1-11).

CLINTON 76, EAST TROY 65

Clinton (76)—Kalk 4-0-9, Welte 3-7-13, B. Mullooly 1-0-2, Jackson 1-4-6, Brewer 2-0-4, Severson 5-1-12, Roehl 6-2-14, Kemp 6-4-16. Totals: 28-18-76.

East Troy (65)—Rice 3-11-16, G. Moker 1-2-5, Verbeten 2-2-8, Lindow 7-5-21, Larsen 1-1-3, K. Moker 2-0-6, Saurek 1-0-2, Betley 0-1-1, Gulig 0-1-1. Totals: 17-23-65.

Clinton 36 40—76

East Troy 38 27—65

3-point goals—C 2 (Kalk, Severson), ET 8 (Verbeten 2, Lindow 2, K. Moker 2, Rice, G. Moker). Free throws missed—C 17, E 13. Total fouls—C 23, ET 30.

Brodhead 57, Turner 38—Alexis Oliver scored 17 points to send the host Cardinals past the Trojans.

After cruising to a 12-point lead at halftime, the Cardinals never looked back as Oliver scored nine of her points in the latter half of the game. Teammate Brooke Bescup added 11 of her 15 points in the half to help push the Cardinals to 8-8 on the season (5-7 RVC).

Olivia Tinder led Turner with 10 points as the Trojans fell to 9-7 and 6-7.

BRODHEAD 57, TURNER 38

Turner (38)—BOsetti 2-0-4; Wash 0-3-3; Nitz 2-0-5; Crall 1-1-3; Metzger 2-0-5; Tinder 3-4-10; Fitzgerald 0-1-1; Windsor 0-2-2; Gaziano 1-3-5. Totals: 11-14-38.

Brodhead (57)—Purdue 2-0-5; Nyhus 2-3-7; Bescup 6-3-15; M. Tresemer 0-1-1; Z. Tresemer 1-2-4; Kleeman 2-2-8; Oliver 6-3-17. Totals: 19-14-57.

Beloit Turner 14 24—38

Brodhead 26 31—57

3-point goals—Turner 2 (Metzger 1, Nitz 1), Brodhead 5 (Kleeman 2, Oliver 2, Purdue 1). Free throws missed—Turner 10, Brodhead 6. Fouls—Turner 13, Brodhead 17.

McFarland 46, Evansville 32—Evansville got to within four points of visiting McFarland with eight minutes to go in the game, but the Spartans were too tough down the stretch.

The Blue Devils, who are playing without top scorer Paige Banks, could not generate enough offense. Banks is recovering from a concussion.

Evansville (5-12, 3-10) trailed 21-10 at halftime.

The Blue Devils got double-doubles from Abby Eftemoff and Josey Rinehart. Eftemoff had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Rinehart had 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Katie Rounds had 15 points for McFarland (10-6, 9-3).

MCFARLAND 46, EVANSVILLE 32

McFarland (46)—East, 0-2-2; Zahn, 2-2-7; Quelle, 2-0-4; Runde, 2-0-4; Butler, 1-0-2; Rounds, 6-2-15; Eggers, 1-0-2; Hildebrandt, 4-1-10. Totals: 21-5-46.

Evansville (32)—Rinehart, 4-2-10; Fillner, 1-0-3; Sendlebach, 0-1-1; Baumberger, 1-0-2; Eftemoff, 5-4-14; Wagner, 1-0-2. Totals: 12- 7 -32.

McFarland 21 25—46

Evansville 10 22—32

3-point goals—McFarland 3 (Zahn, Rounds, Hildebrandt), Evansville 1 (Fillner). Free throws missed—McFarland 12, Evansville 13. Total fouls—McFarland 16, Evansville 12.

Trailways South

Parkview 60, Country Day 12—Orfordville Parkview improved to 7-1 in the Trailways South girls basketball race.

Taylor Burrell led nine Parkview scorers with 17 points. Amber Hudson added 12 as the Vikings improved to 8-9 overall.

PARKVIEW 60, COUNTRY DAY 12

Country Day (12)—Nall, 1-0-2; Singer, 3-0-6; Cho, 1-0-2; Lauten, 1-0-2. Totals: 6-0-12.

Parkview (60)—Hackett, 2-0-4; Olson, 1-3-6; Burrell, 7-3-17; Hudson, 5-2-12; Baars, 2-0-6; Vine, 0-2-2; Saglie, 2-1-5; Kundert, 0-2-2; Mumm, 3-0-6. Totals: 22-13-60.

Madison County Day 8 4—12

Orfordville Parkview 32 28—60

3-point goals—Country Day 0, Parkview 3 (Olson, Baars 2). Free throws missed—Country Day 10, Parkview 8. Total fouls—Country Day 20, Parkview 14.

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