Clinton’s girls basketball team reached the 70-point threshold for the first time this season Tuesday.

On most nights, that would be more than enough to secure a victory.

But Erin Nyhus scored a season-high 31 points as the Brodhead Cardinals rallied past the Cougars 73-70 for a Rock Valley Conference win at Brodhead High.

Brodhead (7-6, 4-6 RVC) moved within a game of Clinton (7-6, 5-6) for sixth place in the conference standings.

Nyhus had 19 points, while teammate Brooke Bescup netted 15 of her 18 points, in the second half as the Cardinals overturned a five-point halftime deficit. The 5-foot-8 Nyhus is averaging 21.2 points per game this season.

Brodhead made 24 of 36 free throws as a team.

Clinton sank six of its nine 3-pointers after halftime but couldn’t hold on. Hannah Welte had 20 points to lead the Cougars, who set a season high for scoring in the loss. Payton Severson finished with 15 points and three 3s.

BRODHEAD 73, CLINTON 70

Clinton (70)—Kalk 4-1-11, Welte 6-4-20, Jacobson 2-1-5, Mullooly 2-0-4, Ciochon 1-3-5, Brewer 1-0-2, Severson 6-0-15, Kemp 3-2-8. Totals: 25-11-70.

Brodhead (73)—Purdue 1-0-2, Nyhus 9-12-31, Bescup 5-7-18, M. Tresemer 2-0-4, Z. Tresemer 3-3-9, Oliver 3-2-9. Totals: 23-24-73.

Clinton 33 37—70

Brodhead 28 45—73

3-point goals—Clinton 9 (Welte 4, Severson 3, Kalk 2), Brodhead 3 (Nyhus, Bescup, Oliver). Free throws missed—Brodhead 12, Clinton 7. Total fouls—Clinton 27, Brodhead 17. Fouled out—Kalk, Ciochon.

McFarland 66, Edgerton 35—McFarland pulled away from a seven-point halftime lead to beat host Edgerton.

Gabi Runde scored 16 points and Katie Rounds added 10 for the Spartans, who improved to 7-3 in the Rock Valley.

Bethany Oren led Edgerton with 16 points, and Jessica Danks added 12. The Crimson Tide fell to 1-10 in the Rock Valley and 3-12 overall.

MCFARLAND 56, EDGERTON 35

McFarland (56)—East, 3-3-9; Zahn, 2-1-6; Runde, 6-3-16; Butler, 2-0-5; Rounds, 4-0-10; Gilbertson, 0-2-2; Lonigro, 1-0-2; Hildebrandt, 2-2-6. Totals: 20 10-56.

Edgerton (35)—B. Oren, 6-4-16; Demrow, 2-1-5; J. Danks. 5-1-12; Cleveland, 1-0-2. Totals: 14 6-35.

McFarland 23 33—56

Edgerton 16 19—35

Three-point goals—McFarland 6 (Zahn, Ronde 2, Butler, Rounds 2), Edgerton 1 (J. Danks). Free throws missed—McFarland 4, Edgerton 10. Total fouls—McFarland 10, Edgerton 15.

Jefferson 46, Evansville 20—Without their two leading scorers, the Evansville Blue Devils were no match for visiting Jefferson.

With Paige Banks out with a concussion suffered last Friday night and Abby Eftemoff out because of a family matter, the Blue Devils could not keep up with the first-place Eagles.

Rylee Powell and Callie Morrison each had 12 points for the Eagles, now 10-0 in the Rock Valley and 12-0 overall.

Josey Rinehart had seven points for the Blue Devils.

JEFFERSON 46, EVANSVILLE 20

Jefferson (46)—Ganser, 2-0-4; Morrison, 5-2-12; Powell, 0-1-1; Luengas, 1-0-2; Becker, 6-0-12; Fetherson, 3-3-9; Neitzel, 1-0-2; Peterson, 1-0-2; Howard, 0-2-2. Totals: 19-8/13-46.

Evansville (20)—Hinkle, 1-0-2; Rhinehart, 3-1-7; Fillner, 0-0-1; Sendlebach, 2-0-4; Yoerger, 1-0-2; Wagner, 1-0-2; Anderson, 1-0-2. Totals: 9-2-20.

Jefferson 25 21—46

Evansville 10 10—20

Three-point goals—None. Free throws missed—Jefferson 5, Evansville 7. Total fouls—Jefferson 10, Evansville 11.

Whitewater 44, Turner 31—The Whippets outscored the Trojans 35-19 during the second half in a Rock Valley Conference win Tuesday at Whitewater High.

Abby Grosinske scored 11 points to lead Whitewater (10-3, 8-2 RVC), which has won three straight games. Allison Heckert and Miranda Reynolds each scored 10 points in the win.

Turner (7-6) was held under 40 points for the first time since Dec. 7. Carson Nitz led the Trojans with 10 points.

WHITEWATER 44, TURNER 31

Turner (31)—Bosetti 1-0-2, Fowler 1-0-2, Nitz 4-1-10, Metzger 1-0-3, Tinder 2-4-8, Young 3-0-6. Totals: 12-5-31.

Whitewater (44)—Schumacher 1-0-2, Heckert 4-0-10, Grusinske 4-2-11, Carollo 2-2-6, Henneman 1-3-5, Reynolds 2-6-10. Totals: 14-13-44.

Turner 12 19—31

Whitewater 9 35—44

3-point goals—Whitewater 3 (Heckert 2, Grosinske 1), Turner 2 (Nitz, Metzger). Free throws missed—Whitewater 10, Turner 9. Total fouls—Turner 18, Whitewater 16. Fouled out—Nitz, Heckert.

Nonconference girls

Delavan-Darien 48, West Allis Central 45—Kailea Timmerman hit two free throws with five seconds left, and Delavan-Darien defeated host West Allis Central in a nonconference game at West Allis.

A desperation three by Central failed at the buzzer.

Jaida Speth led the Comets with 28 points. She had 13 in the first half, which ended with the Comets ahead 21-20.

DELAVAN-DARIEN 48, WEST ALLIS CENTRAL 45

Delavan-Delavan (48)—Jas. Speth, 1-1-3; Timmerman, 1-3-6; Jai.Speth, 9-9-28; Peralta, 3-0-7; Anderson, 1-1-4. Totals: 15-14-48.

Central (45)—Mui-Wright, 2-0-4; Powell, 8-3-19; Whigum-Rogers, 3-1-7; Baker, 3-3-9; Lenz, 1-0-2; Vega, 2-0-4. Totals: 19-7-45.

Delavan-Darien 21 27—48

Central 25 20—45

Three-point goals—Delavan-Darien 4 (Timmerman, Jai. Speth 1, Peralta, Anderson). Free throws missed—Delavan-Darien 5, Central 7. Total fouls—Delavan-Darien 11, Central 17.

Elkhorn 51, Kenosha Christian Life 15—The Elks set a season high for points and ended a two-game losing skid by routing the Eagles in a nonconference game at Elkhorn High.

Haley Remington led Elkhorn (6-5) with 11 points, while Morgan Hunter added 10.

ELKHORN 51, KENOSHA CHRISTIAN LIFE 15

KCL (15)—Liebich 3-0-8, Taff 1-0-2, Engle 1-2-4, Fredrick 0-1-1. Totals: 5-3-15.

Elkhorn (51)—Rand 1-0-2, Smith 1-0-2, Remington 5-1-11, Christensen 1-0-2, Ehrhardt 1-2-4, Trombley 4-0-8, Kirkpatrick 3-0-6, Ivey 3-0-6, Hunter 4-1-10. Totals: 23-4-51.

KCL 5 10—15

Elkhorn 29 22—51

3-point goals—KCL 2 (Liebich 2), Elkhorn 1 (Hunter). Free throws missed—Elkhorn 5, KCL 5.

Trailways South boys

Williams Bay 69, Parkview 67—The Vikings gave up a four-point lead in a Trailways South loss to the Bulldogs.

Justin Balch led Parkview (7-3, 2-2 South) with 19 points. Williams Bay (7-5, 4-1 South) is alone in second place behind league-leading Palmyra-Eagle (4-0 South).

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