Kate Huml’s impressive season debut was not enough for Janesville Craig’s girls basketball team Saturday night.
The standout senior shooting guard scored 26 points, but Milwaukee Pius XI pulled away in the second half for a 62-50 nonconference win.
Seattle University recruit Mya Moore led Pius XI (3-1) with 19 points.
“That’s the best team we’ve played,” Craig coach Kerry Storbakken said. “They were long and big, but I thought that’s the best we’ve rebounded all season.
“Kate was dynamite in her first game. Her ball-handling ability helped us beat the press, and just having her back gave us more confidence.”
Huml, who will play at UW-Oshkosh next year, made three 3s and had 16 points in the second half.
Craig (0-3) hosts Madison West on Tuesday in a Big Eight Conference game and is expected to have point guard Ellie Magestro-Kennedy back.
“She’s our energizer on both ends of the court,” Storbakken said of Magestro-Kennedy.
“With her back, it’s another big scoring option on offense, and it’s going to make it tough for teams to defend us because you can’t key on just one player.”
PIUS XI 62, CRAIG 50
Craig (50)—Campbell 1-0-2; Pierson 2-0-5; Huml 9-5-26; Bertocci 2-0-4; Clarke 3-0-6; McBride 1-2-5; Nicholson 1-0-2. Totals: 19-7-50
Pius XI (62)—Kostuck 3-0-6; Wozniak 3-1-7; Ganzer 4-1-9; Wiczek 5-0-11; Mantens 1-2-5; Miranda 1-0-3; Moore 8-3-19. Totals: 25-7-62
Halftime—Pius XI 27, Craig 24. Three-point goals—Craig 5 (Huml 3, McBride, Pierson), Pius XI 3 (Wiczek, Mantens, Miranda). Free throws missed—Craig 2, Pius XI 4. Total fouls—Craig 16, Pius XI 9