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Prep sports: McFarland girls beat seventh-ranked Jefferson for the second time

Prep sports: McFarland girls beat seventh-ranked Jefferson for the second time

A three-pronged offensive attack carried the McFarland girls basketball team to a 55-42 victory over the state’s seventh-ranked Division 2 team, Jefferson, on Monday night.

The visiting Spartans (5-3) got 18 points from senior Katie Hildebrandt, 17 from freshman Teagan Mallegni and 10 from senior Lindsey Lonigro. McFarland opened a 31-23 halftime lead and beat Jefferson (16-2) for the second time this season, accounting for the Eagles’ only losses.

Jefferson got 12 points from junior Aidyn Messmann.

Luther Prep 71, DeForest 65

Taylor Zellmer and Grace Schmidt scored 17 points each as the host Phoenix (8-4) held off the Norskies (7-4). Luther Prep rode its balanced scoring to a 38-point second half, breaking away from a 33-33 halftime tie. Rylan Oberg scored 18 points to lead DeForest.

Verona 45,

La Crosse Central 37

The Wildcats (3-2) held the host Red Raiders (3-3) to 15 second-half points and got 16 points from Taylor Stremlow and 14 from Reagan Briggs to pull out a victory. Brittany Mislivecek scored 14 points for Central.

Stoughton 35, Burlington 33

The Vikings (1-4) made eight of 10 free throws in the second half to wipe out a three-point deficit and pick up their first victory against the host Demons (3-16). Caylie Kotlowski and Ava Perkins scored nine points each and combined for 12 second-half points.

Lodi 61, Columbus 43

Lauryn Milne made 11 of 12 free throws on her way to 25 points as the visiting Blue Devils (4-9, 3-4 Capitol North) beat the Cardinals (9-11, 2-5). Jaiden Dornaus and Alise Hayes each finished with nine points for Columbus.

Waterloo 61,

Wis. Heights 49

The host Pirates (9-12, 3-6 Capitol South) used a 40-point second half to beat the Vanguards (2-7, 2-4). Skyler Powers led Waterloo with 25 points. Hanna King led Heights with 17.

New Glarus 64, Potosi/Cassville 44

Lindsay Schadewalt scored 20 of her 31 points in the first half, helping the host Glarner Knights (16-4) open a 31-22 halftime lead in a victory over the Chieftains (9-7). Jaylynn Benson added 14 points for the winners. Anna Kartman scored 14 points for Potosi/Cassville.

Beloit Turner 39, Evansville 23

The Trojans (11-6) raced to a 27-12 halftime lead and held on to beat the host Blue Devils (5-12). Olivia Tinder scored 17 points for the winners.

Markesan 39, Cambridge 34

The visiting Hornets (15-5) held the Blue Jays (6-12) to nine first half points to hang on for the win despite scoring 13 in the second half. Gracie Mast totaled 24 points for Markesan. Mayah Holzueter led three Cambridge scorers with 22 points.

Boys basketball

Beaver Dam 88,

Janesville Craig 63

Nate Abel scored 47 points, making 15 field goals (including six 3-pointers) and 11 of 13 free throws, to send the Golden Beavers (14-4) past the Cougars (5-12). Brady Helbing added 14 points and Tyler Bunkoske 12 for Beaver Dam. Angelo Rizzo had 26 points for Craig.

Edgerton 61, Middleton 60

Clayton Jenny scored 28 points and went 13-for-14 from the free throw line, including 6-fot-6 down the stretch, to help the host Crimson Tide (16-4) edge the Cardinals (1-2). Middleton got 15 points from Nick Meinholz.

Monroe 70, Oregon 43

JT Seagreaves scored 15 of his 22 points in the first half to help the host Cheesemakers (11-1), ranked sixth in Division 2, build a 19-point halftime lead over the Panthers (4-3). Cade Meyer added 21 points and Carson Leuzinger 16 for Monroe. Ryne Panzer had 15 points for Oregon.

Edgewood 68,

River Valley 39

Ben Newton finished with 11 points and Ovu Nwankwo 10 as the Crusaders (5-11) beat the host Blackhawks (4-8). Tyler Nachreiner led River Valley with 10 points.

Fort Atkinson 45, Badger 33

The visiting Blackhawks (6-2) held the Badgers (1-17) to seven points in the first half and coasted to victory behind the 12-point performance of Greyson Wixom and 11 points from Carson Baker. Brad Lyon scored 10 for Badger.

Portage 73, Wautoma 67

The visiting Warriors (6-12) held onto a 15-point halftime lead to upend the Hornets (9-9). Cooper Roberts had 26 points, Erik Brouette 14 and Hayes Hensler added 13 for Portage. Logan Johnson totaled 22 for Wautoma.

Poynette 72, Pardeeville 51

The host Pumas (9-6) closed the first half with a 21-8 scoring run to open a 36-18 lead that held up against the Bulldogs (7-7). The winners got 23 points from senior forward Nik Feller. Derek Lindert scored 15 for Pardeeville.

Abundant Life 40, Argyle 37

Seth Byington scored 18 points as the Challengers (3-1) made a 23-19 halftime lead hold up against the Comets (1-9). Clay Ritschard had 16 points for Argyle.

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