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Prep sports: Waunakee girls crank up the defense to shut down Oconomowoc

Prep sports: Waunakee girls crank up the defense to shut down Oconomowoc


A lockdown defense helped the Waunakee girls basketball team pick up its first victory Monday night.

The Warriors held host Oconomowoc to five points in the second half — and zero field goals — on their way to a 59-23 victory over the Raccoons.

The defensive stand helped the Warriors (1-2) break away from a 26-18 halftime lead. Oconomowoc (7-5) went 5-for-14 from the line in the second half.

Waunakee got 16 points from Lauren Statz and 11 from Lauren Meudt.

Reedsburg 72, Mineral Point 39

Mahra Wieman scored 28 points, making five of her team’s 11 3-pointers, as the visiting Beavers (7-1) rolled past the Pointers (7-3). Grace Benish added 11 points and Sydney Cherney 10 for Reedsburg. Mineral Point got 11 points from Kennedy Wenger.

Janesville Parker 67,

Clinton 65 (OT)

The visiting Vikings (1-6) hit five of their 10 free throws in overtime to topple the Cougars (2-6) for their first win of the season. Alyssa Ayers scored 19 points and Alexys Luek and Paisley Booth scored 14 points each for Parker, and each made three 3-pointers.

DeForest 73, Milton 52

Grace Roth scored 11 of her 14 points in the first half to give the visiting Norskies (4-1) a 13-point lead over the Red Hawks (0-2). DeForest’s Aspen Kellier added 10 second-half points to seal the win. Saige Radke led Milton with 14 points.

New Berlin Eisenhower 57, Oregon 33

The host Lions (12-3) took a 31-19 halftime lead over the Panthers (0-2) and held Oregon to 14 second-half points. Eisenhower’s Cameron Hoffman scored nine of her 15 points after halftime. Oregon got nine points from Emily Mortenson.

Wisconsin Dells 60, River Valley 35

Falling behind by 17 points at halftime, the host Blackhawks (1-11) fell to the Chiefs (7-1). Five players finished with at least nine points for Wisconsin Dells, led by Hailey Anchor with 13. Charlotte Ferstl led River Valley with 10 points.

Fort Atkinson 67, Johnson Creek 35

Behind an 18-point effort from Elly Kohl, the host Blackhawks (3-10) rolled past the Bluejays (2-7) to halt a three-game losing streak.

Boys basketball

Lake Mills 58, Sauk Prairie 47

Charlie Bender scored 27 points to lead the L-Cats (8-4) past the host Eagles (5-2). Lake Mills broke open a two-point game with a 33-point second half. Adam Moen added 12 points for Lake Mills. Sauk Prairie got 11 points from Clayton Uselman.

Edgerton 68,

Beloit Turner 61

Backed by a 21-point game from senior Clayton Jenny, the visiting Crimson Tide (13-0) remained perfect with a win over the Trojans (2-7). Jenny made 13 of 17 free throws to lead Edgerton, which made 25 free throws as a team

McFarland 77, Jefferson 68

Pete Pavelic and Jackson Werwinski scored 23 points each and gave the Spartans (2-0) a comeback victory over the host Eagles (2-11). Haygen Miller scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, and Braden Miller scored 14 of his 16 after the break.

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