Prep girls basketball: L-Cats, Pirates, Falcons win; Eagles, Warriors go down

November 29, 2018 GMT

FORT ATKINSON — The Lake Mills girls basketball team raced out to a 15-point halftime advantage en route to defeating Fort Atkinson 43-24 in a nonconference game on Tuesday night.

The L-Cats’ sophomore wing Jade Pitta scored 14 points and Julianna Wagner finished with eight points.

Lake Mills (3-1) used full-court pressure to force turnovers and did a solid job rotating on defense.

“Defensively, for the majority of the night, we were outstanding,” Lake Mills head coach Brandon Siska said. “Our press forced some turnovers.”

The game was scoreless seven minutes in before Lake Mills went on a 22-7 run to close the half.

“As we get better taking care of the basketball and running our offense efficiently we will be a tough matchup,” Siska said. “There isn’t one person you can try to shut down because others can score.”

For Fort Atkinson (0-4), Anna Schoenike scored 10 points.

Lake Mills hosts a Wisconsin Dells team that posted a 21-4 mark last season and has a senior-laden lineup on Friday night.


Lake Mills 22 21 — 43

Fort Atkinson 7 17 — 24

Lake Mills (fg-ft-tp) — Roughen 0-5-5, Wagner 2-3-8, Pitta 5-2-14, Guerrero 3-0-6, Mahone 1-2-4, Kitsembel 0-1-1, Wollin 2-1-5. Totals 13 15-28 43.

Fort Atkinson (fg-ft-tp) — Brandl 2-0-4, Schoenike 3-4-10, Trieloff 3-0-8, Staude 1-0-2. Totals 9 4-11 24.

Three-point goals — LM, Pitta 2, Wagner; FA, Trieloff 2.

Total fouls — LM, 14, FA, 17.



JEFFERSON — The Eagles were unable to get into an offense rhythm as the team fell behind by 10 points and saw their rally fall short against visiting Brodhead 40-33 in a Rock Valley Conference game on Tuesday night.

Jefferson got within two points in the fourth quarter on a night the team showed resiliency.

“It speaks volumes of the kind of kids we have,” Jefferson head coach Evan Hibbs said. “Unfortunately, we just weren’t able to pull it out ... We have a young team. We’re going to keep getting better.”

For Jefferson (2-2, 1-2 conference), Olivia Ganser scored eight points and Claire Beck had seven.

Sophomore Josie Peterson, who finished with five points, played a solid game and provided the team a boost.

“In the second half especially she provided energy and was aggressive,” Hibbs said. “She was able to get to the free throw line.”

Carissa Purdue scored 11 points for Brodhead (2-2, 0-2).

Jefferson will visit Walworth Big Foot on Friday night in RVC play.


Brodhead 21 19 — 40

Jefferson 15 18 — 33

Brodhead (fg-ft-tp) — Purdue 2-7-11, Kail 1-3-5, Tresemer 1-1-3, Moe 2-4-9, Kleeman 1-0-3, Oliver 3-2-9. Totals 10 17-26 40.

Jefferson (fg-ft-tp) — Ganser 4-0-8, Howard 1-2-5, S. Peterson 1-0-2, H. Peterson 1-3-6, J. Peterson 2-1-5, Beck 2-3-7. Totals 11 9-24 33.

Three-point goals — B, Moe, Kleeman, Oliver; J, Howard, H. Peterson.

Total fouls — B, 16, J, 20.

Fouled out — B, Purdue.



LAKE MILLS — Senior guard Kaitlyn Shadoski scored 17 points as the Lakeside Lutheran girls basketball team lost to visiting DeForest 55-52 in a nonconference game on Tuesday night.

The Warriors trailed by nine points at halftime but struggled to guard an athletic, long DeForest lineup at times.

Senior forward Aleah Grundahl scored 19 points for DeForest (3-0) and teammate Megan Mickelson added 16.

“I’m really proud of the effort,” Lakeside Lutheran head coach Tim Matthies said. “We started kind of slow in the first few minutes ... I couldn’t be prouder of how this group of girls battled.”

Lakeside’s Kaylee Raymond scored seven points and Lauren Thiele notched six.

Lakeside (1-1) travels to Wisconsin Heights on Friday night.


DeForest 33 22 — 55

Lakeside 24 28 — 52

DeForest (fg-ft-tp) — Laufenberh 2-0-5, Compe 1-0-2, Roth 3-0-6, Trautsch 1-2-5, Tschumper 1-0-2, Mickelson 4-8-16, Grundahl 9-1-19. Totals 21 11-24 55.

Lakeside Lutheran (fg-ft-tp) — Slonaker 0-2-2, Gnabasik 1-0-2, Shadoski 5-6-17, Schuetz 1-2-4, Uecker 0-4-4, Thiele 3-0-6, Cody 3-0-6, Raymond 2-2-7, Buxa 2-0-4. Totals 17 16-28 52.

Three-point goals — D, Laufenberg, Trautsch; LL, Shadoski, Raymond.

Total fouls — D, 20; LL 24.


HUSTISFORD — Junior forward Alisha Peplinski scored 10 points to lead a balanced attack as Hustisford’s girls basketball team defeated Central Wisconsin Christian 43-37 in the Trailways East opener on Tuesday.

Hustisford (1-3, 1-0 in conference) trailed 25-23 at halftime but held CWC to just 12 second half points.

“That’s the best game we’ve played so far,” Hustisford girls basketball coach Mack McPherson said. “The girls did a great job not getting caught up in fouls and turnovers. That made all the difference in the game tonight. We were much more patient on offense, and very scrappy on defense. We kept one of their best shooters (Claire Jansen) down to five points.”

Senior forward Cassidy Ewert had eight points, 12 rebounds, two steals and two assists. Junior guard Julia Leinen and senior forward Brittney Fredrick each added nine points.

“Ali made some big moves in the post,” McPherson said. “Cass had a solid all-around game. Leinen and Fredrick each chipped in with nine. The story of the game was the way we were jumping out on defense. We had a chance to rotate all the girls through in the second half. This was a solid win for us against a quality team.”

Hustisford hosts Lourdes Academy on Friday.


CWC 25 12 — 37

Hustisford 23 20 — 43

CWC (fg-ft-tp) — Schouten 4-0-10, Zahlke 3-2-9, M. VanderBerg 6-0-12, Jansen 2-0-5, DeVries 0-1-1. Totals 15 3-5 37.

Hustisford (fg-ft-tp) — Leinen 4-0-9, C. Ewert 2-4-8, S. Peplinski 2-0-5, A. Peplinski 4-2-10, Olson 1-0-2, Fredrick 3-3-9. Totals 16 9-16 43.

Three-point goals — C, Schouten 2, Zahlke, Jansen; H, Leinen, S. Peplinski

Total fouls — CWC 15, H 13

Fouled out — H, A. Peplinski



WATERLOO — Ten players scored for Waterloo’s girls basketball team in a 63-33 nonconfernce win over Wautoma on Tuesday.

Waterloo (3-1) led 34-18 at halftime, sparked by great ball movement.

“In the first half, we had 14 assists on our 16 field goals,” Waterloo girls basketball coach Gabe Haberkorn said. “We did a really nice job. We were really happy with what we were doing. Everybody just stepped up.”

Senior guard Katie Kuhl led the Pirates with 13 points. Sophomore guard Skyler Powers had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore forward Brooke Mosher added eight points and eight rebounds.

Waterloo hosts Parkview in a game with regional seeding implications on Friday.


Wautoma 18 15 — 33

Waterloo 34 29 — 63

Wautoma (fg-ft-tp) — Duran 5-1-14, Gilberto 2-0-6, Koates 1-0-2, Schmidt 1-1-3, Koneiczki 1-0-2, Roder 1-0-2, Chase 2-0-4. Totals 13 2-13 33

Waterloo (fg-ft-tp) — Filter 2-1-5, Limoseth 2-0-4, Battenberg 1-0-2, Powers 5-0-11, Kuhl 5-1-13, Mosher 3-1-8, Wolff 3-0-6, Caraballo 3-1-7, Krueger 0-1-1, Renforth 3-0-6. Totals 27 5-16 63.

Three-point goals — Wau, Duran 3, Gilberto 2; Wat, Powers, Kuhl 2, Mosher

Total fouls — Wau 15, Wat 16