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Darlington edges Pecatonica
BLANCHARDVILLE - The Darlington girls basketball team rebounded from a season-opening loss to slip by Pecatonica 43-38 in a non-conference game Friday.

Darlington sophomore Taryn Rankin scored a team-high 12 points to lead the Redbirds. Darlington (1-1) jumped out to a 12-6 lead in the first quarter. Pecatonica (0-2) battled back to slice the Redbirds' lead to three points at halftime.

Pecatonica's Emily Scoville scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Vikings. The Vikings had success getting the ball down low and getting to the free throw line in the second half. The Redbirds led the Vikings 32-30 entering the fourth quarter. The Redbirds outscored the Vikings 11-8 in the fourth quarter.

"I think the big thing for us is we took care of the basketball better in the second and third quarters," Pecatonica coach Aaron Lancaster said.

The Vikings made 7 of 14 free throws in the second half and finished 14 of 23 for the game.

"They did a good job of getting the ball inside and attacking the basket," Lancaster said. "I think they are getting some confidence. They showed in spurts they are putting it together on offense. They competed at the defensive end. I would give our kids a lot of credit for getting after it on the defensive end to make Darlington hit tough shots and they did."

Darlington senior Mariah Wiegel scored nine points and sophomore Callie Norton added seven points.

Pecatonica senior Suzi Hendrickson scored five points and junior Kailee Scraepfer added four points.

Benton-Shullsburg 64, Black Hawk 27

BENTON - The Benton-Shullsburg girls basketball team rolled to a 64-27 non-conference win over Black Hawk Friday.

Black Hawk junior Aleigha Sigafus scored a game-high 17 points. The Zephyrs jumped out to a 14-2 lead over the Warriors in the first quarter and led by 15 points at halftime.

The Zephyrs outscored the Warriors 15-4 in the third quarter to seal the win.