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Girls Hoops: Orioles fall to Heights, Cards win
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ARGYLE - Foul trouble came back to haunt the Argyle girls basketball team in a 74-64 loss to Wisconsin Heights Tuesday.

The Vanguards jumped out to a 36-27 lead at the half. Argyle used its full-court press, but got into foul trouble.

"Our press wasn't effective," Argyle coach Kurt Ritschard said. "We weren't running it with the same intensity we usually run it with. We got out of position and a lot of our starters got into foul trouble early."

Argyle junior Jena Saalsaa scored a game-high 24 points and junior Kristen Ostby added 18. Another area Wisconsin Heights exceled at was rebounding.

"I thought we did a poor job of rebounding," Ritschard said. "We gave them a lot of second-chance opportunities. If we could have erased about half of those, we would have been on the winning side."

Argyle (11-3, 5-2 Six Rivers East) trailed by 15 points in the second half. However, the Orioles cut the deficit to six points with 2 minutes to go.

"We had to foul and they made their free throws down the stretch," Ritschard said.

Brodhead 73, Clinton 70

BRODHEAD - Senior Erin Nyhus scored a game-high 31 points to propel Brodhead to a win over Clinton Tuesday.

Nyhus did a lot of damage at the free throw line making 12 of 16. The Cardinals as a team shot 67 percent from the charity stripe (24 of 34). Senior teammate Brooke Bescup added 18 points.

Nyhus drained four free throws in the final minute to give the Cardinals a 6-point advantage. Clinton hit a half-court shot at the final buzzer.

With the win, Brodhead improves to 7-6 overall and 4-6 in the Rock Valley Conference. Brodhead's Zoe Tresemer and Alexis Oliver each chipped in 9.

Palmyra-Eagle 56, Juda 40

PALMYRA - Senior MacKenzie Byrne and sophomore Montana Steinmann combined to score 26 points, but Palmyra-Eagle cruised past the Panthers in a nonconference game.

Byrne scored a game-high 15 points and made a 3-pointer. Steinmann added 12 and hit two 3s. With the loss, Juda drops to 4-9 overall and is still 2-5 in the Six Rivers East Conference.