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Juda falls in OT; Black Hawk, Pecatonica net wins
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SHULLSBURG - A free throw with five seconds left in overtime was the nail in the coffin for Juda Friday. The Panthers went toe-to-toe with the Miners all game before Anna Burgess drilled the late free throw to give Shullsburg a 50-49 win in the Six Rivers Challenge.

Heather Boeke had 16 points and Ellen Kiser added 14 for Juda, which trailed 15-10 after the first quarter and 23-17 at halftime.

In the third, the Panthers awoke and brought the game back to a tie, forcing overtime.

"We stopped them at the buzzer to force overtime," Juda head coach Curt Brown said. "(Shullsburg has) really strong guards and the pressure they brought got to us a little bit."

Neither team shot well from the free throw line. Juda (8-8, 2-5 Six Rivers East) finished just 5 of 14 from the charity stripe and Shullsburg (10-6, 3-4 Six Rivers West) was a measily 12 of 33.

Pecatonica 64, Benton 35

BENTON - Pecatonica's backcourt paved the way for another big win over the Zephyrs.

Vikings junior Alisha Esselstein scored 15 points and had five rebounds and six steals. Senior Kimee Chandler, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee recruit, had 13 points, six rebounds, nine assists and four steals. Senior Kaitlyn Linder had 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Pecatonica (8-8, 4-4) jumped out to a 16-7 first quarter lead. The Vikings had a big second quarter where they scored 20 points to take a 36-13 halftime lead.

Black Hawk 63, Cassville 46

CASSVILLE - Black Hawk's Kim Wellnitz and Rachel Rygh combined to score 28 points to lift the Warriors to another win.

Black Hawk (14-1, 8-0) and ranked fifth in the Division 4 Coaches Poll, outscored the Comets 12-6 in the first quarter and built an 11-point lead by halftime.

Senior Kim Wellnitz and Rygh each scored 14 points. Black Hawk junior Alyssa Piefer scored nine points, which all came on three 3-pointers. Seniors Katie Place and Brooke Ritschard each added seven.

Highland 42,

Albany 17

HIGHLAND - The Comets were limited to just three first half field goals and couldn't overcome a 21-6 halftime deficit.

Albany (9-7, 4-3) was outscored in every quarter and shot just 7 of 14 from the free throw line.

Albany junior Sydney Bump scored eight points. Highland was led by Kendall Wienkes who scored 14 points and Morgan Bomkamp who had 12.

Belmont 65, Monticello 42

BELMONT - The Ponies (3-9, 2-5) had two players reach double figures, but it wasn't enough to knock off Belmont.

The Braves jumped out to a 29-22 halftime lead and put the game away by outscoring Monticello 23-3 in the third quarter.

Monticello seniors Kelsey Bernet and Haley Blum each scored 12 points.

Belmont's Kailee Kamps scored a game-high 26 points for the Braves.

River Ridge 52, Argyle 19

RIVER RIDGE - The Orioles lost their seventh straight game by digging themselves a first quarter hole they couldn't get out of against the Timberwolves.

River Ridge outscored Argyle (2-12, 0-7) 20-8 in the first half and cruised from there.

Argyle sophomore Katie Dammen scored a team-high six points.