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Juda girls run by Albany
Juda junior MacKenzie Byrne tries to score during a WIAA regional quarterfinal against Albany on Tuesday at Juda High School. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
JUDA - A balanced scoring attack led the Juda girls basketball to a 66-54 win over Albany on Tuesday in a WIAA Division 5 regional quarterfinal game.

Juda (13-10) had four players reach double figures. Seniors Sara Jordan and Alexis Goecks each scored a team-high 14 points. Goecks made 7 of 8 free throws. Both junior Erika Duecker and senior Chelsea Burkhalter added 11 points.

"It's really big," Juda coach Curt Brown said of the balanced scoring. "We have been struggling to score the last few games. We started out strong. Sara Jordan really got us going. It was more patience on offense. We ran the offense a lot more and our defense was great."

Albany junior Haley Freitag and sophomore Libby Beck each scored a game-high 16 points. The Panthers jumped out to a 16-point lead at the half. The Comets outscored the Panthers 31-27 in the second half. Beck hit 6 of 8 free throws. Sophomore Payton Zurfluh added 12 points.

Juda made it to the sectional last year. The next test for the Panthers will come in a regional semifinal Friday when they play at second-seeded Barneveld.

Barneveld swept two games from Juda this season. The Golden Eagles defeated the Panthers 54-32 Feb. 10 in Barneveld and 67-37 Feb. 14 in Juda.

"We just played them a week ago," Brown said. "It's fresh in our heads. We know what we need to do. We will give it our best shot."

Also Tuesday, Brodhead knocked off East Troy 58-41. Brodhead (11-12) advances to play top-seeded Whitewater in a Division 3 regional semifinal Friday.

Argyle (9-14) upended Randolph 49-34 and will play top-seeded Black Hawk in a Division 5 regional semifinal game Friday in South Wayne. Black Hawk swept two games from the Orioles during the regular season. Black Hawk beat Argyle 63-32 Jan. 28 in Argyle and 54-20 Feb. 10 in South Wayne.

Lancaster tipped New Glarus in a Division 4 regional quarterfinal 46-41, and Rio rolled to a 66-13 win over Pecatonica in a Division 5 regional quarterfinal.