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Juda repeats as Gresham champions
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GRESHAM - The Juda girls basketball team is starting to hit its stride after defeating Menomonee Indian 41-37 to win the Gresham Holiday tournament for the second straight year.

Juda (4-2) made some clutch free throws down the stretch and had a big defensive play by junior CJ Dunwiddie to hang on to win the title.

Dunwiddie took a charge when the game was cut to a one possession lead for the Panthers.

"We hit some key free throws," Juda coach Curtis Brown said. "That was their last chance to take the lead. We are finally starting to hit our stride."

Juda junior Katy Knudtson scored six points in about a 45 second stretch in the third quarter to spark the Panthers.

Juda junior Heather Boeke scored a team-high 13 points for the Panthers. Both Ellen Kiser and Knudtson finished with six points each.

Pecatonica 45, Weston 33

BLANCHARDVILLE - The Vikings bounced back from a heartbreaking loss to Mineral Point and picked up a 45-33 victory over Weston in the consolation game of the Pecatonica Holiday tournament.

Pecatonica (6-2, 2-1 Six Rivers East) trailed 18-15 at halftime. The Vikings broke open a two-point lead in the fourth quarter, outscoring Weston 13-3.

"I wish we were playing in the championship game," Pecatonica coach Mike Armitage said. "We earned the right to play in the consolation game. Bottom line, we won this game with defense."

Pecatonica junior Kimee Chandler led the Vikings with a game-high 18 points and senior Brittany Kent added 12.

Markesan beat Mineral Point 50-42 to win the Pecatonica Holiday tournament.

The Vikings will host Wausau Newman at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Black Hawk 59, Parkview 51

ORFORDVILLE - The Warriors held a 19-point lead at one time in the second half before the Vikings made the ending very interesting.

"It was a frenetic pace in the fourth quarter," Black Hawk head coach Mike Flanagan said.

Black Hawk had shut down Parkview virtually all game. The Warriors led 28-16 at halftime and 39-25 headed into the fourth quarter.

"We thought we had them beat. But then we missed some lay ups and missed some free throws, and all of a sudden they were back in the game," Flanagan said.

Parkview made three of their five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, dropping 26 points on the Warriors. Black Hawk could have stretched the game a little further had they shot just a little better from the free throw line. The Warriors shot a dreary 14-of-32 in the game from the charity stripe, something Flanagan will have his team working on for much of the next few weeks.

Kim Wellnitz led the Warriors (7-0, 2-0 Six Rivers East) with a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds). Gabi Lehner added 10 points, Melissa Wellnitz had 8, and Paige Butler chipped in seven points.

Belmont 51, Albany 39

ALBANY - The Comets couldn't overcome a nine-point first quarter deficit and lost a non-conference game 51-39 to Belmont.

Belmont outscored Albany 13-4 in the first quarter and the Comets cut the deficit to 21-16 at halftime.

With the loss, Albany drops to (5-5, 2-2 Six Rivers East).

Albany senior Nicolette Blumer scored a game-high 16 points and sophomore Sydney Bump chipped in seven.