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Monticello scares Black Hawk
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MONTICELLO - The Monticello girls basketball team's upset bid of Black Hawk, ranked third in the Associated Press Division 4 state poll, came up short Friday night.

Black Hawk (21-1, 12-0 Six Rivers East) beat Monticello 46-35. The Warriors, who won a second straight conference title, jumped out to a 14-8 first quarter lead and led by five points at halftime.

Black Hawk senior Katie Place scored a game-high 16 points and junior Melissa Wellnitz had 14. Fellow junior Rachel Rygh added nine.

The Ponies made just 5 of 12 free throws. Monticello senior Mersadi Hilliard scored a team-high 11 points and senior Kelsey Bernet had seven.

With the loss Monticello drops to 8-12 overall and 5-7 in the Six Rivers East. The Ponies, a No. 6 seed in the WIAA Division 4 Clinton Regional, will play at No. 3 seed Albany Tuesday. Black Hawk, the top seed in the Darlington Regional, hosts Benton.

Barneveld 59, Albany 49

BARNEVELD - The Comets couldn't dig out of a first quarter hole and lost a season finale to the Golden Eagles.

Barneveld (15-7, 10-2) outscored Albany 19-9 in the first quarter. The Comets (10-11, 5-7) outscored the Eagles 32-31 in the second half, but it wasn't enough to erase a 10-point deficit.

Albany junior Hayli Peach scored a team-high 13 points. Fellow juniors Courtney Pfeuti and Hillary Best added 12 and 11 points respectively.

Brodhead 58, Clinton 36

CLINTON - The Cardinals are rolling into the postseason.

After trailing 26-21 at halftime, the Cardinals steamrolled in the second half. Brodhead (14-8, 13-3 Rock Valley South) outscored Clinton 22-4 in the third quarter to take control of the game. The Cardinals only allowed 10 second half points.

Brodhead senior Dana Lewis scored a game-high 23 points and senior Megan Heller added eight.

Brodhead will open up the WIAA Division 2 Verona regional by hosting Evansville March 9.

Lakeside Luth. 72, New Glarus 30

LAKE MILLS - The Glarner Knights couldn't stop Lakeside Lutheran and dropped their regular season finale.

Lakeside Lutheran raced out to an 18-8 lead and the lead in the first quarter that ballooned to 24 points at halftime.

New Glarus senior Alissa Siegenthaler scored a team-high 12 points. Fellow senior Tanya Gruter added six.

New Glarus (8-14, 5-5 Capitol South) will play at No. 2 seed Belleville Tues., March 9, in the Division 3 Monroe Regional.