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JUDA - Monticello girls basketball coach Lori Brokopp challenged her team to stop the penetration of Juda sophomore point guard Chelsea Burkhalter.

Monticello responded rolling to a 48-23 win over Juda Thursday. Monticello (4-3, 2-0 Six Rivers East) outscored the Panthers 10-1 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

"Halftime couldn't have come at a better time," Brokopp said. "Chelsea was causing us some issues. She hit a 3-pointer and we wanted to make sure she wouldn't be able to get where she wanted to go. We increased our pressure on the ball."

Monticello senior Alyssah Kubly scored a game-high 15 points and senior Courtney Leuzinger had 12 points. Teammate Samantha DeVoe added 10 points.

"I'm not sure how many rebounds she (Leuzinger) had, but she dominated the inside on the boards," Brokopp said.

Juda coach Curt Brown said the Panthers played OK in the first half. Brown understands that not making a basket in the third quarter was tough to overcome.

"In the second half, we went cold shooting, and we can't do that against a good team that has a lot of weapons," he said.

Juda sophomore Alexis Goecks scored a team-high nine points and Burkhalter added seven points. With the loss, Juda drops to 3-4, 1-2.

Monticello will host the defending Division 5 state champion Barneveld on Tuesday.

"It's always great if you get to play the state champions," Brokopp said. "The girls always look forward to playing Barneveld. They love the challenge."

Each player for Barneveld is a scoring threat, Brokopp said.

We have to be able to handle their pressure," she said. "They will need to miss some of the shots they are known for. We have to stay focused and hopefully we can make it competitive."

Lakeside 64, New Glarus 43

NEW GLARUS - Lakeside Lutheran stayed unbeaten cruising to a 64-43 win over New Glarus.

Lakeside Lutheran used a fullcourt press the entire game and stymied the Glarner Knights with traps and double teams.

Lakeside Lutheran's Abby Monis scored a game-high 25 points. The Warriors jumped out to a 19-8 lead against the Knights. The Knights rallied to cut the Warriors' lead to 32-26 at halftime. The Warriors took control of the game outscoring the Knights (3-5) 17-7 in the third quarter.

"They came out ready to go," New Glarus coach Megan Scheele said of Lakeside Lutheran. "We knew they were going to press. We just didn't execute it well. We will learn from the double teams. It's a good learning experience."

New Glarus junior Tamara Elzen scored a team-high 11 points and sophomore teammate Evonne Strahm added 10 points.

Argyle 47, Pecatonica 37

ARGYLE - Senior Kylie Johnsen scored a game-high 16 points to lead Argyle to a 47-37 win over Pecatonica.

Argyle made 21 of 38 free throws including 5 of 12 in the fourth quarter to fend off the Vikings.

Argyle sophomore Kayla Butler-Paulson added 10 points.

Pecatonica senior Emily Scoville scored a team-high 11 points and junior teammate Sam Erickson chipped in eight points.

Barneveld 82, Albany 14

BARNEVELD - Hannah Whitish and Rachel Slaney combined to score 63 points to lead Barneveld to an 82-14 win over Albany.

Whitish scored a game-high 35 points and made six 3-pointers and Slaney added 28 points. With the win, Barneveld, ranked No. 1 in the Division 5 Coaches' poll, improves to 4-0, 2-0 Six Rivers East.

The Eagles jumped out to a 28-6 lead on the Comets and built a 42-point lead at halftime.

Albany was led by Sydnee Woyak who scored a team-high nine points.