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Ponies, Redbirds net wins
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By Times staff

ARGYLE - The Ponies jumped out to an 11-point lead in the first quarter Thursday, only to see the Orioles draw to within five points at halftime at 19-14.

Monticello used a strong second half and 75 percent shooting from 3-point range to turn back Argyle, 44-31, in Six Rivers East Conference action.

The Ponies were led in scoring by sophomore Desiree Marty with 14 points and junior Taylor Pfeuti with 10 points.

Sophomore Katie Dammen scored eight points for Argyle (2-16, 0-11).

Both teams have non-conference opponents for their next games. Argyle will be at home Saturday to take on Riverdale while Monticello travels to Johnson Creek Tuesday.

Darlington 66, Pectonica 58

DARLINGTON - On Thursday, the Redbirds snapped a five-game losing streak with their biggest offensive output this season in a win over the Vikings in non-conference play.

Senior Ashley Martin scored 22 points and sophomore Amy Jorgenson added a season-high 20 points to lead Darlington.

Pecatonica's Kimee Chandler led all scorers with 25; 16 coming in the first half.

Darlington head coach Adam Rotar was pleased with his team's performance in holding Chandler to nine points in the second half.

"We made adjustments early on in the second quarter. At halftime, I told the team what Pecatonica was doing for Kimee. Granted, she was still getting points, but we did a better job of containing her," Rotar said. "It feels good to play well and win. Everybody crashed the boards and we got the 50-50 balls."

Darlington also got to the free throw line more than the Vikings and made 19 of 32 free throws.

The Redbirds (6-13, 3-9 SWAL) will travel to Argyle Monday for a non-conference game. Pecatonica (9-12, 5-6 Six Rivers East) will close out the regular season at Juda Friday.

Belleville 52, New Glarus 41

BELLEVILLE - The fifth-ranked Wildcats remained undefeated in the Capitol South after a Thursday win over New Glarus.

The Glarner Knights (7-13, 5-5) came back from a 12-4 first-quarter deficit and trailed by just four points at 23-19 at halftime. Belleville (17-1, 10-0) outscored New Glarus 18-7 in the third quarter to open up a 41-26 lead in the second half. Rachel Miller and Michelle Preston each connected from 3-point range early in the second half to pull New Glarus to within 10 points, but couldn't get any closer.

New Glarus will close the regular season Friday at Lakeside Lutheran.

Parkview 60, Brodhead 47

BRODHEAD - Senior Dana Lewis topped Brodhead with 21 points Thursday, but Jenna Larson and Stephanie Aasen combined for 38 points as the Vikings beat the Cardinals in a Rock Valley South Conference game.

Orfordville Parkview (17-2, 13-2) is ranked seventh in this week's Associated Press Division 3 poll. The Cardinals (12-8, 11-3) next game will be at home Monday against Walworth Big Foot.

Barneveld 51, Juda 38

BARNEVELD - The Juda Panthers made a strong bid to upset the Barneveld Eagles on the road Thursday night, but fell short 51-38 in a Six Rivers East Conference game.

The Panthers (9-11, 4-7) trailed by just two points at halftime, 25-23, but scored only 15 points in the second half.

Sophomore Ellen Kiser paced the Panthers with 13 points and senior Heather Boeke added 11.