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Vanguards clip Monticello
MAZOMANIE - Monticello senior Alyssah Kubly scored a game-high 27 points and drilled four 3-pointers, but the Ponies lost a non-conference game to Wisconsin Heights 57-49 Monday.

Wisconsin Heights (4-2) outscored Monticello 21-13 in the first quarter. The Vanguards hit five 3-pointers in the first half with the Ponies (3-2, 1-0 Six Rivers East) playing a 2-3 zone.

"I knew they were a team that liked to attack the basket," Monticello coach Lori Brokopp said. "They were very aggressive, moved the ball well and shot well. It was very difficult to defend their inside game and close out on their shooters. I was proud of my girls. They never stopped and hung their head."

Wisconsin Heights' Macenzie Kraemer scored a team-high 13 points. Holly Wilkinson and Hannah Zander each added 12 points.

Monticello senior Samantha DeVoe added 10 points and made two 3-pointers.

Belleville 44, Pecatonica 19

BELLEVILLE - Turnovers came back to haunt the Pecatonica girls basketball team in a 44-19 non-conference loss to Belleville Monday.

Pecatonica (0-5, 0-1 Six Rivers East) had 10 turnovers on its first 13 possessions and finished with 24 turnovers in the game. The Vikings struggled attacking the Wildcats' full-court press.

"That makes it tough," Pecatonica coach Aaron Lancaster said of the 10 turnovers early on. "The turnovers were the difference in the game. A lot of turnovers were in the halfcourt. We were missing cutters and behind cutters. We also missed some shots in the first half that we needed to make."

Belleville's Tara Hanna scored a game-high 14 points and Grace Schulting added 11 points.

Pecatonica was led by Lexee Ruegsegger, who scored a team-high five points. Pecatonica seniors Emily Scoville and Sami Miller each chipped in four points.

Pecatonica will play at Black Hawk on Friday.

The Darlington girls basketball team's game at Platteville was postponed Monday. The game is rescheduled for Jan. 20.