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Warriors pull out win in defensive struggle
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SOUTH WAYNE - Pecatonica's 2-3 zone baffled Black Hawk at times as the Warriors struggled shooting from the outside, but pulled off a 28-20 win over the Vikings Friday.

"It requires you hit some jump shots," Black Hawk coach Mike Flanagan said of the Vikings' 2-3 zone. "I think we moved the ball well. We just had a tough time making jump shots. Some of these kids haven't been in that role. It's a work in progress. We can't really be picky about how we win. A lot of credit to Pec. They played hard. We are fortunate to get another victory."

Black Hawk junior Aleigha Sigafus scored a game-high 11 points.

"They really collapsed on her," Flanagan said. "She's our leading scorer. She stayed aggressive."

Pecatonica senior Emily Scoville scored a team-high eight points to lead the Vikings.

The Warriors (2-3, 1-1 Six Rivers East) shot just 6 of 17 at the free throw line and 4 of 11 in the fourth quarter.

"You have a chance to seal the game and we didn't knock them down," Flanagan said.

Albany 38,

Juda 32

JUDA - The Albany girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season surviving to knock off Juda 38-32.

Albany junior Sydney Woyak scored a game-high 16 points and drilled two 3-pointers. Teammates Paige Blumer and Lyndsay Hoesly each added six points. With the win, Albany improves to 1-6, 1-1 Six Rivers East.

"Albany took control in the fourth quarter and made free throws and we had some costly turnovers," Juda coach Curt Brown said. "It's a learning experience for us."

Juda sophomore Sara Jordan scored a team-high 10 points and sophomore Chelsea Burkhalter added eight points and hit two 3-pointers. With the loss, Juda drops to 2-3, 1-1.

Barneveld 67,

Argyle 19

ARGYLE - Barneveld's Hannah Whitish scored a game-high 26 points and the Golden Eagles cruised to a 67-19 win over Argyle.

Whitish drilled three 3-pointers and teammate Rachel Slaney added 18 points. With the win, Barneveld, ranked No. 1 in the Coaches' poll, improves to 3-0, 1-0 Six Rivers East.

"That girl can attack the basket, can hit the three, she sets up her teammates - she's probably the best basketball player in the area I've ever seen," Argyle coach Kurt Ritschard said of Whitish. "I thought defensively we put a couple different looks at them, but she handled the pressure well."

Barneveld, last year's state champion, jumped out to a 19-9 lead in the first quarter and held a 16-point lead at the half. The Eagles outscored the Orioles 36-4 in the second half. With the loss, Argyle drops to 3-3, 1-1.

"I thought we played pretty well the first half, but after half they made adjustments in the press with their defense, and they just out-transitioned us tonight," Ritschard said. "They forced us into some passing situations where it wasn't successful on our end. They're a wonderful team."

Argyle senior Jenna Langmeier scored a team-high 14 points.

Columbus 57,

New Glarus 37

COLUMBUS - Emma Severson scored a game-high 17 points and Columbus used a big third-quarter surge to beat New Glarus 57-37.

The Cardinals outscored the Glarner Knights (2-4) 20-2 in the third quarter to break open a 26-point lead.

New Glarus was led by McKinley Righter who scored a team-high 10 points.