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SOUTH WAYNE - The Black Hawk girls basketball team used a stifling press defense to perfection and ran away with a 57-29 win over Shullsburg Saturday.

Shullsburg finished the game with 33 turnovers, and the Warriors had 23 steals.

"Getting extra possessions with our pressure defense was a big part of it," Black Hawk coach Mike Flanagan said. "It wasn't a good shooting night for us. When you are creating that many turnovers, things tend to go in your favor."

Black Hawk (13-0, 6-0 Six Rivers East), ranked No. 1 in the Division 5 Coaches Poll, raced out to a 39-20 lead at the half. Black Hawk freshman Bailey Butler scored a game-high 15 points. Sophomore teammate Natalie Leuzinger added 10 points. Sophomore Hannah Butler and junior Sydney Delzer each chipped in 9 points. Delzer knocked down two 3-pointers, and senior Hannah Herbst made three of four shots for 6 points.

"We have been getting consistent production from the two Butlers and Leuzinger," Flanagan said. "Every game someone else steps up, and tonight it was Herbst and Delzer making shots. She (Delzer) took advantage of her opportunities."

Black Hawk plays at Pecatonica Tuesday and Argyle Friday. If Argyle can upset Black Hawk, the Orioles would move into a tie with the Warriors atop the conference.

"That is a really big game on Friday," Flanagan said.

In other action Saturday, Williams Bay defeated Monticello 47-37 in a nonconference game. Jordan Crary scored 15 points to help Weston edge Pecatonica 42-36.