Prep girls basketball: Falcons thump Trojans; Pirates win, Warriors stumble
JUNEAU — Hustisford opened the game on a 15-0 run and never trailed in a 47-29 thumping of Dodgeland in a Trailways East girls basketball game on Friday.
Freshman guard Rylie Collien scored a game-high 15 points and senior forward Brittney Fredrick added 11 as Hustisford (11-9, 8-2 in conference avenged a 46-42 home loss to the Trojans in January and maintained a share of first place in the conference with Lourdes Academy.
“This was a very nice win for us, avenging a loss earlier to them,” Hustisford girls basketball coach Mack McPherson said. “These are two big road wins back to back against CWC and now Dodgeland to keep us in a share for first place.”
The Falcons set the tone decisively in the opening minutes.
Junior forward Alisha Peplinski won the opening tip and finished the possession with a basket underneath. Collien followed with a 3-pointer and a baseline drive.
Dodgeland didn’t close out on Fredrick and she buried a pair of 3-pointers. Senior forward Cassidy Ewert capped the run with a jumper from the free throw line.
Dodgeland (9-9, 5-5) did not come close to scoring on its early possessions and finally broke the drought on an inside basket by senior forward Katie Loomis with 11 minutes, 6 seconds left in the first half.
The Trojans trailed 23-11 at halftime, but closed to within seven at one point in the second half. Collien answered with her second 3-pointer of the night and the Falcons never looked back.
“Rylie stepped up,” McPherson said. “Alisha, Cass and Brit dominated the boards in both halves. That made a huge difference.”
Senior guard Julia Holtz scored 14 points to lead Dodgeland, but was not a factor early.
“We had a tremendous game plan in place to keep Holtz off balance,” McPherson said. “She never made a 3. We were going to wait and see if the other four girls were going to beat us and we just kept them off balance the whole night.”
The Falcons came out in a 2-3 zone and paid extra attention to Holtz, who averages 18.4 per contest.
“We brought one of the guards up top and played one pass,” McPherson said. “One guard jumped on the ball while other guard trailed Julia up high and down low. The girls did a great job talking to each other and jumping out for each other. They did a great job executing.”
Hustisford hosts Wayland for Senior Night on Thursday and Oakfield on Friday to close out the regular season.
“I would like to throw a big shout out to our JV team and our JV coach, who notched his 19th straight win of the season,” McPherson said. “They are undefeated in conference. Jesse Bischoff is doing a great job with our JV and the whole program.”
Dodgeland hosts Lourdes Academy on Monday and travels to play Central Wisconsin Christian on Thursday.
HUSTISFORD 47, DODGELAND 29
Hustisford 23 24 — 47
Dodgeland 11 18 — 29
Hustisford (fg-ft-tp) — Leinen 2-1-5, Collien 5-3-15, Ewert 3-0-6, S. Peplinski 1-0-2, A. Peplinski 4-0-8, Fredrick 4-0-11 Totals 19 4-8 47
Dodgeland (fg-ft-tp) — Holtz 6-2-14, Benzing 1-2-4, Firari 1-1-3, Loomis 1-0-2, Bader 2-2-6 Totals 11 7-15 29
Three-point goals — H, Collien 2, Fredrick 3
Total fouls — H 17, D 11
CAMBRIDGE — Kaitlyn Filter, Brittney Limoseth and Skyler Powers each scored nine points as Waterloo’s girls basketball team beat Cambridge 53-35 in a Capitol South game on Friday.
Waterloo improved to 12-8 and 3-5 in conference with the victory. Ashlynn Jarlsberg had 10 points for Cambridge (6-14, 1-8).
The Pirates host Columbus on Tuesday and New Glarus on Thursday.
WATERLOO 53, CAMBRIDGE 35
Waterloo 18 35 — 53
Cambridge 9 26 — 35
Waterloo (fg-ft-tp) — Battenberg 3-0-6, Caraballo 2-0-4, Filter 3-3-9, Krueger 0-1-1, Kuhl 3-0-8, Limoseth 4-1-9, Powers 3-1-9, Renforth 2-3-7 Totals 20 9-16 53
Cambridge (fg-ft-tp) — Bolfer 1-0-2, Hoffmann 1-0-2, Holzhueter 2-0-5, Jarlsberg 3-1-10, Korth 3-0-6, Sundquist 1-0-2, Williams 3-2-8 Totals 14 3-9 35
Three-point goals — W (Kuhl 2, Powers 2); C (Holzhueter, Jarlsberg 3)
Total fouls — W 10, C 14
COLUMBUS — Sophomore guard Jordan Link scored 16 points to help the host Columbus girls basketball team pick up their first conference victory by defeating Lakeside Lutheran 57-53 in a Capitol North Conference game on Friday.
Junior Lauren Thiele totaled 12 points and Abby Buxa contributed 11 for Lakeside (10-8, 5-4 in conference).
The Warriors led by four points at halftime but shot 6-for-18 from the free throw line.
For Columbus (3-15, 1-8), sophomore Ashley Olson tallied 10 points and freshman Emma Paulson finished with nine.
The Warriors were playing without senior guard Kaitlyn Shadoski, the conference’s leading scorer at 17 points per game.
Lakeside plays at Jefferson today in a nonconference game at 7:15 p.m.
Lakeside plays a nonconference game at Marshall on Thursday.
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 53
Lakeside 28 25 — 53
Columbus 24 33 — 57
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN (fg-ft-tp) — Thiele 6-0-12, Buxa 5-1-11, Slonaker 2-1-5, Gnabasik 2-0-4, Schuetz 3-0-6, Uecker 1-0-2, Cody 3-2-9, Murray 1-2-4, Totals 23 6-18 53.
COLUMBUS (fg-ft-tp) — Raley 0-1-1, Link 5-2-16, A. Olson 4-1-10, Boettcher 2-0-4, S. Olson 2-1-5, Zittel 1-3-5, Paulson 3-2-9, Kahl 2-1-5, Ekern 1-0-2. Totals 20 11-31 57.
Three-point goals — LL, Cody, C, Link 4, A. Olson, Paulson.
Total fouls — LL 26, C 19.
Fouled out — LL, Slonaker, Willems.