Warriors pull away; L-Cats, Falcons fall; Eagles, Trojans victorious

November 22, 2018

LAKE MILLS — The Lakeside Lutheran girls basketball team raced out to a 25-point halftime lead en route to taking down visiting Cambridge 59-39 in a season-opening nonconference game.

The Warriors’ Kaitlyn Shadoski scored a game-high 18 points and freshmen Lily Schuetz added nine.

“I thought the kids executed the game plan pretty well in the first half,” Lakeside head coach Tim Matthies said. “We had a pretty solid first half for our first game.”

Cambridge was able to take advantage of transition baskets at times but the Warriors’ defense was solid.

Lakeside sophomore guard Mia Murray notched eight points.

The Warriors played with energy and hustle throughout the game.

“We had a pretty good feel that this was a group that was going to give great effort and play gutsy,” Matthies said. “We were starting to see that tonight.”

For Cambridge (1-1), Gracie Korth totaled 12 points.

Lakeside’s next game is at home against DeForest on Tuesday.


Cambridge 14 25 — 39

Lakeside 39 20 — 59

Cambridge (fg-ft-tp) — Jarlsberg 3-1-8, Korth 6-0-12, Pero 1-1-3, Williams 3-2-8, Holzhueter 1-0-2, Hoffmann 2-2-6. Totals 16 6-14 39.

Lakeside (fg-ft-tp) — Slonaker 2-1-5, Gnabasik 3-0-7, Shadoski 6-6-18, Schuetz 3-0-8, Uecker 1-1-3, Thiele 2-0-4, Cody 1-0-2, Raymond 2-0-4, Murray 3-1-8. Totals 23 9-15 59.

Three-point goals — C, Jarlsberg; LL, Schuetz 2, Gnabasik, Murray.

Total fouls — C, 11, LL 13.


LAKE MILLS — Hosting the defending WIAA state champions early in the season is never an easy task.

The Lake Mills girls basketball team showed it was up to the challenge and gave visiting Marshall a tough fight before falling 50-42 in a nonconference game on Tuesday night.

For Lake Mills (2-1) sophomore guard Taylor Roughen scored 12 points and sophomore guard Julianna Wagner finished with 10 points.

The L-Cats cut a 12-point second-half deficit to one but couldn’t close out the Cardinals.

Lake Mills struggled from the free-throw line which proved to be costly in a tight contest.

“We hurt ourselves from the free-throw line going 1-for-9 in the first half and 10-of-20 for the game,” Lake Mills head coach Brandon Siska said. “Against a good team, in a close game, we have to hit our free throws.”

Lake Mills trailed by 12 with six minutes to play in the first half and a successful three-point play conversion by Vivian Guerrero shortly before the intermission cut Marshall’s lead to 10 points.

“I thought my girls did a great job of battling and continuing to fight,” Siska said. “You can see how close we are. We have some things we need to clean up and work on.”

Marshall (1-0) sophomore forward Anna Lutz tallied 18 points and teammate Laura Nickel scored 16. When Lutz was saddled with foul trouble Lake Mills successfully pressed and forced turnovers. Some of the shots the L-Cats were missing in the first half started falling after halftime.

Lake Mills returns to action on Tuesday at Fort Atkinson.

“(I’m proud) of the attitude and effort,” Siska said. “We had a playoff atmosphere with the student section being awesome and having the band being there.”


Marshall 25 25 — 50

Lake Mills 15 27 — 42

Marshall (fg-ft-tp) — Lutz 5-7-18, M. Morel 5-2-12, C. Morel 2-0-4, Nickel 7-2-16. Totals 19 11-17 50.

Lake Mills (fg-ft-tp) — Roughen 5-1-12, Wagner 3-4-10, Pitta 3-0-9, Guerrero 2-3-7, Mahone 1-2-4. Totals 15 10-20 42.

Three-point goals — M, Lutz; LM, Pitta 3, Roughen.

Total fouls — M 18, LM 13.


JEFFERSON — Sophomore Ainsley Howard scored 21 points and junior Olivia Ganser finished with 15 points to push the visiting Jefferson girls basketball team past Evansville 54-38 in an RVC game on Tuesday night.

The Eagles built a 13-point halftime lead and Evansville never got any closer then eight points.

Playing on the road in league play can be a tough task but the Eagles were up to the challenge.

“I thought they did a very good job with that,” Jefferson head coach Evan Hibbs said. “It was kind of a quiet gym when we first got there. I told my kids there’s not a lot of energy right now. We have to bring the energy even if it’s not here at the moment. That’s something we can control and I think we did a good job of that.”

Jefferson (2-1, 1-1 conference play) shot 16-for-19 from the free-throw line and Howard was 8-of-8 from foul line.

“As a team we missed three free throws all game,” Hibbs said. “That’s something I preach. We try to practice free-throw shooting a lot. Tonight it paid off.”

Sophomore Sophie Peterson scored four points off the bench and played solid, stingy defense.

For Evansville (1-2, 1-1), Abby Eftemoff scored 15 points.

Jefferson plays Brodhead at home on Tuesday.


Jefferson 33 21 — 54

Evansville 20 18 — 38

Jefferson (fg-ft-tp) — Ganser 5-4-15, Howard 5-8-21, S. Peterson 2-0-4, Neitzel 1-0-2, H. Peterson 1-2-4, J. Peterson 2-0-4, Beck 1-2-4. Totals 17 16-19 54.

Evansville (fg-ft-tp) — Fillner 1-0-2, Serdelbach 1-0-2, Eftemoff 6-3-15, Wagner 3-0-6, Acker 0-2-2, Tofte 0-1-1, Banks 2-5-10. Totals 13 11-17 38.

Three-point goals — J, Howard 3, Ganser; E, Banks.

Total fouls — J, 18 E, 18.


JUNEAU — Senior guard Julia Holtz led all scorers with 22 points as Dodgeland’s girls basketball team beat Williams Bay 46-30 in a nonconference game on Tuesday.

Dodgeland (2-1) led 24-19 at halftime, paced by 12 points on six field goals from Holtz. The Trojans pulled away in the second half to win by 16. Holtz hit two 3-pointers after halftime.

“We really missed some shots that could have went down in the first half,” Dodgeland girls basketball coach Barry Hinrichsen said. “At halftime, we just talked about continuing to do what we’re doing and the shots will fall, and they did. That helped us get going. We went man-to-man after halftime. That seemed to help us push the lead out a little.

Freshman forward Adrianne Bader added eight points for the Trojans. Senior guard Meygan Benzing added five. Senior forward Katie Loomis and freshman guard Miranda Firari each added four.

“Julia had a difficult time getting a call tonight,” Hinrichsen said. “She got called for a couple offensive fouls but stayed the course and continued grinding. We got some scoring from some other girls, which really helped. We need to be in the mid-40s or 50s to be successful. It was good to see us score 46.”

Dodgeland plays at Pardeeville on Tuesday.


Williams Bay 19 11 — 30

Dodgeland 24 22 — 46

Williams Bay (fg-ft-tp) — Hoover 1-0-2, Rabenhast 1-0-2, Silverman 2-2-8, Nolan 5-0-10, Robbins 1-0-2, Pollack 2-0-4, Olson 1-0-2. Totals 13 2-2 30.

Dodgeland (fg-ft-tp) — Schreier 0-1-1 Holtz 10-0-22, Benzing 2-1-5, Knueppel 0-1-1, Firari 2-0-4, Loomis 2-0-4, Bader 3-2-8, Soter 0-1-1. Totals 19 6-17 46.

Three-point goals — WB, Silverman 2; D, Holtz 2.

Total fouls — WB 17, D 9.


HUSTISFORD — Sam Leisemann led three players in double figures with 14 points for Fall River in a 51-28 nonconference win over Hustisford’s girls basketball team on Tuesday.

Fall River led 27-14 at halftime. Junior guard Julia Leinen scored seven of her nine points in the second half to help Hustisford (0-3) pull within 14 at one point.

“I thought we came out the first couple minutes and settled down, and looked good on both ends of the court,” Hustisford girls basketball coach Mack McPherson said.

“Then our old nemesis popped up, fouls and turnovers. We went through a dry spell on the offensive end and allowed them to take a 13-point lead at halftime.”

“In the second half, it was more of the same, with the exception of Julia scoring seven of her nine points. Then we got ourselves in foul trouble and started throwing the ball around, and they pulled away. That was the story.”

Hustisford hosts Central Wisconsin Christian on Tuesday.


Fall River 27 24 — 51

Hustisford 14 14 — 28

Fall River (fg-ft-tp) — Schwartz 6-0-13, B. Gregorio 1-0-2, Schultz 0-1-1, M. Gregorio 4-1-9, Rozinski 4-2-12, Leisemann 5-4-14. Totals 20 8-21 51.

Hustisford (fg-ft-tp) — Hildebrandt 1-0-3, Leinen 4-0-9, C. Ewert 0-1-1, A. Peplinski 2-1-5, Rinehart 1-0-2, Olson 0-2-2, Bischoff 0-1-1, Fredrick 1-2-5. Totals 9 7-17 28.

Three-point goals — FR, Schwartz, Rozinski 2; H, Hildebrandt, Leinen, Fredrick.

Total fouls — FR 18, H 17.

Fouled out — H, A. Peplinski.

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