EVANSVILLE, Wis. - After a disappointing start to the season, the Clinton girls basketball team is starting to live up to its own lofty expectations.
The Cougars won their fourth straight game Thursday night in impressive fashion, defeating host Evansville 58-51.
Clinton (6-7 overall, 4-6 Rock Valley Conference) trailed 34-28 at halftime, but outscored the Blue Devils 30-17 in the second half to pull away for the win.
Liz Kalk scored 12 points and handed out eight assists, Hannah Welte scored 12 and added eight rebounds, and post players Olivia Roehl (12 points) and Molly Kemp (10) also finished in double digits.
Paige Banks led the Blue Devils with 18 points.
• BRODHEAD 52, BIG FOOT 37: The Cardinals picked up a surprisingly easy home victory against a Big Foot team suddenly struggling to find its way.
Brodhead (6-6, 4-6 in RVC) held the Chiefs to just 16 points in the first half as they jumped to a 24-16 lead. Brodhead held Big Foot junior Reagan Courier, the leading scorer in the conference at 19 points per game, to just five points.
Olivia Peterson led Big Foot with eight points. The Chiefs dropped to 6-4 in conference play and 7-5 overall.
The Cardinals were led by Madisyn Kail's 11 points, while Alexis Oliver added 10.
• BOYS BASKETBALL: PARKVIEW 62, JOHNSON CREEK 60: Jarrett Brown hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to lift the Vikings over host Johnson Creek Thursday night.
Parkview trailed 30-29 at halftime and had to force some late Johnson Creek turnovers to trigger a comeback.
Ayden Campbell led a strong Parkview game in the post with 22 points, while Justin Balch added 19 points.
• BOYS BOWLING: The Hononegah bowling team brought home the NIC-10 title Thursday, completing an unbeaten season against primary rival Harlem at Vikings Lanes.
The Indians finished with 4,092 pins to Harlem's 3,862 to capture the crown. Hononegah's Justin Anderson led the Indian attack with a 729 series, while Dylan Hamil added a 706.