Cougars put clamps on Jefferson

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CLINTON, Wis. - The Clinton girls basketball team is showing signs of life at the perfect time of the season.

The Cougars won their second consecutive game Monday night thanks to a sterling defensive outing. Clinton defeated Jefferson 48-31 to improve their record in Rock Valley Conference play to 6-8, tying them for sixth place in the conference with Brodhead and Turner.

Clinton was led by Liz Kalk, who scored 14 points and eight rebounds. But the real star was Clinton's team defense. The Cougars limited the Eagles to just 10 points in the first half in assuming a 20-10 advantage.

Olivia Roehl added nine points for Clinton, who turned the ball over just 11 times. Olivia Ganser led Jefferson with 12 points. The Eagles shot just 23 percent from the field.

The Cougars will be back in action Thursday when they host first-place McFarland.

• ORANGEVILLE 54, SOUTH BELOIT 25: The South Beloit girls saw their season come to a close Monday night with a loss in the first round of the IHSA Class 1A playoffs in Durand.

The SoBos trailed Orangeville 23-7 after the first quarter and never got back into the game.

South Beloit was led by Kaya Lervik's seven points.

• HONONEGAH 65, FREEPORT 16: The Indians jumped all over the Pretzels from the start, leading 25-4 after a quarter behind 20 points from Jordan King. The outcome was academic from there.

King led the team with 25 points, while Hannah Malcomson added 10.

The Indians will face Boylan with the NIC-10 title on the line Tuesday in Rockton at 7 p.m.

• BOYS BASKETBALL: BRODHEAD 72, CLINTON 63: Clinton came up short in efforts to win its first conference game of the season. The Cougars trailed by 23 points in the second half before putting on a furious rally to take a 57-56 lead.

The Cardinals responded and took home the victory behind 21 points from Cade Walker and 18 from Dawson VanWyhe.

Riley Anastasi scored 23 points to lead the Cougars, while Tyler Dominy scored 12.

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