Trojans post rare win over Cards

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BELOIT- The Beloit Turner girls basketball team defeated Brodhead for the first time since Jan. 5, 2006 Friday when the visiting Cardinals missed a shot at the buzzer, giving the Trojans a narrow 43-42 victory.

Turner's Mara Fowler sunk three 3-pointers in the game's final 2:23 to lead the Trojans back from a five-point deficit. Fowler led the Trojans, along with Carson Nitz, with 12 points.

Turner missed a pair of free throws, and the Cardinals set up with 3.1 seconds left, needing a basket to win. The ball went to Erin Nyhus, the Brodhead senior who led all scorers with 24 points. Nyhus got the ball at her own free throw line extended, took three dribbles and let fly with a shot that grazed the rim, giving the Trojans the win.

The Trojans will be back in action Monday night when they host Harvard at 7 p.m.

• LA FOLLETTE 68, BELOIT MEMORIAL 27: The Lancers scored the game's first 21 points and cruised to a win over the Beloit Memorial girls Friday night in Madison. The Purple Knights trailed 39-16 after the terrible start and weren't able to get back into the game, scoring just 11 points in the second half.

• CLINTON 51, EAST TROY 49: The Cougars eked out a victory against the visiting Trojans behind 12 points from sophomore Liz Kalk. Molly Kemp added eight points and three others had at least seven as the Cougars improved to 2-1 in Rock Valley Conference play.

• JEFFERSON 53, BIG FOOT 40: The Chiefs were outscored 35-22 in the second half as the Eagles put up a stifling defensive performance on Big Foot.

Courtney Schoenbeck led the Chiefs with 13 points, while Reagan Courier added 10.

. HONONEGAH 72, AUBURN 50: The Indians remained unbeaten and unchallenged six games into the 2017-18 season.

Hononegah blitzed the visiting Knights, taking a 17-10 lead after the first quarter and cruising to a 39-15 lead at halftime. Jordan King led the Indians with 22 points, eight rebounds and seven steals. Hannah Malcomson added 17 while Julia Burns had 16.

• BOYS BASKETBALL: AUBURN 52, HONONEGAH 51: The Indians got off to a hot start, but couldn't hold off a talented Auburn team on the road Friday night. Hononegah took a 13-4 lead after the first quarter, but Auburn battled back to get within 25-21 at halftime.

The Knights took a 40-35 lead into the fourth quarter, then hung on for the one-point victory. Hononegah will face another stern test Wednesday, when they host conference favorite Jefferson.

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