Just nine days ago, the Sun Prairie girls basketball team suffered its only Big Eight Conference loss of the season against Verona.

On Saturday night, the Big Eight champion Cardinals — ranked fifth in Division 1 by The Associated Press — avenged that loss with a 51-33 home victory in a WIAA Division 1 regional final.

Senior Jadya Jansen scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half to help the Cardinals (22-2) build on their 27-12 halftime lead. Junior Elle Moore also had 15 points for the Cardinals.

Senior Chandler Bainbridge led the Wildcats (10-14) with 12 points and junior Sydney Rae added nine.

Madison East 60, Madison Memorial 42

Senior Erin Howard scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to help the host Purgolders (18-6) pull away from the Spartans (14-10) and set up a Thursday sectional meeting against Sun Prairie at Madison La Follette.

East junior Ashayla Moseberry scored 14 points and Kaleena Bentley had 10 points.

Sophomore Leilani Kapinus scored 13 points for Memorial.

Janesville Parker 45, Watertown 39 (OT)

Sophomore Jena Forrestal made a pair of 3-pointers in overtime and finished with 21 points as the visiting Vikings (10-14) edged the Goslings (11-13) to earn a sectional semifinal meeting with the state’s top-ranked team, Mukwonago, on Thursday.

Parker’s Brooke Graesslin made a tying 3-pointer with 4 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

Brianna Hendricks and Teya Maas each scored 12 points for Watertown.

Division 2

Monroe 70, Oregon 47

Junior Sydney Hilliard finished with 22 points to lead the host Cheesemakers (22-2), ranked fourth in Division 2, over the Panthers (16-8).

Junior Emily Benzschawel and senior Sydney Mathiason each scored 14 points for Monroe.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Schrimpf led Oregon with 15 points.

Stoughton 57, Reedsburg 40

Senior Paige Halverson finished with 14 points to lead the Vikings (20-4), ranked seventh in Division 2, over the visiting Beavers (18-6).

Senior Cassidy Bach scored 12 points for Stoughton.

Senior Brooklyn Schyvinck led Reedsburg with 13 points.

Jefferson 59, Milton 46

Senior Parker Fetherston made all eight of her free throw attempts in the second half and finished with 21 points as the host Eagles (23-1), ranked 10th in Division 2, closed on a 24-11 run to top the Red Hawks (11-13).

Jefferson senior Callie Morrison scored 19 points. Kailey Harbort scored 16 points and Chloe Buescher had 14 points for Milton.

Beaver Dam 75, West Bend West 57

Afton Bartol scored 21 points and Matyson Wilke had 16 points, making four 3-pointers, to lead the host Golden Beavers (21-2) past the Spartans (18-7).

Alex Rondorf had six 3s among her 20 points and Maddison Baker had 18 points for West.

Division 3

Lakeside Lutheran 73, Clinton 44

Junior Kaitlyn Shadoski scored 21 points as the host Warriors (18-6) opened the second half on a 37-11 run to pull away from the Cougars (11-14).

Ashley Fritz had 12 points and Kalies Birkholz and Kelsey Birschbach each scored 11 points for Lakeside.

Clinton freshman Olivia Roehl tallied 12 points.

Platteville 50, Dodgeville 37

Josie Nies and Skye Digman each scored 11 points as the visiting Hillmen (20-4), ranked 10th in Division 3, outscored the Dodgers (21-3) by 14 points in the second half to earn the victory.

Jojo Heimerl had 12 points to lead Dodgeville.

Marshall 56, Lodi 47

One day after eliminating defending state champion Madison Edgewood, the visiting Blue Devils (18-7) fell against the state fourth-ranked Cardinals (23-1).

Freshman Anna Lutz scored 22 points and freshman Laura Nickel had 14 for Marshall. Junior Alana Gilles had 19 points for Lodi.

Division 4

Cambridge 54, Markesan 45

Senior Joriann Clary scored 20 points to pace the host Blue Jays (19-5) as they defeated the Hornets (16-8).

Sophomore Olivia Williams scored 14 points to help Cambridge.

Junior Alex Dornfeld led Markesan with 28 points, enough to push her over the 1,000-point career mark.

Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs 47, Belleville 37

Senior Emily Mueller scored 20 points as the Ledgers (22-2), ranked third in Division 4, defeated the Wildcats (15-10).

Sophomore Sophia Grady had nine points for Belleville.

Darlington 57, Mineral Point 53

Junior Kaylee Meyers scored 17 points and junior Casey Glendenning had 10 points to help the host Redbirds (19-4) knock out the Pointers (17-7).

Senior Malorie Johnson scored 13 points for Mineral Point.


Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.