WATERTOWN – Sophomore Shooting Guard Taylor Roughen scored 27 points at height and hit two of her five 3-pointers, including a four-point game, at the decisive 18: 0 run of the Lake Mills girls' basketball team in the second half L-Cats to a 52-33 victory in Capitol North against hosts Luther Prep on Friday.
Sophomore Julianna Wagner scored with a 3-point shot from the top of the shot to give Lake Mills 48-29 in 4 minutes and 30 seconds before the end.
Lake Mills (11-4, 3-1 Capitol North) shot in defeat by Luther Prep (5: 5, 0: 3) in four matches, despite playing without second-placed scorer Jade Pitta, who has an ankle injury.
The L-Cats, who are now winners of four consecutive matches, scored five points at half-time and won with 16 points in the second half of Roughen.
"She did a great job shooting the ball," said Brandon Mills basketball coach, girl from Lake Mills. "We had difficulty shooting and missed some easy looks in the first half. The and-one was a huge piece. Wagner's three and one and the other kind have cleared the game.
"She got hot tonight and she is able to do that almost every night. Mahone did a good job with (Grace Schmidt), whose job is very good. Hannah Lamke had some big pieces with one theft and one and one from the bank. Vivian Guerrero recovered tonight like crazy, which was huge. Wagner was the ground general. "
Schmidt scored a total of 14 points for the Phoenix and finished a three-point game to shorten the lead of Lake Mills with 30: 30.
Luther Prep had the opportunity to take the lead after seeing sales from Lake Mills, but pledged itself and could never regain momentum.
"It was not just a moment," said Mark Basketballer, Mark Basketballer of Luther Prep. "There were times when the emotions were charged, but I would not hold that at all. I was happy with the pictures we took. I was happy with the hustle and bustle we showed. I was very happy with the defensive efforts that we had in the first half. The ball did not go in our shots just in the tires.
"Our girls are looking forward to playing them again and getting another shot. I hope that although we start with the conference game at 0-3, we all put on the watch list and give them a game each time we play. "
Guerrero scored nine points and Wagner scored six points for the L-Cats.
Roughening and the second year Ava Wollin made baskets on cruises to open the second half of the score. Lauren Paulsen made a transitional layup, and Schmidt stole a pass, went from coast to coast and hit a left layup to pull Luther Prep within 1.
Wagner scored the games after three points to increase the lead to 30-26.
"We did not do as well as we would have liked in the first half," Siska said. "In the second half we played a much better defense. We did what we planned. All in all, that's a good win. We are against Jade Pitta, our number two. This is a difficult place to play. This is a big win on the road, especially without one of our starters. "
Roughen consecutive 3-hands with the game knotted at 11 in the middle of the first half.
The Phoenix finished half in a 7: 4 run after Schmidt and Junior shot Ana Glisper in the paint.
"I thought the girls played hard," Schröder said. "The ball just did not get in the tires tonight, I did not want to take anything away from Lake Mills, they did a great job and made the ball good, they have some good players and a strong team, so I was really happy how our girls played tonight and how they fought and competed, sometimes the ball just does not go that way. "
Lake Mills welcomes Poynette on Thursday at 19:30.
SEE MILLS 52, LUTHER PREP 33
L-cats 23 29 – 52
Phoenix 18 15 – 33
SEA MILLS (fg-ftm-pts) – Roughen 9-4-27, Wagner 2-1-6, Guerrero 3-3-9, Lamke 1-0-2, Mahone 2-1-5, Wollin 1-1-3. Total – 18-10-52.
LUTHER PREP – Goba 0-2-2, Paulsen 3-0-8, Glisper 2-0-4, Bridgemen 1-0-3, Burke 1-0-2, Schmidt 6-2-14. Totals 13-4-33.
3 hands – LM 6 (Roughen 5, Wagner), LP 3 (Paulsen 2, Bridgemen). Total Fouls – LM 7, LP 14.