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Monday hoops: SV girls find first win

The Spring Valley girls basketball team cinched its first win of the 2017-18 season with a 58-38 win over Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran on Monday, Jan. 29. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia

Spring Valley's girls basketball team put the pieces together on Monday, Jan. 29 to claim its first win of the season against Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran.

The Cardinals (1-16, 0-10) scored 58 points to the Lancers' 38, and exceeded their average point total by 27.4 marks.

"I am very happy for our girls," SV head coach Sean Hoolihan said. "They have done a great job of continuing to work hard and play together as a team."

Hoolihan said the win was sealed by his team's improved shooting and rebounding.

The Cardinals will be challenged at home on Thursday, Feb. 1 when they host Elk Mound who is 13-4 on the season and 7-3 in conference play.

Stats for this game will be added to the article once they are submitted online.

Clear Lake 60, Elmwood/Plum City 33

The Warriors only had four players score against the Wolves, but the four who did add points on the board were too much for EPC to handle.

Maggie Rosen shot an impressive 75 percent from the field and put up 24 points against the Wolves. The sophomore is averaging 17.6 points per game in the 2017-18 season. Madison Zimmer added 15 points to her team's win, six of which came from her perfect shooting at the free-throw line. Julianna Rosen chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double, and Montana Niles recorded Clear seven points.

The Wolves struggled offensively and shot 27.5 percent from the field compared to Clear Lake's 58 shooting percentage.

Lexi Diesing and Alyssa Peterson both scored eight points as EPC's leading scorers. Diesing also led her team in rebounding with six boards. Katie Feuker contributed six points, while Ellie Funk and Tayler Whipple both finished with four points. Rowan Rupakus added a three-pointer to EPC's 33 total points.

EPC heads to Colfax on Thursday, Feb. 1 where they'll face the 12-4 Vikings team that's known for its superior shooting. The Wolves will need to bump up their shooting percentage to keep things interesting with the Vikings on Thursday.

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