The Stoughton girls basketball team drilled seven 3-pointers Nov. 20 to cruise to a 75-55 Badger South Conference win over Monona Grove.
“I thought we had great balance,” coach Brad Pickett said. “This group doesn’t care who gets the credit.
Senior Emma Kissling scored a team-high 19 points and knocked down two 3-pointers. Senior Peighton Trieloff added 15 points and hit two 3s.
Senior Kyianna Baker posted a double-double (12 points and 10 rebounds) for Stoughton (3-0 overall, 1-0 conference).
“I thought Kyianna did a great job rebounding for us,” Pickett said. “She does whatever the team needs her to do for us to be successful.”
Stoughton outscored Monona Grove (1-1 overall, 0-1 conference) 35-23 in the first half to build a 12-point lead. Stoughton senior Delaney Seidel chipped in eight points and senior Alex Ashworth hit two 3-pointers for six points and added five assists.
Monona Grove senior McKenna Warnock, a University of Iowa recruit, scored a game-high 26 points on 9-for-25 shooting and had 13 rebounds,. Warnock made 2 of 11 three-pointers.
“She is a very talented player and we knew that she is so difficult to completely shut down. It was a team effort to make her work for everything,” Pickett said.
Pickett expects the 3-point shot to be a weapon in many games this season.
“We moved the ball really well to get great looks,” he said.
The Vikings shot 80 percent from the free throw line (16 of 20). In tight games this season, Pickett expects Stoughton to have the edge with their solid free throw shooting.
“The fact we shot that well is great,” he said. “I love the fact that we got to the line 20 times. That means we are being aggressive attacking the basket.”